Westmorland and Lonsdale (UK Parliament constituency)


Westmorland and Lonsdale (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Westmorland and Lonsdale
Map1 = WestmorlandLonsdale
Map2 = Cumbria
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Cumbria
County = Cumbria
EP = North West England
MP = Tim Farron
Party = Liberal Democrat

Westmorland and Lonsdale is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency is based around the South Lakeland district of Cumbria. Important towns in the constituency include Kendal, Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale.

It does not include the entire historic county of Westmorland, particularly lacking the county town Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cumbria, the Boundary Commission for England have created a modified Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, to deal with population changes.

The electoral wards used to create the modified seat, to be fought at the next UK general election are entirely within the district of South Lakeland
*Arnside and Beetham, Burneside, Burton and Holme, Cartmel, Coniston, Crooklands, Grange, Hawkshead, Holker, Kendal Castle, Kendal Far Cross, Kendal Fell, Kendal Glebelands, Kendal Heron Hill, Kendal Highgate, Kendal Kirkland, Kendal Mintsfeet, Kendal Nether, Kendal Oxenholme, Kendal Parks, Kendal Stonecross, Kendal Strickland, Kendal Underley, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lakes Ambleside, Lakes Grasmere, Levens, Lyth Valley, Milnthorpe, Natland, Sedbergh, Staveley-in-Cartmel, Staveley-in-Westmorland, Whinfell, Windermere Applethwaite, Windermere Bowness North, Windermere Bowness South and Windermere Town

This removes Broughton-in-Furness from the constituency.

History

The seat has been a marginal contest in recent elections between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; the Lib Dems narrowly gained the seat in 2005, helped by their strength in the constituency's largest town, Kendal, where they currently hold every one of its fourteen council wards.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1983)

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tim Farron
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Mander
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gareth McKeever
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Wiseman
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Westmorland and Lonsdale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tim Farron
votes = 22,569
percentage = 45.5
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Collins
votes = 22,302
percentage = 44.9
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Reardon
votes = 3,796
percentage = 7.6
change = -3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Gibson
votes = 660
percentage = 1.3
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Anthony Kemp
votes = 309
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 267
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,636
percentage = 71.6
change = +3.8
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 3.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Westmorland and Lonsdale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Collins
votes = 22,486
percentage = 46.9
change = +4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tim Farron
votes = 19,339
percentage = 40.4
change = +7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Bateson
votes = 5,234
percentage = 10.9
change = -9.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Gibson
votes = 552
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Timothy Bell
votes = 292
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,147
percentage = 6.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,903
percentage = 67.8
change = -6.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.