Guildford (UK Parliament constituency)


Guildford (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Guildford
Map1 = Guildford
Map2 = Surrey
Entity = Surrey
Type = County
Year = 1295
Entity = Surrey
County = Surrey
EP = South East England
MP = Anne Milton
Party = Conservative

Guildford is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Prior to 1868 the, constituency was jointly represented by two separately elected members of parliament at once. The Reform Act, 1867 redistributed a number of parliamentary seats from two-seat constituencies with low populations to areas which were not represented. Guildford's second seat was abolished from the 1868 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers Guildford and the surrounding area; in the county of Surrey.

The Boundary Commission has made its final recommendations for proposed boundary changes in Surrey. Guildford's electorate is the largest of the county and the review aims to reduce it. Proposed changes would see the relignment of the boundary with South West Surrey in order to bring it in line with the recent adjustment of local government wards. Two wards are currently split between the two constituencies: Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe, which will be placed entirely in South West Surrey; and Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green which will be placed entirely in Guildford. The net effect is to increase the number of voters in South West Surrey and reduce the number in Guildford.

A public review was called, dealing primarily with objections to transferring Bramley to South West Surrey. Many petitioned to argue that the village's links, especially transport, are mainly with Guildford rather than the towns of Godalming and Farnham. The precedent of the previous review was cited, when a proposal to move Bramley out of Guildford and into Mole Valley was rejected after local opposition. However the review felt that this did not justify splitting the ward (something the Boundary Commission seeks to avoid completely) and that the other parts of the ward had strong links to Godalming. Furthermore it cited the point that in the previous review Bramley Parish Council had stated that if it were to be moved it would prefer to be moved to South West Surrey and thus argued that the previous objection was not strong enough.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1660-1868

"prior to 1868 the constituency was jointly represented by two MPs"

1868: "represented by one MP"

MPs 1868-present

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anne Milton
votes = 22,595
percentage = 43.8
change = +2.4

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sue Doughty
votes = 22,248
percentage = 43.1
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Karen Landles
votes = 5,054
percentage = 9.8
change = −3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = John Pletts
votes = 811
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Martin Haslam
votes = 645
percentage = 1.2
change = −0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Peace Party (United Kingdom)
candidate = John Morris
votes = 166
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Victoria Lavin
votes = 112
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 347
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,631
percentage = 68.3
change = +5.6
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +0.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sue Doughty
votes = 20,358
percentage = 42.6
change = +8.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nick St Aubyn
votes = 19,820
percentage = 41.4
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joyce Still
votes = 6,558
percentage = 13.7
change = -3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Sonya Porter
votes = 736
percentage = 1.5
change = +0.8
Election box candidate
party = Pacifist Party
candidate = John Morris
votes = 370
percentage = 0.8
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 538
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,842
percentage = 62.7
change = -11.9
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nick St Aubyn
votes = 24,230
percentage = 42.5
change = -12.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Margaret Sharp
votes = 19,439
percentage = 34.1
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Burns
votes = 9,945
percentage = 17.5
change = +6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = James Gore
votes = 2,650
percentage = 4.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert McWhirter
votes = 400
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box candidate
party = Pacifist Party
candidate = John Morris
votes = 294
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,791
percentage = 8.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 56,958
percentage = 74.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Howell
votes = 33,516
percentage = 55.3
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Margaret Sharp
votes = 20,112
percentage = 33.1
change = -0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Howard Mann
votes = 6,781
percentage = 11.2
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = AS Law
votes = 234
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 13,404
percentage = 22.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 60,643
percentage = 78.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Howell
votes = 32,504
percentage = 55.5
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Sharp
votes = 19,897
percentage = 33.9
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = RJ Wolverson
votes = 6,216
percentage = 10.6
change = -0.1
Election box majority
votes = 12,607
percentage = 21.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,617
percentage = 75.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Guildford
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Howell
votes = 30,016
percentage = 55.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Sharp
votes = 18,192
percentage = 33.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = K Chesterton
votes = 5,853
percentage = 10.7
change =
Election box candidate
party = Party of Associates with Licensees
candidate = A Farrell
votes = 425
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,824
percentage = 21.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 54,486
percentage = 72.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ources

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/gcommons2.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/285.stm Election result, 2005] (BBC)
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/285.stm Election results, 1997 - 2001] (BBC)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1997EC3.html Election results, 1997 - 2001] (Election Demon)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1983EC.html Election results, 1983 - 1992] (Election Demon)
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-985,00.html Election results, 1992 - 2005] (Guardian)
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results, 1951 - 1979] (Keele University)

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Surrey


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