Charnwood (UK Parliament constituency)


Charnwood (UK Parliament constituency)
Charnwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Charnwood in Leicestershire.
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England.
County Leicestershire
Electorate 75,454 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997 (1997)
Member of Parliament Stephen Dorrell (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Loughborough
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Charnwood is a county 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.

It was created by the Boundary Commission in their report of 1995, for the 1997 general election; the largest part of it was previously in Loughborough. Charnwood is a Conservative Party stronghold.

Contents

Boundaries

Charnwood constituency lies between Leicester and Nottingham and covers the local government district of Charnwood, which includes the town of Loughborough. Loughborough itself however is a separate constituency to the North. A boundary change in 1995 saw Stephen Dorrell move from Loughborough to Charnwood with Labour taking Loughborough.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1997 Stephen Dorrell Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Charnwood[3]: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,560 49.6 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Robin Webber-Jones 11,531 21.5 +3.2
Labour Eric Goodyer 10,536 19.7 -8.9
BNP Cathy Duffy 3,116 5.8 +2.2
UKIP Miles Storier 1,799 3.4 +0.4
Majority 15,029 28.1
Turnout 53,542 71.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.1

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,571 46.6 -1.6
Labour Richard Robinson 14,762 29.2 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Sue King 9,057 17.9 +1.7
BNP Andrew Holders 1,737 3.4 N/A
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,489 2.9 -0.4
Majority 8,809 17.4
Turnout 50,616 66.4 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General Election 2001: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,283 48.2 +1.8
Labour Sean Sheahan 15,544 32.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Susan King 7,835 16.2 +3.4
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,603 3.3 N/A
Majority 7,739 16.0
Turnout 48,265 64.4 -12.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,110 45.0 N/A
Labour David Knaggs 20,210 36.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Roger Wilson 7,224 12.9 N/A
Referendum Party H. Meechan 2,104 3.7 N/A
BNP Matthew Palmer 525 0.9 N/A
Majority 5,900 N/A
Turnout 56,173 77.3 N/A
Conservative hold Swing

See also

Notes and references

Coordinates: 52°42′N 1°12′W / 52.7°N 1.2°W / 52.7; -1.2


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