Shrewsbury and Atcham (UK Parliament constituency)


Shrewsbury and Atcham (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Shrewsbury and Atcham
Map1 = ShrewsburyAtcham
Map2 = Shropshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Shropshire
County = Shropshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = Daniel Kawczynski
Party = Conservative

Shrewsbury and Atcham is a 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.

The constituency lies at the centre of Shropshire, a large inland county of England, bordering Wales. It is the only British constituency to be profiled on the "Better Know a District" segment of the popular American television show "The Colbert Report".

Geography

The constituency exactly mirrors that of the Shrewsbury and Atcham borough. At its heart lies the town of Shrewsbury (population 70,000), which is the county town of Shropshire. It is otherwise a rural constituency. Villages such as Bayston Hill, Ford, Dorrington, Condover, Minsterley, Pontesbury, Bomere Heath and of course Atcham are included.

No boundary changes occurred to this constituency with the latest review of boundaries in England, despite the large population (estimated at 95,900 for mid-2006).

Members of Parliament

Election results

Daniel Kawczynski won the most recent election in May 2005 with a majority of 1,808.

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Shrewsbury and Atcham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Daniel Kawczynski
votes = 18,960
percentage = 37.7
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Ion
votes = 17,152
percentage = 34.1
change = −10.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Burt
votes = 11,487
percentage = 22.8
change = +10.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Lewis
votes = 1,349
percentage = 2.7
change = −0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Emma Bullard
votes = 1,138
percentage = 2.3
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = James Gollins
votes = 126
percentage = 0.3
change = −0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = World - Seeks Worldwide Online Participatory Democracy
candidate = Nigel Harris
votes = 84
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,808
percentage = 3.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 50,296
percentage = 68.7
change = +17.6
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +5.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Shrewsbury and Atcham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Marsden
votes = 22,253
percentage = 44.6
change = +7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Anthea McIntyre
votes = 18,674
percentage = 37.4
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Rule
votes = 6,173
percentage = 12.4
change = -12.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Henry Curteis
votes = 1,620
percentage = 3.2
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Emma Bullard
votes = 931
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = James Gollins
votes = 258
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 3,579
percentage = 7.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,909
percentage = 66.6
change = -8.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire
* Shrewsbury (UK Parliament constituency) - pre-1983

External links

* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,,-1286,00.html Election results since 1992] (Guardian)


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