South East Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)


South East Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = South East Cambridgeshire
Map1 = SouthEastCambridgeshire
Map2 = Cambridgeshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Cambridgeshire
County = Cambridgeshire
EP = East of England
MP = James Paice
Party = Conservative

South East Cambridgeshire 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.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the eastern half of South Cambridgeshire district and the southern part of East Cambridgeshire. Ely is the largest town, with many smaller settlements including Burwell, Cottenham, Fulbourn, Girton, Isleham, Linton, Milton, Soham and Waterbeach.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cambridgeshire, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing constituencies to deal with population changes. The electoral wards used to create the modified South East Cambridgeshire constituency to be fought at the Next United Kingdom general election are:

*The East Cambridgeshire wards of Bottisham, Burwell, Cheveley, Dullingham Villages, Ely East, Ely North, Ely South, Ely West, Fordham Villages, Haddenham, Isleham, Soham North, Soham South, Stretham, and The Swaffhams
*The South Cambridgeshire wards of Balsham, Fulbourn, Histon and Impington, Linton, Milton, Teversham, The Wilbrahams, Waterbeach, and Willingham and Over.

History

The constituency was formed in 1983 from parts of the previous Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely constituencies. It has always been safely Conservative.

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1983)

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: South East Cambridgeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Paice
votes = 26,374
percentage = 47.0
change = +2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Chatfield
votes = 17,750
percentage = 31.7
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona Ross
votes = 11,936
percentage = 21.3
change = −5.1
Election box majority
votes = 8624
percentage = 15.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 56,060
percentage = 65.3
change = +1.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = −1.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: South East Cambridgeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Paice
votes = 22,927
percentage = 44.2
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sal Brinton
votes = 13,937
percentage = 26.9
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Inchley
votes = 13,714
percentage = 26.4
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Neil Scarr
votes = 1,308
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,990
percentage = 17.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,886
percentage = 63.5
change = -10.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: South East Cambridgeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 24397
percentage = 42.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate =
votes = 14246
percentage = 25.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 15048
percentage = 26.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Others
candidate =
votes = 3116
percentage = 5.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9349
percentage = 17.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 56807
percentage = 74.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cambridgeshire


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