Forest of Dean (UK Parliament constituency)


Forest of Dean (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Forest of Dean
Map1 = ForestOfDean
Map2 = Gloucestershire
Entity = Gloucestershire
Type = County
County = Gloucestershire
Year = 1885, 1997
MP = Mark Harper
Party = Conservative
EP = South West England

Forest of Dean 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.

It was created for 1885 general election to replace part of West Gloucestershire, and abolished for the 1950 election. It was re-established for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency of Forest of Dean is coterminous with the Forest of Dean district in the county of Gloucestershire. Following boundary changes to be put in place from the next general election, parishes from the district of Tewkesbury are added to the Forest of Dean district, including the villages and communities of Forthampton, Chaceley Hole, Hasfield, Ashleworth,and Highnam.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1885-1950

MPs 1997-present

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Coleman
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Harper
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bruce Hogan
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Forest of Dean
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Harper
votes = 19,474
percentage = 40.9
change = +2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Isabel Owen
votes = 17,425
percentage = 36.6
change = −6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Christopher Coleman
votes = 8,185
percentage = 17.2
change = +4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Patricia Hill
votes = 1,140
percentage = 2.4
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Stephen Tweedie
votes = 991
percentage = 2.1
change = −0.7
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Anthony Reeve
votes = 300
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = English Parliamentary Party
candidate = Gerald Morgan
votes = 125
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,049
percentage = 4.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,640
percentage = 70.9
change = +3.6
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +4.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Forest of Dean
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Diana Organ
votes = 19,350
percentage = 43.4
change = -4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Harper
votes = 17,301
percentage = 38.8
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Gayler
votes = 5,762
percentage = 12.9
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Simon Pickering
votes = 1,254
percentage = 2.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Allen Prout
votes = 661
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Gerald Morgan
votes = 279
percentage = 0.6
change = +0.2
Election box majority
votes = 2,049
percentage = 4.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,607
percentage = 67.3
change = -11.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gloucestershire

References

*Rayment


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