Blaby (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Blaby in Leicestershire for the 2005 general election.
Location of Leicestershire within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||South Leicestershire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Blaby 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 is a safe Conservative seat.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing boundaries of Blaby, which it has been renamed South Leicestershire.
Blaby constituency was created in 1974 from parts of the Harborough seat. It is named for the village of Blaby in south west Leicestershire. A safe Conservative seat consisting mostly of middle-class commuter towns and villages for the neighbouring city of Leicester, it was held for many years by the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England has changed the name of the Blaby constituency to South Leicestershire. This change will occur for the general election in 2010.
The electoral wards used to create the new constituency are;
- From the district of Harborough: Broughton Astley-Astley, Broughton Astley-Broughton, Broughton Astley-Primethorpe, Broughton Astley-Sutton, Dunton, Lutterworth Brookfield, Lutterworth Orchard, Lutterworth Springs, Lutterworth Swift, Misterton, Peatling, and Ullesthorpe
- From Blaby: Blaby South, Cosby with South Whetstone, Countesthorpe, Croft Hill, Enderby and St John's, Millfield, Narborough and Littlethorpe, Normanton, North Whetstone, Pastures, Ravenhurst and Fosse, Saxondale, Stanton and Flamville, and Winstanley
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Nigel Lawson||Conservative||Later Baron Lawson of Blaby; Cabinet minister 1981-89|
|2010||Constituency abolished: see South Leicestershire|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Blaby|
|Labour||J David Morgan||14,614||29.6||−3.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeff Stephenson||9,382||19.0||+1.6|
|General Election 2001: Blaby|
|Labour||J David Morgan||15,895||33.4||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoff Welsh||8,286||17.4||+2.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Blaby|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoff Welsh||8,001||14.9||−5.3|
|Referendum Party||Robert Harrison||2,018||3.8||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Blaby|
|Liberal Democrat||Marjorie Lewin||13,780||20.2||−4.8|
|Natural Law||Ms. Sue Lincoln||260||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Blaby|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Richard Lustig||15,556||25.0||−3.0|
|General Election 1983: Blaby|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Richard Lustig||15,573||28.0||+11.8|
|National Front||P. Gegan||568||1.0||−2.6|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Blaby|
|National Front||P. Gegan||2,056||3.6||N/A|
|General Election October 1974: Blaby|
|General Election February 1974: Blaby|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- United Kingdom Parliamentary Election Results 1997 - Elections (1997)
- Guardian Unlimited Politics | Ask Aristotle | Blaby - Election History - Elections (1992–1997)
- UK General Elections since 1832 - Elections (1974–1992)
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer