Bristol North West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bristol North West|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Bristol North West in Avon for the 2010 general election.
Location of Avon within England.
|Electorate||73,920 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Charlotte Leslie (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
Bristol North West is a constituency[n 1] to the north and north-west of Bristol city centre represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Charlotte Leslie of the Conservative Party.[n 2]
- 1 Constituency profile and history
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Historic boundaries
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
Constituency profile and history
This constituency is a longstanding bellwether, having elected the candidate of the winning party in the nine general elections since October 1974 (inclusive) which elected the Labour Government 1974-1979.
Party positions altered completely in 2010 with the Liberal Democrat candidate, Paul Harrod achieving second place with a slightly larger one party swing, of 11.4%, than winning candidate Charlotte Leslie and saw a fresh Labour Party candidate suffer a large decrease in percentage of the Labour vote of 20.8%.[n 3]
Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England into parliamentary representation in the former county of Avon Somerset and Gloucestershire the constituency had boundary changes at the 2010 general election. In particular, the constituency is now wholly contained within the City of Bristol: the areas of Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Bradley Stoke, which are in the South Gloucestershire district were transferred to a new Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. At the same time, the areas of Stoke Bishop, Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym were gained from Bristol West.
Consequently, Bristol North West is now formed from the following electoral wards:
- Avonmouth, Henbury, Henleaze, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym.
1974-1983: The county borough of Bristol wards of Avon, Henbury, Horfield, Southmead, and Westbury-on-Trym.
1983-1997: The City of Bristol wards of Avonmouth, Henbury, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, and Westbury-on-Trym.
1997-2010: The City of Bristol wards of Avonmouth, Henbury, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, and Southmead, and the District of Northavon wards of Filton Charborough, Filton Conygre, Filton Northville, Patchway Callicroft, Patchway Coniston, Patchway Stoke Lodge, Stoke Gifford North, and Stoke Gifford South.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Bristol North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Harrod||15,841||31.5||+6.6|
|English Democrats||Ray Carr||635||1.3||−0.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||15.45[n 4]|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Bristol North West|
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||22,192||46.7||−5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Hoyle||9,545||20.1||+4.2|
|English Democrats||Michael Blundell||828||1.7||N/A|
|Socialist Alternative||Graeme Jones||565||1.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−2.3|
|General Election 2001: Bristol North West|
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||24,236||52.1||+2.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Tyzack||7,387||15.9||+2.7|
|Socialist Labour||Vince Horrigan||371||0.8||-0.1|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+1.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Bristol North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Parry||7,263||13.2||−1.0|
|Independent Labour||Charles Horton||1,718||3.1||N/A|
|Referendum Party||John Quintanillia||1,609||2.9||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Giles Shorter||482||0.9||N/A|
|Natural Law||Thomas Leighton||140||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||10.3|
|General Election 1992: Bristol North West|
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||25,309||42.3||+7.7|
|Liberal Democrat||John D. Taylor||8,498||14.2||−4.6|
|Independent Ind SD||Mrs Hilary S. Long||729||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Bristol North West|
|Social Democrat||J.M.G. Kirkcaldy||10,885||18.8|
|Conservative hold||Swing||+2.7[n 5]|
|General Election 1983: Bristol North West|
|Labour Co-op||Dr. Sarah R. Palmer||18,290||32.6|
|Social Democrat||Mrs Hilary S. Long||13,228||23.6|
|Conservative hold||Swing||-8.65[n 6]|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Bristol North West|
|National Front||P.M. Kingston||264||0.5|
|Campaign for a More Prosperous Britain||T.L. Keen||73||0.1|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||5.0|
|General Election October 1974: Bristol North West|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||2.3|
|General Election February 1974: Bristol North West|
|General Election 1970: Bristol North West|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||1.75|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Bristol North West|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||1.8[n 7]|
|General Election 1964: Bristol North West|
|Conservative hold||Swing||-6.9[n 8]|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Bristol North West|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||3.9|
|General Election 1955: Bristol North West|
|Conservative||Sir Gurney Braithwaite||21,295||48.1|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||5.5|
|General Election 1951: Bristol North West|
|Conservative hold||Swing||2.2[n 9]|
|General Election 1950: Bristol North West|
|Liberal||Florence Mary Pugh||4,784||9.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- This was one of the largest negative one-party swings for a Labour candidate nationally in 2010.
- Labour to Conservative: for Others to Conservative the swing was 10.1%
- Others to Conservative; Labour to Conservative swing was 0.7%
- Conservative to Liberal/SDP. Labour to Conservative: 2.5%
- 4.6% swing Others to Labour
- Conservative to Others
- Others to Conservative swing: 5.9%
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Parliamentary Constituencies in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. 20 June 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.