Charnwood (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Charnwood in Leicestershire.
Location of Leicestershire within England.
|Electorate||75,454 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Anstey, Birstall,
East Goscote, Queniborough, Rothley, Syston, Thurmaston, Woodhouse Eaves, Glenfield, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, Groby
|Member of Parliament||Stephen Dorrell (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||LoughboroughRutland and Melton, Blaby Bosworth|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
The seat emerged from the Boundary Commission report of 1995 reflecting population increases in Leicestershire for the 1997 general election; the largest part of it was previously in Loughborough. To date Charnwood has been a Conservative Party stronghold.
Charnwood is close to Leicester, between the city and Nottingham, and covers slightly more than half of the local government district of Charnwood which is north of Leicester. Loughborough in the borough however is a separate constituency (NNW). A boundary change in 1995 saw Stephen Dorrell move from Loughborough to Charnwood, Labour taking the reduced size Loughborough in 1997, and the latter being retaken by a Conservative in 2010.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Charnwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Robin Webber-Jones||11,531||21.5||+3.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Charnwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Sue King||9,057||17.9||+1.7|
|General Election 2001: Charnwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Susan King||7,835||16.2||+3.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Charnwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Wilson||7,224||12.9||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Hugh Meechan||2,104||3.7||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Charnwood, UKPollingReport