Chesham and Amersham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chesham and Amersham|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Population||92,635 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||70,723 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chesham and Amersham|
|Member of parliament||Cheryl Gillan (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South Buckinghamshire|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Chesham and Amersham / / is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the U.K. Parliament that elects a Member of Parliament (MP)[n 1]. It has to date been a safe Conservative seat.
The constituency is in Buckinghamshire, and broadly coincides with the Chiltern Local Government District. It includes the towns of Chesham and Amersham and outlying rural village settlements within the Metropolitan Green Belt and partly also within the Chilterns AONB. The area is connected with central London by the Metropolitan line of London Underground and the London to Aylesbury Line operated by Chiltern Railways. The constituency is also close to the M40 motorway.
The area was formerly part of the larger South Buckinghamshire constituency before boundary changes came into effect, creating the seat, for the first 1974 general election.
The constituency vote has been solidly Conservative since the seat's creation and at the 2010 election the party won with a large majority. The next largest party at that election was the Liberal Democrats, with 28% of the vote.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Ian Gilmour||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||Kirsten Johnson||4,761||9.0||-19.5|
|General Election 2010: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Starkey||14,948||28.5||+2.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||11,821||25.1||+0.8|
|General Election 2001: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||10,985||24.3||+0.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Gillian Duval||453||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||M Brand||12,439||23.83||-0.67|
|Referendum Party||P Andrews||2,528||4.84||n/a|
|Natural Law||H Godfrey||74||0.14||-0.26|
|General Election 1992: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||AT Ketteringham||14,053||24.5||−2.6|
|Green||Ms. CL Strickland||753||1.3||−0.1|
|Natural Law||MTL Griffith-Jones||255||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Chesham and Amersham|
|General Election 1983: Chesham and Amersham|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Chesham and Amersham|
|National Front||S Clinch||697||1.30|
|General Election October 1974: Chesham and Amersham|
|General Election February 1974: Chesham and Amersham|
Notes and references
- As with all constituencies, electing one member at most every five years by the first past the post system of election.
- "Chesham and Amersham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Chesham and Amersham 1974-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Chesham and Amersham, UKPollingReport
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Chesham and Amersham — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.