Derby North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Derby North in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Location of Derbyshire within England.
|Electorate||72,617 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Amanda Solloway (Conservative Party)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Constituency profile
- 3 History
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
1950-1974: The County Borough of Derby wards of Abbey, Babington, Becket, Bridge, Derwent, Friar Gate, King's Mead, and Rowditch; and the parish of Chaddesden in the Rural District of Shardlow.
1974-1983: The County Borough of Derby wards of Abbey, Allestree, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Friar Gate, Mickleover, and Spondon.
1983-2010: The City of Derby wards of Abbey, Allestree, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Mackworth, and Spondon.
2010-present: The City of Derby wards of Abbey, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Littleover, Mackworth, and Mickleover.
Many constituency boundaries changed for the 2010 general election and this seat changed quite significantly which made the seat less of a Labour Party safe seat based on council results for electoral wards.
The constituency covers a largely residential area immediately north of Derby city centre, including some of the city’s most affluent suburbs, as well as some of its council housing, though much of this is former council housing in private ownership. Unemployment is below the national average. Average incomes are above the national average. 
A relatively close seat for two largest parties since 1950, Derby North has been held by Labour Party's Clifford Wilcock, Niall MacDermot then Phillip Whitehead.[n 3] In the 1979 election, it was covered by the BBC as the bellwether seat as the 41st of the 41 seats that Margaret Thatcher needed to win; in that year it stayed Labour, with an exit poll on the seat being a center piece of the election-night coverage.
Labour's Bob Laxton defeated Knight in 1997 and held the seat until retiring in 2010, when the seat was held for Labour by Chris Williamson.
Members of Parliament
|1962 by-election||Niall MacDermot||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Lucy Care||3,832||8.6||-19.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|General Election 2010: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Lucy Care||12,638||28.0||+0.5|
Boundary changes occurred in 2010, so percentage changes are based on notional results
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeremy Beckett||7,209||16.5||+2.4|
|General Election 2001: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Charlesworth||6,206||14.1||+5.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Charlesworth||5,059||9.0||−0.6|
|Referendum Party||Paul Reynolds||1,816||3.2||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Mrs. Jane H.M. Waters||195||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||13.2|
|General Election 1992: Derby North|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Charlesworth||5,638||9.6||−3.8|
|National Front||Peter Hart||245||0.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||N. Onley||58||0.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Derby North|
|Liberal||Steve F. Connolly||7,268||13.4||−6.1|
|General Election 1983: Derby North|
|Liberal||Steve F. Connolly||9,924||19.5||+10.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Derby North|
|National Front||C. Bayliss||592||0.9||N/A|
|United English National||S.P. Gibson||116||0.2||N/A|
|General Election October 1974: Derby North|
|More Prosperous Britain||H. Smith||242||0.4||N/A|
|General Election February 1974: Derby North|
|General Election 1970: Derby North|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Derby North|
|General Election 1964: Derby North|
|Derby North by-election, 1962|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Derby North|
|Labour||Clifford A.B. Wilcock||22,673||52.8||−3.0|
|General Election 1955: Derby North|
|Labour||Clifford A.B. Wilcock||24,162||55.8||+0.6|
|General Election 1951: Derby North|
|Labour||Clifford A.B. Wilcock||22,390||57.09|
|General Election 1950: Derby North|
|Labour||Clifford A.B. Wilcock||22,410||55.2||N/A|
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.
- Later an MEP
- Deputy chief whip from 1993 to 1996 and Minister for Industry from 1996 to 1997.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Derby.gov.uk local election results 2010
- 2001 census statistics Derby 001 etc SOAs occupation, housing and income
- Page 516, When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies by Andy Beckett
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "General Election Results For Derby North". Derby City Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
- "Election history". London: The Guardian newspaper. Retrieved 28 January 2009.[dead link]
- "UK General Election results: April 1992". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: June 1987". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: June 1983". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: May 1979". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: October 1974". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: February 1974". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: 1970". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: March 1966". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: October 1964". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "1962 By Election Results". www.geocities.com/by_elections/. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: October 1959". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: May 1955". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "UK General Election results: February 1950". Richard Kimber. Retrieved 29 January 2009.