Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Location of Derbyshire within England.
|Electorate||63,732 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock|
|Member of Parliament||Patrick McLoughlin (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||West Derbyshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Derbyshire Dales / / or / / is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since it was created for the 2010 general election by Patrick McLoughlin of the Conservative Party.[n 2]
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a new constituency of Derbyshire Dales which is almost co-terminous with the previous seat of West Derbyshire.
The constituency is geographically large mostly comprising parts of the Peak District National Park, including its main settlements of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock. It was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election and is represented by Conservative Patrick McLoughlin, the Secretary of State for Transport — following the trend set by West Derbyshire a majority voted for the Conservative Party MP who represented that seat since 1986 until it was abolished to make way for this seat.
The electoral wards which make up the new seat of Derbyshire Dales come from the district of Amber Valley in the form of the wards of Alport, Crich and South West Parishes and the entire district of Derbyshire Dales, after which the constituency is named.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Derbyshire Dales|
|Liberal Democrat||Joe Naitta||10,512||22.5||-1.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Nick The Flying Brick||228||0.5||N/A|
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 "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated
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