Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)

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Derbyshire Dales
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 63,732 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Patrick McLoughlin (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from West Derbyshire
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Derbyshire Dales /ˈdɑrbɪʃə dlz/ or /ˈdɑrbiʃɪər dlz/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Patrick McLoughlin of the Conservative Party since being created for the 2010 general election.[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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Patrick McLoughlin Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Derbyshire Dales[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Botham
Liberal Democrat Ben Fearn[4]
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin
Green Ian Wood [5]
Humanity Amila Y'Mech
UKIP John Young
General Election 2010: Derbyshire Dales[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 24,378 52.1 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Joe Naitta 10,512 22.5 -1.9
Labour Colin Swindell 9,061 19.4 -6.3
UKIP Ian Guiver 1,779 3.8 +1.3
Green Josh Stockell 772 1.7 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Nick The Flying Brick 228 0.5 N/A
Humanity Amila Y'Mech 50 0.1 N/A
Majority 13,866 29.6
Turnout 46,780 73.8 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 53°09′N 1°39′W / 53.15°N 1.65°W / 53.15; -1.65