List of Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire

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The ceremonial county of Bedfordshire (which includes the areas of the Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton unitary authorities) is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies - 3 Borough constituencies and 3 County constituencies.

2010 constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.

Name[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Bedford BC 68,867 1,353   Richard Fuller   Patrick Hall Bedford Borough Council: Brickhill, Castle, Cauldwell, De Parys, Goldington, Harpur, Kempston East, Kempston North, Kempston South, Kingsbrook, Newnham, Putnoe, Queen’s Park.
A small constituency, located north of the centre of the county.
Luton North BC 66,807 7,520   Kelvin Hopkins   Jeremy Brier† Luton Borough Council: Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, Sundon Park.
A small constituency south of the centre of the county.
Luton South BC 69,326 2,329   Gavin Shuker   Nigel Huddleston† Luton Borough Council: Biscot, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Round Green, South, Stopsley, Wigmore. Central Bedfordshire District Council: Caddington, Hyde and Slip End.
A small constituency, located in the southwest of the county.
Mid Bedfordshire CC 70,111 15,152   Nadine Dorries Linda Jack¤ Bedford Borough Council: Turvey, Wilshamstead, Wootton. Central Bedfordshire District Council: Ampthill, Aspley Guise, Central Clifton and Meppershall, Cranfield, Flitton, Greenfield and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, Houghton, Haynes, Southill and Old Warden, Marston, Maulden and Clophill, Shefford, Campton and Gravenhurst, Shillington, Stondon and Henlow Camp, Streatley, Silsoe, Toddington, Westoning and Tingrith.
A large constituency, occupying the centre of the county.
North East Bedfordshire CC 68,900 18,942   Alistair Burt Mike Pitt¤ Bedford Borough Council: Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook. Central Bedfordshire District Council: Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Potton and Wensley, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, Stotfold.
A large constituency in the north of the county.
South West Bedfordshire CC 71,288 16,649   Andrew Selous Rod Cantrill¤ Central Bedfordshire District Council: All Saints, Chiltern, Dunstable Central, Eaton Bray, Grovebury, Heath and Reach, Houghton Hall, Icknield, Kensworth and Totternhoe, Linslade, Manshead, Northfields, Parkside, Planets, Plantation, Southcott, Stanbridge, Tithe Farm, Watling.
A medium constituency in the southwest of the county.

Boundaries 1997-2010[edit]

The same constituency names were in use during this period, with slightly different boundaries.

Name Boundaries 1997 – 2010 Boundaries 2010 – present
  1. Bedford BC
  2. Luton North BC
  3. Luton South BC
  4. Mid Bedfordshire CC
  5. North East Bedfordshire CC
  6. South West Bedfordshire CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire 1997 - 2005
Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire 2010 - present

Results[edit]

2005 2010
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The total number of aggregate votes cast for each political party which fielded candidates in constituencies which comprise Bedfordshire in the 2010 general election was as follows;

Conservative 130,233 (44.7%) Labour 79,123 (27.1%) Liberal Democrat 59,184 (20.3%) UK Independence Party 10,937 ( 3.8%) British National Party 6,340 ( 2.2%) Green Party 2,022 ( 0.7%) Independent Rantzen 1,872 ( 0.6%) Other independents 1,061 ( 0.4%) English Democrats 712 ( 0.2%) Workers' Revolutionary Party 75 ( 0.0%) Total votes: 291,559

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp.
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007