List of Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire
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.
(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.
|Name[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||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.|
|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.|
|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 Council: Caddington, Hyde and Slip End.|
|Mid Bedfordshire CC||70,111||15,152||Nadine Dorries†||Linda Jack¤||Bedford Borough Council: Turvey, Wilshamstead, Wootton. Central Bedfordshire 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.|
|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 Council: Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Potton and Wensley, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, Stotfold.|
|South West Bedfordshire CC||71,288||16,649||Andrew Selous†||Rod Cantrill¤||Central Bedfordshire 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.|
The same constituency names were in use during this period, with slightly different boundaries.
|Name||Boundaries 1997 – 2010||Boundaries 2010 – present|
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
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- Boundary Commission for England pp.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007