List of Parliamentary constituencies in Berkshire
The ceremonial county of Berkshire, (which is entirely made up of unitary authorities – Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham) is divided into eight Parliamentary constituencies: two Borough constituencies and six 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|
|Bracknell CC||80,657||15,704||Dr Phillip Lee†||Ray Earwicker¤||Bracknell Forest Borough Council: Bullbrook, Central Sandhurst, College Town, Crown Wood, Crowthorne, Great Hollands North, Great Hollands South, Hanworth, Harmans Water, Little Sandhurst and Wellington, Old Bracknell, Owlsmoor, Priestwood and Garth, Wildridings and Central. Wokingham Borough Council: Finchampstead North, Finchampstead South, Wokingham Without.|
|Maidenhead CC||63,978||16,769||Theresa May†||Tony Hill¤||Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council: Belmont, Bisham and Cookham, Boyn Hill, Bray, Cox Green, Furze Platt, Hurley and Walthams, Maidenhead Riverside, Oldfield and Pinkneys Green. Wokingham Borough Council: Charvil, Coronation, Hurst, Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe, Sonning, Twyford.|
|Newbury CC||75,903||12,248||Richard Benyon†||David Rendel¤||West Berkshire District Council: Aldermaston, Basildon, Bucklebury, Chieveley, Clay Hill, Cold Ash, Compton, Downlands, Falkland, Greenham, Hungerford, Kintbury, Lambourn Valley, Northcroft, St Johns, Speen, Thatcham Central, Thatcham North, Thatcham South and Crookham, Thatcham West, Victoria.|
|Reading East BC||72,806||7,605||Rob Wilson†||Gareth Epps¤||Reading Borough Council: Abbey, Caversham, Church, Katesgrove, Mapledurham, Park, Peppard, Redlands, Thames. Wokingham Borough Council: Bulmershe and Whitegates, Loddon, South Lake.|
|Reading West CC||69,011||6,004||Alok Sharma†||Naz Sarkar‡||Reading Borough Council: Battle, Kentwood, Minster, Norcot, Southcote, Tilehurst, Whitley. West Berkshire District Council: Birch Copse, Calcot, Pangbourne, Purley on Thames, Theale, Westwood.|
|Slough BC||71,595||5,523||Fiona Mactaggart‡||Diana Coad†||Slough Borough Council: Baylis and Stoke, Britwell, Central, Chalvey, Cippenham Green, Cippenham Meadows, Farnham, Foxborough, Haymill, Kedermister, Langley St Mary’s, Upton, Wexham Lea.|
|Windsor CC||68,290||19,054||Adam Afriyie†||Julian Tisi¤||Bracknell Forest Borough Council: Ascot, Binfield with Warfield, Warfield Harvest Ride, Winkfield and Cranbourne. Slough Borough Council: Colnbrook with Poyle. Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council: Ascot and Cheapside, Castle Without, Clewer East, Clewer North, Clewer South, Datchet, Eton and Castle, Eton Wick, Horton and Wraysbury, Old Windsor, Park, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and South Ascot.|
|Wokingham CC||68,614||13,492||John Redwood†||Prue Bray¤||West Berkshire District Council: Burghfield, Mortimer, Sulhamstead. Wokingham Borough Council: Arborfield, Barkham, Emmbrook, Evendons, Hawkedon, Hillside, Maiden Erlegh, Norreys, Shinfield North, Shinfield South, Swallowfield, Wescott, Winnersh.|
Changes for the 2010 election
Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain these 8 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes will take effect at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.
|Constituency||Pre-2010 Boundaries||Post-2010 Boundaries|
|1. Bracknell CC|
|2. Maidenhead CC|
|3. Newbury CC|
|4. Reading East BC|
|5. Reading West CC|
|6. Slough BC|
|7. Windsor CC|
|8. Wokingham CC|
The total number of aggregate votes cast for each political party which fielded candidates in Berkshire in the 2010 general election was as follows:
Conservative 209,400 (50.6%) Liberal Democrat 104,133 (25.2%) Labour 74,613 (18.0%) UK Independence Party 12,402 (3.0%) Green Party 5,185 (1.3%) British National Party 3,028 (0.7%) Independents 2,960 (0.7%) Common Sense Party 852 (0.2%) Loony 329 (0.1%) For Freedom and Responsibility 270 (0.1%) Apolitical Democrats 95 (0.0%) Scrap Members Allowances 60 (0.0%) Total votes: 413,822
- 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: Fifth Periodical Report". Boundary Commission for England. Crown Copyright. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
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- "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