List of Parliamentary constituencies in Berkshire

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The county of Berkshire in relation to England.

The ceremonial county of Berkshire, (which is entirely made up of unitary authoritiesBracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham) is divided into eight Parliamentary constituencies: two Borough constituencies and six 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
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.
A large constituency in the south of the county.
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.
A medium-sized constituency located in the south east of the county.
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.
A medium-sized constituency, located to the north of the centre of the county. It is entirely bounded by other constituencies in the county.
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.
A medium-to-large constituency, located in the southeast of the county.
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.
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county, to the east of two other small constituencies.
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.
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county to the south of two equally small constituencies.
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.
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.
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.
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.

Changes for the 2010 election[edit]

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 BerkshireParliamentaryConstituenciesNumbered.svg BerkshireParliamentaryConstituencies2007.svg
2. Maidenhead CC
3. Newbury CC
4. Reading East BC
5. Reading West CC
6. Slough BC
7. Windsor CC
8. Wokingham CC

Results maps[edit]

2005 2010
BerkshireParliamentaryConstituency2005Results.svg BerkshireParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg

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

Historic constituencies[edit]

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