Mid Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Mid Derbyshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Mid Derbyshire in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 66,572 (December 2010)
Major settlements Belper, Borrowash, Duffield, West Hallam
in Derby: Allestree, Oakwood and Spondon
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Pauline Latham OBE (Conservative Party)
18851918
Type of constituency County constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Mid Derbyshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Pauline Latham, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation, the Boundary Commission for England created this seat. Neighbouring constituencies have had consequential boundary changes, with Erewash and Amber Valley two of the most affected.

The constituency is made up of the following electoral wards:

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885–1918[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1885 Sir James Alfred Jacoby Liberal
1909 John George Hancock Labour
1915 Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

MPs since 2010[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2010 Pauline Latham Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election January 1906

Electorate 12,757

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Alfred Jacoby 7,065 67.0
Conservative Samuel Cresswell 3,475 33.0
Majority 3,590 34.0
Turnout 82.6
Liberal hold Swing
By-Election 1909

Electorate 13,244

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John George Hancock 6,735 60.5
Conservative S. Cresswell 4,392 39.5
Majority 2,343 21.0
Turnout 84.0
Liberal hold Swing
  • Hancock, who was sponsored by the Derbyshire Miners Association was chosen by the local Liberal Association as their candidate. During the campaign he agreed that he would sign the Labour Party constitution, so some records describe him as the Labour party candidate.

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910

Electorate 13,660

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John George Hancock 7,575 63.9
Conservative Francis Francis 4,268 36.1
Majority 3,289 27.8
Turnout 86.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election December 1910

Electorate 13,660

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John George Hancock 6,557
Conservative David Rhys 4,287
Majority
Turnout 79.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Mid Derbyshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Latham
Labour Nicola Heaton[3]
Liberal Democrat Hilary Jones[4]
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing


General Election 2010: Mid Derbyshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Latham 22,877 48.3 +1.1
Labour Hardyal Dhindsa 11,585 24.5 −10.2
Liberal Democrat Sally McIntosh 9,711 20.5 +4.5
BNP Lewis Allesbrook 1,698 3.6 N/A
UKIP Anthony Kay 1,252 2.6 +0.5
Monster Raving Loony R.U.Seerius 219 0.5 N/A
Majority 11,292 23.9 +11.4
Turnout 47,342 71.4 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing +5.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  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.
References

Coordinates: 52°57′N 1°24′W / 52.95°N 1.40°W / 52.95; -1.40