Milton Keynes South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 0°41′13″W / 52.021°N 0.687°W / 52.021; -0.687

Milton Keynes South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Milton Keynes South in Buckinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire
Electorate 85,552 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Iain Stewart (Conservative)
Created from Milton Keynes South West, North East Milton Keynes
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Milton Keynes South is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Iain Stewart, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

This constituency (and its counterpart, Milton Keynes North), came into being when the two Milton Keynes constituencies (Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West) were reconfigured following the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies with the aim of equalising the electorate as between the constituencies in the light of population growth that had occurred mainly in the Milton Keynes Urban Area. This constituency is the more urban of the two.

Iain Stewart MP won the new constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election. This new constituency is a very large part of the former Milton Keynes South West, which had been held by Phyllis Starkey for Labour for 13 years until the 2010 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency takes up the smaller part of the area of the Borough of Milton Keynes but the more dense and is one of the borough's two constituencies. Milton Keynes South is primarily an urban area with some rural elements; the other, Milton Keynes North, covers a larger area and is more rural.[2]

The electoral wards that make up this constituency are Bletchley & Fenny Stratford; Danesborough; Denbigh; Eaton Manor; Emerson Valley; Furzton; Loughton Park; Stony Stratford; Whaddon (West Bletchley); Walton Park; Woughton[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Iain Stewart Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Milton Keynes South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Stewart 23,034 41.6 +3.9
Labour Phyllis Starkey[n 3] 17,833 32.2 −8.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Jones 9,787 17.7 +2.5
UKIP Philip Pinto 2,074 3.7 +0.2
BNP Matthew Tait 1,502 2.7 N/A
Green Katrina Deacon 774 1.4 −1.3
Christian Peoples Suzanne Nti 245 0.4 N/A
Nationwide Reform Party Jonathan Worth 84 0.2 N/A
Majority 5,201 9.4 +12.4
Turnout 55,333 63.9 +2.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.2

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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.
  3. ^ Served as an MP in the three elections won under the Blair Ministry
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