Milton Keynes South (UK Parliament constituency)
|Milton Keynes South|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Milton Keynes South in Buckinghamshire.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Electorate||85,552 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Iain Stewart (Conservative)|
|Created from||Milton Keynes South West, North East Milton Keynes|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
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.
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.
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
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Milton Keynes South|
|Labour||Phyllis Starkey[n 3]||17,833||32.2||−8.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Jones||9,787||17.7||+2.5|
|Christian Peoples||Suzanne Nti||245||0.4||N/A|
|Nationwide Reform Party||Jonathan Worth||84||0.2||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.2|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Served as an MP in the three elections won under the Blair Ministry
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Milton Keynes South Conservatives
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Milton Keynes Council – General Election results, Milton Keynes South, 2010