North East Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North East Derbyshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North East Derbyshire in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 72,374 (December 2010)
Major settlements Clay Cross, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Staveley
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of Parliament Natascha Engel (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from East Derbyshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

North East Derbyshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Natascha Engel of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

This constituency was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 since which it had initially many different political parties as the affiliation of its MPs. The seat has many former mining villages and, has some middle-class residential commuting areas for Sheffield, which have given in local results since 2001 generally Conservative majorities, such as Wingerworth and Dronfield, it has been generally a safe seat for Labour Party, indeed is one of Labour's longest-held seats served by its candidates since 1935 and the current majority is unusual in being marginal.

Boundaries[edit]

The pre-2007 boundaries of North East Derbyshire

1950-1983: The urban districts of Clay Cross and Dronfield; and the rural district of Chesterfield except the parish of Brimington.

1983-2010: The District of North East Derbyshire wards of Ashover, Barlow and Holmesfield, Brampton and Walton, Clay Cross North, Clay Cross South, Coal Aston, Dronfield North, Dronfield South, Dronfield Woodhouse, Eckington North, Eckington South, Gosforth Valley, Hasland, Holmewood and Heath, Killamarsh East, Killamarsh West, North Wingfield Central, Renishaw, Ridgeway and Marsh Lane, Tupton, Unstone, and Wingerworth; and the Borough of Chesterfield wards of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood, and Lowgates and Woodthorpe.

2010-present: The District of North East Derbyshire wards of Ashover, Barlow and Holmesfield, Brampton and Walton, Clay Cross North, Clay Cross South, Coal Aston, Dronfield North, Dronfield South, Dronfield Woodhouse, Eckington North, Eckington South, Gosforth Valley, Grassmoor, Killamarsh East, Killamarsh West, North Wingfield Central, Renishaw, Ridgeway and Marsh Lane, Tupton, Unstone, and Wingerworth; and the Borough of Chesterfield wards of Barrow Hill and New Whittington, and Lowgates and Woodthorpe.

The North East Derbyshire constituency covers the north eastern part of Derbyshire, surrounding Chesterfield on three sides.

It generally covers the area of North East Derbyshire District Council, however, in the south the wards of Pilsley, Sutton Scarsdale and others are outside the constituency and, in the north, the Chesterfield Borough council ward of Staveley is included in the constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1885 Francis Egerton Liberal
1886 Thomas Bolton Liberal
1907 by-election William Edwin Harvey Liberal
Jan 1910 Labour
1914 by-election George Robert Harland Bowden Unionist
1918 Stanley Holmes Liberal
1922 Frank Lee Labour
1931 Jardine Whyte Conservative
1935 Frank Lee Labour
1942 by-election Henry White Labour
1959 Tom Swain Labour
1979 Raymond Ellis Labour
1987 Harry Barnes Labour
2005 Natascha Engel Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: North East Derbyshire[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Rowley
Labour Natascha Engel
UKIP
Liberal Democrat
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2010: North East Derbyshire[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Natascha Engel 17,948 38.2 -10.1
Conservative Huw Merriman 15,503 33.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Bull 10,947 23.3 +1.8
UKIP James Bush 2,636 5.6 +1.2
Majority 2,445 5.2
Turnout 47,034 65.9 +4.7
Labour hold Swing -8.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Natascha Engel 21,416 49.3 −6.3
Conservative Dominic Johnson 11,351 26.1 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Tom Snowdon 8,812 20.3 +2.5
UKIP Kenneth Perkins 1,855 4.3 N/A
Majority 10,065 23.2
Turnout 43,434 61.2 +2.3
Labour hold Swing -3.0
General Election 2001: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Barnes 23,437 55.6 −4.9
Conservative James Hollingsworth 11,179 26.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Higginbottom 7,508 17.8 +3.5
Majority 12,258 29.1
Turnout 42,124 58.9 −13.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Barnes 31,425 60.5 +11.7
Conservative Simon Elliott 13,104 25.2 −13.0
Liberal Democrat Stephen Hardy 7,450 14.3 +1.3
Majority 18,321 35.3
Turnout 71.5 −12.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: North East Derbyshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Barnes 28,860 48.8 +4.4
Conservative John Henry Hayes 22,590 38.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrat D Stone 7,675 13.0 −4.9
Majority 6,270 10.6 +3.9
Turnout 59,125 80.6 +1.3
Labour hold Swing +2.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Barnes 24,747 44.4
Conservative John Henry Hayes 21,027 37.7
Social Democratic S. P. Hardy 9,985 17.9
Majority 3,720 6.7
Turnout 79.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Ellis 21,094 40.8
Conservative I. Bridge 19,088 36.9
Social Democratic S. P. Hardy 11,494 22.2
Majority 2,006 3.9
Turnout 79.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Ellis 27,218 48.1
Conservative E. Oliver 21,889 38.7
Liberal P. Hall 7,436 13.2
Majority 5,329 9.4
Turnout 79.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 25,234 49.9
Conservative J. C. Ramsden 14,997 29.7
Liberal C. Cook 10,336 20.4
Majority 10,237 20.2
Turnout 73.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 29,602 57.0
Conservative J. C. Ramsden 22,320 43.0
Majority 7,282 14.0
Turnout 78.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 38,181 60.9
Conservative J. P. Pashley 24,550 39.1
Majority 13,631 21.7
Turnout 69.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 38,723 66.9
Conservative M. F. Spungin 19,123 33.1
Majority 19,600 33.9
Turnout 73.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 38,657 64.2
Conservative M. F. Spungin 21,564 35.8
Majority 17,093 28.4
Turnout 77.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Swain 37,444 62.9
Conservative R. A. Ward 22,112 37.1
Majority 15,332 25.7
Turnout 80.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry White 34,965 66.5
Conservative G. R. Shaw 17,621 33.5
Majority 17,344 33.0
Turnout 76.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry White 33,376 66.7
Conservative P. Hughes 16,655 33.3
Majority 16,721 33.4
Turnout 84.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry White 33,417 66.3
Conservative G. R. Shaw 17,021 33.8
Majority 16,396 32.5
Turnout 86.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry White 35,795 65.6
Conservative Ronald Edward Warlow 18,789 34.4
Majority 17,006 31.2
Turnout 79.0
Labour hold Swing
North East Derbyshire by-election, 1942: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry White Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: North East Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lee 25,382 57.2
Conservative Horace Trevor-Cox 15,802 35.6
Liberal A. T. Marwood 3,186 7.2
Majority 9,580 21.6
Turnout 77.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: North East Derbyshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jardine Whyte 20,719 50.79
Labour Frank Lee 19,385 47.52
New Party A. V. Williams 689 1.69
Majority 1,334 3.27
Turnout 79.35
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: North East Derbyshire[7]

Electorate 49,718

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lee 21,633 54.6
Unionist Rupert E. H. Samuelson 9,167 23.1
Liberal Harry Anson Briggs 8,861 22.3 +0.4
Majority 12,466 31.5 -19.8
Turnout 79.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: North East Derbyshire [8]

Electorate 38,025

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lee 13,420 44.9 +5.4
Unionist George Robert Harland Bowden 9,914 33.2 +1.7
Liberal Philip Guedalla 6,529 21.9 -7.1
Majority 3,506 11.7 +3.7
Turnout 29,863 78.5 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General Election 1923: North East Derbyshire [9]

Electorate 36,712

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lee 10,971 39.5 +5.6
Unionist Charles Waterhouse 8,768 31.5 -0.7
Liberal Philip Guedalla 8,080 29.0 -4.9
Majority 2,203 8.0 +8.0
Turnout 27,819 75.8 -1.5
Labour hold Swing +3.1
General Election 1922: North East Derbyshire[10]

Electorate 35,683

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lee 9,359 33.9
Liberal Joseph Stanley Holmes 9,344 33.9
Unionist Charles Waterhouse 8,877 32.2
Majority 15 0.0
Turnout 77.3
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: North East Derbyshire[10]

Electorate 33,567

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Stanley Holmes 6,117 31.4 -6.4
Labour Frank Lee 5,560 28.6 +6.1
Independent Unionist George Robert Harland Bowden 5,049 25.9 -13.8
Coalition Unionist Marquess of Hartington 2,738 14.1 n/a
Majority 557 2.8
Turnout 58.0
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing

General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Harland Bowden
North East Derbyshire by-election, 1914[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist George Robert Harland Bowden 6,469 39.7 -4.0
Liberal John Plowright Houfton 6,155 37.8 n/a
Labour James Martin 3,669 22.5 -33.8
Majority 314 1.9
Turnout 84.2 +5.5
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +14.9
William Harvey
General Election December 1910:North East Derbyshire

Electorate 17,701

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Edwin Harvey 7,838 56.3
Conservative Dr Josiah Court 6,088 43.7
Majority 1,750 12.6
Turnout 78.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election January 1910:North East Derbyshire[12]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Edwin Harvey 8,715
Liberal Unionist Dr. Josiah Court 6,411
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

North East Derbyshire by-election, 1907[13]

Electorate 16,232

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Edwin Harvey 6,644
Liberal Unionist Dr. Josiah Court 5,915
Majority 729
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906:North East Derbyshire[14]

Electorate 15,898

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dolling Bolton 7,665 56.5 +5.2
Liberal Unionist Dr. Josiah Court 5,896 43.5 -5.2
Majority 1,769 13.0 +10.4
Turnout 85.3 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing +5.2
General Election 1900:North East Derbyshire[15]

Electorate 12,732

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dolling Bolton 5,251 51.3
Liberal Unionist Dr. Josiah Court 4,983 48.7
Majority 268 2.6
Turnout 80.4
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Thomas Bolton
General Election 1895: North East Derbyshire [16]

Electorate 11,066

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dolling Bolton 4,737 -10.3
Liberal Unionist Dr. Josiah Court 4,210 47.1 +10.3
Majority 527 5.8 -20.6
Turnout 80.9 +3.5
Liberal hold Swing -10.3
General Election 1892: North East Derbyshire [17]

Electorate 10,643

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dolling Bolton 5,206 63.2
Conservative F G Barnes 3,034 36.8
Majority 2,172 26.4
Turnout 77.4
Liberal hold Swing


Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: North East Derbyshire [18]

Electorate 9,207

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dolling Bolton 3,879 55.1
Liberal Unionist C Markham 3,158 44.9
Majority 721 10.2
Turnout 76.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1885: North East Derbyshire [19]

Electorate 9,207

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hon. Francis Egerton 4,999 66.3 n/a
Conservative C Gould 2,536 33.7 n/a
Majority 2,463 32.6 n/a
Turnout 81.8 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)

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
  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ General Election 6 May 2010, North East Derbyshire ONLINE
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Derbyshire North East". BBC News. 
  4. ^ General Election 6 May 2010, North East Derbyshire ONLINE
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Derbyshire North East". BBC News. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  7. ^ a b The Constitutional Year Book 1936, p.222
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  10. ^ a b The Liberal Year Book 1924, p.203
  11. ^ The Constitutional Year Book 1914, p.3
  12. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  13. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  14. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  15. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  16. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  17. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  18. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  19. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)

Coordinates: 53°14′N 1°33′W / 53.24°N 1.55°W / 53.24; -1.55