Pendle (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Pendle in Lancashire.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Electorate||66,735 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Nelson and Colne|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Stephenson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Pendle is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Andrew Stephenson, a Conservative.[n 2] The constituency was newly created for the 1983 general election, being largely formed from the former Nelson and Colne Constituency.
The major urban centres in Pendle are Nelson and Colne, with smaller towns Barnoldswick and Earby added to existing ones such as Higham and Pendleside and Craven since boundary changes in the 1970s that brought them into Pendle Borough, Lancashire from Yorkshire.
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies calling for slight changes in the run-up to the 2010 general election since which Pendle has the same electoral wards as the Borough:
- Barrowford; Blacko and Higherford; Boulsworth; Bradley; Brierfield; Clover Hill; Coates; Craven; Earby; Foulridge; Higham and Pendleside; Horsfield; Marsden; Old Laund Booth; Reedley; Southfield; Vivary Bridge; Walverden; Waterside; Whitefield
Although in 1992 this was not a bellwether, this is a key marginal with the Conservative lead over Labour being similar to the national lead in the 2010 general election. In terms of the local economy, unemployment is lower than the regional average, artesan creations, tourism, manufacturing, transport, food processing, the public sector and agriculture are large sectors.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Pendle|
|General Election 2010: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Afzal Anwar||9,095||20.2||−3.0|
|BNP||James D.M. Jackman||2,894||6.4||+0.2|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||1,476||3.3||+1.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Shazad Anwar||9,528||23.2||+9.4|
|BNP||Tom F. Boocock||2,547||6.2||+1.2|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||737||1.8||−1.0|
|General Election 2001: Pendle|
|Conservative||Rasjid Edward George Skinner||13,454||33.9||+3.6|
|Liberal Democrat||David Michael Baxter Whipp||5,479||13.8||+2.2|
|BNP||Chris Michael Jackson||1,976||5.0||N/A|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||1,094||2.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Pendle|
|Conservative||John A. Midgley||14,235||30.3||−10.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Tony Greaves||5,460||11.6||−3.4|
|Referendum Party||Damian Hockney||2,281||4.8||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Alan P. Davies||7,976||15.0||−9.3|
|Anti-Federalist League||Mrs Val M. Thome||263||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.5|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Pendle|
|Labour||Mrs. Sylvia Dorothy Renilson||18,370||35.3||+3.0|
|Liberal||Arthur Gordon Lishman||12,662||24.3||+0.8|
|General Election 1983: Pendle|
|Liberal||Arthur Gordon Lishman||12,056||23.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "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
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Pendle UKPOLLING
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
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