South Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of South Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire.
Location of Cambridgeshire within England.
|Electorate||80,001 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Heidi Allen (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South West Cambridgeshire (most) South East Cambridgeshire (part)|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The constituency was created following the boundary review of 1995, and was first contested at the 1997 general election. Before this, much of the region had been part of the South West Cambridgeshire constituency represented by Sir Anthony Grant from 1983 to 1997, while the wards of Bar Hill, Coton, Elsworth, Girton, Longstanton and Swavesey had been part of South East Cambridgeshire.
Following the 2007 review of parliamentary representation in Cambridgeshire, the Boundary Commission made minor alterations to the existing constituencies to deal with population changes.
Additionally, parts of Cottenham ward (specifically the civil parishes of Cottenham and Rampton) and the Abingtons (Babraham, Great Abington, Little Abington and Pampisford) have been added to South Cambridgeshire, having previously voted in the South East Cambridgeshire constituency.
The seat has electoral wards:
- Queen Edith's in the City of Cambridge:
- Bar Hill, Barton, Bassingbourn, Bourn, Caldecote, Comberton, Cottenham, Duxford, Fowlmere and Foxton, Gamlingay, Girton, Hardwick, Harston and Hauxton, Haslingfield and The Eversdens, Longstanton, Melbourn, Meldreth, Orwell and Barrington, Papworth and Elsworth, Sawston, Swavesey, The Abingtons, The Mordens, The Shelfords and Stapleford, and Whittlesford in the South Cambridgeshire District.
The constituency includes some outskirts of Cambridge such as Girton and a large spread of rural land to the west of the city, which is generally affluent. The population live in villages, most of which are compact - the most densely populated are in the south where the M11 motorway cuts deep into the seat providing rapid access to London.
Registered jobseekers totalled 1.4% of the population, much lower than the regional average of 3.1% and the national average of 3.8% of the population in a statistical compilation by The Guardian in November 2012.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Andrew Lansley||Conservative||Secretary of State for Health 2010-2012
Leader of the House of Commons 2012-2014
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: South Cambridgeshire|
|Conservative||Heidi Allen ||31,454||51.1%||+3.7|
|Labour||Dan Greef ||10,860||17.6%||+7.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Sebastian Kindersley ||9,368||15.2%||-18.9|
|UKIP||Marion Mason ||6,010||9.8%||+6.6|
|Green||Simon Saggers ||3,848||6.3%||+4.5|
UKIP selected Lister Wilson as candidate, who died in February 2015.
|General Election 2010: South Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Sebastian Kindersley||20,157||34.1||+5.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: South Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Dickson||15,675||29.8||+2.9|
|General Election 2001: South Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Amanda Taylor||12,984||26.9||+1.0|
|ProLife Alliance||Anna Klepacka||176||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: South Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||James Quinlan||13,860||25.8||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Robin Page||3,300||6.1||N/A|
|Natural Law||Francis Chalmers||168||0.3||N/A|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cambridgeshire
- South Cambridgeshire (administrative district)
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- South Cambridgeshire, BBC News
- 2010 elections, Cambridge City Council
- Elections 2010, South Cambridgeshire District Council
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Cambridgeshire South election results, BBC news
- Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated - South Cambridgeshire Constituency, South Cambridgeshire District Council
- South Cambridgeshire, UKPollingReport
- Commons goal for newest hopefuls, CambridgeNews Online
- Percentage changes based on notional results due to boundary changes
- Cambridgeshire South, guardian.co.uk