South East Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|South East Cambridgeshire|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of South East Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire.
Location of Cambridgeshire within England.
|Electorate||82,265 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ely i//|
|Member of Parliament||James Paice (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The constituency includes the eastern half of South Cambridgeshire district and the southern part of East Cambridgeshire. Ely is the city, in fact with cathedral city status, and largest community, with many smaller settlements including Burwell, Fulbourn, Isleham, Linton, Milton, Soham and Waterbeach.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cambridgeshire in 2007, the Boundary Commission for England made minor alterations to the existing constituencies to deal with population changes. The electoral wards used to create the modified South East Cambridgeshire constituency fought at the 2010 general election are:
- The East Cambridgeshire wards of Bottisham, Burwell, Cheveley, Dullingham Villages, Ely East, Ely North, Ely South, Ely West, Fordham Villages, Haddenham, Isleham, Soham North, Soham South, Stretham and The Swaffhams
- The South Cambridgeshire wards of Balsham, Fulbourn, Histon and Impington, Linton, Milton, Teversham, The Wilbrahams, Waterbeach, and Willingham and Over.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Chatfield||21,683||37.6||+6.2|
|Labour||John Cowan||4,380||7.6||−13.8 [n 3]|
|Christian Peoples||Daniel Bell||489||0.8||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Chatfield||17,750||31.7||+4.8|
|General Election 2001: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Sal Brinton||13,937||26.9||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Sal Brinton||14,246||25.1||+4.8|
|Referendum Party||J E Howlett||2,838||5.0||N/A|
|Building a Fair Society||K H L Lam||167||0.3||N/A|
|Natural Law||P H While||111||0.2||−0.2|
|General Election 1992: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Ron Wotherspoon||12,883||20.3||−7.2|
|Green||John W. Marsh||836||1.3||N/A|
|Natural Law||Ms Bridget D. Langridge||231||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Social Democrat||P C Lee||15,399||27.5||−2.3|
|Labour||T G Ling||7,694||13.7||+1.1|
|General Election 1983: South East Cambridgeshire|
|Social Democrat||C J Slee||14,791||29.8||N/A|
|Labour||M E Jackson||6,261||12.6||N/A|
Notes and references
- A county 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.
- Note: In April 2010 John Cowan was suspended from the Labour Party following controversy over comments he had made which, if elected, would have led to a period as an independent MP. As nominations for candidates had closed, Labour were unable to replace him, nor did he withdraw his candidature. He had previously been expelled from the Liberal Democrats.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 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 East, BBC News
- Percentage changes based on 2005 notional results due to boundary changes
- "Labour axes Muslim row candidate". BBC News. 26 April 2010.
- "General Election 2010: Labour suspends candidate over online messages". The Daily Telegraph (London). 26 April 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1983-97