Thornbury and Yate (UK Parliament constituency)
|Thornbury and Yate|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Thornbury and Yate in Avon.
Location of Avon within England.
|Electorate||64,736 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Thornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury|
|Member of Parliament||Steve Webb (Liberal Democrats)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
This seat is a successor to the former Northavon constituency, which was abolished following boundary changes taking effect at the 2010 general election. It is named after the two largest towns in the constituency: Thornbury and Yate.
Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies by the Boundary Commission this newly defined seat emerged. The electoral wards used in the creation of this new seat are all from the district of South Gloucestershire and are as follows:
- Boyd Valley (includes Marshfield, Pucklechurch and Wick)
- Chipping Sodbury
- Cotswold Edge (includes Hawkesbury Upton and Acton Turville)
- Frampton Cotterell
- Ladden Brook (includes Wickwar)
- Severn – Aust
- Thornbury North
- Thornbury South
- Yate Central
- Yate North
- Yate West
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 1.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Steve Webb||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Thornbury and Yate|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb|
This seat was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election. It was the first Liberal Democrat victory to be declared on the evening of 6 May. The vote share change comes from the notional results as this is a new seat.
|General Election 2010: Thornbury and Yate|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||25,032||51.9||−2.4|
|Independents Federation UK||Thomas Beacham||126||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−4.3|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Avon
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gloucestershire
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire". Boundary Commission for England. 15 November 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2010.[dead link]
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC – Election 2010 – Thornbury & Yate