Woking (UK Parliament constituency)
|Woking shown within Surrey, and Surrey shown within England|
|Electorate:||74,328 (December 2010)|
|Type:||House of Commons|
|EP constituency:||South East England|
Woking is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1950 from the county constituency of Chertsey. Woking has historically been a Conservative safe seat, with the Liberal Democrats being the principal opposition in the last five general elections. Its current Member of Parliament is Jonathan Lord.
1983-1997: The Borough of Woking; and the Borough of Guildford wards of Ash, Ash Vale, Normandy, and Pirbright.
1997-present: The Borough of Woking; and the Borough of Guildford wards of Normandy and Pirbright.
The constituency is based around the town of Woking in Surrey and includes the entirety of the Woking borough and two wards from the Guildford borough. The Boundary Commission made no boundary changes for Woking in the review before the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
The 2010 general election saw Jonathan Lord win the constituency with 26,551 votes, beating Liberal Democrat councillor and former mayor of Woking Rosie Sharpley into second place. The Labour candidate was Tom Miller, who took 8% of the vote. Rob Burberry stood for UKIP and Julie Roxborough stood as a candidate for the Peace Party. The seat had previously been held by Humfrey Malins, who announced his intention to stand down in 2009.
The election took place on the same day as elections to Woking Borough Council, which saw the Conservatives remain the largest party with 18 seats against 17 for the Liberal Democrats and one independent.
|General Election 2010: Woking|
|Liberal Democrat||Rosie Sharpley||19,744||37.4||+4.3|
|Magna Carta Conservation Party Great Britain||Ruth Temple||44||0.1||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Woking|
|Liberal Democrat||Anne Lee||15,226||33.1||+2.8|
|UK Community Issues Party||Michael Osman||150||0.3||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Woking|
|Liberal Democrat||Alan Hilliar||12,988||30.3||+3.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Woking|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Goldenberg||13,875||27.3||+0.2|
|Independent Conservative||Hugh Bell||3,933||7.7||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Christopher Skeate||2,209||4.3||N/A|
|Natural Law||Deirdre Sleeman||137||0.3|
This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.
|General Election 1992: Woking|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Dorothy A. Buckrell||17,902||28.0||−3.4|
|Labour||James M. Dalgleish||8,080||12.6||+2.1|
|Natural Law||Mrs Teresa A. Macintyre||302||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Woking|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Philip Goldenberg||19,446||31.4|
|General Election 1983: Woking|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal)||Philip Goldenberg||16,511||29.4|
|Party of Associates with Licensees||D. M. Comens||368||0.6|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Woking|
|Liberal||George H. Dunk||9,991||17.97|
|National Front||P. A. Gleave||564||1.01|
|General Election, October 1974: Woking|
|Labour||J. W. Tattersall||11,737||23.70|
|National Front||R. Vaughan-Smith||921||1.86|
|General Election, February 1974: Woking|
|Labour||J. W. Tattersall||11,583||21.26|
|General Election, 1970: Woking|
|Labour||R. M. Taylor||18,652||28.42|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election, 1966: Woking|
|Liberal||Mrs. Agnes H. Scott||11,104||17.80|
|General Election, 1964: Woking|
|Labour||H. G. N. Clother||17,834||29.58|
|Liberal||Mrs. Agnes H. Scott||11,285||18.72|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election, 1959: Woking|
|Labour||R. D. V. Williams||16,210||32.60|
|General Election, 1955: Woking|
|Labour||R. D. V. Williams||15,393||35.59|
|General Election, 1951: Woking|
|Labour||W. Eric Wolff||14,313||35.05|
|General Election, 1950: Woking|
|Liberal||Michael F. Turner-Bridger||4,567||10.83|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Woking Borough Council: Parliamentary and borough election results". Woking News & Mail. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
- "Woking's MP to stand down at next election". Surrey Advertiser. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
- Harman, Emily (10 May 2010). "Lib Dems and Tories spar for seats in Woking". getsurrey. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- Election result, 2010 (BBC)
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1983 - 1992 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1992 - 2010 (Guardian)
- Election results, 1950 - 1979 (Politics Resources)