Wokingham (UK Parliament constituency)
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|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Wokingham in Berkshire.
Location of Berkshire within England.
|Electorate||75,886 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||John Redwood (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Wokingham is a parliamentary 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.
The constituency was created in 1885, when the previous 3-member constituency of Berkshire was divided into four single member constituencies, this one also being described as the 'Eastern division of Berkshire'. The seat has been represented since 1987 by the high-profile Conservative John Redwood.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Sir George Russell, Bt.||Conservative|
|1898 by-election||Oliver Young||Conservative|
|1901 by-election||Ernest Gardner||Conservative|
MPs since 1950
|1959||William van Straubenzee||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Wokingham|
|Liberal Democrat||Prue Bray||15,262||28.0||−4.7|
|Monster Raving Loony||Top Cat Owen||329||0.6||−0.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election, 2005: Wokingham|
|Liberal Democrat||Prue Bray||14,934||32.4||0.0|
|Monster Raving Loony||Topcat Bananaman Owen||569||1.2||−0.8|
|Telepathic Partnership||Michael Hall||34||0.1||N/A|
|General Election, 2001: Wokingham|
|Liberal Democrat||Royce Longton||14,222||32.4||+1.1|
|Monster Raving Loony||Top Cat Owen||880||2.0||+0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Wokingham|
|Liberal Democrat||Royce Longton||15,721||31.4|
|Monster Raving Loony||Peter Owen||877||1.8|
|General Election 1992: Wokingham|
|Liberal Democrat||PGT Simon||17,788||25.1||−4.8|
|Monster Raving Loony||P Owen||531||0.7||+0.7|
|Independent||Philip Edward Harriss||148||0.2||+0.2|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC – Election 2010 – Wokingham
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.