Bosworth (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bosworth in Leicestershire.
Location of Leicestershire within England.
|Population||98,282 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||77,787 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Hinckley, Earl Shilton and Market Bosworth|
|Member of parliament||David Tredinnick (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South Leicestershire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 External links
Latest boundary review
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England made only minor changes to the earlier constituency wards. The Bosworth constituency for the 2010 election comprised the electoral wards:
- Ambien, Barlestone, Nailstone and Osbaston, Barwell Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill, Burbage Sketchley and Stretton, Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone, Earl Shilton, Hinckley Castle, Hinckley Clarendon, Hinckley De Montfort, Hinckley Trinity, Markfield, Stanton and Fieldhead, Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton, Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton, and Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy.
The Western, or Bosworth, division was created in 1885, and included part of the Ashby de la Zouch and all of the Market Bosworth petty sessional divisions. It was redefined in 1918 to cover the urban districts of Coalville and Hinckley, the rural districts of Hinckley and Market Bosworth and the civil parish of Bardon from Ashby RD. Hinckley RD was abolished in the 1930s and in 1948 and 1970 the Bosworth constituency by which date it was shaped to eventually all of Coalville, Hinckley and Market Bosworth RD.
Coalville is part of North West Leicestershire since the 1983 election.
The seat was Labour for 25 years until the Conservatives gained it in the 1970 general election and have held it since.
Hinckley expanded greatly after World War II and is the most economically significant town other than Leicester in Leicestershire however unlike the borough the constituency retains under the independent Boundary Commission the poetic name of Bosworth, alluding to the Battle of Bosworth of the medieval Wars of the Roses which is recreated annually on the battlefield.
The seat had a coal mining tradition that however other industry, defence, trade and retail supports the residential town of Hinckley and its rural hinterland. The area of strongest Labour support is the former mining village of Earl Shilton, which is now in local elections generally over-shadowed by surrounding areas with majority-Conservative support. It was once held for Labour by Woodrow Wyatt who left the party and became one of its most voluble critics in the 1980s.
During the 2015 count a police car outside the Hinckley Leisure Centre, where the count was taking place, caught fire then exploded while being hosed down by firefighters. Five men were arrested.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Bosworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Mullaney||11,951||22.3||-11.0|
Going into the 2015 general election, this was the 180th most marginal constituency in Great Britain, the Liberal Democrats requiring a swing from the Conservatives of 4.6% to take the seat (based on the result of the 2010 general election).
|General Election 2010: Bosworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Mullaney||18,100||33.3||+11.7|
|English Democrats||James Lampitt||615||1.1||+1.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Bosworth|
|Liberal Democrat||James Moore||10,528||22.2||+6.0|
|General Election 2001: Bosworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Jon Ellis||7,326||16.2||-1.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Bosworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Jon Ellis||9,281||17.8||-0.9|
|Referendum Party||Scott Halborg||1,521||2.9||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Bosworth|
|Labour||David B. Everitt||17,524||26.0||+8.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Gregory M. Drozdz||12,643||18.7||-8.6|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Bosworth|
|Liberal||David Christopher Bill||17,129||27.3||+2.2|
|Labour||Richard Sidney Hall||10,787||17.2||-2.26|
|Green||Dinah Gillian Freer||660||1.0||N/A|
|General Election 1983: Bosworth|
|Social Democratic||M. Fox||14,369||25.1||N/A|
|Labour||Daniel J.M. Janner||11,120||19.5||+1.13|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Bosworth|
|Liberal||T E Brown||10,032||13.1|
|General Election October 1974: Bosworth|
|Labour||M G M Sloman||28,188||40.99||+3.96|
|Liberal||M J Galton||12,082||17.57||-6.02|
|General Election Feb 1974: Bosworth|
|Labour||M G M Sloman||26,464||37.03||-12.10|
|Liberal||M J Galton||16,859||23.59||N/A|
|General Election 1970: Bosworth|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Bosworth|
|Conservative||C J P Wood||19,654||35.99||+0.75|
|Liberal||A H Extance||7,526||13.78||-5.39|
|General Election 1964: Bosworth|
|Conservative||P L Braithwaite||19,583||35.24||-13.47|
|Liberal||J H David||10,652||19.17||N/A|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Bosworth|
|Labour||Woodrow Lyle Wyatt||27,734||51.29||-2.72|
|Conservative||P L Braithwaite||26,341||48.71||+2.72|
|General Election 1955: Bosworth|
|Labour||Arthur Cecil Allen||27,626||54.01||-3.08|
|Conservative||D C Bray||23,526||45.99||+3.08|
|General Election 1951: Bosworth|
|Labour||Arthur Cecil Allen||30,767||57.09||+3.45|
|Conservative||D C Bray||23,122||42.91||+13.62|
|General Election 1950: Bosworth|
|Labour||Arthur Cecil Allen||29,282||53.64||-1.99|
|Liberal||Leonard Wright Harvey||9,315||17.07||N/A|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Bosworth
|Labour||Arthur Cecil Allen||26,151||55.63||N/A|
|Liberal National||James Millard Tucker||20,854||44.37||N/A|
|Labour gain from Liberal National||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 14 November 1935: Bosworth
|Liberal National||Sir William Edge||22,969||59.22|
|Liberal National hold||Swing|
|General Election 27 October 1931: Bosworth
|Liberal National||Sir William Edge||26,926||68.00|
|Liberal National gain from Liberal||Swing|
Election in the 1920s
|General Election 30 May 1929: Bosworth|
|Liberal||Sir William Edge||17,044||41.4||+7.8|
|Unionist||Sydney Lipscomb Elborne||8,861||21.5||-13.4|
- % change and swing from 1924
|Bosworth by-election, 1927|
|Liberal||Sir William Edge||11,981||38.2|
|Unionist||Edward Louis Spears||7,685||24.5|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing|
|General Election 29 October 1924: Bosworth|
|General Election 6 December 1923:|
|Unionist||Thomas Guy Frederick Paget||8,430|
|General Election 15 November 1922:|
|Unionist||Thomas Guy Frederick Paget||11,251|
|Labour||Clement James Bundock||8,740|
|National Liberal||Henry Duncan McLaren||7,513|
Election in the 1910s
|General Election 14 December 1918:
|Liberal||Henry Duncan McLaren||12,545|
Notes and references
- "Bosworth: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Pegden, Tom (8 May 2015). "Police car explodes outside General Election count". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Ransome Mpini; Charlotte Thornton; John Walton; Marcelo Zanni (24 February 2014). "Election 2015: The political battleground". BBC News. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Brooks, Michael (30 March 2010). "Taking a stand for science". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Bosworth — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.