Bristol North West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Bristol North West|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bristol North West in Avon for the 2010 general election.
Location of Avon within England.
|Population||100,809 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||73,920 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Charlotte Leslie (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
Bristol North West is a constituency[n 1] to the north and north-west of Bristol city centre represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Charlotte Leslie of the Conservative Party.[n 2] The constituency is a considered a bellwether, as it has reflected the national result at every general election since October 1974.
- 1 Constituency profile and history
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 External links
Constituency profile and history
This constituency is a longstanding bellwether, having elected the candidate of the winning party in the nine general elections since October 1974 (inclusive) which elected the Labour Government 1974-1979.
Party positions altered completely in 2010 with the Liberal Democrat candidate, Paul Harrod achieving second place with a slightly larger one party swing, of 11.4%, than winning candidate Charlotte Leslie and saw a fresh Labour Party candidate suffer a large decrease in percentage of the Labour vote of 20.8%.[n 3] This changed in 2015 with the Conservatives winning the seat with an increased majority of 9.5%, and Labour moving back into second place.
1950-1955: The County Borough of Bristol wards of Avon, Durdham, Horfield, and Westbury-on-Trym.
1955-1983: The County Borough of Bristol wards of Avon, Henbury, Horfield, Southmead, and Westbury-on-Trym.
1983-1997: The City of Bristol wards of Avonmouth, Henbury, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, and Westbury-on-Trym, and the District of Northavon wards of Filton Charborough, Filton Conygre, Filton Northville, Stoke Gifford North, and Stoke Gifford South.
1997-2010: The City of Bristol wards of Avonmouth, Henbury, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, and Southmead, and the District of Northavon wards of Filton Charborough, Filton Conygre, Filton Northville, Patchway Callicroft, Patchway Coniston, Patchway Stoke Lodge, Stoke Gifford North, and Stoke Gifford South.
2010–present: The City of Bristol wards of Avonmouth, Henbury, Henleaze, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, Stoke Bishop, and Westbury-on-Trym.
Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England into parliamentary representation in the former county of Avon Somerset and Gloucestershire the constituency had boundary changes at the 2010 general election. In particular, the constituency is now wholly contained within the City of Bristol: the areas of Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke and Aztec West which are in the South Gloucestershire district were transferred to a new Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. At the same time, the areas of Stoke Bishop, Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym were gained from Bristol West.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Clare Campion-Smith||3,214||6.2||-25.3|
Going into the 2015 general election, this was the 117th most marginal constituency in Great Britain, the Liberal Democrats requiring a swing from the Conservatives of 3.3% to take the seat (based on the result of the 2010 general election).
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Harrod||15,841||31.5||+6.6|
|English Democrat||Ray Carr||635||1.3||−0.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||15.45[n 4]|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||22,192||46.7||−5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Hoyle||9,545||20.1||+4.2|
|English Democrat||Michael Blundell||828||1.7||N/A|
|Socialist Alternative||Graeme Jones||565||1.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−2.3|
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||24,236||52.1||+2.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Tyzack||7,387||15.9||+2.7|
|Socialist Labour||Vince Horrigan||371||0.8||-0.1|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+1.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Parry||7,263||13.2||−1.0|
|Independent Labour||Charles Horton||1,718||3.1||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Giles Shorter||482||0.9||N/A|
|Natural Law||Thomas Leighton||140||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||10.3|
|Labour Co-op||Doug Naysmith||25,309||42.3||+7.7|
|Liberal Democrat||John D. Taylor||8,498||14.2||−4.6|
|Independent Ind SD||Mrs Hilary S. Long||729||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Labour||Terence William Walker||20,001||34.6|
|Social Democratic||John Marcus Givens Kirkcaldy||10,885||18.8|
|Conservative hold||Swing||+2.7[n 5]|
|Labour Co-op||Dr. Sarah R. Palmer||18,290||32.6|
|Social Democratic||Mrs Hilary S. Long||13,228||23.6|
|Conservative hold||Swing||-8.65[n 6]|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||P.M. Kingston||264||0.5|
|Campaign for a More Prosperous Britain||T.L. Keen||73||0.1|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||5.0|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||2.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||1.75|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||1.8[n 7]|
|Labour||David John Watkins||21,030||42.9|
|Conservative hold||Swing||-6.9[n 8]|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||3.9|
|Conservative||Sir Gurney Braithwaite||21,295||48.1|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||5.5|
|Conservative hold||Swing||2.2[n 9]|
|Liberal||Florence Mary Pugh||4,784||9.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough 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.
- This was one of the largest negative one-party swings for a Labour candidate nationally in 2010.
- Labour to Conservative: for Others to Conservative the swing was 10.1%
- Others to Conservative; Labour to Conservative swing was 0.7%
- Conservative to Liberal/SDP. Labour to Conservative: 2.5%
- 4.6% swing Others to Labour
- Conservative to Others
- Others to Conservative swing: 5.9%
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- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
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- "Parliamentary Constituencies in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. 20 June 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "Bristol North West 1950-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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- 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.
- "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.
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- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 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 Bristol North West — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.