Broxbourne (UK Parliament constituency)

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Broxbourne
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.
Outline map
Location of Hertfordshire within England.
County Hertfordshire
Population 98,790 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 71,872 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Broxbourne
1983–2016
Number of members One
Created from Hertfordshire East
Welwyn and Hatfield
Hertford and Stevenage[3]
European Parliament constituency East of England

Broxbourne is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Charles Walker of the Conservative Party.[n 1]

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Broxbourne, the District of East Hertfordshire wards of Great Amwell, Little Amwell, and Stanstead, and the District of Welwyn Hatfield ward of Northaw.

1997–present: The Borough of Broxbourne, and the District of Welwyn Hatfield ward of Northaw.

The constituency was created in 1983 from the former seat of East Hertfordshire.

Constituency profile[edit]

Broxbourne is, on the winning candidate's share of the vote, the safest seat for any Conservative in Hertfordshire and one of the safest in the country.

Just beyond the outer limits of Greater London,[4] the seat consists almost exclusively of low unemployment census output areas,[5] with walks, golf courses and leisure facilities and a relatively high proportion compared to Greater London of the retired and high-income self-employed,[6] Broxbourne's economy is also supported by good links to the City of London by train.[7]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[8][9] Party
1983 Dame Marion Roe Conservative
2005 Charles Walker Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Broxbourne[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Walker 25,797 56.1 −2.7
UKIP David Platt 9,074 19.7 +15.6
Labour Edward Robinson 8,470 18.4 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Anthony Rowlands 1,467 3.2 −10.2
Green Russell Secker 1,216 2.6 N/A
Majority 16,723 36.3 −4.9
Turnout 46,024 63.1 −0.9
Conservative hold Swing −9.2
General Election 2010: Broxbourne[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Ashley Rupert Walker 26,844 58.8 +4.9
Labour Michael Watson 8,040 17.6 −7.9
Liberal Democrat Allan Witherick 6,107 13.4 +1.1
BNP Steve McCole 2,159 4.7 +0.0
UKIP Martin J. Harvey 1,890 4.1 +0.5
English Democrat Debbie Lemay 618 1.4 +1.4
Majority 18,804 41.2
Turnout 45,658 64.0 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing +4.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Broxbourne[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Ashley Rupert Walker 21,878 53.8 −0.3
Labour Jamie Duncan Bolden 10,369 25.5 −4.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew James Robert Porrer 4,973 12.2 +1.2
BNP Andrew Emerson 1,929 4.7 +2.5
UKIP Martin J. Harvey 1,479 3.6 +1.3
Majority 11,509 28.3
Turnout 40,628 59.7 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election 2001: Broxbourne[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Roe 20,487 54.1 +5.3
Labour David Prendergast 11,494 30.4 −4.3
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Julia Mary Davies 4,158 11.0 −0.3
UKIP Martin Harvey 858 2.3 N/A
BNP John Arthur Cope 848 2.2 +0.9
Majority 8,993 23.7
Turnout 37,845 55.7 −14.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Broxbourne[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Roe 22,952 48.8 −13.4
Labour Benjamin Joh Coleman 16,299 34.7 +13.3
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Julia Mary Davies 5,310 11.3 −4.7
Referendum David Simon Millward 1,633 3.5 N/A
BNP David James Bruce 610 1.3 N/A
Independent Brent Alec Cheetham 172 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,653 14.2
Turnout 46,976 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Broxbourne[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Roe 36,094 62.6 −0.6
Labour Martin Hudson 12,124 21.0 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Julia Mary Davies 9,244 16.0 −3.9
Natural Law George Woolhouse 198 0.3 N/A
Majority 23,970 41.6 − 1.7
Turnout 57,660 79.9 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing −2.4

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Broxbourne[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Roe 33,567 63.2 +4.4
Liberal Mrs. Eunice Yates 10,572 19.9 −3.9
Labour Philip Wyn Parry 8,984 16.9 +0.5
Majority 22,995 43.3
Turnout 53,123 75.2 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Broxbourne[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Roe 29,328 58.8 N/A
Liberal Brian Raymond Pollock 11,862 23.8 N/A
Labour Martin John Stears 8,159 16.4 N/A
BNP John Reginald Smith 502 1.0 N/A
Majority 17,466 35.0 N/A
Turnout 49,851 74.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ 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.
References
  1. ^ "Broxbourne: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "'Broxbourne', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Guardian 2010 mini-profile
  5. ^ Open Street Map
  6. ^ 2001 Census
  7. ^ Association of Train Operating Companies, Official Timetable
  8. ^ "Broxbourne 1983-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Broxbourne". BBC News. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°43′40″N 0°04′00″W / 51.72778°N 0.06667°W / 51.72778; -0.06667