Calder Valley (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Calder Valley in West Yorkshire.
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
|Population||102,961 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||76,041 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Brighouse, Rishworth, Rastrick, Elland|
|Member of parliament||Craig Whittaker (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
Brighouse and Spenborough
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Since the constituency's creation in 1983 it has comprised the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale wards of Brighouse, Calder Valley, Elland, Greetland and Stainland, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, Luddendenfoot, Rastrick, Ryburn, and Todmorden.
The constituency was created in 1983, primarily from the former seat of Sowerby as well as parts of Brighouse and Spenborough. Historically a bellwether seat between Labour and the Conservatives, in the 2010 general election the seat became the closest three-way marginal in the north of England, with less than 1,000 votes between the Labour and Liberal Democrat Candidates in terms of 2nd and 3rd place, although with a significant Conservative majority for 1st place. In 2015 Labour regained significant vote share with the Liberal Democrats falling back, but the seat was retained by the Conservatives in line with national trends maintaining the bellwether status.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir Donald Thompson||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Calder Valley|
|Liberal Democrat||Alisdair Calder McGregor||2,666||5.0||−20.2|
|Yorkshire First||Rod Sutcliffe||389||0.7||+0.7|
|World Peace Through Song||Joe Stead||165||0.3||+0.3|
|General Election 2010: Calder Valley|
|Liberal Democrat||Hilary Myers||13,037||25.2||+6.3|
|English Democrats||Paul Rogan||157||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||7.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Calder Valley|
|Liberal Democrat||Liz Ingleton||9,027||18.9||+2.9|
|General Election 2001: Calder Valley|
|Conservative||Susan Kay Robson-Catling||17,150||36.2||+1.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Francis Taylor||7,596||16.0||+1.3|
|Green||Steven Robert Hutton||1,034||2.2||+1.3|
|UKIP||John David Nunn||729||1.5||N/A|
|Legalise Cannabis||Philip David Lockwood||672||1.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Calder Valley|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen John Pearson||8,322||14.7||−1.4|
|Green||Ms. Vivienne Patricia Smith||488||0.9||−0.1|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+ 9.5|
|General Election 1992: Calder Valley|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen John Pearson||9,842||16.1||−7.0|
|Green||Ms. Vivienne Patricia Smith||622||1.0||+1.0|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Calder Valley|
|Liberal||David Trevor Shutt||13,761||23.1||−6.3|
|General Election 1983: Calder Valley|
|Liberal||David Trevor Shutt||16,440||29.4||N/A|
|Labour||Mrs. Patricia Ann Holmes||15,108||27.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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