Charnwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Charnwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Charnwood in Leicestershire.
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England.
County Leicestershire
Population 94,748 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 75,454 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Anstey, Birstall,
East Goscote, Queniborough, Rothley, Syston, Thurmaston, Woodhouse Eaves, Glenfield, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, Groby
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Ed Argar (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Loughborough, Rutland and Melton, Blaby, Bosworth
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Charnwood is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Ed Argar of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat emerged from the Boundary Commission report of 1995 reflecting population increases in Leicestershire for the 1997 general election; the largest part of it was previously in Loughborough. To date Charnwood has been a Conservative Party stronghold.

Boundaries[edit]

Charnwood is close to Leicester, between the city and Nottingham, and covers slightly more than half of the local government district of Charnwood to the north of Leicester. The town of Loughborough is the largest in the borough, but lies in a separate constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3][4] Party
1997 Stephen Dorrell Conservative
2015 Ed Argar Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Charnwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ed Argar[6] 28,384 54.3 +4.7
Labour Sean Kelly-Walsh [7] 11,453 21.9 +2.2
UKIP Lynton Yates[8] 8,330 15.9 +12.6
Liberal Democrat Simon Sansome 3,605 6.9 -14.6
BNP Cathy Duffy 489 0.9 -4.9
Majority 16,931 32.4 +4.3
Turnout 52,261 67.6 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.25
General Election 2010: Charnwood[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,560 49.6 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Robin Webber-Jones 11,531 21.5 +3.2
Labour Eric Goodyer 10,536 19.7 -8.9
BNP Cathy Duffy 3,116 5.8 +2.2
UKIP Miles Storier 1,799 3.4 +0.4
Majority 15,029 28.1
Turnout 53,542 71.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,571 46.6 -1.6
Labour Richard Robinson 14,762 29.2 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Sue King 9,057 17.9 +1.7
BNP Andrew Holders 1,737 3.4 N/A
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,489 2.9 -0.4
Majority 8,809 17.4
Turnout 50,616 66.4 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General Election 2001: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,283 48.2 +1.8
Labour Sean Sheahan 15,544 32.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Susan King 7,835 16.2 +3.4
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,603 3.3 N/A
Majority 7,739 16.0
Turnout 48,265 64.4 -12.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Charnwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,110 45.0 N/A
Labour David Knaggs 20,210 36.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Roger Wilson 7,224 12.9 N/A
Referendum Party Hugh Meechan 2,104 3.7 N/A
BNP Matthew Palmer 525 0.9 N/A
Majority 5,900 10.5 N/A
Turnout 56,173 77.3 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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. ^ "Charnwood: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Charnwood 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "Charnwood Parliamentary constituency". BBC. 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Conservatives choose councillor to fight Stephen Dorrell's Charnwood seat in General Election". Leicester Mercury. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  7. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/charnwood-2015.html
  8. ^ Dan J Martin (19 February 2015). "UKIP lifts suspension of Charnwood parliamentary candidate Lynton Yates after "ban drivers on benefits" leaflet". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Charnwood, UKPollingReport

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°42′N 1°12′W / 52.7°N 1.2°W / 52.7; -1.2