Chesham and Amersham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chesham and Amersham|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Electorate||70,723 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chesham and Amersham|
|Member of Parliament||Cheryl Gillan (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South Buckinghamshire|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Chesham and Amersham / / is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the U.K. Parliament that elects a Member of Parliament (MP)[n 1]. It has to date been a safe Conservative seat.
The constituency area is located in Buckinghamshire and is broadly coterminous with the Chiltern Local Government District boundaries. It comprises the large towns of Chesham and Amersham and outlying village settlements set within rural land which is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and part of which also falls within the Chilterns AONB. There are transport links connecting the area to central London via the Metropolitan line of London Underground and the London to Aylesbury Line operated by Chiltern Railways. The constituency is also close to the M40 and M25 Motorways.
The area was formerly part of the larger South Buckinghamshire constituency before boundary changes came into effect, creating the seat, for the first 1974 general election.
The constituency vote has on the national level been solidly Conservative since the seat's creation and at the 2010 election the party won with a large majority. The next largest party at that election was the Liberal Democrats, with 28% of the vote.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir Ian Gilmour||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Starkey||14,948||28.5||+2.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||11,821||25.1||+0.8|
|General Election 2001: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||10,985||24.3||+0.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Gillian Duval||453||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||M Brand||12,439||23.83|
|Referendum Party||P Andrews||2,528||4.84|
|Natural Law||H Godfrey||74||0.14|
|General Election 1992: Chesham and Amersham|
|Liberal Democrat||AT Ketteringham||14,053||24.5||−2.6|
|Labour||Miss CK Atherton||5,931||10.4||+1.0|
|Green||Ms. CL Strickland||753||1.3||−0.1|
|Natural Law||MTL Griffith-Jones||255||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Chesham and Amersham|
|General Election 1983: Chesham and Amersham|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Chesham and Amersham|
|National Front||S Clinch||697||1.30|
|General Election October 1974: Chesham and Amersham|
|General Election February 1974: Chesham and Amersham|
Notes and references
- As with all constituencies, electing one member at most every five years by the first past the post system of election.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Chesham and Amersham, UKPollingReport
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.