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.
|Population||92,635 (2011 census)|
|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.
1974-1983: The Urban District of Chesham, and the Rural District of Amersham.
1983-1997: The District of Chiltern wards of Amersham Common, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Amersham Town, Asheridge Vale, Ashley Green and Latimer, Austenwood, Chalfont Common, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter Central, Chartridge, Chenies, Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, Cholesbury and The Lee, Coleshill and Penn Street, Gold Hill, Hilltop, Holmer Green, Little Chalfont, Little Missenden, Lowndes, Newtown, Penn, Pond Park, St Mary's, Seer Green and Jordans, Townsend, and Waterside, and the District of Wycombe wards of Hazlemere North and Hazlemere South.
1997-2010: All the wards of the District of Chiltern except the wards of Ballinger and South Heath, Great Missenden, and Prestwood and Heath End, and the District of Wycombe wards of Hazlemere Central, Hazlemere East and Hazlemere West.
2010-present: The District of Chiltern wards of Amersham Common, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Amersham Town, Asheridge Vale and Lowndes, Ashley Green, Latimer and Chenies, Austenwood, Ballinger, South Heath and Chartridge, Central, Chalfont Common, Chalfont St Giles, Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, Cholesbury, The Lee and Bellingdon, Gold Hill, Great Missenden, Hilltop and Townsend, Holmer Green, Little Chalfont, Little Missenden, Newtown, Penn and Coleshill, Prestwood and Heath End, Ridgeway, St Mary’s and Waterside, Seer Green, and Vale.
The constituency is in Buckinghamshire, and broadly coincides with the Chiltern Local Government District. It includes the towns of Chesham and Amersham and outlying rural village settlements within the Metropolitan Green Belt and partly also within the Chilterns AONB. The area is connected with central London by the Metropolitan line of London Underground and the London to Aylesbury Line operated by Chiltern Railways. The constituency is also close to the M40 motorway and is one the Conservatives' safest seats, home to many affluent professionals and commuters to London.
The area was formerly part of the larger South Buckinghamshire constituency before boundary changes came into effect, creating this seat, for the February 1974 general election.
The constituency vote has 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
|Liberal Democrat||Kirsten Johnson||4,761||9.0||-19.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Starkey||14,948||28.5||+2.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||11,821||25.1||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||10,985||24.3||+0.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Gillian Duval||453||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Brand||12,439||23.83||-0.67|
|Natural Law||Hugh Godfrey||74||0.14||-0.26|
|Liberal Democrat||AT Ketteringham||14,053||24.5||−2.6|
|Green||Ms. CL Strickland||753||1.3||−0.1|
|Natural Law||MTL Griffith-Jones||255||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||S Clinch||697||1.30|
Notes and references
- As with all constituencies, electing one member at most every five years by the first past the post system of election.
- "Chesham and Amersham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "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.
- "Chesham and Amersham 1974-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. 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.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "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 Chesham and Amersham — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.