Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||63,732 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock|
|Member of Parliament||Sarah Dines (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||West Derbyshire|
Derbyshire Dales (/ - /,) is a constituency[n 1] that has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Sarah Dines of the Conservative Party. The constituency was created for the 2010 general election.[n 2]
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a new constituency of Derbyshire Dales which is almost coterminous with the previous seat of West Derbyshire.
The constituency is geographically large. Most of its area is in the Peak District National Park. Its main settlements are Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock. It was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election and was recently represented by the Conservative Patrick McLoughlin. This constituency and its predecessor West Derbyshire have been represented by Conservative MPs since 1950.
The District of Derbyshire Dales, and the Borough of Amber Valley wards of Alport, Crich, and South West Parishes.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Sir Patrick McLoughlin||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Court||6,627||13.2||+6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Hollyer||3,126||6.3||−2.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Fearn||3,965||8.4||−14.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Joe Naitta||10,512||22.5||−1.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Nick The Flying Brick||228||0.5||New|
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