Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Location of Derbyshire within England.
|Electorate||63,732 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock|
|Member of parliament||Patrick McLoughlin (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||West Derbyshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
Derbyshire Dales / / or / / is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Patrick McLoughlin of the Conservative Party since being 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, including its main settlements of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock. It was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election and is currently represented by the Conservative Patrick McLoughlin, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Chairman of the Conservative Party. 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
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Derbyshire Dales|
|Liberal Democrat||Ben Fearn||3,965||8.4||-14.1|
|General Election 2010: Derbyshire Dales|
|Liberal Democrat||Joe Naitta||10,512||22.5||-1.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Nick The Flying Brick||228||0.5||N/A|
Notes and references
- "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 "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated
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