Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)

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Derbyshire Dales
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
County Derbyshire
Electorate 63,732 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Patrick McLoughlin (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from West Derbyshire
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Derbyshire Dales /ˈdɑrbɪʃə dlz/ or /ˈdɑrbiʃɪər dlz/ 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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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 represented by Conservative Patrick McLoughlin, the Secretary of State for Transport. This constituency and its predecessor West Derbyshire have been represented by Conservative MPs since 1986.


The seat is made up of the entire district of Derbyshire Dales and the wards of Alport, Crich and South West Parishes in the district of Amber Valley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Patrick McLoughlin Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Derbyshire Dales[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 24,805 52.4 +0.3
Labour Andy Botham 10,761 22.7 +3.4
UKIP John Young 5,508 11.6 +7.8
Liberal Democrat Ben Fearn 3,965 8.4 -14.1
Green Ian Wood 2,173 4.6 +2.9
Humanity Amila Y'Mech 149 0.3 +0.2
Majority 14,044 29.7 +0.1
Turnout 47,361 74.6 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
General Election 2010: Derbyshire Dales[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 24,378 52.1 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Joe Naitta 10,512 22.5 -1.9
Labour Colin Swindell 9,061 19.4 -6.3
UKIP Ian Guiver 1,779 3.8 +1.3
Green Josh Stockell 772 1.7 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Nick The Flying Brick 228 0.5 N/A
Humanity Amila Y'Mech 50 0.1 N/A
Majority 13,866 29.6
Turnout 46,780 73.8 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.7

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.

Coordinates: 53°09′N 1°39′W / 53.15°N 1.65°W / 53.15; -1.65