Electoral history of David Cameron

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This is a summary of the electoral history of David Cameron, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016.

Parliamentary elections[edit]

1997 general election, Stafford[edit]

General Election 1997: Stafford[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Kidney 24,606 47.5 Increase 12.6
Conservative David Cameron 20,292 39.2 Decrease 8.9
Liberal Democrat Pam A. Hornby 5,480 10.6 Decrease 5.9
Referendum Stephen R. Culley 1,146 2.2 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Ashton A.N. May 248 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,314 8.3
Turnout 51,772 76.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 10.7

2001 general election, Witney[edit]

General Election 2001: Witney[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cameron 22,153 45.0 +2.0
Labour Michael Bartlet 14,180 28.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Gareth Epps 10,000 20.3 +0.5
Green Mark Stevenson 1,100 2.2 +1.1
Independent Barry Beadle 1,003 2.0 N/A
UKIP Kenneth Dukes 767 1.6 +0.2
Majority 7,973 16.2 +3.8
Turnout 49,203 65.9 -10.8
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

2005 general election, Witney[edit]

General Election 2005: Witney[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cameron 26,571 49.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Liz Leffman 12,415 23.0 +2.7
Labour Tony Gray 11,845 22.0 -6.8
Green Richard Dossett-Davies 1,682 3.2 +0.9
UKIP Paul Wesson 1,356 2.5 +0.9
Majority 14,156 26.3 +10.1
Turnout 53,869 69.0 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

2010 general election, Witney[edit]

General Election 2010: Witney[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cameron 33,973 58.8 +9.4
Liberal Democrat Dawn Barnes 11,233 19.4 -3.1
Labour Joe Goldberg 7,511 13.0 -9.4
Green Stuart MacDonald 2,385 4.1 +1.0
UKIP Nikolai Tolstoy 2,001 3.5 +0.9
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 234 0.3 N/A
Independent Paul Wesson 166 0.3 N/A
Independent Johnnie Cook 151 0.3 N/A
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex 62 0.1 N/A
Independent Aaron Barschak 53 0.1 N/A
Majority 22,740 39.4 +12.5
Turnout 57,769 73.3 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing +6.3

2015 general election, Witney[edit]

General Election 2015: Witney[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cameron 35,201 60.2 +1.4
Labour Duncan Enright 10,046 17.2 +4.2
UKIP Simon Strutt 5,352 9.2 +5.7
Liberal Democrat Andy Graham 3,953 6.8 −12.7
Green Stuart MacDonald 2,970 5.1 +0.9
National Health Action Clive Peedell 616 1.1 N/A
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex 110 0.2 +0.1
Independent Christopher Tompson 94 0.2 N/A
Reduce VAT in Sport Vivien Saunders 56 0.1 N/A
Give Me Back Elmo Bobby Smith 37 0.1 N/A
Land Party Deek Jackson 35 0.1 N/A
Independent Nathan Handley 12 0.02 N/A
Majority 25,155 43.0 +3.6
Turnout 58,482 73.3 +0.0
Conservative hold Swing −1.4

2005 Conservative Party leadership election[edit]

Candidate First ballot:
18 October 2005
Second ballot:
20 October 2005
Members' vote
Votes % Votes % Votes %
David Cameron 56 28.3 90 45.5 134,446 67.6
David Davis 62 31.3 57 28.8 64,398 32.4
Liam Fox 42 21.2 51 25.7 Eliminated
Kenneth Clarke 38 19.2 Eliminated
Turnout 198 100 198 100 198,844 100
David Cameron elected

United Kingdom general elections[edit]

2010 general election[edit]

e • d Summary of the May 2010 House of Commons of the United Kingdom election results[11]
Political party Leader Candidates Votes
Nominated Elected Of total (%) Gained Lost Net Count Proportion
of total (%)
Change in
proportion (%)
Conservative[table 1] David Cameron 631 306 47.1 100 3 +97 10,703,754 36.1 +3.7
Labour Gordon Brown 631 258 39.7 3 94 −91 8,609,527 29.0 −6.2
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg 631 57 8.8 8 13 −5 6,836,824 23.0 +1.0
UKIP Lord Pearson 558 0 0 0 0 0 919,546 3.1 +0.9
BNP Nick Griffin 338 0 0 0 0 0 564,331 1.9 +1.2
SNP Alex Salmond 59 6 0.9 0 0 0 491,386 1.7 +0.1
Green Caroline Lucas 310 1 0.2 1 0 +1 265,247 0.9 −0.2
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 17 5 0.8 0 0 0 171,942 0.6 −0.1
DUP Peter Robinson 16 8 1.2 0 1 −1 168,216 0.6 −0.3
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 40 3 0.5 1 0 +1 165,394 0.6 −0.1
SDLP Margaret Ritchie 18 3 0.5 0 0 0 110,970 0.4 −0.1
UCU-NF Reg Empey 17 0 0 0 1 −1 102,361 0.3 −0.1
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 107 0 0 0 0 0 64,826 0.2 0.2
Alliance David Ford 18 1 0.2 1 0 +1 42,762 0.1 0.0
Respect Salma Yaqoob 11 0 0 0 1 −1 33,251 0.1 −0.1
TUV Jim Allister 10 0 0 0 0 0 26,300 0.1 N/A
Speaker N/A 1 1 0.2 0 0 0 22,860 0.1 0.0
IndependentRodney Connor N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 21,300 0.1 N/A
IndependentSylvia Hermon N/A 1 1 0.2 1 0 +1 21,181 0.1 N/A
Christian George Hargreaves 71 0 0 0 0 0 18,623 0.1 +0.1
Scottish Green Eleanor Scott and Patrick Harvie 20 0 0 0 0 0 16,827 0.1 0.0
Health Concern Richard Taylor 1 0 0 0 1 −1 16,150 0.1 0.0
IndependentBob Spink N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 12,174 0.0 N/A
TUSC Dave Nellist 37 0 0 0 0 0 12,275 0.0 N/A
National Front Ian Edward 17 0 0 0 0 0 10,784 0.0 0.0
Buckinghamshire Campaign for Democracy John Stevens 1 0 0 0 0 0 10,331 0.0 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 27 0 0 0 0 0 7,510 0.0 0.0
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 23 0 0 0 0 0 7,196 0.0 −0.1
Liberal Rob Wheway 5 0 0 0 0 0 6,781 0.0 −0.1
Blaenau Gwent PV Dai Davies 1 0 0 0 1 −1 6,458 0.0 −0.1
Christian Peoples Alan Craig 17 0 0 0 0 0 6,276 0.0 0.0
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 6 0 0 0 0 0 5,379 0.0 0.0
Lincolnshire Independent Marianne Overton 3 0 0 0 0 0 5,311 0.0 N/A
Mansfield Independent Forum 1 0 0 0 0 0 4,339 0.0 N/A
Green (NI) Mark Bailey and Karly Greene 4 0 0 0 0 0 3,542 0.0 0.0
Socialist Alternative Peter Taaffe 4 0 0 0 0 0 3,298 0.0 0.0
Trust Stuart Wheeler 2 0 0 0 0 0 3,233 0.0 N/A
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox and Frances Curran 10 0 0 0 0 0 3,157 0.0 −0.1
People Before Profit N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 2,936 0.0 N/A
Local Liberals People Before Politics 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,964 0.0 N/A
IndependentEsther Rantzen N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,872 0.0 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 6 0 0 0 0 0 1,581 0.0 0.0
SDP Peter Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1,551 0.0 N/A
Pirate Andrew Robinson 9 0 0 0 0 0 1,348 0.0 N/A
Common Sense Party Howard Thomas 2 0 0 0 0 0 1,173 0.0 0.0
Staffordshire Independent Group 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,208 0.0 0.0
Tendring First 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,078 0.0 0.0
Solihull and Meriden Residents Association 2 0 0 0 0 0 977 0.0 0.0
Communist Robert Griffiths 6 0 0 0 0 0 947 0.0 0.0
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 1 0 0 0 0 0 842 0.0 0.0
English Independence Party 1 0 0 0 0 0 803 0.0 0.0
Democratic Nationalist Party 2 0 0 0 0 0 753 0.0 N/A
Save King George Hospital 1 0 0 0 0 0 746 0.0 0.0
Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 7 0 0 0 0 0 738 0.0 0.0
Peace John Morris 3 0 0 0 0 0 737 0.0 0.0
Animal Protection N/A 4 0 0 0 0 0 675 0.0 0.0
Christian Movement for Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0 0 598 0.0 0.0
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 1 0 0 0 0 0 558 0.0 0.0
Total 3720 650 100 115 115 0 29,687,604 Turnout: 65.1
  1. ^ This figure excludes John Bercow (Buckingham)

2015 general election[edit]

The following table shows final election results as reported by BBC News[12] and The Guardian.[13]

e • d Summary[a] of the May 2015 House of Commons of the United Kingdom results
Political party Leader MPs Votes
Candidates[14] Total Gained Lost Net Of total (%) Total Of total (%) Change[b] (%)
Conservative[c] David Cameron 647 330 35 11 +24 50.8 11,299,609 36.8 +0.7
Labour Ed Miliband 631 232 22 48 −26 35.7 9,347,273 30.4 +1.5
UKIP Nigel Farage 624 1 1 0 +1 0.2 3,881,099 12.6 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg 631 8 0 49 −49 1.2 2,415,916 7.9 −15.1
SNP Nicola Sturgeon 59 56 50 0 +50 8.6 1,454,436 4.7 +3.1
Green Party of England and Wales Natalie Bennett 538 1 0 0 0 0.2 1,111,603 3.6 +2.7
DUP Peter Robinson 16 8 1 1 0 1.2 184,260 0.6 0.0
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood 40 3 0 0 0 0.5 181,704 0.6 0.0
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 18 4 0 1 −1 0.6 176,232 0.6 0.0
UUP Mike Nesbitt 15 2 2 0 +2 0.3 114,935 0.4 N/A[d]
SDLP Alasdair McDonnell 18 3 0 0 0 0.5 99,809 0.3 0.0
Independent N/A 170 1 0 0 0 0.2 101,897 0.3 N/A
Alliance David Ford 18 0 0 1 −1 0 61,556 0.2 +0.1
Scottish Green Patrick Harvie / Maggie Chapman 32 0 0 0 0 0 39,205 0.1 0.0
TUSC Dave Nellist 128 0 0 0 0 0 36,490 0.1 +0.1
Speaker John Bercow 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 34,617 0.1 0.0
National Health Action[e] Richard Taylor & Clive Peedell 13 0 0 0 0 0 12,999 0.1 0.0
TUV Jim Allister 7 0 0 0 0 0 16,538 0.1 0.0
Respect George Galloway 4 0 0 0 0 0 9,989 0.0 −0.1
Green (NI) Steven Agnew 5 0 0 0 0 0 6,822 0.0 0.0
CISTA Paul Birch 34 0 0 0 0 0 6,566 0.0 New
People Before Profit Collective 1 0 0 0 0 0 6,978 0.0 0.0
Yorkshire Party Richard Carter 14 0 0 0 0 0 6,811 0.0 New
English Democrat Robin Tilbrook 35 0 0 0 0 0 6,531 0.0 −0.2
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 6 0 0 0 0 0 5,675 0.0 0.0
Lincolnshire Independent Marianne Overton 5 0 0 0 0 0 5,407 0.0 0.0
Liberal Steve Radford 4 0 0 0 0 0 4,480 0.0 0.0
Monster Raving Loony Alan "Howling Laud" Hope 27 0 0 0 0 0 3,898 0.0 0.0
Independent Save Withybush Save Lives Chris Overton 1 0 0 0 0 0 3,729 0.0 New
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 8 0 0 0 0 0 3,481 0.0 0.0
Christian Peoples Sidney Cordle 17 0 0 0 0 0 3,260 0.0 0.0
Christian[f] Jeff Green 9 0 0 0 0 0 3,205 0.0 −0.1
No description[g] N/A 0 0 0 0 0 3,012 0.0 N/A
Workers' Party John Lowry 5 0 0 0 0 0 2,724 0.0 0.0
North East Party Hilton Dawson 4 0 0 0 0 0 2,138 0.0 0.0
Poole People Mike Howell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,766 0.0 New
BNP Adam Walker 8 0 0 0 0 0 1,667 0.0 −1.9
Residents for Uttlesford John Lodge 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,658 0.0 New
Rochdale First Party Farooq Ahmed 1 0 0 0 0 0 1,535 0.0 New
Communist Robert David Griffiths 9 0 0 0 0 0 1,229 0.0 New
Pirate Laurence Kaye 6 0 0 0 0 0 1,130 0.0 0.0
National Front Kevin Bryan 7 0 0 0 0 0 1,114 0.0 0.0
Communities United Kamran Malik 5 0 0 0 0 0 1,102 0.0 New
Reality Mark "Bez" Berry 3 0 0 0 0 0 1,029 0.0 New
The Southport Party David Cobham 1 0 0 0 0 0 992 0.0 New
All People's Party Prem Goyal 4 0 0 0 0 0 981 0.0 New
Peace John Morris 4 0 0 0 0 0 957 0.0 New
Bournemouth Independent Alliance David Ross 1 0 0 0 0 0 903 0.0 New
Socialist (GB) Collective 10 0 0 0 0 0 899 0.0 New
Scottish Socialist Executive Committee 4 0 0 0 0 0 875 0.0 0.0
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 4 0 0 0 0 0 852 0.0 0.0
Your Vote Could Save Our Hospital Sandra Allison 1 0 0 0 0 0 849 0.0 New
Wigan Independents Gareth Fairhurst 1 0 0 0 0 0 768 0.0 New
Animal Welfare Vanessa Hudson 4 0 0 0 0 0 736 0.0 0.0
Something New James Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 695 0.0 New
Consensus Helen Tyrer 1 0 0 0 0 0 637 0.0 New
National Liberal National Council 2 0 0 0 0 0 627 0.0 New
Independents Against Social Injustice Steve Walmsley 1 0 0 0 0 0 603 0.0 New
Independence from Europe Mike Nattrass 5 0 0 0 0 0 578 0.0 New
Whig Waleed Ghani 4 0 0 0 0 0 561 0.0 New
Guildford Greenbelt Group Susan Parker 1 0 0 0 0 0 538 0.0 New
Class War Ian Bone 7 0 0 0 0 0 526 0.0 New
Above and Beyond Mark Flanagan 5 0 0 0 0 0 522 0.0 New
Northern Mark Dawson 5 0 0 0 0 0 506 0.0 New
Workers Revolutionary Sheila Torrance 7 0 0 0 0 0 488 0.0 0.0
Left Unity Kate Hudson 3 0 0 0 0 0 455 0.0 New
Liberty GB Paul Weston 3 0 0 0 0 0 418 0.0 New
People First Collective 1 0 0 0 0 0 407 0.0 New
Other parties[h] N/A 0 0 0 0 0 65,537 0.0 N/A
Total 3,921 650 30,697,525
  1. ^ 66 parties are grouped together as 'other parties'. None of those parties contested more than 2 constituencies, or gained more than 300 votes
  2. ^ This column shows the change in vote share percentage from the 2010 general election to the 2015 general election. It does not account for by-elections.
  3. ^ BBC News includes the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, in the MP tally and the vote tally for the Conservatives. See About these results, BBC News (30 April 2015). In this table, however, the speaker (who usually does not vote in the Commons) is listed separately, and has been removed from the Conservative tally.
  4. ^ The UUP did not run itself in 2010; instead, it ran candidates under the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists banner.
  5. ^ BBC News lists the National Health Action Party together with Independent Community and Health Concern (formerly known as Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern), which is affiliated with the larger party, for a total of 20,210 votes. The Guardian lists each party separately. Health Concern received 7,211 of the votes attributed to the National Health Action Party.
  6. ^ The BBC groups together the votes under the Scottish Christian Party (1,467 votes); Christian Party (1,040 votes); and Christian (698 votes) labels, for a total of 3,205 votes. The Guardian lists these designations separately.
  7. ^ Candidates who do not specify a party or Independent are categorised as No description
  8. ^ 66 parties, none of which contested more than 2 constituencies, each with under 300 votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ BBC 1997 General Election Site
  3. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Archived 18 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine., West Oxfordshire District Council
  7. ^ "2010 Witney Election Result". BBC News. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/media/1045231/statements-of-persons-nominated-and-notice-of-poll-for-parliamentary-election-7-may-2015.pdf
  10. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14001046
  11. ^ "BBC Election 2010 Results". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Election 2015 - Results". BBC News.
  13. ^ Osborn, Matt; Clarke, Sean; Franklin, Will; Straumann, Ralph. "UK 2015 general election results in full". The Guardian.
  14. ^ "Number of known 2015 candidates per party". Your Next MP. Retrieved 12 May 2015.