Epsom and Ewell (UK Parliament constituency)
|Epsom and Ewell|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||76,916 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Epsom, Ewell and Ashtead|
|Member of Parliament||Chris Grayling (Conservative)|
|Number of members||3|
1974–1983: The Municipal Borough of Epsom and Ewell, and the Urban District of Leatherhead.
1983–1997: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Banstead Village, Nork, Preston, and Tattenhams.
1997–2010: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, the District of Mole Valley wards of Ashtead Common, Ashtead Park, and Ashtead Village, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Nork, Preston, and Tattenhams.
2010–present: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, the District of Mole Valley wards of Ashtead Common, Ashtead Park, and Ashtead Village, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Nork and Tattenhams.
- Historic boundaries
Before 1997 it excluded Ashtead but instead included Banstead from Reigate and Banstead. As the borough of Epsom and Ewell is small and includes relatively sparsely populated areas such as Epsom Downs, the constituency has consistently also included areas of neighbouring Surrey districts.
- Latest boundary change
After the Boundary Commission's report of 2005, some changes were implemented for the 2010 election. The boundary with Mole Valley moved slightly the uninhabited portions of land by the M25 motorway adjoining Ashtead and Leatherhead, in line with local government wards. The Preston ward of Reigate & Banstead (in Tadworth) was transferred to Reigate to bring that constituency's electorate closer to the county average.
The seat has existed since the February 1974 general election, forming the centre of the previous Epsom constituency. Epsom had been held by a Conservative since its creation in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.
In Westminster elections, it is one of the strongest Conservative areas in the country. Locally, however, the majority area council (Epsom and Ewell Borough Council) is controlled by the local Residents' Association. Conservatives regularly run the two slightly included neighbouring councils and until recently the party rarely contested the main borough's elections. A ward in Epsom, Court is quite strongly Labour, and several Residents Association councillors have sided against Conservative-run Reigate and Banstead council which is also electorally diverse.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||constituency created|
|Feb 1974||Peter Rawlinson||Conservative|
|1978 by-election||Sir Archie Hamilton||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Gee||13,946||23.5||11.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Gee||7,401||12.5||3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Gee||5,002||8.8||18.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Jonathan Lees||14,734||26.8||+5.3|
|Radical Reform||Peter Ticher||266||0.5||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Jonathan Lees||10,699||21.4||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||John Vincent||10,316||22.1||-0.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||John Vincent||12,380||22.8||-0.7|
|ProLife Alliance||Katherine Weeks||466||0.9||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin P. Emerson||12,840||23.5||+0.3|
|Labour||Richard A. Warren||8,577||15.7||+1.2|
|Natural Law||GD Hatchard||334||0.6||New|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||Michael Alexander John Anderson||5,673||12.78||-13.85|
|National Front||James Sawyer||823||1.85||New|
|Liberal||David Julian Hardy Griffiths||15,819||26.63|
|Labour||Neil Joseph Kearney||11,471||19.31|
|Liberal||David Julian Hardy Griffiths||18,899||28.85||+12.33|
|Labour||Neil Joseph Kearney||10,787||16.47||-5.59|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
- "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED AND NOTICE OF POLL - Epsom and Ewell" (PDF). epsom-ewell.gov.uk.
- "Epsom & Ewell parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "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. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. 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.
- Election result, 2015 (BBC)
- Election result, 2010 (BBC)
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1983 – 1992 (Election Demon)