Esher and Walton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Esher and Walton|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Esher and Walton in Surrey.
Location of Surrey within England.
|Electorate||76,962 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Esher, Walton-on-Thames|
|Member of parliament||Dominic Raab (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
Chertsey & Walton
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Esher and Walton / / is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.[n 1] The current MP is Dominic Raab of the Conservative Party. Since 1906 the seats to which its wards (and/or civil parishes) contributed have elected Conservative MPs and the lowest majority since the 1930s has been 16.1%. It is a safe Conservative seat.
Since the constituency's creation in 1997 it has consisted of the Borough of Elmbridge wards of Claygate, Cobham and Downside, Cobham Fairmile, Esher, Hersham North, Hersham South, Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Molesey East, Molesey North, Molesey South, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon, Thames Ditton, Walton Ambleside, Walton Central, Walton North, Walton South, and Weston Green.
Features of the constituency
The constituency is in the north of Surrey, bordering Greater London, in the affluent London commuter belt. It is partly rural, with heathland and reservoirs, as well as towns such as Esher and Walton-on-Thames, and lower density Cobham, Claygate and Molesey and the villages of Oxshott and Thames Ditton. The constituency occupies all but the far west of the Borough of Elmbridge. A majority of its housing is on private planned estates, with larger gardens on average than in most boroughs of Greater London. The South Western Main Line passes through the middle of the seat, with fast trains to central London, and the seat has low unemployment. The area of the seat includes the last non-tidal section of the River Thames, wooded Esher Commons, the River Mole and Sandown Park racecourse.
Members of Parliament
Ian Taylor held the seat from 1997 to 2010, having held the previous Esher seat from 1987. Taylor stood down at the 2010 election, and Dominic Raab was elected as the new Conservative MP for this seat.
The last time when any of the component villages/towns (then urban districts and below this level, civil parishes) in this area voted for an MP who was not Conservative was in 1906. The MP who served the four-year term to 1910 for Chertsey represented the Walton-on-Thames part of the seat.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Davis||5,372||9.4||−15.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Lionel Blackman||13,541||24.8||−4.8|
|Monster Raving Loony||Chinners Chinnery||341||0.6||−0.7|
|English Democrat||Mike Kearsley||307||0.6||N/A|
|Best of a Bad Bunch||Andy Lear||230||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Marsh||14,155||29.6||+7.1|
|Labour||Richard C.H. Taylor||9,309||19.4||−4.2|
|Monster Raving Loony||Chinners Chinnery||608||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Richard G. Cutler||342||0.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Marsh||10,241||22.5||+2.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Labour||Julie A. Reay||12,219||22.8||+5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Gary M. Miles||10,937||20.4||−1.6|
|Referendum||Andrew A.C. Cruickshank||2,904||5.4||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Simone Kay||302||0.6||N/A|
|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.
- Latest published Physical Environment: Land Use Statistics by constituency Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "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 result, 2015 (BBC)
- Election result, 2010 (BBC)
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)