Gravesham (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Gravesham in Kent for the 2010 general election.
Location of Kent within England.
|Electorate||70,412 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Adam Holloway (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
From its first MP in 1983 (a Conservative) until its 1997-2005 MP (of Labour) the winning candidate was from the winning party nationally. In 2005 Adam Holloway was one of 36 Conservative candidates to gain a seat from other parties and held the seat with an expanded majority in their much improved 2010 General Election showing in which the party gained 100 MPs and had a net gain of 97.
This particular name of the seat was created in 1983 effectively as the new name for the Gravesend seat.
- Previous bellwether status
The constituency and its predecessor together was considered a bellwether seat: from World War I until 2005 with the exceptions of the General Elections in 1929 Election and 1951, its winner came from the winning party.[n 3] Since the 2005 result conflicted with the UK outcome, the seat is regarded as having lost its bellwether status.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour||Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi||15,114||30.1||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Anne-Marie Bunting||1,111||2.2||−11.1|
|Labour Co-op||Kathryn Smith||13,644||28.8||−13.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Anna Arrowsmith||6,293||13.3||+2.6|
|English Democrats||Steve Uncles||1,005||2.1||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Parmenter||4,851||10.7||+1.5|
|English Independence Party||Christopher Nickerson||654||1.4||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Parmenter||4,031||9.2||+1.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Merilyn Canet||4,128||7.75|
|Natural Law||David Palmer||129||0.24|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||Graham A. Green||23,829||40.4||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Derek R. Deedman||5,269||8.9||−6.2|
|Independent Conservative||REB Khilkoff-Boulding||187||0.3||N/A|
|Independent Socialist||BJ Buxton||174||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Labour||Martin Andrew Coleman||20,099||34.83|
|Liberal||Robert Iain Crawford||8,724||15.12|
|Social Democratic||M Horton||10,826||19.75|
|National Front||P Johnson||420||0.77|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Nonetheless, in the 1929 and 1951 elections, the seat elected into office the candidate from the party with the largest national share of the vote
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- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.