Kenilworth and Southam (UK Parliament constituency)
|Kenilworth and Southam|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Kenilworth and Southam in Warwickshire.
Location of Warwickshire within England.
|Electorate||63,772 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Jeremy Wright (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Rugby & Kenilworth, Warwick & Leamington, Stratford-on-Avon|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
Kenilworth and Southam is a constituency[n 1] in Warwickshire, England represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Jeremy Wright, a Conservative who has served as Culture Secretary since 9 July 2018, having previously served as Attorney General for England and Wales from 2014 to 2018.[n 2]
Members of Parliament
The new seat is overwhelmingly rural and intertwined with the countryside in nature, most properties having large plots and a substantial majority being semi-detached or detached. This is geographically one of the largest in the West Midlands and one of its safest Conservative seats.
The historic town of Kenilworth, with a population of around 23,000, is the only settlement of any significant size, while there are plenty of small villages, hamlets and farms and the ancient and prosperous little town of Southam.
The District of Warwick wards of Abbey, Cubbington, Lapworth, Leek Wootton, Park Hill, Radford Semele, St John’s, and Stoneleigh, the District of Stratford-on-Avon wards of Burton Dassett, Fenny Compton, Harbury, Kineton, Long Itchington, Southam, Stockton and Napton, and Wellesbourne, and the Borough of Rugby wards of Dunchurch and Knightlow, Leam Valley, and Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Warwickshire, the Boundary Commission created this new constituency, pairing Kenilworth and Southam and breaking the parliamentary link between Rugby and Kenilworth established in 1983.
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Dickson|
|Renew||Julie Alexander-Cooper (provisional)|
The Renew Party have selected a prospective parliamentary candidate, Julie Alexander-Cooper, but have expressed interested in a “Remain Alliance” with other pro-EU parties, and may ultimately choose not to stand their candidate.
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Dickson||4,921||9.6||0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Dickson||4,913||10.1||17.6|
|Monster Raving Loony||Nicholas Green||370||0.8||0.8|
|Digital Democracy ||Jon Foster-Smith ||139||0.3||+0.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Nigel Rock||13,393||27.7||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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)
- 2011 census interactive maps Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- "Candidates confirmed for General Election". Stratford-upon-Avon Herald. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Rob Ballantyne – Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Kenilworth and Southam". Green Party of England and Wales. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK > England > West Midlands > Kenilworth & Southam". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.