Kingston and Surbiton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Kingston and Surbiton|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Kingston and Surbiton in Greater London.
|Member of parliament||James Berry (Conservative)|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
The constituency covers most of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, covering the south of Kingston itself and the town of Surbiton, as well as Chessington, New Malden and Tolworth. The remainder of the borough lies in the Richmond Park constituency.
The electoral wards forming the constituency are:
- Alexandra, Berrylands, Beverley, Chessington North & Hook, Chessington South, Grove, Norbiton, Old Malden, St James, St Mark’s, Surbiton Hill, and Tolworth & Hook Rise.
Latest boundary reviews
As part of its Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the Boundary Commission[n 3] made minor changes to re-align the constituency boundaries with the boundaries of the local government wards. This involved moving the entirety of the Beverley ward into Kingston and Surbiton. It had been split between Richmond Park and Kingston and Surbiton after ward boundaries were changed in 2002. The public consultation on proposed changes across the boroughs of Kingston and Richmond received 11 submissions, of which ten were in support. The new boundaries came into effect at the 2010 general election, and remained in place for 2015.
The constituency was created in 1997, when the number of seats covering the boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames was reduced from four to three. It replaced the former Surbiton constituency completely and also covers the south of the former Kingston constituency. Being largely middle-class, suburban areas, both Kingston and Surbiton were traditionally strongholds for the Conservatives, with Norbiton being the sole Labour-majority ward.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont represented Kingston from a by-election in 1972 until the 1997 general election, when he was not selected as the Conservative candidate for either of its replacements. Instead, the incumbent Surbiton MP Richard Tracey was selected, while Lamont unsuccessfully contested Harrogate and Knaresborough in North Yorkshire. In the event, Tracey was defeated by the Liberal Democrat candidate Edward Davey by the very narrow margin of 56 votes.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Ed Davey||Liberal Democrats|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Kingston and Surbiton |
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||20,415||34.5||-15.3|
|Christian Peoples||Daniel Gill||198||0.3||-0.1|
|TUSC||Laurel Fogarty ||174||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+9.0|
|General Election 2010: Kingston and Surbiton|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||28,428||49.8||−1.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Monkey The Drummer||247||0.4||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Tony May||226||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−2.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Kingston and Surbiton|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||25,397||51.0||−9.2|
|Socialist Labour||John Hayball||366||0.7||+0.1|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||George Weiss||146||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−7.0|
|General Election 2001: Kingston and Surbiton|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||29,542||60.2||+23.5|
|Socialist Labour||John Hayball||319||0.6||N/A|
|Unrepresented People's Party||Jeremy Middleton||54||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Kingston and Surbiton|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Davey||20,411||36.7||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Gail Tchiprout||1,470||2.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||Mark Leighton||100||0.2||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Clifford Port||100||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "South London Boroughs – Proposals for Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. 19 April 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2010.
- Fifth periodical report (PDF) (Report). Volume 3 Mapping for the London Boroughs and the Metropolitan Counties. Boundary Commission for England. 5 February 2007. ISBN 0101703228.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, 20 April 2010
- Election results for Kingston and Surbiton - Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 6 May 2010 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
- Election 2010 - Kingston & Surbiton BBC News, 7 May 2010