List of Parliamentary constituencies in Bedfordshire
The ceremonial county of Bedfordshire (which includes the areas of the Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton unitary authorities) is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies - 3 Borough constituencies and 3 County constituencies.
(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.
|Name[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||Map|
|Bedford BC||69,311||1,097||Richard Fuller†||Patrick Hall‡||Bedford Borough Council: Brickhill, Castle, Cauldwell, De Parys, Goldington, Harpur, Kempston East, Kempston North, Kempston South, Kingsbrook, Newnham, Putnoe, Queen’s Park.|
|Luton North BC||67,329||9,504||Kelvin Hopkins‡||Dean Russell†||Luton Borough Council: Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, Sundon Park.|
|Luton South BC||67,741||5,711||Gavin Shuker‡||Katie Redmond†||Luton Borough Council: Biscot, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Round Green, South, Stopsley, Wigmore. Central Bedfordshire Council: Caddington, Hyde and Slip End.|
|Mid Bedfordshire CC||78,501||23,327||Nadine Dorries†||Charlynne Pullen‡||Bedford Borough Council: Turvey, Wilshamstead, Wootton. Central Bedfordshire Council: Ampthill, Aspley Guise, Clifton and Meppershall, Cranfield, Flitton, Greenfield and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, Houghton, Haynes, Southill and Old Warden, Marston, Maulden and Clophill, Shefford, Campton and Gravenhurst, Shillington, Stondon and Henlow Camp, Streatley, Silsoe, Toddington, Westoning and Tingrith.|
|North East Bedfordshire CC||83,551||25,644||Alistair Burt†||Saqhib Ali‡||Bedford Borough Council: Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook. Central Bedfordshire Council: Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Potton and Wensley, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, Stotfold.|
|South West Bedfordshire CC||79,285||17,813||Andrew Selous†||Daniel Scott‡||Central Bedfordshire Council: All Saints, Chiltern, Dunstable Central, Eaton Bray, Grovebury, Heath and Reach, Houghton Hall, Icknield, Kensworth and Totternhoe, Linslade, Manshead, Northfields, Parkside, Planets, Plantation, Southcott, Stanbridge, Tithe Farm, Watling.|
The same constituency names were in use during this period, with slightly different boundaries.
|Name||Boundaries 1997 – 2010||Boundaries 2010 – present|
Total County Results
The total number of aggregate votes cast for each political party which fielded candidates in constituencies which comprise Bedfordshire in the 2015 general election was as follows:
|Monster Raving Loony||294||-|
Historical representation by party
Where a cell is marked --> (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) it indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918
|Constituency||Electorate||1885||1886||1892||1895||1900||1906||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||11|
1918 to 1974
1974 to present
|Constituency||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||1979||1983||1987||1992||1997||2001||2005||2010||2015|
|Bedford (1974-83, 1997-present)
North Bedfordshire (1983-97)
|North East Bedfordshire||Lyell||Burt|
|Bedfordshire South (1974-83)
South West Bedfordshire (1983-present)
|Luton East (1974-83)
Luton South (1983-present)
|Luton West (1974-83)
Luton North (1983-present)
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- "2015 Electorates".
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007