List of Parliamentary constituencies in Buckinghamshire
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Map|
|Aylesbury CC||86,665||17,373||Rob Butler †||Liz Hind ‡|
|Beaconsfield CC||77,720||15,712||Joy Morrissey †||Dominic Grieve|
|Buckingham CC||83,146||20,411||Greg Smith †||Stephen Dorrell ¤|
|Chesham and Amersham CC||72,542||16,223||Cheryl Gillan †||Dan Gallagher ¤|
|Milton Keynes North CC||91,545||6,255||Ben Everitt †||Charlynne Pullen ‡|
|Milton Keynes South BC||96,363||6,944||Iain Stewart †||Hannah O'Neill ‡|
|Wycombe CC||78,093||4,214||Steve Baker †||Khalil Ahmed ‡|
2010 Boundary Review
In the Fifth Review the Boundary Commission for England proposed changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. The changes included the return of Great Missenden to Chesham and Amersham, Hazlemere to Wycombe and Aston Clinton to Buckingham. In addition, Marlow was transferred from Wycombe to Beaconsfield and Princes Risborough from Aylesbury to Buckingham. The boundary between the two Milton Keynes constituencies was realigned and they were renamed as Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South.
|Name||Pre-2010 boundaries||Revised name||Post-2010 boundaries|
Proposed boundary changes
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.
On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries. They propose to bring forward primary legislation to remove the statutory obligation to implement the 2018 Boundary Review recommendations, as well as set the framework for future boundary reviews in time for the next review which is due to begin in early 2021 and report no later than October 2023. It is proposed that the number of constituencies now remains at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.
Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Buckinghamshire in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
2Standing in Buckingham, unopposed by the 3 main parties.
* Included in Other
Historical representation by party
A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1945
|Constituency||1885||1886||89||91||1892||1895||99||1900||1906||Jan 10||Dec 10||12||14||1918||1922||1923||1924||1929||1931||1935||37||38||43|
|Aylesbury||F. de Rothschild||→||W. de Rothschild||L. de Rothschild||→||Keens||Burgoyne||Beaumont||Reed|
|Buckingham||E. Verney||Hubbard||E. Verney||Leon||Carlile||F. Verney||H. Verney||Bowyer||Whiteley||Berry|
1945 to 1983
|Constituency||1945||1950||1951||52||1955||1959||1964||1966||1970||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||78||1979||82|
|Eton and Slough||Levy||Brockway||Meyer||Lestor|
|Buckinghamshire South / Beaconsfield (1974)||Bell||Smith|
|Chesham and Amersham||Gilmour|
1983 to present
|Chesham and Amersham||Gilmour||Gillan|
|Milton Keynes / NE Milton Keynes (1992) / MK North (2010)||Benyon||Butler||White||Lancaster||Everitt|
|Milton Keynes SW / Milton Keynes S (2010)||Legg||Starkey||Stewart|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in the South East (region)
- History of parliamentary constituencies and boundaries in Buckinghamshire
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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