List of Parliamentary constituencies in Northamptonshire

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The county of Northamptonshire is divided into 7 Parliamentary constituencies - 2 Borough constituencies and 5 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  Conservative   Labour


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Corby CC 86,151 10,268   Tom Pursglove   Beth Miller ‡
Daventry CC 77,521 26,080   Chris Heaton-Harris   Paul Joyce ‡
Kettering CC 73,187 16,765   Philip Hollobone   Clare Pavitt ‡
Northampton North BC 59,265 5,507   Michael Ellis   Sally Keeble
Northampton South BC 62,172 4,697   Andrew Lewer   Gareth Eales ‡
South Northamptonshire CC 90,840 27,761   Andrea Leadsom   Gen Kitchen ‡
Wellingborough CC 80,764 18,540   Peter Bone   Andrea Watts ‡

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Previous boundaries
  1. Corby CC
  2. Daventry CC
  3. Kettering CC
  4. Northampton North BC
  5. South Northampton CC
  6. Wellingborough CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Northamptonshire

The Boundary Commission for England has recommended that the county should in future be divided into 7 constituencies. These changes were implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Proposed name Current boundaries
  1. Corby CC
  2. Daventry CC
  3. Kettering CC
  4. Northampton North BC
  5. Northampton South BC
  6. South Northamptonshire CC
  7. Wellingborough CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Northamptonshire

Changes proposed in 2018[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England published in 2018 the following constituencies in Northamptonshire.[1]

Results[edit]

Historical representation by party[edit]

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 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Independent Liberal   Labour   Liberal   Liberal-Labour   Liberal Unionist   National Party

Constituency 1885 1886 89 91 1892 1895 1900 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 17 18
Northampton Labouchère Paul Lees-Smith
Bradlaugh Manfield Drucker Shipman McCurdy
Northamptonshire East Channing Money
Northamptonshire Mid Spencer Pender Spencer Manfield
Northamptonshire North Cecil Monckton Stopford-Sackville Nicholls Brassey
Northamptonshire South Knightley Guthrie Douglas-Pennant FitzRoy Grove FitzRoy
Peterborough Wentworth-FitzWilliam Morton Purvis Greenwood

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Labour   Speaker

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 28 1929 1931 1935 40 43 1945
Daventry FitzRoy R, Manningham-Buller
Kettering Waterson Parker Perry M. Manningham-Buller Perry Eastwood Profumo Mitchison
Northampton McCurdy Bondfield Holland Malone M. Manningham-Buller Summers Paget
Peterborough Brassey Horrabin Cecil Hely-Hutchinson Tiffany
Wellingborough Smith Shakespeare Cove Dallas James Lindgren

1950-1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 1959 62 1964 1966 69 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Kettering Mitchison de Freitas Homewood
Northampton / Northampton North (1974) Paget Colquhoun Marlow
Wellingborough Lindgren Hamilton Howarth Fry
Peterborough Nicholls Transferred to Huntingdon and Peterborough
Northamptonshire South / Daventry (1974) Manningham-Buller Jones Prentice
Northampton South Morris

1983-present[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 12 2015 2017 2019
Corby Powell Hope Mensch Sawford Pursglove
Northampton North Marlow Keeble Ellis
Kettering Freeman Sawford Hollobone
Northampton South Morris Clarke Binley Mackintosh Lewer
Wellingborough Fry Stinchcombe Bone
Daventry Prentice Boswell Heaton-Harris
South Northamptonshire Leadsom

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volume 1: Report" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England.