List of Parliamentary constituencies in Surrey

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The county of Surrey is divided into 11 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 7 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
East Surrey CC 79,654 22,658   Sam Gyimah   Helena Windsor
Epsom and Ewell BC 78,633 24,443   Chris Grayling   Sheila Carlson
Esher and Walton BC 79,894 28,616   Dominic Raab   Francis Eldergill
Guildford CC 75,880 22,448   Anne Milton   Kelly Marie-Blundell
Mole Valley CC 74,038 25,453   Sir Paul Beresford   Paul Kennedy
Reigate BC 73,429 22,334   Crispin Blunt   Joseph Fox
Runnymede and Weybridge CC 73,771 22,134   Philip Hammond   Arran Neathey
South West Surrey CC 77,545 28,556   Jeremy Hunt   Mark Webber
Spelthorne BC 71,592 14,152   Kwasi Kwarteng   Redvers Cunningham
Surrey Heath CC 79,515 24,804   Michael Gove   Paul Chapman
Woking CC 74,269 20,810   Jonathan Lord   Jill Rawling

General Election 2015 and 2010 results[edit]

The following tables show the results for all Surrey constituencies in the General Elections in 2015[1] and 2010. The results are given as percentages.

Con Lab UKIP Lib Dem Green Others
East Surrey 57.4 11.8 17.0 9.2 3.8 0.6
Epsom and Ewell 58.3 15.5 12.5 8.8 3.7 1.3
Esher and Walton 62.9 12.7 9.7 9.4 4.1 1.1
Guildford 57.1 12.1 8.8 15.5 4.7 1.8
Mole Valley 60.6 8.3 11.2 14.5 5.4 --
Reigate 56.8 12.8 13.3 10.5 6.7 --
Runnymede and Weybridge 59.7 15.5 13.9 6.7 4.1 --
South West Surrey 59.9 9.5 9.9 6.3 5.4 9.1
Spelthorne 49.7 18.6 20.9 6.4 3.5 1.0
Surrey Heath 59.9 11.2 14.3 9.1 4.4 1.2
Woking 56.2 16.1 11.3 11.6 4.1 0.6
Average 58.0 13.1 13.0 9.8 4.5 1.5
Con Lib Dem Lab UKIP Others
East Surrey 56.7 25.9 9.0 6.9 1.5
Epsom and Ewell 56.2 26.8 11.9 4.6 0.5
Esher and Walton 58.9 24.8 10.7 3.3 2.3
Guildford 53.3 39.3 5.1 1.8 0.5
Mole Valley 57.5 28.7 7.0 5.1 1.6
Reigate 53.4 26.2 11.3 4.2 5.4
Runnymede and Weybridge 55.9 21.6 13.4 6.5 2.5
South West Surrey 58.7 30.2 6.0 2.6 2.6
Spelthorne 47.1 25.9 16.5 8.5 2.2
Surrey Heath 57.6 25.8 10.2 6.3 --
Woking 50.3 37.4 8.0 3.8 0.5
Average 55.1 28.4 9.9 4.9 1.8

Boundary review[edit]

Initial proposals[edit]

The initial proposals at the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which reported prior to 2010 envisaged no changes at all for the seats of East Surrey, Esher and Walton, Runnymede and Weybridge, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath and Woking seats, whilst the only changes proposed for Mole Valley involved realignment of largely rural ward boundaries with Epsom & Ewell that did not move any voters. However there was a disparity of over 11,000 voters between the Guildford and Reigate seats and the Commission proposed to make the following amendments:

Guilford and South West Surrey

  • Move the entire Waverley ward of Bramley, Bushridge and Hascombe into South West Surrey
  • Move the entire Waverley ward of Alford, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green into Guildford.

The net effect is to reduce the size of the Guildford seat.

Reigate and Epsom & Ewell

This increases the size of the Reigate seat. Overall the disparity across the county is reduced from 11,000 to 8,000.

Consultation and final recommendations[edit]

The main objections focused upon the moving of Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe into South West Surrey and a public review meeting was called which was dominated by this. The objections centred on the argument that the area had stronger links, including transport services, to Guildford than to Farnham and Godalming. Some noted that the previous Boundary Commission rejected a proposal to move Bramley after public objection. However this would have been to Mole Valley and the petitioners, including Bramley Parish Council, had stated that whilst they preferred to stay in Guildford, if they had to move they would prefer to be moved to South West Surrey. Also Bramley was not the entirety of the ward and the Commission was deeply reluctant to divide wards. The review upheld the proposals.

Objections were also made to the names of Guildford, Surrey Heath and Reigate. In general the objections were limited by a desire to avoid name changes unless majority boundary changes were made.

The objection to Guildford was lodged by a non resident who proposed "Guildford and Cranleigh" to take into account the large village in the seat. This was rejected, with the citation that there was no local support.

Reigate was objected to by those who proposed "Reigate and Banstead", the name of the district. Amongst those objecting were both Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Crispin Blunt, the local MP. However the seat covers only 70% of the district, with Reigate at its centre, whilst Banstead (in the north east corner) has a history of being moved between seats. The present name was retained.

Surrey Heath received objections, in part because of the 20% of the constituency that is outside the Surrey Heath district. Alternative suggested included "North West Surrey" (the pre 1997 name), "Camberley and Ash" and "West Surrey". However this proposal was opposed by many, including the Surrey Heath borough council. The objection was rejection as the identity was clear and the alternatives were divided and even more imprecise.

The proposed changes to Reigate, Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley did not meet objections.

Name Current boundaries Proposed revision
  1. East Surrey CC
  2. Epsom and Ewell BC
  3. Esher and Walton BC
  4. Guildford CC
  5. Mole Valley CC
  6. Reigate BC
  7. Runnymede and Weybridge CC
  8. South West Surrey CC
  9. Spelthorne BC
  10. Surrey Heath CC
  11. Woking CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Surrey
Proposed Revision

Historic List of Constituencies in Surrey[edit]

Used from 1983 to 1997[edit]

Used from 1974 to 1983[edit]

Used from 1955 to 1974[edit]

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
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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. ^ BBC News. Constituencies A-Z. Retrieved on 9 May 2015.