List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wiltshire

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The ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England, (which includes the unitary authority of Swindon), is divided into seven Parliamentary constituencies. They are all County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrats   UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Chippenham CC 74,218 10,076   Michelle Donelan   Duncan Hames¤
Devizes CC 69,205 20,751   Claire Perry   David Pollitt
North Swindon CC 80,983 11,786   Justin Tomlinson   Mark Dempsey‡
North Wiltshire CC 67,851 21,046   James Gray   Brian Matthew¤
Salisbury CC 69,582 20,421   John Glen   Tom Corbin‡
South Swindon CC 73,926 5,785   Robert Buckland   Anne Snelgrove
South West Wiltshire CC 73,018 18,168   Andrew Murrison   Matthew Brown

Boundary changes[edit]

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

Current constituency boundaries

Name New boundaries
  1. Chippenham CC
  2. Devizes CC
  3. North Swindon CC
  4. North Wiltshire CC
  5. Salisbury CC
  6. South Swindon CC
  7. South West Wiltshire CC
Proposed Revision

Previous constituency boundaries

Name Previous boundaries
  1. Devizes CC
  2. North Swindon CC
  3. North Wiltshire CC
  4. Salisbury CC
  5. South Swindon CC
  6. Westbury CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Wiltshire

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 1895 97 98 00 1900 04 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 18
Westbury Fuller Chaloner Fuller Howard
Cricklade Maskelyne --> Husband Hopkinson FitzMaurice Massie Calley Lambert
Chippenham Fletcher Bruce Dickson-Poynder --> Terrell
Devizes Long Hobhouse Goulding Rogers Peto
Salisbury Grenfell Hulse Allhusen Palmer Tennant Locker-Lampson
Wilton Grove --> Pleydell-Bouverie J. Morrison Morse Bathurst H. Morrison

1918 to 1974[edit]

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 27 1929 31 1931 34 1935 42 43 1945 1950 1951 1955 1959 62 64 1964 65 1966 69 1970
Chippenham Terrell Bonwick Cazalet Eccles Awdry
Westbury Palmer Darbishire Shaw Long Grimston Walters
Devizes Bell Macfadyen Hurd Hollis Pott C. Morrison
Salisbury H. Morrison Moulton H. Morrison Despencer-Robertson J. Morrison Hamilton
Swindon Young Banks Addison Banks Addison Wakefield Reid Noel-Baker Ward Stoddart

1974 to present[edit]

Constituency Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015
Chippenham (2010) Hames Donelan
Chippenham / N Wiltshire (1983) Awdry Needham Gray
Devizes Morrison Ancram Perry
Salisbury Hamilton Key Glen
Westbury / South West Wiltshire (2010) Walters Faber Murrison
Swindon / South Swindon (1997) Stoddart Coombs Drown Snelgrove Buckland
North Swindon (1997) Wills Tomlinson

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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies 2.http://geo.digiminster.com/election/2015-05-07/Search?Query=wiltshire