Milton Keynes South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°01′16″N 0°41′13″W / 52.021°N 0.687°W / 52.021; -0.687

Milton Keynes South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Milton Keynes South in Buckinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire
Electorate 85,552 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Iain Stewart (Conservative)
Created from Milton Keynes South West, North East Milton Keynes
European Parliament constituency South East England

Milton Keynes South is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Iain Stewart, a Conservative.[n 2]


This constituency (and its counterpart, Milton Keynes North), came into being when the two Milton Keynes constituencies (Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West) were reconfigured following the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies with the aim of equalising the electorate as between the constituencies in the light of population growth that had occurred mainly in the Milton Keynes Urban Area. This constituency is the more urban of the two.

Iain Stewart MP won the new constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election. This new constituency is a very large part of the former Milton Keynes South West, which had been held by Phyllis Starkey for Labour for 13 years until the 2010 general election.

In the 2015 general election, Iain Stewart again won the Milton Keynes South constituency for the Conservative Party.


The constituency takes up the smaller part of the area of the Borough of Milton Keynes but the more dense and is one of the borough's two constituencies. Milton Keynes South is primarily an urban area with some rural elements; the other, Milton Keynes North, covers a larger area and is more rural.[2]

The electoral wards that make up this constituency are Bletchley & Fenny Stratford; Danesborough; Denbigh; Eaton Manor; Emerson Valley; Furzton; Loughton Park; Stony Stratford; Whaddon (West Bletchley); Walton Park; Woughton[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Iain Stewart[5] Conservative


General Election 2017: Milton Keynes South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Stewart 30,652 47.5 +0.7
Labour Hannah O'Neill 28,927 44.9 +12.7
Liberal Democrat Tahir Maher 1,895 2.9 -1.0
UKIP Vince Peddle 1,833 2.8 -10.4
Green Graham Findlay 1,179 1.8 -1.5
Majority 1,725 2.6 -12.1
Turnout 64,486 69.8 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing -6.0
General Election 2015: Milton Keynes South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Stewart[8] 27,601 46.8 +5.2
Labour Andrew Pakes[8] 18,929 32.1 -0.1
UKIP Vince Peddle[9] 7,803 13.2 +9.5
Liberal Democrat Lisa Smith[10] 2,309 3.9 -13.8
Green Samantha Pancheri 1,936 3.3 +1.9
Independent Stephen Fulton 255 0.4 +0.4
Keep It Real Party Matthew Gibson 116 0.2 +0.2
Majority 8,672 14.7 +5.3
Turnout 59,019 65.8 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.65
General Election 2010: Milton Keynes South[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Stewart 23,034 41.6 N/A
Labour Phyllis Starkey[n 3] 17,833 32.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Peter Jones 9,787 17.7 N/A
UKIP Philip Pinto 2,074 3.7 N/A
BNP Matthew Tait 1,502 2.7 N/A
Green Katrina Deacon 774 1.4 N/A
Christian Peoples Suzanne Nti 245 0.4 N/A
Nationwide Reform Party Jonathan Worth 84 0.2 N/A
Majority 5,201 9.4 N/A
Turnout 55,333 63.9 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ Served as an MP in the three elections won under the Blair Ministry
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England Archived 14 July 2013 at WebCite
  3. ^ "Sex Toys Cloud 9".
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  5. ^ "Milton Keynes South parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via
  6. ^ "Milton Keynes South parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Milton Keynes South 2015".
  9. ^ "UK Polling Report".
  10. ^ "Lisa Smith PPC page". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Milton Keynes Council – General Election results, Milton Keynes South, 2010". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.