Milton Keynes South West (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Milton Keynes South West|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Milton Keynes South West in Buckinghamshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Milton Keynes North, Milton Keynes South|
|Created from||Milton Keynes and Buckingham|
Milton Keynes South West was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2010. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was one of two covering the Borough of Milton Keynes. It included the more urban parts of the borough: Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Loughton, the Shenlies, Stony Stratford and more modern districts in between.
The constituency consisted of 12 electoral wards of the Borough of Milton Keynes: Church Green, Denbigh, Eaton, Fenny Stratford, Loughton, Manor Farm, Newton, Stony Stratford, Whaddon, Wolverton, Wolverton Stacey Bushes, and Woughton.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Buckinghamshire, the Boundary Commission for England created two new seats for Milton Keynes, effectively replacing the current South West/North East division with a North and South division from the 2010 general election.
Construction of Milton Keynes began in 1967, as a new town. Until 1983, it was part of the Buckingham constituency. As its population grew, Milton Keynes then gained its own constituency, which was taken by William Benyon of the Conservative Party.
The continuing expansion in the population of Milton Keynes led to this constituency being divided for the 1992 general election into two parts (Milton Keynes South West and North East Milton Keynes). The new South West constituency was taken by Barry Legg of the Conservatives, who lost the seat to Labour's Phyllis Starkey in the 1997 election. The Milton Keynes South West seat was abolished, and replaced with the Milton Keynes South seat for the 2010 general election. Phyllis Starkey ran in the Milton Keynes South seat, but lost to the Conservative candidate Iain Stewart.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Stuart||7,909||16.1||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Nazar Mohammed||4,828||10.6||−1.3|
|Legalise Cannabis||Patman Denning||500||1.1||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Dave Bradbury||261||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Jones||6,065||12.0||−2.5|
|Natural Law||Hugh Kelly||389||0.8||+0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Pym||7,429||14.5|
|Green||Dr. Caroline Field||525||1.0|
|Natural Law||H. Kelly||202||0.4|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "UK Parliamentary Constituency: 'Milton Keynes South West', April 1992 - April 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.