Northampton South (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Northampton South in Northamptonshire
Location of Northamptonshire within England
|Major settlements||Northampton (part)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Lewer (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
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The one-time Deputy Speaker of the House, Michael Morris, a Conservative, held this seat from its creation in 1974 until 1997, when Tony Clarke defeated Morris in a surprise result (one of many in the Labour landslide of that year) to gain the seat for Labour with a majority of just 744. Clarke only just increased his majority in 2001, but Brian Binley defeated Clarke to regain the seat for the Conservatives in 2005 with a comfortable majority, and held it until 2015 when he retired and fellow Conservative David Mackintosh held the seat. Mackintosh retired at the 2017 snap election after just one Parliament, after facing the prospect of being deselected by his local constituency party, and Andrew Lewer took over with a decreased majority from 2015 of over 1,000.
1974-1983: The County Borough of Northampton wards of Castle, Delapre, Duston, St Crispin, South, and Weston.
1983-1997: The Borough of Northampton wards of Billing, Castle, Delapre, Nene Valley, New Duston, Old Duston, St Crispin, South, and Weston, and the District of South Northamptonshire wards of Blisworth, Brafield, Bugbrooke, Cogenhoe, Gayton, Hackleton, Harpole, Heyford, Kislingbury, Milton, Roade, Salcey, and Yardley.
1997-2010: The Borough of Northampton wards of Billing, Castle, Delapre, Nene Valley, New Duston, Old Duston, St Crispin, South, and Weston, and the District of South Northamptonshire wards of Brafield, Cogenhoe, Hackleton, Harpole, Kislingbury, Milton, Roade, Salcey, and Yardley.
2010–present: The Borough of Northampton wards of Billing, Castle, Delapre, Ecton Brook, New Duston, Old Duston, St Crispin, St James, Spencer, and Weston.
South Northamptonshire is the 2010-created constituency in the county which absorbed the southern part of the 1997 version of this constituency. Following the 2010 redistribution, the constituency is once again entirely within the Borough of Northampton as opposed to 1983 to 2010 when it also took in outlying rural parts outside the town.
The constituency has income, social housing and unemployment statistics close to the national average and a varied and dynamic service and engineering-centred economy typical of the East Midlands with significant foodstuffs, clothing and consumables manufacturing and processing operations.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Michael Morris||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Jill Hope||1,405||3.4||−0.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Sadik Chaudhury||1,673||4.3||-15.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Varnsverry||7,579||19.4||+5.9|
|English Democrat||Kevin Sills||618||1.6||N/A|
|Northampton Save our Public Services||Dave Green||325||0.8||N/A|
|Scrap Members' Allowances||Liam Costello||59||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Kevin Barron||8,327||15.3||+2.8|
|S O S! Voters Against Overdevelopment of Northampton||John Harrison||437||0.8||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||John Percival||354||0.6||N/A|
|Christian Peoples||Tim Webb||260||0.5||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+5.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Simpson||6,355||12.5||+1.4|
|Liberated Party||Tina Harvey||362||0.7||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Clare Johnson||196||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony W Morgan||6,316||11.1||-3.1|
|Referendum||Christopher C Petrie||1,405||2.5|
|Natural Law||Graham D Woollcombe||541||0.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Graham A G Mabbutt||9,912||14.9||−3.7|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||George Hopkins||10,639||18.60|
|Social Democratic||Keith Kyle||11,698||23.37|
Elections in the 1970s
|National Front||M James||407||1.06|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Andrew Lewer MP". www.parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "BBC Local Live: Northamptonshire". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
-  BBC Election Results for Northampton South
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.