Pendle (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Pendle in Lancashire.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Electorate||66,735 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Barnoldswick, Colne, Nelson|
|Member of parliament||Andrew Stephenson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Nelson and Colne, Skipton and Clitheroe|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Pendle is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Andrew Stephenson, a Conservative.[n 2] The constituency was newly created for the 1983 general election, being largely formed from the former Nelson and Colne Constituency.
The major urban centres in Pendle are Nelson and Colne, with smaller towns Barnoldswick and Earby added to existing ones such as Higham and Pendleside and Craven since boundary changes in the 1970s that brought them into Pendle Borough, Lancashire from Yorkshire.
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies calling for slight changes in the run-up to the 2010 general election since which Pendle has the same electoral wards as the Borough:
- Barrowford; Blacko and Higherford; Boulsworth; Bradley; Brierfield; Clover Hill; Coates; Craven; Earby; Foulridge; Higham and Pendleside; Horsfield; Marsden; Old Laund Booth; Reedley; Southfield; Vivary Bridge; Walverden; Waterside; Whitefield
Although in 1992 this was not a bellwether, this is a key marginal with the Conservative lead over Labour being similar to the national lead in the 2010 general election. In terms of the local economy, unemployment is lower than the regional average, artisan creations, tourism, manufacturing, transport, food processing, the public sector and agriculture are large sectors.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Roach||1,487||3.3||−16.8|
|General Election 2010: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Afzal Anwar||9,095||20.2||−3.0|
|BNP||James D.M. Jackman||2,894||6.4||+0.2|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||1,476||3.3||+1.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Pendle|
|Liberal Democrat||Shazad Anwar||9,528||23.2||+9.4|
|BNP||Thomas Franklynn Boocock||2,547||6.2||+1.2|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||737||1.8||−1.0|
|General Election 2001: Pendle|
|Conservative||Rasjid Edward George Skinner||13,454||33.9||+3.6|
|Liberal Democrat||David Michael Baxter Whipp||5,479||13.8||+2.2|
|BNP||Chris Michael Jackson||1,976||5.0||N/A|
|UKIP||Graham Geoffrey Cannon||1,094||2.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Pendle|
|Conservative||John Anthony Midgley||14,235||30.3||−10.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony Robert Greaves||5,460||11.6||−3.4|
|General Election 1992: Pendle|
|Conservative||John Robert Louis Lee||21,384||40.3||−0.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Alan Peter Davies||7,976||15.0||−9.3|
|Anti-Federalist League||Mrs Valerie Mary Thome||263||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.5|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Pendle|
|Conservative||John Robert Louis Lee||21,009||40.4||−3.8|
|Labour||Mrs. Sylvia Dorothy Renilson||18,370||35.3||+3.0|
|Liberal||Arthur Gordon Lishman||12,662||24.3||+0.8|
|General Election 1983: Pendle|
|Conservative||John Robert Louis Lee||22,739||44.2||N/A|
|Liberal||Arthur Gordon Lishman||12,056||23.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "'Pendle', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Pendle". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.