Pendle (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|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|
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.
Since its creation in 1983 Pendle constituency has been coterminous with the borough of the same name, however the constituency boundaries were redrawn in 1997 due to local government boundary changes in the 1980s.
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
|Liberal Democrats||Gordon Lishman||1,548||3.5||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Gordon Lishman||941||2.1||−1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Roach||1,487||3.3||−16.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Afzal Anwar||9,095||20.2||−3.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Shazad Anwar||9,528||23.2||+9.4|
|Liberal Democrats||David Whipp||5,479||13.8||+2.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Tony Greaves||5,460||11.6||−3.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alan Davies||7,976||15.0||−9.3|
|Anti-Federalist League||Valerie Thome||263||0.5||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.5|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
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- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
- "Pendle Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
- "Election results - General Election 2017". Pendle Borough Council. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "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 26 July 2013. 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.
- "Pendle [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06.