Runnymede and Weybridge (UK Parliament constituency)
|Runnymede and Weybridge|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||77,196 (December 2019)|
|Major settlements||Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham and Weybridge|
|Member of Parliament||Ben Spencer (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Chertsey and Walton (majority)|
North West Surrey (minority)
The constituency has the following electoral wards:
- In the Borough of Runnymede: Addlestone North; Addlestone South; Chertsey Riverside; Chertsey St Ann's; Egham Hythe; Egham Town; Englefield Green East; Englefield Green West; Longcross, Lyne and Chertsey South; New Haw; Ottershaw; Thorpe; Virginia Water; Woodham and Rowtown
- In the Borough of Elmbridge: Oatlands and Burwood Park; Weybridge Riverside; Weybridge St George's Hill
From its creation until 2019, it was represented by Philip Hammond, of the Conservative Party, who served as a Cabinet Minister throughout the Cameron–Clegg coalition before holding in succession two of the Great Offices of State: Foreign Secretary from 2014 to 2016, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019.
The constituency is roughly bisected by the M25. To the east are a series of affluent towns including part of Staines, Chertsey, Addlestone and Weybridge. There is more open land to the west, bordering Windsor Great Park and Chobham Common.
The constituency has incomes well above the national average, and lower than average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.3% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 2.4%. The borough contributing to the bulk of the seat has a low 14.7% of its population without a car, 18.3% of the population without qualifications and a high 29.9% with level 4 qualifications or above.
In terms of tenure 69.2% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across Runnymede.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Rob O'Carroll||9,236||17.3||+10.0|
|Liberal Democrats||John Vincent||3,765||7.3||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||John Vincent||3,362||6.7||−14.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Falconer||10,406||21.6||+3.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Henry Bolton||7,771||17.9||+1.6|
|Monster Raving Loony||Andrew Collett||358||0.8||New|
|UK Community Issues Party||Katrina Osman||113||0.3||New|
- Result declared at 02:19
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Bushill||6,924||16.3||0.0|
- Result declared at 03:21
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Geoffrey Taylor||8,397||16.3||−4.8|
|Natural Law||Jeremy Sleeman||162||0.3||New|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- Result declared at 03:31
Notes and references
- "Runnymede & Weybridge Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
- 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 "R" (part 2)
- "Runnymede and Weybridge candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK Polling Report". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
- "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.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Election result, 2015 (BBC)
- Election result, 2010 (BBC)
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 – 2001 (Election Demon)
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer