Sittingbourne and Sheppey (UK Parliament constituency)
|Sittingbourne and Sheppey|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Sittingbourne and Sheppey in Kent.
Location of Kent within England.
|Electorate||74,796 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Gordon Henderson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
1997-2010: The Borough of Swale wards of Borden, Eastern, Grove, Hartlip and Upchurch, Iwade and Lower Halstow, Kemsley, Milton Regis, Minster Cliffs, Murston, Newington, Queenborough and Halfway, Roman, Sheerness East, Sheerness West, Sheppey Central, West Downs, and Woodstock.
2010-present: The Borough of Swale wards of Borden, Chalkwell, Grove, Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch, Iwade and Lower Halstow, Kemsley, Leysdown and Warden, Milton Regis, Minster Cliffs, Murston, Queenborough and Halfway, Roman, St Michael's, Sheerness East, Sheerness West, Sheppey Central, Teynham and Lynsted, West Downs, and Woodstock.
The constituency was created in 1997, mostly from the former seat of Faversham. It covers some of the district of Swale, including Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey. (On Sheppey is Queenborough which was a borough constituency until abolition as a rotten borough in 1832.)
The constituency has been a bellwether of the national result since its 1997 creation. Unemployment claimant levels in November 2012 were close to the national average (3.8%) at 4.5%, in line with Cleethorpes, Thurrock, Hammersmith and Meriden.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Nevols||1,563||3.2||-13.2|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mad Mike Young||275||0.6||-0.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Nevols||7,943||16.4||+3.6|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mad Mike Young||319||0.7||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+12.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Nelson||5,183||12.7||-1.4|
|Rock 'n' Roll Loony||Mad Mike Young||479||1.2||-0.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Elvina Lowe||5,353||14.1||-4.2|
|Rock 'n' Roll Loony||Mad Mike Young||673||1.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Truelove||8,447||18.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Chris Driver||644||1.4|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "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 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.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.