South West Wiltshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|South West Wiltshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of South West Wiltshire in Wiltshire for the 2010 general election
Location of Wiltshire within England
|Electorate||72,820 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Murrison (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Westbury, Salisbury|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies tasked to the Boundary Commission, by which Parliament increased the number of seats in the county from six to seven.
The previous Westbury constituency was abolished: the northern part (including the town of Bradford-on-Avon) was transferred to the reinstated Chippenham seat, and the southern part (including the towns of Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury) formed the bulk of this constituency, which to complete it, received a minority of wards from the Salisbury seat.
The former District of West Wiltshire wards of Dilton Marsh, Ethandune, Mid Wylye Valley, Shearwater, Southwick and Wingfield, Summerham, Trowbridge Adcroft, Trowbridge College, Trowbridge Drynham, Trowbridge John of Gaunt, Trowbridge Park, Warminster East, Warminster West, Westbury Ham, and Westbury Laverton, and the former District of Salisbury wards of Donhead, Fonthill and Nadder, Knoyle, Tisbury and Fovant, and Western and Mere.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Andrew Murrison||Conservative||Surgeon Commander (RN), retired 2000; Minister of State for International Development and the Middle East since May 2019|
- For the approximate comparator before 2010, as the main predecessor seat, see Westbury.
Elections in the 2010s
|Conservative||Andrew Murrison||33,038||60.2||+ 0.2|
|Labour||Emily Pomroy-Smith||11,408||20.8||- 5.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Ellen Nicholson||8,015||14.6||+ 4.8|
|Green||Julie Phillips||2,434||4.4||+ 1.8|
|Conservative hold||Swing||- 3.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||5,360||9.8||-0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||5,482||10.6||-19.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||14,954||30.5||+0.3|
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