Thornbury and Yate (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°34′23″N 2°28′37″W / 51.573°N 2.477°W / 51.573; -2.477

Thornbury and Yate
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Thornbury and Yate in Avon
Outline map
Location of Avon within England
CountySouth Gloucestershire
Electorate64,368 (2018)[1]
Major settlementsThornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentLuke Hall (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromNorthavon

Thornbury and Yate is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since the 2015 election by Luke Hall, a Conservative.[n 2] Encompassing an area to the north-east of Bristol, it is one of three constituencies that make up the South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority Area, along with Filton and Bradley Stoke and Kingswood.

History[edit]

This seat is a successor to the former Northavon constituency, which was abolished following boundary changes taking effect at the 2010 general election.[2] It is named after the two largest towns in the constituency: Thornbury and Yate.

The constituency was one of a significant number gained from the Liberal Democrats by the Conservatives in the 2015 general election, and their majority further increased to more than 12,000 in the 2017 election, even as the Conservatives saw a net loss of seats nationally.

Boundaries[edit]

Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies by the Boundary Commission this newly defined seat emerged. The electoral wards used in the creation of this new seat were all from the district of South Gloucestershire and were as follows:[2]

Ward names and boundaries were subsequently reconfigured by the South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018[3] which came into effect in 2019.[4]

Constituency profile[edit]

Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 1.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6][7] Party
2010 Steve Webb Liberal Democrat
2015 Luke Hall Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Thornbury and Yate[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Hall 30,202 57.8 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Claire Young 17,833 34.1 +2.7
Labour Rob Logan 4,208 8.1 -4.0
Majority 12,369 23.7 -0.2
Turnout 52,243 75.2 +0.6
Registered electors 69,492
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General election 2017: Thornbury and Yate[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Hall 28,008 55.3 +14.3
Liberal Democrats Claire Young 15,937 31.4 -6.5
Labour Brian Mead 6,112 12.1 +4.3
Green Iain Hamilton 633 1.2 -1.5
Majority 12,071 23.9 +20.8
Turnout 50,690 74.6 +0.9
Registered electors 67,927 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing +10.4
General election 2015: Thornbury and Yate[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Hall 19,924 41.0 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Steve Webb 18,429 37.9 -14.0
UKIP Russ Martin 5,126 10.6 +7.1
Labour Hadleigh Roberts 3,775 7.8 +0.8
Green Iain Hamilton 1,316 2.7 New
Majority 1,495 3.1 N/A
Turnout 48,570 73.7 -1.5
Registered electors 65,884 +2.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +8.92
General election 2010: Thornbury and Yate[11][12] [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Webb 25,032 51.9
Conservative Matthew Riddle 17,916 37.2
Labour Roxanne Egan 3,385 7.0
UKIP Jenny Knight 1,709 3.5
Independents Federation UK Thomas Beacham 126 0.3
Independent Anthony Clements 58 0.1
Majority 7,116 14.7
Turnout 48,226 72.2
Registered electors 64,092 +0.1
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire". Boundary Commission for England. 15 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ "The South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^ Wood, Alex (18 January 2018). "Everything you need to know about the South Gloucestershire boundary changes". Bristol Post. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  6. ^ "Bristol North West 1950-". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
  8. ^ "Parliamentary general election - 12 December 2019". South Gloucestershire Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Thornbury & Yate parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "BBC News – Election 2010 – Constituency – Thornbury & Yate". news.bbc.co.uk.
  13. ^ Percentage change and swing for 2010 is calculated relative to the PA (Rallings and Thrasher) 2005 notional result, not actual 2005 result "Press Association Elections". Press Association. Retrieved 17 July 2017.