Charnwood (UK Parliament constituency)

Charnwood is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.[n 2]

Charnwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Charnwood in Leicestershire
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England
CountyLeicestershire
Population94,748 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate75,454 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsAnstey, Birstall,
East Goscote, Queniborough, Rothley, Syston, Thurmaston, Woodhouse Eaves, Glenfield, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Forest East, Groby
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentEdward Argar (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromLoughborough, Rutland and Melton, Blaby, Bosworth
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

HistoryEdit

The seat emerged from the Boundary Commission report of 1995 reflecting population increases in Leicestershire for the 1997 general election; the largest part of it was previously in Loughborough. To date Charnwood has been a Conservative Party stronghold.

BoundariesEdit

1997–2010: The Borough of Charnwood wards of Birstall Goscote, Birstall Greengate, Birstall Netherhall, Birstall Riverside, Birstall Stonehill, Bradgate, East Goscote, Mountsorrel and Rothley, Queniborough, Six Hills, Syston, Thurcaston, Thurmaston, and Woodhouse and Swithland, the District of Blaby wards of Ellis, Fairestone, Kirby, and Leicester Forest East, and the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth wards of Groby and Ratby.

2010–present: The Borough of Charnwood wards of Anstey, Birstall Wanlip, Birstall Watermead, East Goscote, Forest Bradgate, Mountsorrel, Queniborough, Rothley and Thurcaston, Syston East, Syston West, Thurmaston, and Wreake Villages, the District of Blaby wards of Ellis, Fairestone, Forest, and Muxloe, and the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth ward of Groby.

The seat is close to Leicester, between the city and Nottingham, and covers slightly more than half of the local government district of Charnwood to the north of Leicester. The town of Loughborough is the largest in the borough, but lies in a separate constituency.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3][4] Party
1997 Stephen Dorrell Conservative
2015 Edward Argar Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Charnwood[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Argar 35,121 63.4 +3.1
Labour Gary Godden 12,724 23.0 −7.8
Liberal Democrats Kate Tipton 4,856 8.8 +5.1
Green Laurie Needham 2,664 4.8 +2.9
Majority 22,397 40.4 +10.8
Turnout 55,365 69.6 −1.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.45
General election 2017: Charnwood[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Argar 33,318 60.4 +6.1
Labour Sean Kelly-Walsh[10] 16,977 30.8 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Simon Sansome[11] 2,052 3.7 −3.2
UKIP Victoria Connor 1,471 2.7 −13.3
Green Nick Cox[12] 1,036 1.9 +1.9
BNP Stephen Denham 322 0.6 −0.3
Majority 16,341 29.6 -2.8
Turnout 55,176 70.7 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing 1.39
General election 2015: Charnwood[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Argar[15] 28,384 54.3 +4.7
Labour Sean Kelly-Walsh [16] 11,453 21.9 +2.2
UKIP Lynton Yates[17] 8,330 15.9 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Sansome 3,605 6.9 -14.6
BNP Cathy Duffy 489 0.9 -4.9
Majority 16,931 32.4 +4.3
Turnout 52,261 67.6 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.25
General election 2010: Charnwood[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,560 49.6 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Robin Webber-Jones 11,531 21.5 +3.2
Labour Eric Goodyer 10,536 19.7 -8.9
BNP Cathy Duffy 3,116 5.8 +2.2
UKIP Miles Storier 1,799 3.4 +0.4
Majority 15,029 28.1 +10.7
Turnout 53,542 71.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.1

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Charnwood[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,571 46.6 -1.6
Labour Richard Robinson 14,762 29.2 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Sue King 9,057 17.9 +1.7
BNP Andrew Holders 1,737 3.4 N/A
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,489 2.9 -0.4
Majority 8,809 17.4 +1.4
Turnout 50,616 66.4 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +0.7
General election 2001: Charnwood[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 23,283 48.2 +1.8
Labour Sean Sheahan 15,544 32.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Susan King 7,835 16.2 +3.4
UKIP Jamie Bye 1,603 3.3 N/A
Majority 7,739 16.0 +6.5
Turnout 48,265 64.4 -12.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Charnwood[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Dorrell 26,110 46.5 N/A
Labour David Knaggs 20,210 36.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Roger Wilson 7,224 12.9 N/A
Referendum Hugh Meechan 2,104 3.7 N/A
BNP Matthew Palmer 525 0.9 N/A
Majority 5,900 10.5 N/A
Turnout 56,173 77.3 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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. ^ "Charnwood: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Charnwood 1997–". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  5. ^ https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/files/documents/charnwood_sopn_nop_sit_of_poll_stations/Charnwood%20-%20SOPN,%20NOP,%20Sit%20of%20Poll%20Stations.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000625
  7. ^ "How did Charnwood vote in 2017?". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Charnwood Parliamentary constituency". BBC. 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "General Election 2017: Charnwood". The Daily Express. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/who-are-labour-s-general-election-candidate-in-leicestershire/story-30310977-detail/story.html[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/simon_sansome
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-21. Retrieved 2017-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Charnwood Parliamentary constituency". BBC. 8 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Conservatives choose councillor to fight Stephen Dorrell's Charnwood seat in General Election". Leicester Mercury. 28 January 2015. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  16. ^ "UK ELECTION RESULTS: CHARNWOOD 2015".
  17. ^ Dan J Martin (19 February 2015). "UKIP lifts suspension of Charnwood parliamentary candidate Lynton Yates after "ban drivers on benefits" leaflet". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  18. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 52°42′N 1°12′W / 52.7°N 1.2°W / 52.7; -1.2