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Chatham and Aylesford (UK Parliament constituency)

Chatham and Aylesford is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Tracey Crouch, a Conservative.[n 2]

Chatham and Aylesford
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chatham and Aylesford in Kent
Outline map
Location of Kent within England
CountyKent
Population97,281 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate68,437 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsChatham, Ditton, Larkfield, Snodland
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentTracey Crouch (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromMid Kent and Tonbridge and Malling
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencySouth East England

Constituency profileEdit

Following its creation in 1997, the constituency returned Labour candidates in the three elections to 2005, and Conservative candidates in the three elections since 2010. The largest third party share of votes cast was 19.9% (for the UK Independence Party in 2015). The Liberal Democrats came third in the first four elections, with a maximum vote share of 15% in 1997.

BoundariesEdit

1997-2010: The City of Rochester-upon-Medway wards of Holcombe, Horsted, Lordswood, Luton, Walderslade, Wayfield, and Weedswood, and the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling wards of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill, Burham, Eccles and Wouldham, Ditton, Larkfield North, Larkfield South, Snodland East, and Snodland West.

2010–present: The Borough of Medway wards of Chatham Central, Lordswood and Capstone, Luton and Wayfield, Princes Park, and Walderslade, and the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling wards of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill and Walderslade, Burham, Eccles and Wouldham, Ditton, Larkfield North, Larkfield South, Snodland East, and Snodland West.

As its name suggests, the constituency stretches from the historic town of Chatham which sprang from Chatham Royal Dockyard to the historic village of Aylesford in Kent.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Chatham and Aylesford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tracey Crouch 25,587 57.0 +6.8
Labour Vince Maple 15,129 33.7 +10.1
UKIP Nicole Bushill 2,225 5.0 -15.0
Liberal Democrat Thomas Quinton 1,116 2.5 -0.7
Green Bernard Hyde 573 1.3 -1.3
Christian Peoples John-Wesley Gibson 260 0.6 0.0
Majority 10,458 23.3
Turnout 44,963 63.7
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
General election 2015: Chatham and Aylesford[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tracey Crouch [7] 21,614 50.2 +4.0
Labour Tristan Osborne 10,159 23.6 −8.7
UKIP Ian Wallace[8] 8,581 19.9 +16.9
Liberal Democrat Thomas Quinton 1,360 3.2 −10.2
Green Luke Balnave 1,101 2.6 +1.7
Christian Peoples John-Wesley Gibson[9] 133 0.3 N/A
TUSC Ivor Riddell 125 0.3 N/A
Majority 11,455 26.6
Turnout 43,073 62.8
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
General election 2010: Chatham and Aylesford[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tracey Crouch 20,230 46.2 +9.4
Labour Jonathan Shaw 14,161 32.3 −12.7
Liberal Democrat John McClintock 5,832 13.3 −0.2
BNP Colin McCarthy-Stewart 1,365 3.1 N/A
UKIP Steve Newton 1,314 3.0 +0.0
English Democrat Sean Varnham 400 0.9 −0.8
Green Dave Arthur 396 0.9 N/A
Christian Maureen Smith 109 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,069 13.9
Turnout 43,807 61.6 +1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +11.1

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Chatham and Aylesford[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Shaw 18,387 43.7 −4.6
Conservative Anne Jobson 16,055 38.2 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Debbie Enever 5,744 13.7 +1.9
UKIP Jeffrey King 1,226 2.9 +0.4
English Democrat Michael Russell 668 1.6 N/A
Majority 2,332 5.5
Turnout 42,080 59.7 2.7
Labour hold Swing −2.7
General election 2001: Chatham and Aylesford[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Shaw 19,180 48.3 +5.2
Conservative Sean Holden 14,840 37.3 −0.1
Liberal Democrat David Lettington 4,705 11.8 −3.2
UKIP Gregory Knopp 1,010 2.5 +1.5
Majority 4,340 11.0
Turnout 39,735 57.0 −13.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Chatham and Aylesford[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Shaw 21,191 43.1 N/A
Conservative Richard Knox-Johnston 18,401 37.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Robin Murray 7,389 15.0 N/A
Referendum Keith Riddle 1,538 3.1 N/A
UKIP Alan Harding 493 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Timothy Martell 149 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,790 5.7 N/A
Turnout 49,161 70.6 N/A
Labour 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. ^ "Chatham and Aylesford: 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. ^ "Chatham and Aylesford 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Chatham & Aylesford parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Constituencies". UKIP South East. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  9. ^ "CPA Candidates for the General Election". Christian Peoples Alliance. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°20′N 0°29′E / 51.333°N 0.483°E / 51.333; 0.483