Chesham and Amersham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chesham and Amersham|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Population||92,635 (2011 UK Census)|
|Major settlements||Chesham and Amersham|
|Member of Parliament||Dame Cheryl Gillan (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South Buckinghamshire and Aylesbury|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Chesham and Amersham (/
Formed as a new county constituency for the February 1974 general election, comprising the southern part of the Rural District of Amersham, including Amersham and the Chalfonts, previously part of the abolished constituency of South Buckinghamshire, and Chesham and the northern part of the Rural District of Amersham, transferred from Aylesbury.
The constituency vote has been solidly Conservative since the seat's creation and at the 2010 election the party won with a large majority. The next largest party at that election was the Liberal Democrats, with 28% of the vote. However, in 2017, Labour moved into second place for the first time in the seat’s history, gaining a fifth of the vote.
Boundaries and boundary changesEdit
1974-1983: The Urban District of Chesham, and the Rural District of Amersham.
1983-1997: The District of Chiltern wards of Amersham Common, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Amersham Town, Asheridge Vale, Ashley Green and Latimer, Austenwood, Chalfont Common, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter Central, Chartridge, Chenies, Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, Cholesbury and The Lee, Coleshill and Penn Street, Gold Hill, Hilltop, Holmer Green, Little Chalfont, Little Missenden, Lowndes, Newtown, Penn, Pond Park, St Mary's, Seer Green and Jordans, Townsend, and Waterside, and the District of Wycombe wards of Hazlemere North and Hazlemere South.
1997-2010: All the wards of the District of Chiltern except the wards of Ballinger and South Heath, Great Missenden, and Prestwood and Heath End, and the District of Wycombe wards of Hazlemere Central, Hazlemere East and Hazlemere West.
2010–present: The District of Chiltern wards of Amersham Common, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Amersham Town, Asheridge Vale and Lowndes, Ashley Green, Latimer and Chenies, Austenwood, Ballinger, South Heath and Chartridge, Central, Chalfont Common, Chalfont St Giles, Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill, Cholesbury, The Lee and Bellingdon, Gold Hill, Great Missenden, Hilltop and Townsend, Holmer Green, Little Chalfont, Little Missenden, Newtown, Penn and Coleshill, Prestwood and Heath End, Ridgeway, St Mary’s and Waterside, Seer Green, and Vale.
Great Missenden transferred back from Aylesbury and Hazlemere returned to Wycombe.
The constituency is in Buckinghamshire and coincides with the Chiltern Local Government District. It includes the towns of Chesham and Amersham and outlying rural village settlements within the Metropolitan Green Belt and partly also within the Chilterns AONB. The area is connected with central London by the Metropolitan line of London Underground and the London to Aylesbury Line operated by Chiltern Railways. The constituency is also close to the M40 motorway and is one the Conservatives' safest seats, home to many affluent professionals and commuters to London.
Changes proposed for 2022Edit
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. If these proposals are approved by Parliament they will reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and come into effect at the next UK general election which is due to take place in May 2022 under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|Feb 1974||Sir Ian Gilmour||Conservative|
|1992||Dame Cheryl Gillan||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Jones||7,179||13.0||4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Kirsten Johnson||4,761||9.0||-19.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Tim Starkey||14,948||28.5||+2.3|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||11,821||25.1||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||John Ford||10,985||24.3||+0.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Gillian Duval||453||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Brand||12,439||23.83||-0.67|
|Natural Law||Hugh Godfrey||74||0.14||-0.26|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Ketteringham||14,053||24.5||−2.6|
|Natural Law||MTL Griffith-Jones||255||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
Elections in the 1970sEdit
|Labour||Elizabeth M. Barratt||7,645||14.26|
|National Front||S Clinch||697||1.30|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Chesham and Amersham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report". Archived from the original on 2019-02-15.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Chesham and Amersham 1974-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- "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 26 July 2013. 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.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Chesham and Amersham — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.