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Corby (UK Parliament constituency)

Corby is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since May 2015 by Tom Pursglove of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Corby
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Corby in Northamptonshire.
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Location of Northamptonshire within England.
CountyNorthamptonshire
Electorate81,941 (2018)[1]
Major settlementsCorby, Oundle, Raunds, Thrapston and Irthlingborough
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentTom Pursglove (Conservative)
Created fromKettering and Wellingborough
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

Contents

HistoryEdit

The seat was created due to population increases in the county for the 1983 general election. Since creation it has been a marginal seat alternating between Labour and the Conservative representatives with marginal majorities relative to national averages on all but two occasions, the 1997 Labour landslide and the 2012 by-election. On 6 August 2012, MP for the seat since 2010 Louise Mensch announced she was resigning, triggering a by-election held on 15 November 2012. Labour's Andy Sawford won, becoming the first Labour MP for the seat since Phil Hope was defeated in 2010, and only the second in the seat's history. This was Labour's first by-election win from a Conservative since the 1997 Wirral South by-election, won by Ben Chapman. At the 2015 general election, the Conservatives recovered the seat.

BoundariesEdit

1983-2010: The District of Corby, and the District of East Northamptonshire wards of Barnwell, Brigstock, Drayton, Forest, Irthlingborough, King's Cliffe, Lower Nene, Margaret Beaufort, Oundle, Raunds, Ringstead, Stanwick, Thrapston, Willibrook, and Woodford.

2010–present: The Borough of Corby, and the District of East Northamptonshire wards of Barnwell, Dryden, Fineshade, Irthlingborough, King's Forest, Lower Nene, Lyveden, Oundle, Prebendal, Raunds Saxon, Raunds Windmill, Ringstead, Stanwick, Thrapston, and Woodford.

The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Kettering and Wellingborough. It is named after the town of Corby in Northamptonshire, and also covers most of the local government district of East Northamptonshire. The seat is a highly marginal contest between the Tories and Labour, with Labour's vote strongest in the town of Corby itself, against the solidly Conservative rural areas of East Northamptonshire.[2]

The constituency is often called "Corby and East Northamptonshire", but the Parliamentary Constituencies Order[3] and Whitaker's Almanack both make it clear that its official name is "Corby".

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Next United Kingdom general election: Corby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Beth Miller[5]
General election 2017: Corby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Pursglove 29,534 49.2 +6.5
Labour Beth Miller 26,844 44.7 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Chris Stanbra 1,545 2.6 -
UKIP Sam Watts 1,495 2.5 −11.2
Green Steven Scrutton 579 1.0 −1.4
Majority 2,690 4.5 +0.2
Turnout 59,637 72.8 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
General election 2015: Corby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Pursglove 24,023 42.8 +0.6
Labour Co-op Andy Sawford 21,611 38.5 -0.2
UKIP Margot Parker 7,708 13.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Peter Harris 1,458 2.6 -11.8
Green Jonathan Hornett 1,374 2.4 N/A
Majority 2,412 4.3 +0.7
Turnout 56,174 70.4 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.4
2012 Corby by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Andy Sawford 17,267 48.4 +9.8
Conservative Christine Emmett 9,476 26.6 −15.6
UKIP Margot Parker 5,108 14.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Jill Hope 1,770 4.96 −9.5
BNP Gordon Riddell 614 1.7 −3.0
English Democrat David Wickham 432 1.2 N/A
Green Jonathan Hornett 378 1.1 N/A
Independent Ian Gillman 212 0.6 N/A
Cannabis Law Reform Peter Reynolds 137 0.4 N/A
Elvis Loves Pets David Bishop 99 0.3 N/A
Independent Mr Mozzarella 73 0.2 N/A
Young People's Party Rohen Kapur 39 0.1 N/A
Democracy 2015 Adam Lotun 35 0.1 N/A
United People's Party Christopher Scotton 25 0.1 N/A
Turnout 35,665 44.8 −24.4
Majority 7,791 21.8
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +12.57
General election 2010: Corby[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louise Bagshawe 22,886 42.2 +2.3
Labour Phil Hope 20,935 38.6 −4.5
Liberal Democrat Portia Wilson 7,834 14.5 +1.7
BNP Roy Davies 2,525 4.7 N/A
Majority 1,951 3.6
Turnout 54,180 69.2 +3.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.4

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Corby[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Phil Hope 20,913 43.1 −6.2
Conservative Andrew Griffith 19,396 40.0 +2.7
Liberal Democrat David Radcliffe 6,184 12.7 +2.7
UKIP Ian Gillman 1,278 2.6 +0.8
Socialist Labour Steven Carey 499 1.0 −0.6
Independent John Morris 257 0.5
Majority 1,517 3.1
Turnout 48,527 65.6 +0.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing -4.5
General election 2001: Corby[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Phil Hope 23,283 49.3 −6.1
Conservative Andrew Griffith 17,583 37.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Kevin Scudder 4,751 10.1 +2.6
UKIP Ian Gillman 855 1.8 +0.9
Socialist Labour Andrew Dickson 750 1.6 N/A
Majority 5,700 12.1
Turnout 47,222 65.0 −12.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing -5.0

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Corby[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Phil Hope 29,888 55.4 +11.5
Conservative William Powell 18,028 33.4 −11.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Hankison 4,045 7.5 −2.7
Referendum Sebastian Riley-Smith 1,356 2.5 N/A
UKIP Ian Gillman 507 0.9 N/A
Natural Law Jane Bence 133 0.2 N/A
Majority 11,860 22.0
Turnout 53,957 77.9 −5.0
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +11.3
General election 1992: Corby[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Powell 25,203 44.5 +0.2
Labour Harry Feather 24,861 43.9 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Melvyn Roffe 5,792 10.2 −4.6
Liberal Judith I. Wood 784 1.4 N/A
Majority 342 0.6 −2.8
Turnout 56,640 82.9 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing −1.4

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Corby[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Powell 23,323 44.3 +1.7
Labour Harry Feather 21,518 40.9 +4.8
Liberal Terrence Whittington 7,805 14.8 −5.5
Majority 1,805 3.4 −3.1
Turnout 52,646 79.6 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing −1.5
General election 1983: Corby[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Powell 20,827 42.6 N/A
Labour William Homewood 17,659 36.1 N/A
Liberal Terrence Whittington 9,905 20.3 N/A
Ecology Rosy J. Stanning 505 1.0 N/A
Majority 3,168 6.5 N/A
Turnout 48,896 77.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Corby". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
  3. ^ http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/1681/schedule/made order
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  5. ^ Wildman, Sam (15 January 2018). "Labour selects Corby candidate for next election". Northamptonshire Telegraph. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ of Persons Nominated[permanent dead link], Corby Borough Council
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 52°29′N 0°32′W / 52.48°N 0.53°W / 52.48; -0.53