Corby (UK Parliament constituency)
Corby, also known informally as Corby and East Northamptonshire, 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]
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Corby in Northamptonshire
Location of Northamptonshire within England
|Major settlements||Corby, Oundle, Raunds, Thrapston and Irthlingborough|
|Member of Parliament||Tom Pursglove (Conservative)|
|Created from||Kettering and Wellingborough|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
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 (formerly Louise Bagshawe) 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. At the 2015 general election, the Conservatives regained the seat.
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.
The constituency is sometimes informally called "Corby and East Northamptonshire", but the Parliamentary Constituencies Order and Whitaker's Almanack both make it clear that its official name is "Corby".
Members of ParliamentEdit
|2012 by-election||Andy Sawford||Labour|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
Candidates listed in alphabetical order of their surname.
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Stanbra|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Stanbra||1,545||2.6||-|
|Labour Co-op||Andy Sawford||21,611||38.5||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Harris||1,458||2.6||-11.8|
|Labour Co-op||Andy Sawford||17,267||48.4||+9.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Jill Hope||1,770||4.96||−9.5|
|English Democrat||David Wickham||432||1.2||N/A|
|Cannabis Law Reform||Peter Reynolds||137||0.4||N/A|
|Elvis Loves Pets||David Bishop||99||0.3||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|
|Labour Co-op gain from Conservative||Swing||+12.57|
|Liberal Democrat||Portia Wilson||7,834||14.5||+1.7|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+3.4|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Labour Co-op||Phil Hope||20,913||43.1||−6.2|
|Liberal Democrat||David Radcliffe||6,184||12.7||+2.7|
|Socialist Labour||Steven Carey||499||1.0||−0.6|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-4.5|
|Labour Co-op||Phil Hope||23,283||49.3||−6.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Kevin Scudder||4,751||10.1||+2.6|
|Socialist Labour||Andrew Dickson||750||1.6||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-5.0|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Labour Co-op||Phil Hope||29,888||55.4||+11.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Hankison||4,045||7.5||−2.7|
|Natural Law||Jane Bence||133||0.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Melvyn Roffe||5,792||10.2||−4.6|
|Liberal||Judith I. Wood||784||1.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Ecology||Rosy J. Stanning||505||1.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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