Epsom and Ewell (UK Parliament constituency)
|Epsom and Ewell|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey for the 2010 general election.
Location of Surrey within England.
|Electorate||76,916 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Epsom, Ewell and Ashtead|
|Member of Parliament||Chris Grayling (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
1974–1983: The Municipal Borough of Epsom and Ewell, and the Urban District of Leatherhead.
1983–1997: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Banstead Village, Nork, Preston, and Tattenhams.
1997–2010: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, the District of Mole Valley wards of Ashtead Common, Ashtead Park, and Ashtead Village, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Nork, Preston, and Tattenhams.
2010–present: The Borough of Epsom and Ewell, the District of Mole Valley wards of Ashtead Common, Ashtead Park, and Ashtead Village, and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead wards of Nork and Tattenhams.
- Historic boundaries
Before 1997 it lacked Ashtead but instead included Banstead from Reigate and Banstead. As the borough is small and includes steeply undulating parts such as Epsom Downs it has consistently contained areas in neighbouring Surrey districts.
- Latest boundary change
In 2005, the Boundary Commission's report led to changes for 2010. The boundary with Mole Valley moves slightly on the uninhabited portions of land by the M25 motorway adjoining Ashtead and Leatherhead, in line with local government wards. The Preston ward (in Tadworth) was transferred to Reigate to bring that constituency's electorate closer to the county average.
The constituency was established for the February 1974 general election, forming the centre of the previous Epsom constituency. Epsom had been held by a Conservative since its creation in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.
In Westminster elections, Epsom and Ewell is one of the strongest Conservative areas in the country. Locally, however, the borough council is controlled by the Epsom and Ewell Residents Association, with the Conservatives lacking a firm base here; until recently the party rarely contested local elections. There is even a ward in Epsom itself (Court) which regularly returns Labour councillors, and also a number of Residents Association councillors in the Reigate & Banstead wards in the constituency, although Mole Valley lacks Residents Association councillors.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|Feb 1974||constituency created|
|Feb 1974||Peter Rawlinson||Conservative|
|1978 by-election||Sir Archie Hamilton||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Gee||7,401||12.5||3.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Gee||5,002||8.8||18.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Lees||14,734||26.8||+5.3|
|Radical Reform||Peter Ticher||266||0.5||0.5|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Jonathan Lees||10,699||21.4||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||John Vincent||10,316||22.1||-0.7|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||John Vincent||12,380||22.8||-0.7|
|ProLife Alliance||Katherine Weeks||466||0.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Martin P. Emerson||12,840||23.5||+0.3|
|Labour||Richard A. Warren||8,577||15.7||+1.2|
|Natural Law||GD Hatchard||334||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
Elections in the 1970sEdit
|Liberal||Michael Alexander John Anderson||5,673||12.78||-13.85|
|National Front||James Sawyer||823||1.85||N/A|
|Liberal||David Julian Hardy Griffiths||15,819||26.63|
|Labour||Neil Joseph Kearney||11,471||19.31|
|Liberal||David Julian Hardy Griffiths||18,899||28.85||+12.33|
|Labour||Neil Joseph Kearney||10,787||16.47||-5.59|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "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.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
- "Epsom & Ewell parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "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. 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.