Esher and Walton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Esher and Walton|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Esher and Walton in Surrey
Location of Surrey within England
|Electorate||76,962 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Esher, Walton-on-Thames, Claygate|
|Member of Parliament||Dominic Raab (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
Chertsey & Walton
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Since the constituency's creation in 1997 it has consisted of the Borough of Elmbridge wards of Claygate, Cobham and Downside, Cobham Fairmile, Esher, Hersham North, Hersham South, Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Molesey East, Molesey North, Molesey South, Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon, Thames Ditton, Walton Ambleside, Walton Central, Walton North, Walton South, and Weston Green.
Features of the constituencyEdit
The constituency is in the north of Surrey, bordering Greater London, in the affluent London commuter belt. It is partly rural, with heathland and reservoirs, as well as towns such as Esher and Walton-on-Thames, and lower density Cobham, Claygate and Molesey and the villages of Oxshott, Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood. The constituency occupies all but the far west of the Borough of Elmbridge. A majority of its housing is on private planned estates. The South Western Main Line passes through the middle of the seat, with fast trains to central London, has low unemployment, and is one of the Conservative Party's safest seats in the UK. The area of the seat includes the last non-tidal section of the River Thames, wooded Esher Commons, the River Mole and Sandown Park racecourse.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Ian Taylor held the seat from 1997 to 2010, having held the previous Esher seat from 1987. Taylor stood down at the 2010 election, and Dominic Raab was elected as the new Conservative MP for this seat.
The last time when any of the component villages/towns (then urban districts and below this level, civil parishes) in this area voted for an MP who was not Conservative was in 1906. The MP who served the four-year term to 1910 for Chertsey represented the Walton-on-Thames part of the seat.
In the 2019 General Election, Esher and Walton was one of the constituencies involved in the Remain Alliance, an agreement between the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru to only stand one candidate between them in some 60 seats. In consequence, Laura Harmour, who had been lined up to fight the seat for the Green Party, did not stand. Alex Thill , the candidate selected for the Brexit Party was one of those withdrawn by party leader Nigel Farage before nominations closed.
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Monica Harding (Unite to Remain)|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Davis||10,374||17.3||7.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Baron Badger||318||0.5||New|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Davis||5,372||9.4||−15.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Lionel Blackman||13,541||24.8||−4.8|
|Monster Raving Loony||Chinners Chinnery||341||0.6||−0.7|
|English Democrat||Mike Kearsley||307||0.6||N/A|
|Best of a Bad Bunch||Andy Lear||230||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Marsh||14,155||29.6||+7.1|
|Labour||Richard C.H. Taylor||9,309||19.4||−4.2|
|Monster Raving Loony||Chinners Chinnery||608||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Richard G. Cutler||342||0.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Marsh||10,241||22.5||+2.1|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Labour||Julie A. Reay||12,219||22.8||+5.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Gary M. Miles||10,937||20.4||−1.6|
|Referendum||Andrew A.C. Cruickshank||2,904||5.4||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Simone Kay||302||0.6||N/A|
|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.
- Latest published Physical Environment: Land Use Statistics by constituency Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-14. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
- "Liberal Democrats select Monica Harding in Esher & Walton to fight the next general election". Elmbridge Liberal Democrats. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "New Lib Dem PPC selected to challenge Dominic Raab". Mark Pack. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "Dominic Raab re-adopted as Esher & Walton Conservative candidate". Esher and Walton. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
- "Loony Party Candidates". Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Esher and Walton Candidates". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Esher & Walton parliamentary constituency – Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "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.