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Milton Keynes South West was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2010. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
|Milton Keynes South West|
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Milton Keynes North, Milton Keynes South|
|Created from||Milton Keynes and Buckingham|
Construction of Milton Keynes began in 1967, as a new town. Until 1983, it was part of the Buckingham constituency. As its population grew, Milton Keynes then gained its own constituency, which was taken by William Benyon of the Conservative Party.
Uniquely outside the normal cycle of periodic reviews by the Boundary Commission, the continuing expansion in the population of Milton Keynes led to this constituency being divided in two for the 1992 general election (Milton Keynes South West and North East Milton Keynes).
The new South West constituency was taken by Barry Legg of the Conservatives, who lost the seat to Labour's Phyllis Starkey in the 1997 election. The Milton Keynes South West seat was abolished, and replaced with the Milton Keynes South seat for the 2010 general election. Phyllis Starkey ran in the Milton Keynes South seat, but lost to the Conservative candidate Iain Stewart.
The constituency was one of two covering the Borough of Milton Keynes. It included the more urban parts of the borough: Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Loughton, the Shenlies, Stony Stratford and more modern districts in between.
The constituency consisted of 12 electoral wards of the Borough of Milton Keynes: Church Green, Denbigh, Eaton, Fenny Stratford, Loughton, Manor Farm, Newton, Stony Stratford, Whaddon, Wolverton, Wolverton Stacey Bushes, and Woughton.
The Stony Stratford, Wolverton and Wolverton Stacey Bushes wards were transferred from the Buckingham constituency.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Buckinghamshire, the Boundary Commission for England created two new seats for Milton Keynes, effectively replacing the current South West/North East division with a North and South division from the 2010 general election.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Neil Stuart||7,909||16.1||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Nazar Mohammed||4,828||10.6||−1.4|
|Legalise Cannabis||Patman Denning||500||1.1||New|
|Socialist Alliance||Dave Bradbury||261||0.6||New|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Jones||6,065||12.0||−2.5|
|Natural Law||Hugh Kelly||389||0.8||+0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Pym||7,429||14.5|
|Green||Dr. Caroline Field||525||1.0|
|Natural Law||H. Kelly||202||0.4|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "UK Parliamentary Constituency: 'Milton Keynes South West', April 1992 - April 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 15 December 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1990". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
- "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 6 December 2010.