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Rutland and Melton (UK Parliament constituency)

Rutland and Melton is a county constituency spanning Leicestershire and Rutland, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

Rutland and Melton
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Rutland and Melton in Leicestershire
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England
County1983–1997 Leicestershire
1997–present Leicestershire and Rutland
Electorate77,324 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsMelton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentAlan Duncan (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromRutland & Stamford, and Melton
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

The constituency was first contested in 1983. It has been considered a safe Conservative seat since its creation, continuing to elect a Conservative with a significant margin even with the 1997 national swing towards the Labour Party. The current MP Sir Alan Duncan is not standing again in 2019.

BoundariesEdit

1983-1997: The district of Rutland, the borough of Melton, and the borough of Charnwood wards of East Goscote, Queniborough, Six Hills, Syston, and Thurmaston.

1997-2010: The county of Rutland, the borough of Melton, and the district of Harborough wards of Billesdon, Easton, Houghton, Scraptoft, Thurnby, and Tilton.

2010–present: The county of Rutland, the borough of Melton, and the district of Harborough wards of Billesdon, Nevill, Thurnby and Houghton, and Tilton.

The constituency was created in 1983 from the former seats of Rutland and Stamford and Melton. Initially it covered all of Rutland and Melton Borough and part of Charnwood. A boundary change implemented in 1997 saw the area of Charnwood replaced with part of Harborough district up to the boundary of the city of Leicester (for example Scraptoft).

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Candidates listed in alphabetical order of surname.

Next United Kingdom general election: Rutland and Melton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alicia Kearns
Green Alastair McQuillan
Labour Andy Thomas
Liberal Democrats Dr. Carol Weaver[3][4]
General election 2017: Rutland and Melton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 36,169 62.8 +7.2
Labour Heather Peto 13,065 22.7 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Ed Reynolds 4,711 8.2 +0.1
UKIP John Scutter 1,869 3.2 -12.6
Green Alastair McQuillan 1,755 3.0 -1.2
Majority 23,104 40.1 +0.3
Turnout 57,569 73.4 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing -0.05
General election 2015: Rutland and Melton[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 30,383 55.6 +4.5
UKIP Richard Billington[7] 8,678 15.9 +11.3
Labour James Moore 8,383 15.4 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Ed Reynolds 4,407 8.1 −17.7
Green Alastair McQuillan 2,325 4.3 +4.3
Independent Marilyn Gordon 427 0.8 +0.8
Majority 21,705 39.8 +14.4
Turnout 54,603 68.4 −3.3
Conservative hold Swing −3.4
General election 2010: Rutland and Melton[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 28,228 51.2 ±0.0
Liberal Democrats Grahame Hudson 14,228 25.8 +7.2
Labour John Morgan 7,839 14.2 −10.8
UKIP Peter Baker 2,526 4.6 +1.4
BNP Keith Addison 1,757 3.2 N/A
Independent Leigh Higgins 588 1.1 N/A
Majority 14,000 25.4 −0.8
Turnout 55,166 71.7 +6.7
Conservative hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Rutland and Melton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 25,237 51.2 +3.1
Labour Linda Arnold 12,307 25.0 −4.8
Liberal Democrats Grahame Hudson 9,153 18.6 +0.8
UKIP Peter Baker 1,554 3.2 +0.6
Veritas Duncan Shelley 696 1.4 N/A
Independent Helen Pender 337 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,930 26.2 +7.9
Turnout 49,284 65.0 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing +4.0
General election 2001: Rutland and Melton[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 22,621 48.1 +2.3
Labour Matthew O’Callaghan 14,009 29.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Kim Lee 8,386 17.8 −1.4
UKIP Peter Baker 1,223 2.6 +1.0
Green Chris Davies 817 1.7 N/A
Majority 8,612 18.3 +1.5
Turnout 47,056 64.2 −10.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Rutland and Melton[13][14][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 24,107 45.8 −15.6
Labour John Meads 15,271 29.0 +13.3
Liberal Democrats Kim Lee 10,112 19.2 -1.6
Referendum Rupert King 2,317 4.4 N/A
UKIP Jeff Abbott 823 1.6 N/A
Majority 8,836 16.8 −23.8
Turnout 52,630 75.0
Conservative hold Swing -14.5
General election 1992: Rutland and Melton[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Duncan 38,603 59.0 −3.0
Labour Joan Taylor 13,068 20.0 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Lustig 12,682 19.4 −4.1
Green Jim Berreen 861 1.3 N/A
Natural Law R Gray 237 0.4 N/A
Majority 25,535 39.0 +0.5
Turnout 65,451 80.8 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Rutland and Melton[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Latham 37,073 62.0 +
Liberal Robert Renold 14,051 23.5 -
Labour Leslie Burke 8,680 14.5 -
Majority 23,022 38.50
Turnout 59,804 76.82 -
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Rutland and Melton[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Latham 33,262 60.35 -
Liberal David Farrer 14,909 27.05 -
Labour John Whitby 6,414 11.64 -
Ecology Heather Goddard 532 0.97 -
Majority 18,353 33.30 -
Turnout 59,804 73.31 -
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
  3. ^ https://www.markpack.org.uk/153722/liberal-democrat-parliamentary-candidates/
  4. ^ https://rutlandlibdems.org.uk/en/article/2019/1323307/liberal-democrat-ppc-for-rutland-melton-announced
  5. ^ "General Election 2017: Rutland and Melton". The Daily Express. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b "UK Polling Report".
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.rutland.gov.uk/pp/pressrelease/pressdetail.asp?Id=8639
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 2010. Politics Resources. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  15. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.142 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  16. ^ The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  17. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  19. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 52°42′N 0°48′W / 52.7°N 0.8°W / 52.7; -0.8