Open main menu

South Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)

South Derbyshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Heather Wheeler, a Conservative.[n 2]

South Derbyshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of South Derbyshire in Derbyshire.
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England.
CountyDerbyshire
Electorate71,326 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsMelbourne, Swadlincote, Willington
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of parliamentHeather Wheeler (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromDerby North
Derby South
Belper
South East Derbyshire
18321950
Number of members1832–1885: Two
1885–1950: One
Type of constituencyCounty constituency
Replaced byDerby South, South East Derbyshire and Belper
Created fromDerbyshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1832-1868: The Hundreds of Appletree, Morleston and Litchurch, and Repton and Gresley, and so much of the Wapentake of Wirksworth as was not comprised in the Bakewell Division.[2]

1868-1885: The Hundreds of Repton and Gresley, Morleston and Litchurch, and Appletree.[3]

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Derby, the Sessional Divisions of Repton and Swadlincote, and parts of the Sessional Divisions of Ashbourne and Derby.

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Alvaston and Boulton, Long Eaton, and Swadlincote, the Rural Districts of Hartshorne and Seals, and Shardlow, and part of the Rural District of Repton.

1983-1997: The District of South Derbyshire, and the City of Derby wards of Boulton, Chellaston, and Mickleover.

1997-2010: The District of South Derbyshire, and the City of Derby wards of Boulton and Chellaston.

2010-present: The District of South Derbyshire.

 
Boundaries of South Derbyshire from 1997 to 2010

South Derbyshire constituency covers Derbyshire to the south of the city of Derby, forming a tapering salient surrounded by Staffordshire and Leicestershire.

The constituency was originally created after the Reform Act in 1832 when Derbyshire was divided into North Derbyshire and South Derbyshire.

The present constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Derby North, Derby South, Belper, and South East Derbyshire. When Parliament implemented the plans of the Boundary Commission's Fourth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies 1995 that came into effect for 1997, Mickleover ward was transferred to Derby South. Under the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, approved for the 2010 general election, the constituency shed the two City of Derby wards to become coterminous with its district.[n 3]

Constituency profileEdit

This constituency consists of rural and semi-rural settlements, including Repton (with its famous public school), in which a majority of voters have, in local elections since World War II, been Tory-voting, plus more historically industrial, and manufacturing-focussed settlements such as Swadlincote where the electorate has been for the most part Labour-voting.

Workless claimants were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.2% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian, and very close to that of the Mid Derbyshire seat, at 1.9%. Also similar is the regionally lowest jobseeker seat of Derbyshire Dales, with only 1.5% of the population registered as jobseekers.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2017: South Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Heather Wheeler[9] 30,907 58.7 +9.3
Labour Robert Pearson[10] 18,937 36.0 +9.2
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Johnson[11] 1,870 3.6 -0.2
Green Marten Kats[12] 917 1.7 -0.7
Majority 11,970 22.7
Turnout 52,631 68.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2015: South Derbyshire[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Heather Wheeler 25,066 49.4 +3.9
Labour Cheryl Pidgeon[14] 13,595 26.8 −4.6
UKIP Alan Graves[15] 8,998 17.7 +15.3
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Johnson 1,887 3.7 −12.2
Green Marianne Bamkin[16] 1,216 2.4 +2.4
Majority 11,471 22.6
Turnout 50,762 68.2
Conservative hold Swing +4.25
General Election 2010: South Derbyshire[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Heather Wheeler 22,935 45.5 +8.1
Labour Michael Edwards 15,807 31.4 −11.5
Liberal Democrat Alexis Diouf 8,012 15.9 +3.0
BNP Peter Jarvis 2,193 4.3 +0.3
UKIP Charles Swabey 1,206 2.4 +2.4
Socialist Labour Paul Liversuch 266 0.5 +0.5
Majority 7,128 14.1
Turnout 50,419 71.4 +4.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.8

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2005: South Derbyshire[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Todd 24,823 44.5 −6.2
Conservative Simon Spencer 20,328 36.4 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Deborah Newton-Cook 7,600 13.6 +3.5
BNP David Joines 1,797 3.2 N/A
Veritas Edward Spalton 1,272 2.3 N/A
Majority 4,495 8.1
Turnout 55,820 65.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing −3.5
General Election 2001: South Derbyshire[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Todd 26,338 50.7 −3.8
Conservative James Hakewill 18,487 35.6 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Russell Eagling 5,233 10.1 +1.1
UKIP John Blunt 1,074 2.1 +1.1
Socialist Labour Paul Liversuch 564 1.1 N/A
Independent James Taylor 249 0.5 N/A
Majority 7,851 15.1
Turnout 51,945 64.1 −14.1
Labour hold Swing −4.1

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election 1997: South Derbyshire[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Todd 32,709 54.5 +10.5
Conservative Edwina Currie 18,742 31.3 −15.9d
Liberal Democrat Robert Renold 5,408 9.0 +0.7
Referendum Richard North 2,491 4.2 N/A
UKIP Ian Crompton 617 1.0 N/A
Majority 13,967 23.2
Turnout 78.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.2
General Election 1992: South Derbyshire[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edwina Currie 34,266 48.7 −0.4
Labour Mark Todd 29,608 42.1 +8.8
Liberal Democrat Diana J. Brass 6,236 8.9 −8.8
Natural Law Titus Mercer 291 0.4 +0.4
Majority 4,658 6.6 −9.2
Turnout 70,401 84.7 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −4.6

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General Election 1987: South Derbyshire[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edwina Currie 31,927 49.1 +5.3
Labour John Whitby 21,616 33.2 +4.0
Social Democratic John Edgar 11,509 17.7 −9.3
Majority 10,311 15.9
Turnout 65,052 81.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: South Derbyshire[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edwina Currie 25,909 43.8 N/A
Labour Peter Kent 17,296 29.2 N/A
Social Democratic Roderick MacFarquhar 15,959 27.0 N/A
Majority 8,613 14.6 N/A
Turnout 59,164 78.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Election in the 1940sEdit

General Election 1945: South Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Champion 47,586 57.7
Conservative Paul Emrys-Evans 24,636 29.9
Liberal Norman Heathcote 10,255 12.4
Majority 22,950 27.8 N/A
Turnout 82,477 N/A
Labour gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1935: Derbyshire Southern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Emrys-Evans 31,321 51.53
Labour Francis Rowe 29,462 48.47
Majority 1,859 3.06
Turnout 73.55
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: South Derbyshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Emrys-Evans 33,965 58.64
Labour David Pole 23,958 41.36
Majority 10,007 17.28
Turnout 82.34
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1929: Derbyshire South [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Pole 25,101 47.4 +6.9
Unionist James Grant 17,803 33.7 −10.6
Liberal Ebenezer Josiah Johnson 9,998 18.9 +3.7
Majority 7,298 13.7 N/A
Turnout 52,902 83.4 +1.5
Registered electors 63,413
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.8
1924 General Election: Derbyshire South [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Grant 16,448 44.3 +5.8
Labour Alfred Goodere 15,033 40.5 +7.8
Liberal Alfred Suenson-Taylor 5,647 15.2 −13.6
Majority 1,415 3.8 −2.0
Turnout 37,128 81.9 +6.2
Registered electors 45,359
Unionist hold Swing −1.0
1923 General Election: Derbyshire South [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Lorimer 12,902 38.5 −4.1
Labour Alfred Goodere 10,919 32.7 +3.1
Liberal Gilbert Stone 9,620 28.8 +1.0
Majority 1,983 5.8 −7.2
Turnout 33,441 75.7 −4.1
Registered electors 44,171
Unionist hold Swing −3.6
1922 General Election: Derbyshire South [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Lorimer 14,664 42.6 N/A
Labour S. Truman 10,201 29.6 −4.2
National Liberal G. Owen 9,585 27.8 −38.4
Majority 4,463 13.0 N/A
Turnout 34,450 79.8 +21.4
Registered electors 43,172
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

1918 General Election: Derbyshire South [29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Henry Holman Gregory 15,504 66.2 +15.0
Labour Samuel Truman 7,923 33.8 N/A
Majority 7,581 32.4 +30.0
Turnout 23,427 58.4 −28.6
Registered electors 40,112
Liberal hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
 
Herbert Raphael
General Election December 1910 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Raphael 7,744 51.2 -1.3
Conservative John Bertram Marsden-Smedley 7,373 48.8 +1.3
Majority 371 2.4 -2.6
Turnout 87.0 -3.6
Liberal hold Swing -1.3
General Election January 1910 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Raphael 8,259 52.5 -2.7
Conservative John Bertram Marsden-Smedley 7,473 47.5 +2.7
Majority 786 5.0 -5.4
Turnout 90.6 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing -2.7

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
Raphael
General Election 1906 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Raphael 7,961 55.2 +6.8
Conservative John Gretton 6,468 44.8 −6.8
Majority 1,493 10.4 N/A
Turnout 14,429 88.4 +7.2
Registered electors 16,326
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.8
General Election 1900 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Gretton 6,073 51.6 −2.3
Liberal Herbert Raphael 5,707 48.4 +2.3
Majority 366 3.2 −4.6
Turnout 11,780 81.2 −3.6
Registered electors 14,499
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1895 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Gretton 6,104 53.9 N/A
Liberal Harrington Evans Broad 5,217 46.1 N/A
Majority 887 7.8 N/A
Turnout 11,321 84.8 N/A
Registered electors 13,347
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General Election 1892 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harrington Evans Broad Unopposed
Liberal hold
By-election, 1892 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harrington Evans Broad 5,803 56.0 −0.4
Conservative Beresford Valentine Melville 4,553 44.0 +0.4
Majority 1,250 12.0 −0.8
Turnout 10,356 73.2 −5.0
Registered electors 14,152
Liberal hold Swing −0.4

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General Election 1886 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wardle 5,102 56.4 −3.8
Liberal Unionist Edward Coke[32] 3,949 43.6 +3.8
Majority 1,153 12.8 −7.6
Turnout 9,051 78.2 −10.6
Registered electors 11,575
Liberal hold Swing −3.8
General Election 1885 South Derbyshire[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wardle 6,186 60.2 N/A
Conservative George Curzon[33] 4,094 39.8 N/A
Majority 2,092 20.4 N/A
Turnout 10,280 88.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,575
Liberal win
General Election 1880 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans Unopposed
Conservative Henry Wilmot Unopposed
Registered electors 8,934
Liberal hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General Election 1874 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Wilmot 3,934 34.9 +9.3
Liberal William Evans 3,773 33.5 −15.2
Conservative Rowland Smith 3,572 31.7 +6.0
Turnout 7,526 (est) 92.0 (est) +2.7
Registered electors 8,179
Majority 161 1.4 −0.1
Conservative hold Swing +8.5
Majority 201 1.8 N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −6.8

Elections in the 1860sEdit

By-election, 16 Jan 1869 South Derbyshire (1 seat)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Wilmot 3,511 50.2 −1.1
Liberal William Evans 3,478 49.8 +1.1
Majority 33 0.5 −1.0
Turnout 6,989 89.2 −0.1
Registered electors 7,833
Conservative hold Swing −1.1
  • Caused by Gresley's death.
General Election 1868 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rowland Smith 3,594 25.7 +9.5
Conservative Thomas Gresley 3,582 25.6 +9.4
Liberal William Evans 3,443 24.6 −10.3
Liberal Charles Robert Colvile 3,375 24.1 −8.6
Majority 207 1.5 N/A
Turnout 6,997 (est) 89.3 (est) −3.3
Registered electors 7,833
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.9
General Election 1865 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans 3,891 34.9 −0.8
Liberal Charles Robert Colvile 3,650 32.7 +0.6
Conservative William Mundy 3,619 32.4 +0.2
Majority 31 0.3 N/A
Turnout 7,390 (est) 92.6 (est) +23.3
Registered electors 7,976
Liberal hold Swing −0.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +0.3

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General Election 1859 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans 3,536 35.7 +1.1
Conservative William Mundy 3,185 32.2 −3.7
Liberal Charles Robert Colvile 3,184 32.1 +2.6
Turnout 4,953 (est) 69.3 (est) −10.6
Registered electors 7,147
Majority 351 3.5 −1.5
Liberal hold Swing +1.5
Majority 1 0.1 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing −3.7
General Election 1857 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig William Evans 3,922 34.6 N/A
Peelite Charles Robert Colvile 3,350 29.5 N/A
Conservative Samuel Clowes 2,105 18.5 N/A
Conservative Philip Stanhope 1,972 17.4 N/A
Turnout 5,675 (est) 79.9 (est) N/A
Registered electors 7,102
Majority 572 5.0 N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
Majority 1,245 11.0 N/A
Peelite hold Swing N/A
General Election 1852 South Derbyshire (2 seats)[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Peelite Charles Robert Colvile Unopposed
Conservative William Mundy Unopposed
Registered electors 7,099
Peelite hold
Conservative hold

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ Boulton and Chellaston wards were transferred to Derby South, and Mickleover ward, herein from 1983 to 1997, was transferred from Derby South to Derby North.
References
  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. ^ "The statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 & 3 William IV. Cap. XLV: An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales". London: His Majesty's statute and law printers. 1832. pp. 154–206. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  3. ^ "Representation of the People Act 1867" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  4. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  5. ^ a b c d Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)
  6. ^ Jones, M. G. M.; Vibart, H. M. (23 September 2004) [2005]. "Colvile, Sir Henry Edward (1852–1907)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32513. Retrieved 31 July 2018. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  7. ^ "Carlisle Patriot". 23 July 1853. p. 4. Retrieved 30 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  8. ^ "Cambridge Chronicle and Journal". 16 July 1853. p. 8. Retrieved 30 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  9. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/general-election-2017-in-derby-and-derbyshire-who-are-the-candidates-for-each-party/story-30327675-detail/story.html
  10. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/general-election-2017-in-derby-and-derbyshire-who-are-the-candidates-for-each-party/story-30327675-detail/story.html
  11. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/general-election-2017-in-derby-and-derbyshire-who-are-the-candidates-for-each-party/story-30327675-detail/story.html
  12. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/general-election-2017-in-derby-and-derbyshire-who-are-the-candidates-for-each-party/story-30327675-detail/story.html
  13. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  14. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/derbyshire-south-2015.html
  15. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/derbyshire-south-2015.html
  16. ^ Marianne Bamkin, Wikimedia Commons, retrieved 10 April 2015
  17. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  23. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  25. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  26. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  27. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  28. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  29. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  30. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  32. ^ "To the electors of the Southern Division of Derbyshire". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. 2 Jul 1886. p. 4. Retrieved 25 November 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  33. ^ "The Representation of Derbyshire". Derby Mercury. 2 Dec 1885. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 25 November 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  34. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

Coordinates: 52°48′N 1°33′W / 52.80°N 1.55°W / 52.80; -1.55