|South West Wiltshire|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||72,820 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Murrison (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Westbury, Salisbury|
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies tasked to the Boundary Commission, by which Parliament increased the number of seats in the county from six to seven.
The previous Westbury constituency was abolished: the northern part (including the town of Bradford-on-Avon) was transferred to the reinstated Chippenham seat, and the southern part (including the towns of Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury) formed the bulk of this constituency, which to complete it, received a minority of wards from the Salisbury seat.
This section needs to be updated.(October 2021)
The former District of West Wiltshire wards of Dilton Marsh, Ethandune, Mid Wylye Valley, Shearwater, Southwick and Wingfield, Summerham, Trowbridge Adcroft, Trowbridge College, Trowbridge Drynham, Trowbridge John of Gaunt, Trowbridge Park, Warminster East, Warminster West, Westbury Ham, and Westbury Laverton, and the former District of Salisbury wards of Donhead, Fonthill and Nadder, Knoyle, Tisbury and Fovant, and Western and Mere.
As well as the county town of Trowbridge and the former market towns of Westbury and Warminster (the latter with a considerable Army presence), the seat covers a large rural area with smaller settlements. Residents' health and wealth are around the UK average.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|2010||Andrew Murrison||Conservative||Surgeon Commander (RN), retired 2000; Minister of State for International Development and the Middle East since May 2019|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Ellen Nicholson||8,015||14.6||+4.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||5,360||9.8||-0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||5,482||10.6||-19.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Trevor Carbin||14,954||30.5||+0.3|
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