Thornbury and Yate (UK Parliament constituency)
Thornbury and Yate is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since the 2015 election by Luke Hall, a Conservative.[n 2] Encompassing an area to the north-east of Bristol, it is one of three constituencies that make up the South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority Area, along with Filton and Bradley Stoke and Kingswood.
|Thornbury and Yate|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Thornbury and Yate in Avon.
Location of Avon within England.
|Major settlements||Thornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury|
|Member of Parliament||Luke Hall (Conservative Party)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
This seat is a successor to the former Northavon constituency, which was abolished following boundary changes taking effect at the 2010 general election. It is named after the two largest towns in the constituency: Thornbury and Yate.
The constituency was one of a significant number gained from the Liberal Democrats by the Conservatives in the 2015 general election, and their majority further increased to more than 12,000 in the 2017 election, even as the Conservatives saw a net loss of seats nationally.
Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies by the Boundary Commission this newly defined seat emerged. The electoral wards used in the creation of this new seat are all from the district of South Gloucestershire and are as follows:
- Boyd Valley (includes Marshfield, Pucklechurch and Wick)
- Chipping Sodbury
- Cotswold Edge (includes Hawkesbury Upton and Acton Turville)
- Frampton Cotterell
- Ladden Brook (includes Wickwar)
- Severn – Aust
- Thornbury North
- Thornbury South
- Yate Central
- Yate North
- Yate West
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 1.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Claire Young||15,937||31.4||-6.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||18,429||37.9||-14.0|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+8.92|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||25,032||51.9||N/A|
|Independents Federation UK||Thomas Beacham||126||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire". Boundary Commission for England. 15 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "Bristol North West 1950-". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
- "Thornbury & Yate parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC News – Election 2010 – Constituency – Thornbury & Yate". news.bbc.co.uk.
- Percentage change and swing for 2010 is calculated relative to the PA (Rallings and Thrasher) 2005 notional result, not actual 2005 result "Press Association Elections". Press Association. Retrieved 17 July 2017.