List of British parliamentary constituencies held by the Conservative Party


List of British parliamentary constituencies held by the Conservative Party

The British Conservative Party, founded in 1832 and the most successful political party in the World, have been in opposition since their devastating 1997 loss to Labour. In 2001 they made a net gain of a single seat. However, in 2005, they made substantial inroads, which have seen them revitalizing, and many commentators predicting a Conservative landslide in 2010 based on recent opinion polls.

2005 gains and losses

In 2005, the Conservatives gained thirty-seven seats; thirty-one from Labour, five from the Liberal Democrats, and one from the Democratic Unionists. However, they also lost three seats to the LibDems, and one (notionally) to Labour. One gain from Labour was a notional gain, as it was a new seat.

Gains

Gains from Labour

# Bexleyheath & Crayford
# Braintree
# Clwyd West
# Croydon Central
# Enfield Southgate
# Forest of Dean
# Gravesham
# Hammersmith & Fulham
# Harwich
# Hemel Hempstead
# Hornchurch
# Ilford North
# Kettering
# Lancaster & Wyre
# Monmouth
# Milton Keynes North East
# Northampton South
# Peterborough
# Preseli Pembrokeshire
# Putney
# Reading East
# Rugby & Kenilworth
# Scarborough & Whitby
# Shipley
# Shrewsbury & Atcham
# St Albans
# The Wrekin
# Wellingborough
# Welwyn Hatfield
# WimbledonConstituencies in Scotland were all revised in 2005. The one constituency which the Conservatives won there was:
#Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddalewhich, based on pevious boundaries, was a Labour seat.

Gains from the Liberal Democrats

# Devon West and Torridge
# Guildford
# Ludlow
# Newbury
# Weston-super-Mare

Gains from the DUP

The DUP only actually runs candidates in Northern Ireland (where it is the majority party), but in 2004 Andrew Hunter defected from the Conservatives to the DUP due to his membership of Protestant/ Ulster Unionist religious group the Orange Order. Thus the Conservatives easily retook the commuter town of Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Losses

Losses to Labour

The constituency of Dumfries & Galloway was created relatively similar to Galloway & Upper Nithsdale. Labour won Dumfries & Galloway, so this was a notional loss.

Losses to the Liberal Democrats

# Solihull
# Taunton
# Westmorland and Lonsdale

ummary of gains and losses

*Gains from Labour: 31
*Losses to Labour: 1
*Net gain of 30 from Labour
*Gains from Liberal Democrats: 5
*Losses to Liberal Democrats: 3
*Net gain of 2 from Liberal Democrats
*Gains from DUP: 1
*NET GAIN OF 33

eats changing since 2005

MPs who left the Conservatives

*26 June 2007:
**Quentin Davies ( Grantham & Stamford, Lincolnshire) defected to Labour.
*25 September 2007:
**Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central, Greater London) had the whip removed as he was accused of beating his pregnant wife.
*29 January 2008:
**Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup, Greater London) had the whip removed due to corruption.
*12 March 2008:
**Bob Spink (Castle Point, Essex) defected to Ukip.

eats gained in by-elections

*22 May 2008
**Crewe & Nantwich, Cheshire was gained by Edward Timpson from Labour.

By-elections where the Conservatives held the seat

*29 June 2006:
**Following the death of Eric Forth, a by-election was held in Bromley & Chilehurst in Greater London, and Bob Neill was duly elected.
*26 June 2008:
**Following the election of incumbent MP Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, John Howell was elected at Henley in Oxfordshire.
*10 July 2008:
**In order to draw attention to what he perceived to be the gradual restriction civil liberties by the Labour Government, David Davies resigned as an MP. At the subsequent by-election in Haltemprice & Howden in Yorkshire, he was given an easy return.

eats currently held by the Conservative Party

These seats are listed by region, then by ceremonial county.

Scotland

#Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale

Wales

# Clwyd West
# Monmouth
# Preseli Pembrokeshire


=North-West England=

Cheshire

# Congleton
# Crewe & Nantwich
# Eddisbury
# Macclesfield
# Tatton

Cumbria

# Penrith & The Border

Greater Manchester

# Altrincham & Sale West

Lancashire

# Fylde
# Lancaster & Wyre
# Ribble Valley

North-East England

Northumberland

# Hexham

Yorkshire & Humberside

Humberside

# Beverley & Holderness
# East Yorkshire
# Haltemprice & Howden

North Yorkshire

# Richmond
# Ryedale
# Scarborough & Whitby
# Skipton & Ripon
# Vale of York

West Yorkshire

# Shipley


=West Midlands=

Herefordshire

#Leominster

Shropshire

# Ludlow
# North Shropshire
# Shrewsbury & Atcham
# The Wrekin

Staffordshire

# Lichfield
# South Staffordshire
# Stone

Warwickshire

# Rugby & Kenilworth
# Stratford-on-Avon


=West Midlands Urban Area=

# Aldridge-Brownhills
# Meriden
# Sutton Coldfield

Worcestershire

# Bromsgrove
# Mid Worcestershire
# West Worcestershire

East Midlands

Derbyshire

# West Derbyshire

Leicestershire

# Blaby
# Bosworth
# Charnwood
# Harborough

Lincolnshire

# Boston & Skegness
# Gainsborough
# Louth & Horncastle
# Sleaford & North Hykeham
# South Holland & The Deepings

Northamptonshire

# Daventry
# Kettering
# Northampton South
# Wellingborough

Nottinghamshire

# Newark
# Rushcliffe

Rutland

# Rutland & Melton

Eastern England

Bedfordshire

# Mid Bedfordshire
# North East Bedfordshire
# South West Bedfordshire

Cambridgeshire

# Huntingdon
# North East Cambridgeshire
# North West Cambridgeshire
# Peterborough
# South Cambridgeshire
# South East Cambridgeshire

Essex

# Billericay
# Braintree
# Brentwood & Ongar
# Epping Forest
# Harwich
# Maldon & East Chelmsford
# North Essex
# Rayleigh
# Rochford & Southend East
# Saffron Walden
# Southend West
# West Chelmsford

Hertfordshire

# Broxbourne
# Hemel Hempstead
# Hertford & Stortford
# Hertsmere
# Hitchin & Harpenden
# North East Hertfordshire
# South West Hertfordshire
# St Albans
# Welwyn Hatfield

Norfolk

# Mid Norfolk
# North West Norfolk
# South Norfolk
# South West Norfolk

Suffolk

# Bury St Edmunds
# Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
# South Suffolk
# Suffolk Coastal
# West Suffolk

South-West England

Devon

# East Devon
# South West Devon
# Tiverton and Honiton
# Torridge and West Devon
# Totnes

Dorset

# Bournemouth East
# Bournemouth West
# Christchurch
# North Dorset
# Poole
# West Dorset

Gloucestershire

# Cotswold
# Forest of Dean
# Tewkesbury

Somerset

# Bridgwater
# Wells
# Weston-super-Mare
# Woodspring

Wiltshire

# Devizes
# North Wiltshire
# Salisbury
# Westbury

South-East England

Berkshire

# Bracknell
# Maidenhead
# Newbury
# Reading East
# Windsor
# Wokingham

Buckinghamshire

# Aylesbury
# Beaconsfield
# Buckingham
# Chesham & Amersham
# North East Milton Keynes
# Wycombe

East Sussex

# Bexhill & Battle
# Eastbourne
# Wealden

Hampshire

# Aldershot
# Basingstoke
# East Hampshire
# Fareham
# Gosport
# Havant
# New Forest East
# New Forest West
# North East Hampshire
# North West Hampshire

Kent

# Ashford
# Canterbury
# Faversham & Mid Kent
# Folkestone & Hythe
# Gravesham
# Maidstone & The Weald
# North Thanet
# Sevenoaks
# Tonbridge & Malling
# Tunbridge Wells

Oxfordshire

# Banbury
# Henley
# Wantage
# Witney

Surrey

# East Surrey
# Epsom & Ewell
# Esher & Walton
# Guildford
# Mole Valley
# Reigate
# Runnymede & Weybridge
# South West Surrey
# Spelthorne
# Surrey Heath
# Woking

West Sussex

# Arundel & South Downs
# Bognor Regis & Littlehampton
# Chichester
# East Worthing & Shoreham
# Horsham
# Mid Sussex
# Worthing West

Greater London

# Beckenham
# Bexleyheath & Crayford
# Bromley & Chislehurst
# Chingford & Woodford Green
# Chipping Barnet
# Cities of London & Westminster
# Croydon Central
# Croydon South
# Enfield, Southgate
# Hammersmith & Fulham
# Hornchurch
# Kensington & Chelsea
# Old Bexley & Sidcup
# Orpington
# Putney
# Romford
# Ruislip-Northwood
# Upminster
# Uxbridge
# Wimbledon


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