Bosworth (UK Parliament constituency)


Bosworth (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Bosworth
Map1 = Bosworth
Map2 = Leicestershire
Type = County
Year = 1885
Entity = Leicestershire
County = Leicestershire
EP = East Midlands
MP = David Tredinnick
Party = Conservative

Bosworth is a county constituency 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.

Boundaries

Bosworth constituency covers approximately the same area as the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England have made only minor changes to the existing constituency arrangement. The modified Bosworth constituency is formed from the following electoral wards;
*Ambien, Barlestone, Nailstone and Osbaston, Barwell, Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill, Burbage Sketchley and Stretton, Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone, Earl Shilton, Hinckley Castle, Hinckley Clarendon, Hinckley De Montfort, Hinckley Trinity, Markfield, Stanton and Fieldhead, Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton, Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton, and Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy

History

The Western, or Bosworth, division was created in 1885, and included part of the Ashby de la Zouch petty sessional division and all of the Market Bosworth petty sessional division. It was redefined in 1918, covering the urban districts of Coalville and Hinckley, the rural districts of Hinckley and Market Bosworth and the parish of Bardon from Ashby RD. Hinckley RD was abolished in the 1930s, and in 1948 and 1970 the Bosworth constituency was restated as forming Coalville, Hinckley and Market Bosworth RD.

Coalville has formed part of the North West Leicestershire since the 1983 election.

The seat was Labour for 25 years until the Conservatives gained it in the 1970 general election and have held it since. The seat had a coal mining tradition that has been engulfed by the more residential town of Hinckley and its rural hinterland. The strongest Labour area is the former mining village of Earl Shilton, but this is now easily over-shadowed by surrounding Conservative areas. It was once held for Labour by Woodrow Wyatt, who left the party and became one of its most virulent and voluble critics in the 1980s.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Bosworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Tredinnick
votes = 20,212
percentage = 42.6
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rupert Herd
votes = 14,893
percentage = 31.4
change = -8.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Moore
votes = 10,528
percentage = 22.2
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Denis Walker
votes = 1,866
percentage = 3.9
change = +3.9
Election box majority
votes = 5,319
percentage = 11.2
change = +6.2
Election box turnout
votes = 47,499
percentage = 66.3
change = +1.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Bosworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Tredinnick
votes = 20,030
percentage = 44.4
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Furlong
votes = 17,750
percentage = 39.4
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jon Ellis
votes = 7,326
percentage = 16.2
change = -1.6
Election box majority
votes = 2,280
percentage = 5.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,106
percentage = 64.4
change = -12.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Leicestershire and Rutland


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