Carlisle (UK Parliament constituency)


Carlisle (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Carlisle
Map1 = Carlisle
Map2 = Cumbria
Entity = Cumbria
Type = Borough
County = Cumbria
Year = 1295
MP = Eric Martlew
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Carlisle is a 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. It has been a Labour seat since 1964, but is now a marginal constituency with the Conservatives as the main challengers.

Boundaries

The Carlisle constituency covers the most populated part of the City of Carlisle district in Cumbria, including the city of Carlisle itself. It also covers the rural area of the district to the south and west of the city, including the village of Dalston. The remaining parts of the district are in the Penrith and the Border constituency.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cumbria, the Boundary Commission for England have modified the boundaries of the Carlisle constituency, as a consequence of population changes. The altered constituency to be fought at the next general election (expected to be held in 2009 or 2010) will be formed from the following wards:
*Belah, Belle Vue, Botcherby, Burgh, Castle, Currock, Dalston, Denton Holme, Harraby, Morton, St Aidans, Stanwix Urban, Upperby, Wetheral, and Yewdale.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1640-1660

* 1626: Richard Graham
* 1628-1629: Richard Graham

Long Parliament
* 1640-1644: Sir William Dalston (Royalist) - "disabled to sit, January 1644"
* 1640-1648 (?): Richard Barwis (Parliamentarian) - "not recorded as having sat after Pride's Purge, December 1648"
* 1645(?)-1648(?): Thomas Cholmley- "not recorded as having sat after Pride's Purge, December 1648"

"Carlisle was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament.

First Protectorate Parliament (One member only)
* 1654-1655:?

Second Protectorate Parliament (One member only)
* 1656-1658: George Downing

Third Protectorate Parliament
* 1659: George Downing
* 1659: ?

"'Long Parliament (restored)
* 1659-1660: ?

MPs 1660-1885

*"Representation reduced to one member "(1885)

MPs 1885-present

Election results

Elections in the 18th century

"Election results taken from the History of Parliament Trust series."

Election box begin
title=General Election 1715: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = William Strickland
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Thomas Stanwix
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

*"Stanwix appointed Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 12 April 1721: Carlisle
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Henry Aglionby
votes = 268
percentage = 67.00
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Thomas Stanwix
votes = 132
percentage = 33.00
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 27 March 1722: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Henry Aglionby
votes = 398
percentage = 37.65
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory
candidate = James Bateman
votes = 350
percentage = 33.11
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = Thomas Stanwix
votes = 309
percentage = 29.23
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1727: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Charles Howard
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory
candidate = John Hylton
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 3 May 1734: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Charles Howard
votes = 354
percentage = 37.82
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory
candidate = John Hylton
votes = 351
percentage = 37.50
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Henry Aglionby
votes = 231
percentage = 24.68
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 13 May 1741: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Charles Howard
votes = 109
percentage = 38.11
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Stanwix
votes = 90
percentage = 31.47
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Tory
candidate = John Hylton
votes = 87
percentage = 30.42
change = "N/A"

*"Note: Stanwix was unseated on petition and replaced by Hylton, 26 January 1742"

*"Death of Hylton"

Election box begin
title=By-Election 26 November 1746: Carlisle
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Stanwix
votes = "N/A"
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Sir Richard Musgrave, Bt
votes = "N/A"
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Election box begin
title=General Election 1747: Carlisle (2 seats)
Election box candidate with party link
party = Non Partisan
candidate = Charles Howard
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Whig Party
candidate = John Stanwix
votes = Unopposed
percentage = "N/A"
change = "N/A"

Elections in the 20th century

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Carlisle
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Martlew
votes = 17,019
percentage = 48.1
change = -3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Mitchelson
votes = 11,324
percentage = 32.0
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steven Tweedie
votes = 5,916
percentage = 16.7
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steven Cochrane
votes = 792
percentage = 2.2
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Lezley Gibson
votes = 343
percentage = 1.0
change = -0.6
Election box majority
votes = 5,695
percentage = 16.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,394
percentage = 59.5
change = +0.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -0.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Carlisle
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Martlew
votes = 17,856
percentage = 51.2
change = -6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Mitchelson
votes = 12,154
percentage = 34.8
change = +5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Guest
votes = 4,076
percentage = 11.7
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Colin Paisley
votes = 554
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Paul Wilcox
votes = 269
percentage = 0.8
change = +0.8
Election box majority
votes = 5,702
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,909
percentage = 59.4
change = -13.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Notes

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria

References

*Rayment


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