Spelthorne (UK Parliament constituency)


Spelthorne (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Spelthorne
Map1 = Spelthorne
Map2 = Surrey
Type = Borough
Year = 1918
Entity = Surrey
County = Surrey
EP = South East England
MP = David Wilshire
Party = Conservative

Spelthorne 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. David Wilshire has been the MP for this constituency since 1987.

Boundaries

Changes over time

Spelthorne is one of the traditional hundreds of the historic county of Middlesex. The hundred has an area larger than the modern Borough of Spelthorne, which is located in the south west of the historic county. When Greater London was formed in 1965 it incorporated almost all of the historic county of Middlesex. The area of this constituency was however transferred, for administrative purposes, to the county of Surrey. It is the northern part of the modern (2007) administrative county of Surrey.

Before 1918 the area formed part of the Uxbridge constituency, which was the westernmost division of Middlesex.

1918-1945: When the constituency was first created (as a Middlesex county division), by the Representation of the People Act 1918, it occupied the south west of the county. The seat was larger than it is today and included the whole of the traditional hundred. It comprised the then local government areas of the Urban Districts based upon the towns of Feltham, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Staines, Sunbury-on-Thames and Teddington as well as Staines Rural District.

1945-1950: The constituency was altered. It lost the east of the previous division (the Hampton, Hampton Wick and Teddington areas) to Twickenham constituency. It gained new territory to the north from the Uxbridge division. The local government areas in the seat in 1945 were Feltham Urban District, Staines Urban District, Sunbury-on-Thames Urban District and Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District.

1950-1955: Yiewsley and West Drayton were returned to the Uxbridge constituency. Spelthorne was reduced to the Urban Districts of Feltham, Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames.

1955 onwards: In the 1955 redistribution Feltham became the centre of the new Feltham constituency. The Urban Districts of Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames (which in 1974 were merged to form the Borough of Spelthorne) remained and have formed the modern Spelthorne constituency ever since.

The seat was accounted as a borough constituency of Surrey, from the February 1974 general election. This was the result of the first redistribution after the formation of Greater London.

Modern Spelthorne

Spelthorne lies just south of Heathrow airport and north of the river Thames. It is a very built-up area and has far fewer open green spaces, private roads and woodlands than are commonly found further south in Surrey.

However, the area is still very affluent. Most residents can afford to buy their own homes, council housing accounting for only 10% of the total, and the proportion of professionals and managerial workers is high. The are several working class areas, most notably Stanwell, which was the only county council ward to give Labour a majority on the same day as the 1997 general election. Unemployment is low and there are very few manual workers.

Commercially, the area is one of the most active in Surrey. About 20% of all commercial or industrial property in the County is located here, including the headquarters of many national and international companies, such as BP, Courage, the Ian Allen Group, McVitie's, Del Monte, Samsung Electronics and Shepperton Film Studios.

Its boundaries are exactly the same as that of the Spelthorne Borough, and it includes the towns of Ashford, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury.

The Boundary Commission has proposed no boundary changes for this constituency in the boundary review due before the next election.

History

Spelthorne has been a Conservative stronghold for decades. The only time a non-Conservative Member of Parliament was elected was in the 1945 general election, when George Pargiter was elected for one term.

Members of Parliament

David Wilshire is the current Member of Parliament for Spelthorne, and was first elected in the 1987 general election. He is a member of the Conservative Party.

* "Constituency created" (1918)

Elections

Swing is only calculated when the same two parties, as in the previous election, share first and second place. Votes for other candidates are ignored in the calculation of Butler swing. A positive swing is from Labour (or SDP in 1987) towards the Conservative candidate and a negative swing is from Conservative towards a Labour (or SDP in 1987) candidate (as the case may be).

Elections in the 2000s

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candidate = Christopher Browne
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Election box candidate with party link
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Ferguson
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
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;General election of 2005"Swing in this result is calculated on the basis of percentages of the total votes for all parties (Steed swing) rather than using the percentages of the two party vote only (Butler swing). For comparability with the Butler swing calculations used in earlier results in this article, the Butler swing for this election is +10.18"Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
votes = 21,620
percentage = 50.48
change = +5.38
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Dibble
votes = 11,684
percentage = 27.28
change = −10.02
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Simon James
votes = 7,318
percentage = 17.09
change = +2.36
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Christopher Browne
votes = 1,968
percentage = 4.60
change = +1.73
Election box candidate
party = UK Community Issues Party
candidate = Caroline Schwark
votes = 239
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,936
percentage = 23.20
change = +15.40
Election box turnout
votes = 42,829
percentage = 62.75
change = +1.94
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 68,254
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +7.7

;General election of 2001"Swing in this result is calculated on the basis of percentages of the total votes for all parties (Steed swing) rather than using the percentages of the two party vote only (Butler swing). For comparability with the Butler swing calculations used in earlier results in this article, the Butler swing for this election is +0.71"Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
votes = 18,851
percentage = 45.10
change = +0.21
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Shaw
votes = 15,589
percentage = 37.30
change = −0.90
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Martin Rimmer
votes = 6,156
percentage = 14.73
change = +1.59
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Squire
votes = 1,198
percentage = 2.87
change = +1.98
Election box majority
votes = 3,262
percentage = 7.80
change = +1.11
Election box turnout
votes = 41,794
percentage = 60.81
change = −12.77
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 68,731
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +0.6

Elections in the 1990s

;General election of 1997"Swing in this result is calculated on the basis of percentages of the total votes for all parties (Steed swing) rather than using the percentages of the two party vote only (Butler swing). For comparability with the Butler swing calculations used in earlier results in this article, the Butler swing for this election is -17.82"Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
votes = 23,306
percentage = 44.89
change = −13.66
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Dibble
votes = 19,833
percentage = 38.20
change = +15.26
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Edward Glynn
votes = 6,821
percentage = 13.14
change = −3.37
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Barry Coleman
votes = 1,495
percentage = 2.88
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Fowler
votes = 462
percentage = 0.89
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,473
percentage = 6.69
change = −28.92
Election box turnout
votes = 51,917
percentage = 73.58
change = −6.78
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 70,562
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = −14.5

;General election of 1992

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
votes = 32,627
percentage = 58.55
change = −1.46
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Leedham
votes = 12,784
percentage = 22.94
change = +5.87
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Roberts
votes = 9,702
percentage = 16.51
change = −6.41
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = J Wassell
votes = 580
percentage = 1.04
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = D Rea
votes = 338
percentage = 0.61
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = D Ellis
votes = 195
percentage = 0.35
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 19,843
percentage = 35.61
change = −1.48
Election box turnout
votes = 55,726
percentage = 80.36
change = +6.28
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 69,344
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1980s

;General election of 1987Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Wilshire
votes = 32,440
percentage = 60.01
change = +7.63
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Mrs. M. Cunningham
votes = 12,390
percentage = 22.92
change = −3.12
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D.F.J. Welfare
votes = 9,227
percentage = 17.07
change = +1.62
Election box majority
votes = 20,050
percentage = 37.09
change = +10.76
Election box turnout
votes = 54,057
percentage = 74.08
change = +3.08
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 72,967
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +5.57 (SDP to C)

;General election of 1983
Richard Adams, standing as an Independent Conservative, opposed the hunting of foxes with hounds. He was famous as the author of the novel "Watership Down". Atkins on the other hand was a noted supporter of foxhunting.Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon. Sir Humphrey Atkins
votes = 26,863
percentage = 52.38
change = −5.02
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = A.W. Layton
votes = 13,357
percentage = 26.04
change = +12.16
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = M.C. Rowlands
votes = 7,926
percentage = 15.45
change = −12.32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = Richard Adams
votes = 2,816
percentage = 5.49
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = FTACMP
candidate = E.J. Butterfield
votes = 325
percentage = 0.63
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,506
percentage = 26.33
change = −3.30
Election box turnout
votes = 51,287
percentage = 71.00
change = -5.89
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 72,236
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

Elections in the 1970s

;General election of 1979Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt. Hon. Humphrey Atkins
votes = 31,290
percentage = 57.40
change = +12.67
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = C.H. Dodwell
votes = 15,137
percentage = 27.77
change = -5.46
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Winner
votes = 7,565
percentage = 13.88
change = -5.87
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = J. Sawyer
votes = 518
percentage = 0.95
change = -1.25
Election box majority
votes = 16,153
percentage = 29.63
change = +18.12
Election box turnout
votes = 54,510
percentage = 76.89
change = +2.40
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 70,898
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +10.02

;General election of October 1974Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt. Hon. Humphrey Atkins
votes = 23,125
percentage = 44.73
change = +0.90
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = C.H. Dodwell
votes = 17,177
percentage = 33.23
change = +3.66
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Winner
votes = 10,212
percentage = 19.75
change = -4.37
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = J.M. Clifton
votes = 1,180
percentage = 2.28
change = -0.20
Election box majority
votes = 5,948
percentage = 11.51
change = -2.75
Election box turnout
votes = 51,694
percentage = 74.49
change = -7.64
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 69,393
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -2.33

;General election of February 1974Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rt. Hon. Humphrey Atkins
votes = 24,772
percentage = 43.83
change = -10.38
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J.H.W. Grant
votes = 16,713
percentage = 29.57
change = -6.69
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Winner
votes = 13,632
percentage = 24.12
change = +14.59
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = E.J. Butterfield
votes = 1,399
percentage = 2.48
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,059
percentage = 14.26
change = -3.69
Election box turnout
votes = 56,516
percentage = 82.13
change = +8.79
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 68,814
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -0.21

;General election of 1970Election box begin
title=General Election 1970: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Humphrey Atkins
votes = 27,266
percentage = 54.21
change = +8.42
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = P.L. Cheney
votes = 18,239
percentage = 36.26
change = -4.46
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R.H. Longland
votes = 4,792
percentage = 9.53
change = -3.97
Election box majority
votes = 9,027
percentage = 17.95
change = +12.88
Election box turnout
votes = 50,297
percentage = 73.34
change = -7.55
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 68,579
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +6.99

Elections in the 1960s

;General election of 1966Election box begin
title=General Election 1966: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Beresford Craddock
votes = 22,473
percentage = 45.79
change = -1.23
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = R.G. Wallace
votes = 19,986
percentage = 40.72
change = +5.19
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Miss Nesta Wyn Ellis
votes = 6,624
percentage = 13.50
change = -3.95
Election box majority
votes = 2,487
percentage = 5.07
change = -6.42
Election box turnout
votes = 49,083
percentage = 80.89
change = +0.76
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 60,676
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -4.03

;General election of 1964Election box begin
title=General Election 1964: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Beresford Craddock
votes = 22,230
percentage = 47.02
change = -12.54
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = R.S. Stokes
votes = 16,797
percentage = 35.53
change = -4.91
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = M.J. Hayes
votes = 8,252
percentage = 17.45
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,433
percentage = 11.49
change = -7.62
Election box turnout
votes = 47,279
percentage = 80.13
change = -1.13
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 59,000
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -2.60

Elections in the 1950s

;General election of 1959Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Beresford Craddock
votes = 25,221
percentage = 59.56
change = +1.20
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J.P. Carruthers
votes = 17,128
percentage = 40.44
change = -1.20
Election box majority
votes = 8,093
percentage = 19.11
change = +2.40
Election box turnout
votes = 42,349
percentage = 81.26
change = +3.53
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 52,115
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.20

;General election of 1955"Since the boundary changes made with effect from this election, the constituency has had no major alteration."Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Beresford Craddock
votes = 20,888
percentage = 58.36
change = +7.44
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J.P. Carruthers
votes = 14,906
percentage = 41.64
change = -7.44
Election box majority
votes = 5,982
percentage = 16.71
change = +15.87
Election box turnout
votes = 35,794
percentage = 77.73
change = -6.21
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 46,050
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +7.44

;General election of 1951Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Beresford Craddock
votes = 31,031
percentage = 50.92
change = +5.29
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A.E. Hunter
votes = 29,908
percentage = 49.08
change = +3.51
Election box majority
votes = 1,123
percentage = 1.84
change = +1.79
Election box turnout
votes = 60,939
percentage = 83.94
change = +2.17
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 72,599
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +0.89

;General election of 1950"Boundary changes"Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Beresford Craddock
votes = 26,177
percentage = 45.63
change = +9.11
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F.W. Temple
votes = 26,146
percentage = 45.57
change = -6.39
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = F.J. Halpin
votes = 5,048
percentage = 8.80
change = -2.72
Election box majority
votes = 31
percentage = 0.05
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 57,371
percentage = 81.77
change = +11.48
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 70,161
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +8.75

Elections in the 1940s

;General election of 1945Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Pargiter
votes = 28,064
percentage = 51.96
change = +20.32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Harvey
votes = 19,725
percentage = 36.52
change = -31.84
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Henry Kerby
votes = 6,222
percentage = 11.52
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,339
percentage = 15.44
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 54,011
percentage = 70.29
change = +12.33
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 76,840
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -27.08

Elections in the 1930s

;General election of 1935Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Reginald Blaker, Bt
votes = 30,153
percentage = 68.36
change = -10.37
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dr. B. Lytton-Bernard
votes = 13,957
percentage = 31.64
change = +10.37
Election box majority
votes = 16,196
percentage = 36.72
change = -20.75
Election box turnout
votes = 44,110
percentage = 57.96
change = -10.38
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 76,110
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -10.38

;General election of 1931Election box begin
title=General Election 1931: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Reginald Blaker, Bt
votes = 34,115
percentage = 78.73
change = +29.37
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F.W. Temple
votes = 9,214
percentage = 21.27
change = -9.48
Election box majority
votes = 24,901
percentage = 57.47
change = +38.86
Election box turnout
votes = 43,329
percentage = 68.34
change = -0.68
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 63,404
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +17.12

Elections in the 1920s

;General election of 1929"Electorate expanded with the introduction of universal adult suffrage, with all women qualifying to vote at 21 (the same basis as for men) instead of on a property qualification from the age of 30."Election box begin
title=General Election 1929: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Philip Pilditch
votes = 19,177
percentage = 49.36
change = -20.01
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F.W. Temple
votes = 11,946
percentage = 30.75
change = +0.12
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W.A.J. Hillier
votes = 7,727
percentage = 19.89
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,231
percentage = 18.61
change = -20.14
Election box turnout
votes = 38,850
percentage = 69.02
change = +4.45
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 56,292
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -7.76

;General election of 1924Election box begin
title=General Election 1924: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Philip Pilditch
votes = 17,650
percentage = 69.37
change = +2.96
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F.W. Temple
votes = 7,792
percentage = 30.63
change = -2.96
Election box majority
votes = 9,858
percentage = 38.75
change = +5.92
Election box turnout
votes = 25,442
percentage = 64.57
change = +18.62
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 39,405
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +2.96

;General election of 1923Election box begin
title=General Election 1923: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Philip Pilditch
votes = 11,604
percentage = 66.41
change = +1.73
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = G.S. Cockrill
votes = 5,868
percentage = 33.59
change = -1.73
Election box majority
votes = 5,736
percentage = 32.83
change = +3.46
Election box turnout
votes = 17,472
percentage = 45.95
change = -7.95
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 38,023
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.73

;General election of 1922Election box begin
title=General Election 1922: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Philip Pilditch
votes = 12,849
percentage = 64.68
change = -13.04
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Archibald George Church
votes = 7,015
percentage = 35.32
change = +20.19
Election box majority
votes = 5,834
percentage = 29.37
change = -33.22
Election box turnout
votes = 19,864
percentage = 53.90
change = +8.25
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 36,853
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -19.02

Elections in the 1910s

;General election of 1918"Leonard was an Independent candidate supported by local members of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers"Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Spelthorne
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Conservative
candidate = Sir Philip Pilditch
votes = 12,423
percentage = 77.72
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F.E. Horton
votes = 2,418
percentage = 15.13
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = A.W. Leonard
votes = 1,143
percentage = 7.15
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,005
percentage = 62.59
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 15,984
percentage = 45.65
change = "N/A"
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 35,018
Election box gain with party link
winner = Coalition Conservative
loser = New seat
swing = "N/A"

Sources

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/scommons4.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/532.stm Election result, 2005] (BBC)
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/532.stm Election results, 1997 - 2001] (BBC)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1997EB2.html Election results, 1997 - 2001] (Election Demon)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1983EB2.html Election results, 1983 - 1992] (Election Demon)
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1323,00.html Election results, 1992 - 2005] (Guardian)
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results, 1951 - 1979] (Keele University)

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Surrey

External links

* [http://www.spelthornelabour.org.uk/ Spelthorne Labour Party]
* [http://www.spelthorneconservatives.com/ Spelthorne Conservatives]
* [http://spelthornelibdems.org.uk/ Spelthorne Lib Dems]

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
* "Britain Votes 4: British Parliamentary Election Results 1983-1987", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1988)
* "Britain Votes 5: British Parliamentary Election Results 1988-1992", compiled and edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher (Parliamentary Research Services/Dartmouth Publishing 1993)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press, revised edition 1977)
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1983).
* "British Parliamentary Election Results 1974-1983", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1984)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume III 1919-1945", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1979)
* "Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979", edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)


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