Wantage (UK Parliament constituency)


Wantage (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Wantage
Map1 = Wantage
Map2 = Oxfordshire
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Oxfordshire
County = Oxfordshire
EP = South East England
MP = Ed Vaizey
Party = Conservative

Wantage 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

The constituency covers the south-west of Oxfordshire, largely corresponding to the Vale of White Horse local government district, with the exception of twelve wards in the north east (comprising the town of Abingdon and the Oxford suburbs of North Hinksey (Botley) and Cumnor), which lie in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency. With an electorate of barely 8000, Wantage is one of the smallest towns to hold sole ownership of a parliamentary constituency name and in fact the largest town in the constituency is Didcot, which lies in the neighbouring South Oxfordshire local authority district, as does Wallingford, another significant centre of population for the division.

Boundary Review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Oxfordshire, the Boundary Commission for England has made changes to the existing arrangement as a consequence of population changes. The electoral wards used in the creation of the modified constituency are:

*From the district of South Oxfordshire - Brightwell, Cholsey and Wallingford South, Didcot All Saints, Didcot Ladygrove, Didcot Northbourne, Didcot Park, Hagbourne, and Wallingford North
*From the district of Vale of White Horse - Blewbury and Upton, Craven, Drayton, Faringdon and The Coxwells, Greendown, Grove, Hanneys, Harwell, Hendreds, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, Longworth, Marcham and Shippon, Shrivenham, Stanford in the Vale, Sutton Courtenay and Appleford, Wantage Charlton, and Wantage Segsbury.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1983)
* 1983 — 2005: Robert Jackson, Conservative until 15 January 2005, then Labour
* 2005 — "present": Ed Vaizey, Conservative

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wantage
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ed Vaizey
votes = 22,354
percentage = 43.0
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Andrew Crawford
votes = 14,337
percentage = 27.6
change = −0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark McDonald
votes = 12,464
percentage = 24.0
change = −4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Adam Twine
votes = 1,332
percentage = 2.6
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky
votes = 798
percentage = 1.5
change = -0.4
Election box candidate
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Gerald Lambourne
votes = 646
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,017
percentage = 15.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,931
percentage = 68.2
change = +3.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wantage
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Jackson
votes = 19,475
percentage = 39.6
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Beer
votes = 13,875
percentage = 28.2
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Neil Fawcett
votes = 13,776
percentage = 28.0
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = David Brooks-Saxl
votes = 1,062
percentage = 2.2
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nikolai Tolstoy
votes = 941
percentage = 1.9
change = +1.1
Election box majority
votes = 5,600
percentage = 11.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,129
percentage = 64.5
change = -13.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Oxfordshire


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