Sevenoaks (UK Parliament constituency)


Sevenoaks (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Sevenoaks
Map1 = Sevenoaks
Map2 = Kent
Type = County
Year = 1885
Entity = Kent
County = Kent
EP = South East England
MP = Michael Fallon
Party = Conservative

Sevenoaks 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. The constituency is traditionally a Conservative stronghold and has returned a Conservative MP in many elections.

Boundaries

The Sevenoaks constituency covers the towns of Sevenoaks and Swanley in Kent and some of the surrounding area. Most wards are safely Conservative with the only exception being Labour-voting Swanley.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Kent, the Boundary Commission for England has made major changes to the existing constituency boundaries as a consequence of population change across the county.

The electoral wards used in the formation of the modified Sevenoaks constituency are entirely within the district of Sevenoaks.
*Ash, Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge, Crockenhill and Well Hill, Dunton Green and Riverhead, Eynsford, Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth, Fawkham and West Kingsdown, Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount, Hextable, Kemsing, Otford and Shoreham, Seal and Weald, Sevenoaks Eastern, Sevenoaks Kippington, Sevenoaks Northern, Sevenoaks Town and St John’s, Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village, Swanley St Mary’s, Swanley White Oak, and Westerham and Crockham Hill.

Members of Parliament

*"1885 constituency created"

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Sevenoaks
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Fallon
votes = 22,437
percentage = 51.8
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ben Abbotts
votes = 9,467
percentage = 21.9
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Stanley
votes = 9,101
percentage = 21.0
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Dobson
votes = 1,309
percentage = 3.0
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = John Marshall
votes = 751
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.7
Election box candidate
party = United Kingdom Pathfinders
candidate = Mark Ellis
votes = 233
percentage = 0.5
change = -0.2
Election box majority
votes = 12,970
percentage = 30
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,298
percentage = 58.7
change = -5.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Sevenoaks
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Fallon
votes = 21,052
percentage = 49.4
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Caroline Humphreys
votes = 10,898
percentage = 25.6
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Clive Gray
votes = 9,214
percentage = 21.6
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Lisa Hawkins
votes = 1,155
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = United Kingdom Pathfinders
candidate = Mark Ellis
votes = 295
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,154
percentage = 23.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,614
percentage = 63.9
change = -11.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent


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