Daventry (UK Parliament constituency)


Daventry (UK Parliament constituency)
Daventry
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Daventry in Northamptonshire.
Outline map
Location of Northamptonshire within England.
County Northamptonshire
Electorate 71,903 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from South Northamptonshire
1918 (1918)1950 (1950)
Replaced by South Northamptonshire
Created from South Northamptonshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Daventry is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is a strongly Conservative seat.

Contents

Boundaries

The constituency covers the west of Northamptonshire and is named for the market town of Daventry. It covers the western part of Daventry and South Northamptonshire local government districts.

Boundary review

Following a review of parliamentary representation in Northamptonshire, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new seat in the county, meaning consequential changes to the existing seats.

A modified Daventry constituency is formed from the following electoral wards;

Members of Parliament

MPs 1918–1950

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Edward FitzRoy Conservative then Speaker
1943 by-election Reginald Manningham-Buller Conservative
1950 constituency abolished

MPs since Feb 1974

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Arthur Jones Conservative
1979 Reg Prentice Conservative
1987 Tim Boswell Conservative
2010 Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Daventry [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Heaton-Harris 29,252 56.5 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Christopher McGlynn[6] 10,064 19.4 +4.9
Labour Paul Corazzo 8,168 15.8 -12.1
UKIP Jim Broomfield 2,333 4.5 +1.6
English Democrats Alan Bennett-Spencer 1,187 2.3 +2.3
Green Steve Whiffen 770 1.5 +1.5
Majority 19,188 37.1
Turnout 51,774 72.5 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.7

After the 2005 general election, Daventry incurred massive boundary changes following the creation of the new South Northamptonshire seat. The results of the 2010 general election are based on the notional results for the new boundaries.

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Daventry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Boswell 31,206 51.6 +2.4
Labour Andrew Hammond 16,520 27.3 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Hannah Saul 9,964 16.5 +0.4
UKIP Barry Mahoney 1,927 3.2 +0.8
Veritas Barrie Wilkins 822 1.4 +1.4
Majority 14,686 24.3
Turnout 60,439 68.1 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
General Election 2001: Daventry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Boswell 27,911 49.2 +2.9
Labour Kevin Quigley 18,262 32.2 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Jamie Calder 9,130 16.1 +1.2
UKIP Peter Baden 1,381 2.4 +1.7
Majority 9,649 17.0
Turnout 56,684 65.5 -10.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Daventry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Boswell 28,615 46.3 -12.1
Labour K, Richie 21,237 34.4 +10.1
Liberal Democrat J. Gordon 9,233 15.0 -1.6
Referendum Party Mrs. B. Russocki 2,018 3.3 N/A
UKIP B. Mahoney 443 0.7 N/A
Natural Law R. France 204 0.3 -0.4
Majority 7,378 11.9
Turnout 61,750 77.0
Conservative hold Swing -11.1
General Election 1992: Daventry[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Boswell 34,734 58.4 +0.5
Labour Mrs LMAW Koumi 14,460 24.3 +3.8
Liberal Democrat AS Rounthwaite 9,820 16.5 −5.0
Natural Law RB France 422 0.7 N/A
Majority 20,274 34.1 −2.3
Turnout 59,436 82.7 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing −1.7

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)
  3. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated, Daventry District Council
  4. ^ Daventry, UKPollingReport
  5. ^ Daventry, BBC
  6. ^ Northampton Chronicle & Echo 21 April 2010
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/ge92index.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

See also

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Halifax
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1928–1943
Succeeded by
Hexham

Coordinates: 52°18′N 1°05′W / 52.30°N 1.08°W / 52.30; -1.08



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