Eddisbury (UK Parliament constituency)


Eddisbury (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Eddisbury
Map1 = Eddisbury
Map2 = Cheshire
Entity = Cheshire
Type = County
County = Cheshire
Year = 1885, 1983
MP = Stephen O'Brien
Party = Conservative
EP = North West England

Eddisbury 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 is mostly rural, covering the south-west of Cheshire. The main town in the constituency is Winsford; other settlements include Audlem, Kelsall, Malpas and Tarporley.

Boundary Review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cheshire, the Boundary Commission for England have made minor changes to the existing arrangement as a consequence of population changes. The electoral wards used in this modified constituency are;

*From Chester District - Barrow, Farndon, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, and Waverton
*From the borough of Crewe and Nantwich - Acton, Audlem, Bunbury, Minshull, Peckforton, and Wrenbury
*From the borough of Vale Royal - Cuddington and Oakmere, Davenham and Moulton, Mara, Tarporley and Oulton, Winsford Dene, Winsford Gravel, Winsford Over, Winsford Swanlow, Winsford Verdin, and Winsford Wharton.

History

The constituency was re-established in 1983, largely replacing the former Nantwich constituency. Since then, it has always been held by the Conservative Party. Between 1983 and 1999, it was represented by Alastair Goodlad, who resigned upon being appointed as the United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Australia. The ensuing by-election was won by Stephen O'Brien, who has held the seat since.

The closest the Labour Party has come to winning the seat was in the 1997 general election, when the Conservative majority was reduced to just 1,185. Eddisbury consists of mainly rural villages and small towns which are favourable to the Conservative party; Labour's only area of support is Winsford, the constituency's largest town.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Eddisbury
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen O'Brien
votes = 21,181
percentage = 46.4
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Green
votes = 14,986
percentage = 32.8
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Joanne Crotty
votes = 8,182
percentage = 17.9
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steve Roxborough
votes = 1,325
percentage = 2.9
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 6,195
percentage = 13.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,674
percentage = 63.2
change = -1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +1.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Eddisbury
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen O’Brien
votes = 20,556
percentage = 46.3
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bill Eyres
votes = 15,988
percentage = 36.0
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Roberts
votes = 6,975
percentage = 15.7
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = David Carson
votes = 868
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,568
percentage = 10.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,387
percentage = 64.2
change = -11.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen O'Brien
votes = 15,465
percentage = 44.8
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Hanson
votes = 13,859
percentage = 40.2
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Roberts
votes = 4,757
percentage = 13.8
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Alan Hope
votes = 238
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = Robert Everest
votes = 98
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Dinah Grice
votes = 80
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,606
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 51.4
change = -24.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alastair Goodlad
votes = 21,027
percentage = 42.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Hanson
votes = 19,842
percentage = 40.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Reaper
votes = 6,540
percentage = 13.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Norine Napier
votes = 2,041
percentage = 4.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,185
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alastair Goodlad
votes = 31,625
percentage = 51.02
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = N Edwards
votes = 18,928
percentage = 30.54
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = DW Lyon
votes = 10,543
percentage = 17.01
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = A Basden
votes = 783
percentage = 1.26
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = N Pollard
votes = 107
percentage = 0.17
change =
Election box majority
votes = 12,697
percentage = 20.48
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 61,986
percentage = 82.55
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire
* [http://www.eddisburyconservatives.co.uk Eddisbury Conservatives]


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