Pendle (UK Parliament constituency)


Pendle (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Pendle
Map1 = Pendle
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = Borough
County = Lancashire
Year = 1983
MP = Gordon Prentice
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Pendle 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.

Boundaries

Pendle mainly compromises the towns of Nelson and Colne,with smaller towns like Barnoldswick and Earby added since boundary changes in the 1970s brought them into this area of Lancashire from Yorkshire.It is mostly favourable to Labour although the Conservatives have won the seat in good years for them.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission for England decided to make only minor changes to the seats in East Lancashire. The new Pendle constituency will contain only those wards within the district boundary, meaning the district council area is co-terminous with the parliamentary boundary.

Members of Parliament

*1983 – 1992: John Lee, Conservative
*1992 – "present": Gordon Prentice, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Pendle
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Prentice
votes = 15,250
percentage = 37.1
change = -7.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jane Ellison
votes = 13,070
percentage = 31.8
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Shazad Anwar
votes = 9,528
percentage = 23.2
change = +9.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Tom Boocock
votes = 2,547
percentage = 6.2
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Graham Cannon
votes = 737
percentage = 1.8
change = -1.0
Election box majority
votes = 2,180
percentage = 5.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,132
percentage = 63.4
change = +0.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.7

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Pendle
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Prentice
votes = 17,729
percentage = 44.6
change = -8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rasjid Skinner
votes = 13,454
percentage = 33.9
change = +3.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Whipp
votes = 5,479
percentage = 13.8
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Chris Jackson
votes = 1,976
percentage = 5.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Graham Cannon
votes = 1,094
percentage = 2.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,275
percentage = 10.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,732
percentage = 63.2
change = -11.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Candidates for the next general election

Confirmed candidates for Pendle at the next UK general election:
* Labour Party: Gordon Prentice (incumbent)
* Conservative Party: Andrew Stephenson
* Liberal Democrats: Afzal Anwar
* UK Independence Party: Dorothy Baxter

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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