Ribble Valley (UK Parliament constituency)


Ribble Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Ribble Valley
Map1 = RibbleValley
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = County
County = Lancashire
Year = 1983
MP = Nigel Evans
Party = Conservative
EP = North West England

Ribble Valley 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

One of the few truly safe Conservative seats in North West England, this constituency contains pleasing rural areas, and small market towns (of which Clitheroe is the largest). The Conservatives actually lost the seat in the 1990's in a by-election during a period of mid-term unpopularity to the Lib Dems, who have a respectable presence on the local council, but it has since returned safely to the Conservative fold. Labour can usually only have one ward in their favour here: Edisford and Low Moor.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission for England created a new seat of Wyre and Preston North. This creation caused major changes to neighbouring seats, including Ribble Valley.

As the Prestonian wards to the west of the existing Ribble Valley seat are now moved elsewhere, this seat has taken electoral wards from the south of the River Ribble for the first time. This brings a substantial urban character to the largely farming and rural mix of the existing seat.

The entire district of Ribble Valley is attached to ten wards from South Ribble for the creation of this new seat. No name change was suggested.
*Bamber Bridge East, Bamber Bridge North, Bamber Bridge West, Coupe Green and Gregson Lane, Farington East, Farington West, Lostock Hall, Samlesbury and Walton, Tardy Gate and Walton-le-Dale

Members of Parliament

Michael Carr won this seat at the Ribble Valley by-election, 1991

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Allan Knox
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Ribble Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes = 25,834
percentage = 51.9
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Julie Young
votes = 11,663
percentage = 23.4
change = -5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jack Davenport
votes = 10,924
percentage = 22.0
change = +2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Kevin Henry
votes = 1,345
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,171
percentage = 28.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,776
percentage = 65.7
change = -0.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +2.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ribble Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes = 25,308
percentage = 51.5
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Carr
votes = 14,070
percentage = 28.6
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Marcus Johnstone
votes = 9,793
percentage = 19.9
change = +4.2
Election box majority
votes = 11,238
percentage = 22.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,171
percentage = 66.2
change = -12.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Ribble Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes = 26,702
percentage = 46.7
change = -5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Carr
votes = 20,062
percentage = 35.1
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Marcus Johnstone
votes = 9,013
percentage = 15.7
change = +7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = J. Parkinson
votes = 1,297
percentage = 2.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = N. M. Holmes
votes = 147
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,640
percentage = 11.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Ribble Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes = 29,178
percentage = 52.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Carr
votes = 22,636
percentage = 40.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = R. Pickup
votes = 3,649
percentage = 6.5
change =
Election box candidate
party = Raving Loony Green Giant Clitheroe Kid
candidate = D. Beesley
votes = 152
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = N. M. Holmes
votes = 112
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,542
percentage = 11.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 85.7
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Ribble Valley by-election, 1991
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Carr
votes = 22,377
percentage = 48.5
change = +27.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Evans
votes = 17,776
percentage = 38.5
change = -22.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Josephine Farrington
votes = 4,356
percentage = 9.5
change = -8.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = David Brass
votes = 611
percentage = 1.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party (UK)
candidate = Halldora Ingham
votes = 466
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Screaming Lord Sutch
votes = 278
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Simon Taylor
votes = 133
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = Independent - Corrective Party
candidate = Lindi St Claire
votes = 72
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box candidate
party = Raving Loony Green Giant Clitheroe Kid
candidate = Stuart Hughes
votes = 60
percentage = 0.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,601
percentage = 10.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 46,129
percentage = 71.1
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

External links

* [http://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/site/index.php Ribble Valley Borough Council official site]

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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