Kettering (UK Parliament constituency)


Kettering (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name =Kettering
Map1 = Kettering
Map2 = Northamptonshire
Type = County
Year = 1918
Entity =Northamptonshire
County = Northamptonshire
EP = East Midlands
MP = Philip Hollobone
Party = Conservative

Kettering is a county constituency in Northamptonshire which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency covers the district of Kettering and the east of the district of Daventry, including the towns of Desborough and Rothwell.

Boundaries

Kettering constituency is a semi-rural constituency, predominantly based around the towns of Kettering, Desborough, Rothwell and Burton Latimer within the borough of Kettering (all of which is in the constituency) but, additionally, includes wide tracts of rural land, making it the second largest constituency in Northamptonshire by area.

Politically, it comprises the borough of Kettering and some eastern wards of the district of Daventry; the predominant parts of which being based around the large villages of Brixworth and Moulton.

Economically, it is predominantly middle-class. Industry continues in some areas, most notably at the Weetabix factory at Burton Latimer, but the industrial activity of the area, as with the rest of the county, is much reduced.

Boundary changes

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Northamptonshire, the Boundary Commission for England has made substantial changes to the county to make way for the new constituency of South Northamptonshire. The existing Kettering constituency undergoes substantial boundary changes.

As a result, Kettering gains the electoral wards to make the seat coterminous with the boundaries of the borough of Kettering and all electoral wards in the revised seat will be within the borough constituency boundaries.

Members of Parliament

The current Member of Parliament is Philip Hollobone of the Conservative Party. He was elected in 2005 when he defeated the sitting Labour MP, Phil Sawford.

Kettering Constituency (1918 - Present)

Mid Northamptonshire Constituency (1885-1918)

Prior to boundary changes in 1918, at least the majority of modern-day Kettering Constituency lay within the Mid Northamptonshire constituency.

North Northamptonshire Constituency (1832-1885)

Prior to boundary changes in 1885, at least the majority of modern-day Kettering Constituency lay within the North Northamptonshire constituency, which elected two members to Parliament.

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

;General election of 2005Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Hollobone
votes = 25,401
percentage = 45.6
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Sawford
votes = 22,100
percentage = 39.7
change = -5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Aron
votes = 6,882
percentage = 12.4
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Rosemarie Clarke
votes = 1,263
percentage = 2.3
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes = 3,301
percentage = 5.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 55,646
percentage = 68.0
change = -0.1
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +3.6

;General election of 2001Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Sawford
votes = 24,034
percentage = 44.7
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Hollobone
votes = 23,369
percentage = 43.5
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Aron
votes = 5,469
percentage = 10.2
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Barry Mahoney
votes = 880
percentage = 1.6
change = -1.4
Election box majority
votes = 665
percentage = 1.2
change = +0.9%
Election box turnout
votes = 53,752
percentage = 68.1
change = -7.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

;General election of 1997Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Sawford
votes = 24,650
percentage = 43.3
change = +11.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Freeman
votes = 24,461
percentage = 43.0
change = -9.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Aron
votes = 6,098
percentage = 10.7
change = -5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = A.E. Smith
votes = 1551
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Rosemary le Carpentier
votes = 197
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"

Election box majority
votes = 189
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 56,957
percentage = 68.1
change = -7.4
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +9.9

;General election of 1992Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Freeman
votes = 29,115
percentage = 52.0
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Phil Hope
votes = 17,961
percentage = 32.0
change = +12.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Denton-White
votes = 8,962
percentage = 16.0
change = -13.3
Election box majority
votes = 11,154
percentage = 20.0
change = -1.7
Election box turnout
votes = 56,038
percentage = 82.6
change = +3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

;General election of 1987Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Freeman
votes = 26,532
percentage = 51.0
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Cecilia Goodhart
votes = 15,205
percentage = 29.3
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A.M. Minto
votes = 10,229
percentage = 19.7
change = -1.4
Election box majority
votes = 11,327
percentage = 21.8
change = +3.9
Election box turnout
votes = 51,196
percentage = 78.8
change = +2.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1983Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Freeman
votes = 23,223
percentage = 48.4
change = +5.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Cecilia Goodhart
votes = 14,637
percentage = 30.5
change = +18.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alex Gordon
votes = 10,229
percentage = 19.7
change = -1.4
Election box majority
votes = 8,586
percentage = 17.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,979
percentage = 76.4
change = -2.9
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +14.7

Elections in the 1970s

;General election of 1979Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Homewood
votes = 31,579
percentage = 45.0
change = -4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 30,101
percentage = 42.9
change = 11.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 8,424
percentage = 12.0
change = -7.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,478
percentage = 2.1%
change = -15.7
Election box turnout
votes = 70,104
percentage = 79.3
change = 6.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of October 1974Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey de Freitas
votes = 30,970
percentage = 49.3
change = 3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G.D. Reed
votes = 19,800
percentage = 31.5
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A.J.W. Haigh
votes = 12,038
percentage = 19.2
change = -7.1
Election box majority
votes = 11,170
percentage = 17.8
change = 3.6

Election box turnout
votes = 62,808
percentage = 73.2%
change = -7.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of February 1974Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey de Freitas
votes = 31,659
percentage = 45.9
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 21,872
percentage = 31.7
change = -10.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 15,393
percentage = 22.3
change = 13.0
Election box majority
votes = 9,787
percentage = 14.2
change = 8.4
Election box turnout
votes = 68,924
percentage = 81.1
change = 5.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1970Election box begin
title=General Election 1970: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey de Freitas
votes = 34,803
percentage = 48.3
change = -4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.C. Taylor
votes = 30,613
percentage = 42.5
change = 6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A.J.W. Haigh
votes = 6,695
percentage = 9.3
change = -2.5
Election box majority
votes = 4,190
percentage = 5.8
change = -11.3
Election box turnout
votes = 72,111
percentage = 75.5
change = -5.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

;General election of 1966Election box begin
title=General Election 1966: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey de Freitas
votes = 35,337
percentage = 52.6
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = T.E.T. Weston
votes = 23,877
percentage = 35.6
change = -9.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Smith
votes = 7,903
percentage = 11.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,460
percentage = 17.1
change = +6.7
Election box turnout
votes = 67,117
percentage = 81.3
change = -0.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1964Election box begin
title=General Election 1964: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey de Freitas
votes = 36,210
percentage = 55.2
change = 2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.H. Lewis
votes = 29,405
percentage = 44.8
change = -2.4
Election box majority
votes = 6,805
percentage = 10.4
change = +2.4

Election box turnout
votes = 65,615
percentage = 81.5
change = 4.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

;General election of 1959Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Mitchinson
votes = 32,933
percentage = 52.8
change = -2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Neil Stone
votes = 29,448
percentage = 47.2
change = 2.4
Election box majority
votes = 3,485
percentage = 5.6
change = -4.8
Election box turnout
votes = 62,381
percentage = 77.5
change = -4.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1955Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Mitchinson
votes = 31,198
percentage = 55.2
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.F. Nash
votes = 25,495
percentage = 44.8
change = 0.7
Election box majority
votes = 5,903
percentage = 10.4
change = -1.3
Election box turnout
votes = 56,893
percentage = 81.6
change = -5.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1951Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Mitchinson
votes = 32,604
percentage = 55.8
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C.P.B. Bailey
votes = 25,777
percentage = 44.2
change = +5.6
Election box majority
votes = 6,827
percentage = 11.7
change = -2.4
Election box turnout
votes = 58,381
percentage = 87.2
change = -0.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1950Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Mitchinson
votes = 30,243
percentage = 52.6
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. Isham
votes = 22,169
percentage = 38.6
change = -3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = I.T. Morrow
votes = 4,692
percentage = 8.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party (UK)
candidate = L.P. O'Connor
votes = 368
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,074
percentage = 14.0
change = +2.5
Election box turnout
votes = 57,472
percentage = 88.1
change = 13.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1940s

;General election of 1945Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gilbert Mitchison
votes = 29,868
percentage = 53.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Profumo
votes = 23,424
percentage = 42.1
change = −30.9
Election box candidate
party = Christian Pacifist
candidate = J. C. Dempsey
votes = 2,381
percentage = 4.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,444
percentage = 11.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 24,530
percentage = 75.1
change = +37.3
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =
;By-election, 1940Election box begin
title=Kettering by-election, 6th March 1940
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Profumo
votes = 17,914
percentage = 73.0
change = +20.9
Election box candidate
party = Workers' and Pensioners' Anti-War
candidate = W. Ross
votes = 6,616
percentage = 27.0
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 11,298
percentage = 46.0
change = +41.8
Election box turnout
votes = 24,530
percentage = 37.8
change = −39.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1930s

;General election of 1935Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Eastwood
votes = 22,885
percentage = 52.1
change = -8.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J.R. Sadler
votes = 21,042
percentage = 47.9
change = +8.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,843
percentage = 4.2
change = -16.1
Election box turnout
votes = 43,927
percentage = 77.3
change = -8.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

;General Election of 1931Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Eastwood
votes = 25,811
percentage = 60.2
change = +23.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 17,095
percentage = 39.8
change = -3.9
Election box majority
votes = 8,716
percentage = 20.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,906
percentage = 85.7
change = -0.1
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1920s

;General Election of 1929Election box begin
title=General Election 1929: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 18,253
percentage = 43.8
change = -5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller
votes = 15,469
percentage = 37.1
change = -13.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate =
votes = 7,972
percentage = 19.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,784
percentage = 6.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,694
percentage = 85.8
change = 4.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

;General Election of 1924Election box begin
title=General Election 1924: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller
votes = 15,042
percentage = 50.4
change = +15.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 14,801
percentage = 49.6
change = +6.0
Election box majority
votes = 241
percentage = 0.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,843
percentage = 81.6
change = -0.1
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Co-operative
swing =

;General Election of 1923Election box begin
title=General Election 1923: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Samuel Perry
votes = 12,718
percentage = 43.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Owen Parker
votes = 10,212
percentage = 35.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,506
percentage = 8.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,203
percentage = 81.7
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

;General Election of 1922Election box begin
title=General Election 1922: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Owen Parker
votes = 14,333
percentage = 50.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Co-operative Party
candidate = A.E. Waterson
votes = 14,204
percentage = 48.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 129
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,537
percentage = 81.5
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Co-operative Party
swing =

Elections in the 1910s

;General Election of 1918Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Kettering
Election box candidate with party link
party = Co-operative Party
candidate = A.E. Waterson
votes = 10,299
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = L. Buxton
votes = 7,761
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Party (UK)
candidate = A.F.H. Ferguson
votes = 4,489
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,538
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 22,549
percentage = 65.1
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Co-operative Party
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* Kettering by-election, 1940
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Northamptonshire

External links

* [http://www.ketteringlibdems.org.uk/ Kettering Liberal Democrats]
* [http://www.kettering-conservatives.org/ Kettering Conservatives]
* [http://www.ketteringlabourparty.com/ Kettering Labour Party]

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