Castle Point (UK Parliament constituency)


Castle Point (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Castle Point
Map1 = CastlePoint
Map2 = Essex
Type = Borough
Year = 1983
Entity = Essex
County = Essex
EP = East of England
MP = Bob Spink
Party = UK Independence (elected as Conservative)

Castle Point is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Covering the area of Canvey Island, Hadleigh, South Benfleet, and Thundersley it is normally a strong Conservative seat, although it fell to Labour once, in the 1997 landslide. Bob Spink re-won the seat in 2001, but subsequently defected to the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) on 22 April 2008 (becoming the first and so far only seat that UKIP has held in the House of Commons).

Boundaries

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Essex, the Boundary Commission for England has created a Castle Point constituency based entirely within the boundaries of the district council of the same name

History

In March 2008, Bob Spink was deselected by the local Conservative Party association. After announcing leaving the Conservatives, he defected to the United Kingdom Independence Party in April 2008, and has now stated he will stand for them in the next General Election.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rebecca Harris
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bob Spink
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julian Ware-Lane
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Castle Point
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Spink
votes = 22,118
percentage = 48.3
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Luke Akehurst
votes = 13,917
percentage = 30.4
change = -11.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Sandbach
votes = 4,719
percentage = 10.3
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Neil Hamper
votes = 3,431
percentage = 7.5
change = +4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Irene Willis
votes = 1,617
percentage = 3.5
change = +3.5
Election box majority
votes = 8,201
percentage = 17.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,802
percentage = 65.9
change = +7.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 7.7

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Castle Point
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Spink
votes = 17,738
percentage = 44.6
change = +4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Butler
votes = 16,753
percentage = 42.1
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Billy Boulton
votes = 3,116
percentage = 7.8
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Ron Hurrell
votes = 1,273
percentage = 3.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Douglas Roberts
votes = 663
percentage = 1.7
change = -1.0
Election box candidate
party = Truth Party
candidate = Nik Searle
votes = 223
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 985
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,766
percentage = 58.4
change = -13.7
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Castle Point
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Butler
votes = 20,605
percentage = 42.4
change = +18.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Spink
votes = 19,462
percentage = 40.1
change = -15.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = M. Baker
votes = 4,477
percentage = 9.2
change = -9.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = H. Maulkin
votes = 2,700
percentage = 5.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = L. D. Kendall
votes = 1,301
percentage = 2.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,143
percentage = 2.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 72.1
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Castle Point
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Spink
votes = 29,629
percentage = 55.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D. Flack
votes = 12,799
percentage = 24.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = A. Petchey
votes = 10,208
percentage = 19.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = I. Willis
votes = 643
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,830
percentage = 31.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Castle Point
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bernard Braine
votes = 29,681
percentage = 59.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = A. Bastow
votes = 10,433
percentage = 21.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = W. Deal
votes = 9,422
percentage = 19.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 19,248
percentage = 38.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

References

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Essex


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