Northampton South (UK Parliament constituency)


Northampton South (UK Parliament constituency)
Northampton South
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Northampton South in Northamptonshire.
Outline map
Location of Northamptonshire within England.
County Northamptonshire
Electorate 63,748 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Brian Binley (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Northampton
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East Midlands

Northampton South is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for February 1974 general election when the old constituency of Northampton was split into Northampton North and Northampton South.

Contents

Boundaries

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Northamptonshire, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new seat in the county, meaning consequential changes for existing seats.

The modified Northampton South is formed from the following electoral wards:

  • Billing, Castle, Delapre, Ecton Brook, New Duston, Old Duston, St Crispin, St James, Spencer and Weston

Northampton, as from the 2010 general election, will be covered by three constituencies; Northampton North constituency, Northampton South and part of a new South Northamptonshire constituency.

South Northamptonshire is the new constituency in the county, to be fought for the first time at the 2010 general election. UK Polling has predicted the likely outcome based on how areas in the new constituency voted last time[2].

History

The former Deputy Speaker of the House Michael Morris held this seat for the Conservatives from its creation in 1974 until 1997, when Tony Clarke defeated Morris in a surprise result (one of many in the Labour landslide of that year) to gain the seat for Labour with a majority of just 744. Clarke only just increased his majority in 2001, but Brian Binley defeated Clarke to regain the seat for the Conservatives in 2005 with a comfortable majority, and has held it since.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [3] Party
Feb 1974 Michael Morris Conservative
1997 Tony Clarke Labour
2005 Brian Binley Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Northampton South [2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Binley 15,917 40.8 +3.0
Labour Clyde Loakes 9,913 25.4 -16.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Varnsverry 7,579 19.4 +5.9
Independent Tony Clarke 2,242 5.8 N/A
UKIP Derek Clark 1,897 4.9 +2.8
English Democrats Kevin Sills 618 1.6 N/A
Green Julie Hawkins 363 0.9 N/A
Northampton Save our Public Services Dave Green 325 0.8 N/A
Independent Kevin Wilshire 65 0.2 N/A
Scrap Members' Allowances Liam Costello 59 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,004 15.4
Turnout 38,978 58.2 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing 9.6

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Northampton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Binley 23,818 43.7 +2.6
Labour Tony Clarke 19,399 35.6 −7.3
Liberal Democrat Kevin Barron 8,327 15.3 +2.8
UKIP Derek Clark 1,032 1.9 −0.5
Veritas Tony Green 508 0.9 N/A
S O S! Voters Against Overdevelopment of Northampton John Harrison 437 0.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony John Percival 354 0.6 N/A
Independent Fitzy Fitzpatrick 346 0.6 N/A
Christian Peoples Tim Webb 260 0.5 N/A
Majority 4,419 8.1
Turnout 54,481 60.7 +1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.0
General Election 2001: Northampton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Clarke 21,882 42.9 +0.5
Conservative Shailesh Vara 20,997 41.1 0.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Simpson 6,355 12.5 +1.4
UKIP Derek Clark 1,237 2.4 +0.4
Liberated Party Tina Harvey 362 0.7 N/A
ProLife Alliance Clare Johnson 196 0.4 N/A
Majority 885 1.8
Turnout 51,029 59.6 -12.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Northampton South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Morris 36,882 55.3 −0.4
Labour J Dickie 19,909 29.8 +5.3
Liberal Democrat GAG Mabbutt 9,912 14.9 −3.7
Majority 16,973 25.4 −5.7
Turnout 66,703 79.9 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing −2.8

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Northampton South UK Polling prediction of next result based on previous area polling
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
  4. ^ [1] BBC Election Results for Northampton South
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/ge92index.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

See also

Coordinates: 52°13′N 0°53′W / 52.22°N 0.89°W / 52.22; -0.89



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