Maidenhead (UK Parliament constituency)


Maidenhead (UK Parliament constituency)
Maidenhead
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Maidenhead in Berkshire.
Outline map
Location of Berkshire within England.
County Berkshire
Electorate 74,028 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997 (1997)
Member of Parliament Theresa May (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wokingham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Maidenhead is a county constituency in Berkshire which 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 voting system. The current MP is Theresa May of the Conservative Party, first elected at the 1997 general election.

Contents

Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Windsor and Maidenhead & Wokingham. It is based on the town of Maidenhead in Berkshire, and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It borders the constituencies of Reading East, Henley, Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Windsor, Bracknell & Wokingham.

Members of Parliament

The constituency has been represented since its creation by Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

Election Member [2] Party
1997 Rt Hon Theresa May Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa May 31,937 59.5 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Tony Hill 15,168 28.2 -8.0
Labour Pat McDonald 3,795 7.1 -2.1
UKIP Kenneth Wright 1,243 2.3 +0.9
BNP Tim Rait 825 1.5 +0.1
Green Peter Forbes 482 0.9 N/A
Freedom and Responsibility Peter Prior 270 0.5 N/A
Majority 16,769 31.2
Turnout 53,720 73.7 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +7.8
Source BBC[3]

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa May 23,312 50.8 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Kathy Newbound 17,081 37.3 −0.1
Labour Janet Pritchard 4,144 9.0 −6.2
BNP Tim Rait 704 1.5 N/A
UKIP Douglas Lewis 609 1.3 −0.4
Majority 6,231 13.6 +6.0
Turnout 45,850 71.7 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
General Election 2001: Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa May 19,506 45.0 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Kathy Newbound 16,222 37.4 +11.2
Labour John O'Farrell 6,577 15.2 -2.9
UKIP Denis Cooper 741 1.7 +1.2
Monster Raving Loony Lord Lloyd of Loonyshire Clarke 272 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,284 7.6
Turnout 43,318 62.0 -13.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Maidenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa May 25,344 49.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Ketteringham 13,363 26.3
Labour Denise Robson 9,205 18.1
Referendum Party C. Taverner 1,638 3.2
Liberal D. Munkley 896 1.8
UKIP N. Spiers 277 0.5
Glow Bowling Party K. Ardley 166 0.3
Majority 11,981
Turnout 75.6

See also

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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Election 2010 - Maidenhead". BBC. 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/c76.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

Coordinates: 51°32′N 0°43′W / 51.54°N 0.72°W / 51.54; -0.72


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