North Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)


North Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 51°00′21″N 2°11′51″W / 51.0058°N 2.1976°W / 51.0058; -2.1976

North Dorset
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Dorset in Dorset.
Outline map
Location of Dorset within England.
County Dorset
Electorate 73,010 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Robert Walter (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

North Dorset is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency covers North Dorset local government district and most (geographically) of East Dorset. It is largely rural, with four small market towns: Blandford Forum, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, and Sturminster Newton.

Contents

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1885 Edwin Berkeley Portman Liberal
1892 John Kenelm Digby Wingfield-Digby Conservative
1905 by-election Arthur Walters Wills Liberal
Jan 1910 Sir Randolf Littlehales Baker, Bt Conservative
1918 William Philip Colfox Conservative
1922 John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones Liberal
1924 Sir Cecil Hanbury Unionist
1937 by-election Angus Valdimar Hambro Conservative
1945 Charles Frank Byers, later Baron Byers Liberal
1950 Robert Crouch Conservative
1957 by-election Sir Richard Glyn Conservative
1970 David James Conservative
1979 Nicholas Baker Conservative
1997 Robert Walter Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: North Dorset
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Walter 27,640 51.1 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Emily Gasson 20,015 37.0 -0.9
Labour Mike Bunney 2,910 5.4 -4.2
UKIP Jeremy Nieboer 2,812 5.2 +1.3
Green Anna Hayball 546 1.0 -1.3
Monster Raving Loony Roger Monksummers 218 0.4 +0.4
Majority 7,625 14.1
Turnout 54,141 73.5 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: North Dorset
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Walter 23,714 44.9 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Emily Gasson 21,470 40.7 +2.0
Labour John Yarwood 4,596 8.7 -2.5
UKIP Richard Frampton Hobbs 1,918 3.6 +1.5
Green Ralph Arliss 1,117 2.1 +2.1
Majority 2,244 4.2 -3.8
Turnout 52,815 71.1 +4.8
Conservative hold Swing
Source BBC News, 2005
General Election 2001: North Dorset
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Walter 22,314 46.7 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Emily Gasson 18,517 38.7 -0.4
Labour Mark Wareham 5,334 11.2 +0.9
UKIP Peter Jenkins 1,019 2.1 +0.6
Lower Excise Duty Party Joseph Duthie 391 0.8 N/A
Independent Cora Bone 246 0.5 N/A
Majority 3,797 8.0
Turnout 47,821 66.3 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: North Dorset[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Baker 34,234 54.6 −2.5
Liberal Democrat Mrs LE Siegle 24,154 38.5 +2.1
Labour JF Fitzmaurice 4,360 6.9 +0.3
Majority 10,080 16.1 −4.6
Turnout 62,748 81.8 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

See also

Notes and references



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