South Suffolk (UK Parliament constituency)


South Suffolk (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = South Suffolk
Map1 = SouthSuffolk
Map2 = Suffolk
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Suffolk
County = Suffolk
EP = East of England
MP = Tim Yeo
Party = Conservative

South Suffolk is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Suffolk, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended minor alterations to the existing constituency arrangement. The electoral wards used in the creation of this seat are:

*The entire district of Babergh, and
*The Cavendish and Clare wards from the district of St Edmundsbury.

History

South Suffolk is one of seven constituencies in the county of Suffolk and was created by boundary changes during the early 1980s. It has been a constituency in the general election since 1983. In every election the Conservative candidate, Tim Yeo, has been elected or re-elected. Prior to 1983, at least some of the constituency was represented as Sudbury and Woodbridge. Between 1559 and 1844 the constituency of Sudbury represented at least some of the area, but this constituency was disenfranchised for corruption in 1844.

In 2003 it was proposed by the Boundary Commission for England that the parishes of Clare and Cavendish be moved from South Suffolk into West Suffolk and South Suffolk be renamed Babergh, as the Parliamentary constituency would then concord with the district boundary. However, a general review of borders within Suffolk by Fenners Chambers, Cambridge rejected these change on the basis of the close ties between Clare and Cavendish with Sudbury, the most populous town in the constituency. [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pbc/review_areas/downloads/ACR_Suffolk.doc]

Members of Parliament

* Tim Yeo, Conservative (1983 - "present")

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nigel Bennett
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Duncan Campbell Bannerman
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Craig
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 20,471
percentage = 42.0
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kathy Pollard
votes = 13,865
percentage = 28.5
change = +3.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Craig
votes = 11,917
percentage = 24.5
change = -5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = James Carver
votes = 2,454
percentage = 5.0
change = +1.5
Election box majority
votes = 6,606
percentage = 13.6
change = +2.4
Election box turnout
votes = 48,707
percentage = 71.8
change = +5.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -4.7

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 18,748
percentage = 41.4
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Marc Young
votes = 13,667
percentage = 30.2
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tessa Munt
votes = 11,296
percentage = 24.9
change = -2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Derek Allen
votes = 1,582
percentage = 3.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,081
percentage = 11.2
change = 3.2
Election box turnout
votes = 45,293
percentage = 66.2
change = -11.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +3.5
Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 19,402
percentage = 37.3
change = -12.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = P Bishop
votes = 15,227
percentage = 29.3
change = +5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kathy Pollard
votes = 14,395
percentage = 27.7
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = S de Chair
votes = 2,740
percentage = 3.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = A Holland
votes = 211
percentage = 0.4
change = -0.2
Election box majority
votes = 4,175
percentage = 8.0
change = -25.0
Election box turnout
votes = 51,976
percentage = 77.2
change = -4.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = −9.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 34,793
percentage = 50.2
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kathy Pollard
votes = 17,504
percentage = 25.2
change = -2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Hesford
votes = 16,623
percentage = 24.0
change = +5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = James Carver
votes = 420
percentage = 0.6
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes = 17,289
percentage = 25.0
change = -0.5
Election box turnout
votes = 69,340
percentage = 81.7
change = +4.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -4.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 33,972
percentage = 53.4
change = +2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = C. Bradford
votes = 17,729
percentage = 27.9
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A. Bavington
votes = 11,876
percentage = 18.7
change = -0.6
Election box majority
votes = 16,243
percentage = 25.5
change = +6.2
Election box turnout
votes = 81,954
percentage = 77.6
change = +1.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +3.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: South Suffolk
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tim Yeo
votes = 29,469
percentage = 50.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = Richard Kemp
votes = 18,200
percentage = 31.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = S. Billcliffe
votes = 10,516
percentage = 18.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,269
percentage = 19.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 76,209
percentage = 76.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Suffolk


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