Bracknell (UK Parliament constituency)


Bracknell (UK Parliament constituency)
Bracknell
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bracknell in Berkshire.
Outline map
Location of Berkshire within England.
County Berkshire
Electorate 77,490 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Bracknell
Current constituency
Created 1997 (1997)
Member of Parliament Phillip Lee (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from East Berkshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Bracknell 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.

Contents

Boundaries

Bracknell is based around the town of Bracknell and the Bracknell Forest authority. It is bordered by the constituencies of Wokingham, Maidenhead, Windsor, Surrey Heath, Aldershot, and North East Hampshire.

Members of Parliament

The first Member of Parliament Bracknell had was Andrew MacKay of the Conservative Party, who represented the old seat of East Berkshire from 1983. He stood down at the 2010 general election due to controversy over his expenses claims. The Conservative Party chose Phillip Lee, a general practitioner, as their new candidate in an American style open primary, a contest open to all registered Bracknell voters.[2] Lee went on to become the next MP.

Election Member [3] Party
1997 Andrew MacKay Conservative
2010 Dr. Phillip Lee Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Bracknell[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Lee 27,327 52.4 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Ray Earwicker 11,623 22.3 +4.5
Labour John Piasecki 8,755 16.8 -11.1
UKIP Murray Barter 2,297 4.4 +0.9
BNP Mark Burke 1,253 2.4 N/A
Green David Young 821 1.6 N/A
Scrap Members Allowances Dan Haycocks 60 0.1 N/A
Majority 15,704 30.1
Turnout 52,140 67.8 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing -1.0

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Bracknell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew MacKay 25,412 49.7 +3.1
Labour Janet Keene 13,376 26.2 −6.8
Liberal Democrat Lee Glendon 10,128 19.8 +2.7
UKIP Vincent Pearson 1,818 3.6 +1.0
Independent Dominica Roberts 407 0.8 N/A
Majority 12,036 23.5
Turnout 51,141 63.4 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing +5.0
General Election 2001: Bracknell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew MacKay 22,962 46.6 -0.7
Labour Janet Keene 16,249 33.0 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Ray Earwicker 8,428 17.1 +1.7
UKIP Lawrie Boxall 1,266 2.6 +1.6
ProLife Alliance Dominica Roberts 324 0.7 +0.2
Majority 6,713 13.6
Turnout 49,229 60.7 -13.8
Conservative hold Swing -2.0

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Bracknell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew MacKay 27,983 47.4
Labour Anne Snelgrove 17,596 29.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Hilliar 9,122 15.4
New Labour J. Tompkins 1,909 3.2
Referendum Party W. Cairns 1,636 2.8
UKIP L. Boxall 569 1.0
ProLife Alliance Dominica Roberts 276 0.5
Majority 10,387
Turnout 74.5

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. ^ Hastings, Chris; Georgia Warren (18 October 2009). "Women and gay Tory MPs set to treble by 2010". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6879470.ece. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  4. ^ Bracknell UK Polling
  5. ^ General Election 2010: Phillip Lee wins Bracknell seat GetBracknell, 7 May 2010

Coordinates: 51°25′N 0°45′W / 51.42°N 0.75°W / 51.42; -0.75


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