- Chesham and Amersham (UK Parliament constituency)
Chesham and Amersham County constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire Electorate 70,723 (December 2010) Major settlements Chesham and Amersham Current constituency Created 1974 Member of Parliament Cheryl Gillan (Conservative) Number of members One Created from South Buckinghamshire Overlaps European Parliament constituency South East England
Chesham and Amersham is a parliamentary 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. It is a safe Conservative seat.
The constituency area is located in Buckinghamshire and is broadly co-terminus with the Chiltern Local Government District boundaries. It comprises the large towns of Chesham and Amersham and outlying village settlements set within rural land which is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and part of which also falls within the Chilterns AONB. There are transport links connecting the area to central London via the Metropolitan line of London Underground and the London to Aylesbury Line operated by Chiltern Railways. The constituency is also close to the M40 and M25 Motorways.
The area was formerly part of the larger South Buckinghamshire constituency before boundary changes came into effect for the 1974 General Elections.
The constituency has always been solidly Conservative, and at the 2010 election the party won with a majority of over 16,000 and 60% of the vote. The next biggest party is the Liberal Democrats, with 28% of the vote.
Members of Parliament
Election Member  Party Feb 1974 Sir Ian Gilmour Conservative 1992 Cheryl Gillan Conservative
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Chesham and Amersham Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Cheryl Gillan 31,658 60.4 +6.8 Liberal Democrat Tim Starkey 14,948 28.5 +2.3 Labour Anthony Gajadharsingh 2,942 5.6 -8.0 UKIP Alan Stephens 2,129 4.1 +0.9 Green Nick Wilkins 767 1.5 -2.0 Majority 16,710 31.9 Turnout 52,444 74.6 +7.8 Conservative hold Swing
Elections in the 2000s
General Election 2005: Chesham and Amersham Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Cheryl Gillan 25,619 54.4 +3.9 Liberal Democrat John Ford 11,821 25.1 +0.8 Labour Rupa Huq 6,610 14.0 -4.8 Green Nick Wilkins 1656 3.5 +1.0 UKIP David Samuel-Camps 1391 3.0 0.0 Majority 13,798 29.3 Turnout 47,097 68.0 +3.3 Conservative hold Swing General Election 2001: Chesham and Amersham Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Cheryl Gillan 22,867 50.5 +0.1 Liberal Democrat John Ford 10,985 24.3 +0.4 Labour Kenneth Hulme 8,497 18.8 -0.9 UKIP Ian Harvey 1,367 3.0 +1.8 Green Nick Wilkins 1,114 2.5 N/A ProLife Alliance Gillian Duval 453 1.0 N/A Majority 11,882 26.2 Turnout 45,283 64.7 -9.9 Conservative hold Swing
Elections in the 1990s
General Election 1992: Chesham and Amersham Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Cheryl Gillan 36,273 63.3 +1.2 Liberal Democrat AT Ketteringham 14,053 24.5 −2.6 Labour Miss CK Atherton 5,931 10.4 +1.0 Green Ms. CL Strickland 753 1.3 −0.1 Natural Law MTL Griffith-Jones 255 0.4 N/A Majority 22,220 38.8 +3.8 Turnout 57,265 81.9 +4.6 Conservative hold Swing +1.9
Notes and references
- ^ "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.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- ^ Chesham and Amersham, UKPollingReport
- ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/ge92index.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
Chiltern District Towns
Other Civil Parishes
and Hamlets)Ashley Green (Ashley Green, Whelpley Hill) • Chenies • Chalfont St Giles (Bottrells Close, Chalfont Grove, Chalfont St Giles, Jordans, Stratton Chase) • Chalfont St Peter (Austenwood, Chalfont Common, Gravel Hill, Layters Green) • Chartridge (Asheridge, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hundridge, Pednor, Pednor Bottom) • Chesham Bois • Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards (Buckland Common, Cholesbury, Hawridge, St Leonards) • Coleshill • Great Missenden (Ballinger, Ballinger Bottom, Ballinger Common, Bryant's Bottom, Frith-hill, Great Missenden, Heath End, Hotley Bottom, Hyde End, Little Wood Corner, Mobwell, Prestwood, South Heath) • Latimer (Latimer, Ley Hill, Tyler's Hill) • Little Chalfont • Little Missenden (Beamond End, Holmer Green, Hyde Heath, Little Kingshill, Little Missenden, Mantles Green, Mop End, Spurlands End) • Penn (Beacon Hill, Forty Green, Knotty Green, Penn, Penn Bottom, Penn Street, Winchmore Hill) • Seer Green • The Lee (Lee Clump, Lee Common, Lee Gate, Hunt's Green, Swan Bottom, The Lee)
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