Yeovil (UK Parliament constituency)


Yeovil (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Yeovil
Map1 = Yeovil
Map2 = Somerset
Type = County
Year = 1918
Entity = Somerset
County = Somerset
EP = South West England
MP = David Laws
Party = Liberal Democrat

Yeovil 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

The constituency covers the towns of Yeovil, Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster in Somerset. Until 1983 Somerset was split into four constituencies and Yeovil constitency also contained the towns of Ilchester, Martock and Somerton but they were moved into the newly created constituency of Somerton and Frome. From the next election, Yeovil constituency will contain Ilchester once again to equalise the populations of the Somerset constituencies.

The Boundary Commission for England estimate the electorate of Yeovil constituency after the pending boundary changes to be 77,049.

Yeovil 31,812, Chard 11,455, Crewkerne 6,103, Ilminster 3,825, Ilchester 2,177

The remaining 21,677 electors live in various villages between the aforementioned towns.

History

From 1918 until 1983, Yeovil always returned a Conservative MP. However since then the seat has always been held by a member of the Liberal Democrats, firstly Paddy Ashdown (1983 - 2001) and then David Laws (2001 onwards).

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1918)

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Davis
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Eric Edmond
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Laws
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link|
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Smith
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Yeovil
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Laws
votes = 25,658
percentage = 51.4
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Jenkins
votes = 17,096
percentage = 34.3
change = -1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Colin Rolfe
votes = 5,256
percentage = 10.5
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Graham Livings
votes = 1,903
percentage = 3.8
change = +1.5
Election box majority
votes = 8,562
percentage = 17.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,913
percentage = 64.3
change = 0.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +4.5
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Yeovil
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Laws
votes = 21,266
percentage = 44.2
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Marco Forgione
votes = 17,338
percentage = 36.0
change = +8.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joe Conway
votes = 7,077
percentage = 14.7
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Neil Boxall
votes = 1,131
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Alex Begg
votes = 786
percentage = 1.6
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Anthony Prior
votes = 534
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,928
percentage = 8.2
change = -12.8
Election box turnout
votes = 48,132
percentage = 64.2
change = -8.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = -6.5

Elections in the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Yeovil
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paddy Ashdown
votes = 26,349
percentage = 48.7
change = -2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nick Cambrook
votes = 14,946
percentage = 27.7
change = -9.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joe Conway
votes = 8,053
percentage = 14.9
change = +5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = John Beveridge
votes = 3,574
percentage = 6.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = David Taylor
votes = 728
percentage = 1.3
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = John Archer
votes = 306
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Vote For Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket
candidate = Christopher Hudson
votes = 97
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,403
percentage = 21.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 53,747
percentage = 72.3
change = -9.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +3.2
Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Yeovil
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paddy Ashdown
votes = 30,958
percentage = 51.7
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Julian Davidson
votes = 22,125
percentage = 36.9
change = -4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Vivien Elson
votes = 5,765
percentage = 9.6
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jay Risbridger
votes = 639
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Screaming Lord Sutch
votes = 338
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Reginald Simmerson
votes = 70
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,833
percentage = 14.7
change = +4.6
Election box turnout
votes = 59,895
percentage = 82.0
change = +2.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +2.4

Elections in the 1970s

Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Yeovil
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Peyton
votes = 25,658
percentage = 43.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = M. T. McVicar
votes = 17,330
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = G. F. Taylor
votes = 17,298
percentage = 29.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = J. E. Tippett
votes = 332
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7379
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 59,669
percentage = 79.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset

References


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