South Thanet (UK Parliament constituency)


South Thanet (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = South Thanet
Map1 = SouthThanet
Map2 = Kent
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Kent
County = Kent
EP = South East England
MP = Stephen Ladyman
Party = Labour

South Thanet is a 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.Traditionally Thanet South has been a Conservative seat and is considered to be marginal.

Boundaries

South Thanet consists of the southern part of Thanet district (the towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs & St Peters, plus the villages of Cliffsend, Manston, Minster and Monkton) together with the northern part of Dover district, comprising the ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich and surrounding villages.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Kent, the Boundary Commission for England has made major changes to the existing constituency arrangement as a consequence of population changes across the county.

The electoral wards used in the formation of the modified constituency are:
*Little Stour and Ashstone, and Sandwich from the district of Dover
*Beacon Road, Bradstowe, Central Harbour, Cliffsend and Pegwell, Cliftonville East, Cliftonville West, Eastcliff, Kingsgate, Nethercourt, Newington, Northwood, St Peters, Sir Moses Montefiore and Viking from the district of Thanet.

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1983)

Election results

Election box begin | title=Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/thanetsouth] , UKPollingReport]

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Laura Sandys
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Trevor Shonk
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: South Thanet
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Ladyman
votes = 16,660
percentage = 40.4
change = -5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark MacGregor
votes = 15,996
percentage = 38.8
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Guy Voizey
votes = 5,431
percentage = 13.2
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nigel Farage
votes = 2,079
percentage = 5.0
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Howard Green
votes = 888
percentage = 2.2
change = +2.2
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Maude Kinsella
votes = 188
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes = 664
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,242
percentage = 65
change = 1.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: South Thanet
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Ladyman
votes = 18,002
percentage = 45.7
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark MacGregor
votes = 16,210
percentage = 41.1
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Guy Voizey
votes = 3,706
percentage = 9.4
change = -2.3
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = William Baldwin
votes = 770
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Terry Eccott
votes = 502
percentage = 1.3
change = -0.1
Election box candidate
party = National Front
candidate = Bernard Franklin
votes = 242
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,792
percentage = 4.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,432
percentage = 63.9
change = -7.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent


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