Sittingbourne and Sheppey (UK Parliament constituency)


Sittingbourne and Sheppey (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Map1 = SittingbourneSheppey
Map2 = Kent
Type = County
Year = 1997
Entity = Kent
County = Kent
EP = South East England
MP = Derek Wyatt
Party = Labour

Sittingbourne and Sheppey 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.

Boundaries

The constituency covers some of the district of Swale, including Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in 2003-4 in Kent, the Boundary Commission for England has made major changes to the existing constituency boundaries as a consequence of population changes in the county.

The electoral wards used in the formation of the modified Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency are:

*Borden, Chalkwell, Grove, Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch, Iwade and Lower Halstow, Kemsley, Leysdown and Warden, Milton Regis, Minster Cliffs, Murston, Queenborough and Halfway, Roman, St Michaels, Sheerness East, Sheerness West, Sheppey Central, West Downs, and Woodstock

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1997)Re-elected 2001 and 2005

Elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Henderson
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Wyatt
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Wyatt
votes = 17,051
percentage = 41.8
change = -4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Henderson
votes = 16,972
percentage = 41.6
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jane Nelson
votes = 5,183
percentage = 12.7
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Stephen Dean
votes = 926
percentage = 2.3
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Rock 'n' Roll Loony Party
candidate = Mad Mike Young
votes = 479
percentage = 1.2
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = David Cassidy
votes = 192
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes = 79
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,803
percentage = 53.7
change = -3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Wyatt
votes = 17,340
percentage = 45.8
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Adrian Lee
votes = 13,831
percentage = 36.5
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Elvina Lowe
votes = 5,353
percentage = 14.1
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Rock 'n' Roll Loony Party
candidate = Mad Mike Young
votes = 673
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert Oakley
votes = 661
percentage = 1.7
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 3,509
percentage = 9.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,858
percentage = 57.5
change = -14.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Wyatt
votes = 18,723
percentage = 40.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Moate
votes = 16,794
percentage = 36.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Truelove
votes = 8,447
percentage = 18.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = P. Moull
votes = 1,082
percentage = 2.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = C. Driver
votes = 644
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = N. Risi
votes = 472
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,929
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 72.3
change =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent

References


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