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Bosworth (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bosworth
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bosworth in Leicestershire
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England
CountyLeicestershire
Population98,282 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate77,787 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsHinckley, Barwell, Earl Shilton and Market Bosworth
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of ParliamentLuke Evans (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSouth Leicestershire

Bosworth /bɒzwərθ/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Luke Evans, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries

Map of current boundaries

1885–1918: The Sessional Divisions of Ashby-de-la-Zouch (except the parishes of Bardon, Breedon, Thringstone, Osgathorpe, and Whitwick) and Market Bosworth.

1918–1950: The Urban Districts of Coalville and Hinckley, the Rural Districts of Hinckley and Market Bosworth, and the parish of Bardon in the Rural District of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

1950–1955: The Urban Districts of Coalville and Hinckley, and the Rural District of Market Bosworth.

1955–1974: The Urban District of Coalville as constituted by the County of Leicester (Coalville Urban District) Confirmation Order 1953, the Urban District of Hinckley, and the Rural District of Market Bosworth.

1974–1983: The Urban Districts of Coalville and Hinckley as altered by the West Midland Counties Order 1965, and the Rural District of Market Bosworth.

1983–1997: The Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth, and the Borough of Charnwood ward of Bradgate.

1997–2010: The Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth wards of Ambien, Bagworth, Barleston, Nailstone and Osbaston, Barwell, Burbage, Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth, Castle, Clarendon, De Montfort, Desford and Peckleton, Earl Shilton, Markfield, Newbold Verdon, Sheepy and Witherley, Trinity, and Twycross and Shackerstone.

2010–present: The Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth wards of Ambien, Barlestone, Nailstone and Osbaston, Barwell, Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill, Burbage Sketchley and Stretton, Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone, Earl Shilton, Hinckley Castle, Hinckley Clarendon, Hinckley De Montfort, Hinckley Trinity, Markfield, Stanton and Fieldhead, Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton, Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton, and Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy.

History

The Western, or Bosworth, division was created in 1885, and included part of the Ashby de la Zouch and all of the Market Bosworth petty sessional divisions. It was redefined in 1918 to cover the urban districts of Coalville and Hinckley, the rural districts of Hinckley and Market Bosworth and the civil parish of Bardon from Ashby RD. Hinckley RD was abolished in the 1930s and in 1948 and 1970 the Bosworth constituency by which date it was shaped to eventually all of Coalville, Hinckley and Market Bosworth RD. Coalville has been part of North West Leicestershire since the 1983 election.

The seat was held by Labour for 25 years until the Conservatives gained it in the 1970 general election and they have represented it since then. Hinckley expanded greatly after World War II and is the most economically significant town other than Leicester in Leicestershire however unlike the borough the constituency retains under the independent Boundary Commission the poetic name of Bosworth, alluding to the Battle of Bosworth of the medieval Wars of the Roses which is recreated annually on the battlefield.

The seat had a coal mining tradition; however, other industry, such as defence, trade and retail supports the residential town of Hinckley and its rural hinterland. The area of strongest Labour support is the former mining village of Earl Shilton, which is now in local elections generally over-shadowed by surrounding areas with majority-Conservative support. The constituency was once held for Labour by Woodrow Wyatt, who later left the party and became one of its most voluble critics in the 1980s.

During the 2015 count, a police car outside the Hinckley Leisure Centre, where the count was taking place, caught fire then exploded while being hosed down by firefighters. Five men were arrested.[3]

Members of Parliament

Election Member[4] Party
1885 James Ellis Liberal
1892 Charles McLaren Liberal
1910 Henry McLaren Liberal
1922 Guy Paget Unionist
1923 George Ward Liberal
1924 Robert Gee Unionist
1927 Sir William Edge Liberal
1931 Liberal National
1945 Arthur Allen Labour
1959 Woodrow Wyatt Labour
1970 Adam Butler Conservative
1987 David Tredinnick Conservative
2019 Luke Evans Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Bosworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Evans 36,056 63.9 +7.2
Labour Rick Middleton 9,778 17.3 -6.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Mullaney 9,096 16.1 -1.2
Green Mick Gregg 1,502 2.7 +0.8
Majority 26,278 46.6 +14.0
Turnout 56,432 69.2 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2017: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 31,864 56.7 +13.9
Labour Chris Kealey 13,513 24.1 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Mullaney 9,744 17.3 -5.0
Green Mick Gregg 1,047 1.9 New [6]
Majority 18,351 32.6 +12.1
Turnout 56,168 69.6 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.95
General election 2015: Bosworth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 22,939 42.8 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Mullaney 11,951 22.3 −11.0
Labour Chris Kealey 9,354 17.5 +1.5
UKIP David Sprason 9,338 17.4 +15.4
Majority 10,988 20.5 +11.2
Turnout 53,582 67.0 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.6

Going into the 2015 general election, this was the 180th most marginal constituency in Great Britain, the Liberal Democrats requiring a swing from the Conservatives of 4.6% to take the seat (based on the result of the 2010 general election).[8]

General election 2010: Bosworth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 23,132 42.6 0.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Mullaney 18,100 33.3 +11.7
Labour Rory Palmer 8,674 16.0 -15.9
BNP John Ryde 2,458 4.5 New
UKIP Dutch Veldhuizen 1,098 2.0 -1.9
English Democrat James Lampitt 615 1.1 New
Science Michael Brooks[10] 197 0.4 New
Majority 5,032 9.3 -1.9
Turnout 54,274 70.2 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing -5.9

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Bosworth[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 20,212 42.6 -1.8
Labour Rupert Herd 14,893 31.4 -8.0
Liberal Democrats James Moore 10,528 22.2 +6.0
UKIP Denis Walker 1,866 3.9 New
Majority 5,319 11.2 +6.2
Turnout 47,499 66.3 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing +3.1
General election 2001: Bosworth[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 20,030 44.4 +3.8
Labour Andrew Furlong 17,750 39.4 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Jon Ellis 7,326 16.2 -1.6
Majority 2,280 5.0 +3.0
Turnout 45,106 64.4 -12.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.5

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Bosworth[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 21,189 40.6 −11.0
Labour Andrew Furlong 20,162 38.7 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Jon Ellis 9,281 17.8 −2.9
Referendum Scott Halborg 1,521 2.9 New
Majority 1,027 2.0 −26.2
Turnout 52,153 76.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1992: Bosworth[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 36,618 54.2 −0.2
Labour David B. Everitt 17,524 26.0 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Gregory M. Drozdz 12,643 18.7 −8.6
Green Brian Fewster 716 1.1 +0.1
Majority 19,094 28.2 +1.1
Turnout 67,501 84.1 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Bosworth[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tredinnick 34,145 54.4 −1.0
Liberal David Bill 17,129 27.3 +2.2
Labour Richard Hall 10,787 17.2 −2.3
Green Dinah Freer 660 1.0 New
Majority 17,016 27.1 −3.2
Turnout 62,721 81.26 +3.07
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Bosworth[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Butler 31,663 55.4 -7.24
SDP M. Fox 14,369 25.1 New
Labour Daniel J.M. Janner 11,120 19.5 +1.13
Majority 17,294 30.3 -14.05
Turnout 57,152 78.19
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Bosworth[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Butler 37,030 48.5 +7.1
Labour Derek Fatchett 28,595 37.5 -3.5
Liberal Thomas Brown 10,032 13.1 -4.5
National Front David Dunn 682 0.9 New
Majority 8,435 11.0 +10.6
Turnout 76,339
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Butler 28,490 41.43 +2.04
Labour Martyn Sloman 28,188 40.99 +3.96
Liberal Morris Galton 12,082 17.57 -6.02
Majority 302 0.44 -1.92
Turnout 68,760 82.03
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Butler 28,151 39.39 -11.48
Labour Martyn Sloman 26,464 37.03 -12.10
Liberal Morris Galton 16,859 23.59 New
Majority 1,687 2.36 +0.61
Turnout 71,474 85.99
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Butler 30,732 50.87 +14.88
Labour Woodrow Wyatt 29,677 49.13 -1.10
Majority 1,055 1.74 -12.50
Turnout 60,409 77.14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Woodrow Wyatt 27,427 50.23 +4.64
Conservative C J Philip Wood 19,654 35.99 +0.75
Liberal Anthony H Extance 7,526 13.78 -5.39
Majority 7,773 14.24 +3.89
Turnout 54,607 79.76
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Woodrow Wyatt 25,334 45.59 -5.70
Conservative Percy Laurence Braithwaite 19,583 35.24 -13.47
Liberal John H David 10,652 19.17 New
Majority 5,751 10.35 +7.77
Turnout 55,569 82.80
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Woodrow Wyatt 27,734 51.29 -2.72
Conservative Percy Laurence Braithwaite 26,341 48.71 +2.72
Majority 1,393 2.58 -5.44
Turnout 54,075 83.05
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Allen 27,626 54.01 -3.08
Conservative Donald Charles Bray 23,526 45.99 +3.08
Majority 4,100 8.02 -6.17
Turnout 51,152 80.73
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Allen 30,767 57.09 +3.45
Conservative Donald Charles Bray 23,122 42.91 +13.62
Majority 7,645 14.18 -24.35
Turnout 53,889 85.42
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Allen 29,282 53.64 -1.99
Conservative A Cripps 15,988 29.29
Liberal Leonard Wright Harvey 9,315 17.07 New
Majority 13,294 24.35 +13.09
Turnout 54,585 88.07
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Allen 26,151 55.63
Liberal National James Millard Tucker 20,854 44.37
Majority 5,297 11.26 N/A
Turnout 47,005 77.49
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National William Edge 22,969 59.22
Labour C Rothwell 15,816 40.78
Majority 7,153 18.44
Turnout 38,785 73.33
Liberal National hold Swing
General election 1931: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National William Edge 26,926 68.00
Labour John Morgan 12,670 32.00
Majority 14,256 36.00 N/A
Turnout 39,596 79.72
Liberal National gain from Liberal Swing

Election in the 1920s

General election 1929: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Edge 17,044 41.4 +7.8
Labour John Minto 15,244 37.0 +5.5
Unionist Sydney Lipscomb Elborne 8,861 21.5 −13.4
Majority 1,800 4.4 N/A
Turnout 41,149 85.9 +5.1
Registered electors 47,912
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +10.7
  • % change and swing from 1924
1927 Bosworth by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Edge 11,981 38.2 +4.6
Labour John Minto 11,710 37.3 +5.8
Unionist Edward Spears 7,685 24.5 −10.4
Majority 271 0.9 N/A
Turnout 31,376 84.6 +3.8
Registered electors 37,092
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +7.5
General election 1924: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert Gee 10,114 34.9 +5.0
Liberal George Ward 9,756 33.6 −7.6
Labour John Minto 9,143 31.5 +2.6
Majority 358 1.3 N/A
Turnout 29,013 80.8 +0.5
Registered electors 35,925
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +6.3
General election 1923:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Ward 11,596 41.2 +13.9
Unionist Guy Paget 8,430 29.9 −11.0
Labour Emrys Hughes 8,152 28.9 −2.9
Majority 3,166 11.3 N/A
Turnout 28,178 80.3 −0.7
Registered electors 35,090
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +12.5
General election 1922:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Guy Paget 11,251 40.9 New
Labour Clement Bundock 8,740 31.8 −1.8
National Liberal Henry McLaren 7,513 27.3 -39.1
Majority 2,511 9.1 N/A
Turnout 27,504 81.0 +22.4
Registered electors 33,937
Unionist gain from Coalition Liberal Swing N/A

Election in the 1910s

General election 1918: Bosworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Liberal Henry McLaren 12,545 66.4 +1.9
Labour Thomas Richardson 6,344 33.6 New
Majority 6,201 32.8 +3.8
Turnout 18,889 58.6 −26.3
Registered electors 32,242
Liberal hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election results 1885–1918

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Bosworth[19][20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Ellis 5,648 64.9
Conservative Sackville Stopford-Sackville 3,051 35.1
Majority 2,597 29.8
Turnout 8,699 87.7
Registered electors 9,919
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: Bosworth[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Ellis 4,732 57.9 -7.0
Conservative Harrington Hulton 3,440 42.1 +7.0
Majority 1,292 15.8 −14.0
Turnout 8,172 82.4 -5.3
Registered electors 9,919
Liberal hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1890s

McLaren
McLaren
General election 1892: Bosworth[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles McLaren 5,370 58.3 +0.4
Conservative Harrington Hulton 3,846 41.7 -0.4
Majority 1,524 16.6 +0.8
Turnout 9,216 87.1 +4.7
Registered electors 10,586
Liberal hold Swing +0.4
General election 1895: Bosworth[19][20][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles McLaren 5,327 55.9 -2.4
Conservative Sir Thomas Cope, 1st Baronet 4,207 44.1 +2.4
Majority 1,120 11.8 -4.8
Turnout 9,534 87.8 +0.7
Registered electors 10,854
Liberal hold Swing -2.4

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Bosworth[19][20][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles McLaren Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1906: Bosworth[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles McLaren 7,678 67.9 N/A
Liberal Unionist Allen Henry Philip Stoneham 3,627 32.1 New
Majority 4,051 35.8 N/A
Turnout 11,305 86.2 N/A
Registered electors 13,114
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Bosworth[19][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles McLaren 7,709 63.5 -4.4
Conservative Keith Fraser 4,427 36.5 +4.4
Majority 3,282 27.0 -8.8
Turnout 12,136 88.7 +2.5
Liberal hold Swing -4.4
General election December 1910: Bosworth[19][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry McLaren 7,500 64.5 +1.0
Conservative Dudley Beaumont Melchior Gurowski 4,120 35.5 -1.0
Majority 3,380 29.0 +2.0
Turnout 11,620 84.9 -3.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.0

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
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  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ Pegden, Tom (8 May 2015). "Police car explodes outside General Election count". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  5. ^ "Bosworth Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Michael Mullaney". libdems.org.uk/. 14 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Ransome Mpini; Charlotte Thornton; John Walton; Marcelo Zanni (24 February 2014). "Election 2015: The political battleground". BBC News. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ Brooks, Michael (30 March 2010). "Taking a stand for science". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ "'Bosworth', Feb 1974 – May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885–1918, FWS Craig
  20. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  21. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  22. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  23. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

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