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Derbyshire Dales (UK Parliament constituency)

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Derbyshire Dales
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England
Electorate63,732 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsAshbourne, Bakewell, Matlock
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentSarah Dines (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromWest Derbyshire

Derbyshire Dales (/ˈdɑːrbiʃər,-ʃɪər/) is a constituency[n 1] that has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Sarah Dines of the Conservative Party. The constituency was created for the 2010 general election.[n 2]


Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a new constituency of Derbyshire Dales which is almost coterminous with the previous seat of West Derbyshire.

Constituency profile

The constituency is geographically large. Most of its area is in the Peak District National Park. Its main settlements are Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock. It was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election and was recently represented by the Conservative Patrick McLoughlin. This constituency and its predecessor West Derbyshire have been represented by Conservative MPs since 1950.


The District of Derbyshire Dales, and the Borough of Amber Valley wards of Alport, Crich, and South West Parishes.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Sir Patrick McLoughlin Conservative
2019 Sarah Dines  Conservative


Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Derbyshire Dales[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Dines 29,356 58.7 Decrease1.3
Labour Claire Raw 11,975 23.9 Decrease7.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Court 6,627 13.2 Increase6.9
Green Matthew Buckler 2,058 4.1 Increase2.1
Majority 17,381 34.8 Increase 5.9
Turnout 50,016 77.9 Increase 0.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase 2.9
General election 2017: Derbyshire Dales[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 29,744 60.0 Increase 7.6
Labour Andy Botham 15,417 31.1 Increase 8.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hollyer 3,126 6.3 Decrease 2.1
Green Matthew Buckler 1,002 2.0 Decrease 2.6
Humanity Robin Greenwood 282 0.6 Increase 0.3
Majority 14,327 28.9 Decrease 0.8
Turnout 49,571 77.0 Increase 2.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.4
General election 2015: Derbyshire Dales[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 24,805 52.4 +0.3
Labour Andy Botham 10,761 22.7 +3.3
UKIP John Young 5,508 11.6 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Ben Fearn 3,965 8.4 −14.1
Green Ian Wood 2,173 4.6 +2.9
Humanity Amila Y'Mech 149 0.3 +0.1
Majority 14,044 29.7 +0.1
Turnout 47,361 74.6 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing −1.6
General election 2010: Derbyshire Dales[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick McLoughlin 24,378 52.1 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Joe Naitta 10,512 22.5 −1.9
Labour Colin Swindell 9,061 19.4 −6.3
UKIP Ian Guiver 1,779 3.8 +1.3
Green Josh Stockell 772 1.7 New
Monster Raving Loony Nick The Flying Brick 228 0.5 New
Humanity Amila Y'Mech 50 0.1 New
Majority 13,866 29.6
Turnout 46,780 73.8 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.7

See also

Notes and references

  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.
  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Candidates for Derbyshire Dales". Democracy Club. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.

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