Bosworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bosworth
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bosworth in Leicestershire.
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England.
CountyLeicestershire
Electorate77,787 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsHinckley, Earl Shilton and Market Bosworth
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of ParliamentDavid Tredinnick (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSouth Leicestershire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands
 
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Bosworth
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bosworth in Leicestershire.
Outline map
Location of Leicestershire within England.
CountyLeicestershire
Electorate77,787 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsHinckley, Earl Shilton and Market Bosworth
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of ParliamentDavid Tredinnick (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSouth Leicestershire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyEast Midlands

Bosworth /bɒzwɜrθ/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1987 by David Tredinnick of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Bosworth constituency covers approximately the same area as the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire.

Latest boundary review[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England made only minor changes to the earlier constituency wards. The Bosworth constituency for the 2010 election comprised the electoral wards:

History[edit]

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 is part of North West Leicestershire since the 1983 election.

The seat was Labour for 25 years until the Conservatives gained it in the 1970 general election and have held it since.

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 that however other industry, 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. It was once held for Labour by Woodrow Wyatt who left the party and became one of its most voluble critics in the 1980s.

Members of Parliament[edit]

ElectionMember[2]Party
1885James EllisLiberal
1892Sir Charles McLarenLiberal
Dec 1910Henry McLarenLiberal
1922Guy PagetConservative
1923George WardLiberal
1924Robert GeeConservative
1927 by-electionSir William EdgeLiberal
1931National Liberal
1945Arthur AllenLabour
1959Woodrow WyattLabour
1970Adam ButlerConservative
1987David TredinnickConservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Bosworth[3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick23,13242.60.0
Liberal DemocratMichael Mullaney18,10033.3+11.7
LabourRory Palmer8,67416-15.9
BNPJohn Ryde2,4584.5+4.5
UKIPDutch Veldhuizen1,0982-1.9
English DemocratsJames Lampitt6151.1+1.1
ScienceMichael Brooks[4]1970.4+0.4
Majority5,0329.3-1.9
Turnout70.2+3.8
Conservative holdSwing-5.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick20,21242.6-1.8
LabourRupert Herd14,89331.4-8.0
Liberal DemocratJames Moore10,52822.2+6.0
UKIPDenis Walker1,8663.9+3.9
Majority5,31911.2+6.2
Turnout47,49966.3+1.9
Conservative holdSwing+3.1
General Election 2001: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick20,03044.4+3.8
LabourAndrew Furlong17,75039.4+0.7
Liberal DemocratJon Ellis7,32616.2-1.6
Majority2,2805.0
Turnout45,10664.4-12.0
Conservative holdSwing+1.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick21,18940.6-13.6
LabourAndrew Furlong20,16238.7+12.7
Liberal DemocratJon Ellis9,28117.8-0.9
Referendum PartyScott Halborg1,5212.9N/A
Majority1,0272.0-26.3
Turnout52,15376.4
Conservative holdSwing
General Election 1992: Bosworth[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick36,61854.2-0.2
LabourDavid B. Everitt17,52426.0+8.8
Liberal DemocratGregory M. Drozdz12,64318.7-8.6
GreenBrian Fewster7161.1+0.0
Majority19,09428.3+1.2
Turnout67,50184.1+2.8
Conservative holdSwing-4.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeDavid Tredinnick34,14554.4-0.96
LiberalDavid C. Bill17,12927.3+2.2
LabourR.S. Hall10,78717.2-2.26
GreenD. Freer6601.0N/A
Majority17,01627.1-3.13
Turnout81.26
Conservative holdSwing
General Election 1983: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeAdam Butler31,66355.4-7.24
Social DemocratM. Fox14,36925.1N/A
LabourD.J.M. Janner11,12019.5+1.13
Majority17,29430.3-14.05
Turnout78.19
Conservative holdSwing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeAdam Butler37,03048.5
LabourD Fatchett28,59537.5
LiberalT E Brown10,03213.1
National Front6820.9N/A
Majority8,43511.0
Turnout
Conservative holdSwing
General Election October 1974: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeAdam Butler28,49041.43+2.04
LabourM G M Sloman28,18840.99+3.96
LiberalM J Galton12,08217.57-6.02
Majority3020.44-1.92
Turnout82.03
Conservative holdSwing
General Election Feb 1974: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeAdam Butler28,15139.39-11.48
LabourM G M Sloman26,46437.03-12.10
LiberalM J Galton16,85923.59N/A
Majority1,6872.36+0.61
Turnout85.99
Conservative holdSwing
General Election 1970: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeAdam Butler30,73250.87+14.88
LabourWoodrow Wyatt29,67749.13-1.10
Majority1,0551.75-12.48
Turnout77.14
Conservative gain from LabourSwing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourWoodrow Wyatt27,42750.23+4.64
ConservativeC J P Wood19,65435.99+0.75
LiberalA H Extance7,52613.78-5.39
Majority7,77314.23+3.88
Turnout79.76
Labour holdSwing
General Election 1964: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourWoodrow Wyatt25,33445.59-5.70
ConservativeP L Braithwaite19,58335.24-13.47
LiberalJ H David10,65219.17N/A
Majority5,75110.35+7.77
Turnout82.80
Labour holdSwing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourWoodrow Lyle Wyatt27,73451.29-2.72
ConservativeP L Braithwaite26,34148.71+2.72
Majority1,3932.58-5.
Turnout83.05
Labour holdSwing
General Election 1955: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourArthur Cecil Allen27,62654.01-3.08
ConservativeD C Bray23,52645.99+3.08
Majority4,1008.02-6.17
Turnout80.73
Labour holdSwing
General Election 1951: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourArthur Cecil Allen30,76757.09+3.45
ConservativeD C Bray23,12242.91+13.62
Majority7,64514.19-24.35
Turnout85.42
Labour holdSwing
General Election 1950: Bosworth
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourArthur Cecil Allen29,28253.64-1.99
ConservativeA Cripps15,98829.29N/A
LiberalLeonard Wright Harvey9,31517.07N/A
Majority13,29424.35+13.08
Turnout88.07
Labour holdSwing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Bosworth

Electorate 60,660

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LabourArthur Cecil Allen26,15155.63N/A
Liberal NationalJames Millard Tucker20,85444.37N/A
Majority5,29711.27
Turnout77.49
Labour gain from Liberal NationalSwing

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935: Bosworth

Electorate 52,893

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal NationalSir William Edge22,96959.22
LabourC Rothwell15,81640.78
Majority7,15318.44
Turnout73.33
Liberal National holdSwing
General Election 27 October 1931: Bosworth

Electorate 49,666

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal NationalSir William Edge26,92668.00
LabourJohn Morgan12,67032.00
Majority14,25636.00
Turnout79.72
Liberal National gain from LiberalSwing

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929: Bosworth

Electorate 47,912

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LiberalSir William Edge17,044
LabourJohn Minto15,244
ConservativeSydney Lipscomb Elborne8,861
Majority1,800
Turnout
Liberal holdSwing
Bosworth by-election, 1927: Bosworth

Electorate

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LiberalSir William Edge11,98138.2
LabourJohn Minto11,71037.3
ConservativeEdward Louis Spears7,68524.5
Majority2710.9
Turnout84.6
Liberal gain from ConservativeSwing
General Election 29 October 1924: Bosworth

Electorate 35,925

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeRobert Gee10,114
LiberalGeorge Ward9,756
LabourJohn Minto9,143
Majority358
Turnout
General Election 6 December 1923:

Electorate 35,090

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LiberalGeorge Ward11,596
ConservativeThomas Guy Frederick Paget8,430
LabourE Hughes8,152
Majority
Turnout
General Election 15 November 1922:

Electorate 33,937

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
ConservativeThomas Guy Frederick Paget11,251
National LiberalHenry Duncan McLaren7,513
LabourClement James Bundock8,740
Majority
Turnout

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918:

Electorate

PartyCandidateVotes%±%
LiberalHenry Duncan McLaren12,545
LabourThomas Richardson6,344
Majority
Turnout

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Bosworth UK Polling
  4. ^ Brooks, Michael (30 March 2010). "Taking a stand for science". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

Coordinates: 52°36′N 1°24′W / 52.6°N 1.4°W / 52.6; -1.4