Calder Valley (UK Parliament constituency)


Calder Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Calder Valley
Map1 = CalderValley
Type = County
Map2 = WestYorkshire
Entity = West Yorkshire
County = West Yorkshire
Year = 1983
MP = Christine McCafferty
Party = Labour
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Calder Valley 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 most of the metropolitan district of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The wards of Calderdale that are part of the constituency are:

*Brighouse
*Rastrick
*Elland
*Greetland and Stainland
*Ryburn
*Luddenden Foot
*Todmorden
*Calder

History

The seat was created in 1983, mainly from the previous Sowerby constituency. It is a marginal constituency between Labour and the Conservatives.

Members of Parliament

The constituency was formed in 1983 following a review by the Boundary Commission.

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine McCafferty
votes = 18,246
percentage = 38.6
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Liz Truss
votes = 17,059
percentage = 35.7
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Liz Ingleton
votes = 9,027
percentage = 18.9
change = +2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = John Gregory
votes = 1,887
percentage = 4.0
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Paul Palmer
votes = 1,371
percentage = 2.9
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 1,367
percentage = 2.9
change = -3.6
Election box turnout
votes = 47,770
percentage = 67.0
change = +4.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Calder Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine McCafferty
votes = 20,244
percentage = 42.7
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sue Robson-Catling
votes = 17,150
percentage = 36.2
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Taylor
votes = 7,596
percentage = 16.0
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Steven Hutton
votes = 1,034
percentage = 2.2
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Nunn
votes = 729
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance|Legalise Cannabis
candidate = Philip Lockwood
votes = 672
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,094
percentage = 6.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,425
percentage = 63.0
change = -12.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Calder Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine McCafferty
votes = 26,050
percentage = 46.10
change = +8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sir Donald Thompson
votes = 19,795
percentage = 35.10
change = -10.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stephen Pearson
votes = 8,322
percentage = 14.70
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Anthony Mellor
votes = 1,380
percentage = 2.40
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Vivienne Smith
votes = 488
percentage = 0.90
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Christian Jackson
votes = 431
percentage = 0.80
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,255
percentage = 11.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,425
percentage = 75.4
change = -6.7
Election box gain with party link
winner =Labour Party (UK)
loser =Conservative Party (UK)
swing =9.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Calder Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Thompson
votes = 27,753
percentage = 45.4
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes = 22,875
percentage = 37.4
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stephen Pearson
votes = 9,842
percentage = 16.1
change = -7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Vivienne Smith
votes = 622
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,878
percentage = 8.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 56,092
percentage = 82.1
change = +1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 2.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Calder Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Thompson
votes = 25,892
percentage = 43.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Chaytor
votes = 19,847
percentage = 33.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Shutt
votes = 9,842
percentage = 23.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,045
percentage = 10.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 59,946
percentage = 81.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Calder Valley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Donald Thompson
votes = 24,439
percentage = 43.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Shutt
votes = 16,440
percentage = 29.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A. Holmes
votes = 15,108
percentage = 27.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,999
percentage = 14.3
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.5
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Yorkshire

* [http://www.calder-valley.co.uk Nigel Lloyd's Calder Valley page]


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