Gravesham (UK Parliament constituency)


Gravesham (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Gravesham
Map1 = Gravesham
Map2 = Kent
Entity = Kent
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Kent
County = Kent
EP = South East England
MP = Adam Holloway
Party = Conservative

Gravesham 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 shares similar borders to that of Gravesham. The largest town in the constituency is Gravesend.

The Boundary Commission has proposed no boundary changes for this constituency in the boundary review due before the next election.

History

The constituency and its predecessor the Gravesend constituency have been called a Bellwether constituency; until the 2005 general election, they had voted for the winning party in each election since the 1951 general election, and in each election since World War I other than the 1929 general election. In the 1929 and 1951 elections, they voted for the party with the largest share of the vote nationally.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" 1983

Elections

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Adam Holloway
votes = 19,739
percentage = 43.7
change = +4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Pond
votes = 19,085
percentage = 42.2
change = -7.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bruce Parmenter
votes = 4,851
percentage = 10.7
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Geoff Coates
votes = 850
percentage = 1.9
change = -0.2
Election box candidate
party = English Independence Party
candidate = Christopher Nickerson
votes = 654
percentage = 1.4
change = +1.4
Election box majority
votes = 654
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,179
percentage = 65.8
change = 3.1
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 6.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Gravesham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Pond
votes = 21,773
percentage = 49.9
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jacques Arnold
votes = 16,911
percentage = 38.8
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bruce Parmenter
votes = 4,031
percentage = 9.2
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = William Jenner
votes = 924
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,862
percentage = 11.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,639
percentage = 62.7
change = -14.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent


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