| Borough constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Population||93,248 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||72,866 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Toby Perkins (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Derbyshire East|
Chesterfield is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Toby Perkins of the Labour Party.
The current boundaries include the town of Chesterfield, together with areas to the north towards Dronfield and to the east towards Bolsover, comprising the Borough of Chesterfield wards: Brimington North, Brimington South, Brockwell, Dunston, Hasland, Hollingwood and Inkersall, Holmebrook, Linacre, Loundsley Green, Middlecroft and Poolsbrook, Moor, Old Whittington, Rother, St Helen’s, St Leonard’s, Walton, and West.The other two Borough of Chesterfield wards (Barrow Hill and New Whittington; Lowgates and Woodthorpe) fall within the neighbouring North East Derbyshire seat. Boundary changes before the 2010 general election, when the Mid Derbyshire constituency was created, meant that Chesterfield lost New Whittington to North East Derbyshire but otherwise retained its shape.
The town of Chesterfield lies just outside the Peak District southwest of Sheffield. Its best known landmark is the Church of St Mary and All Saints, commonly known as the Crooked Spire. The constituency borders the constituencies of Bolsover and Derbyshire North East.
Chesterfield has mainly been a Labour seat, with periods when it has been held by other parties; it was gained by the Liberal Democrats in 2001 and held by them until 2010. Chesterfield was safe seat for Labour from 1935 until 2001. Andrew Cavendish, later the Duke of Devonshire, was the National Liberal candidate at the 1945 and 1950 elections.
The seat was held in succession by two prominent Labour politicians for over 35 years. The former Labour cabinet minister Eric Varley held the seat from October 1964 to January 1984, and was succeeded by his ex-government colleague Tony Benn, who held the seat following a by-election in March 1984. He remained the town's MP until his retirement from the House of Commons in 2001, when he famously remarked that his decision was taken to "spend more time on politics". Benn had been a Labour Cabinet Minister between 1966–70 and 1974-1979, while Varley was in the Wilson and Callaghan cabinets in the latter period. Paul Holmes gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats at the 2001 general election, the party's first Commons seat in the East Midlands, but were narrowly defeated at the 2010 by the Labour candidate Toby Perkins, one of only three seats the Labour Party gained at the 2010 general election. In 2015, a collapse in the Liberal Democrat vote nationwide had them fall behind to fourth place, the Conservatives move into second place, and Labour having their largest majority in the seat since 1979.
|2001||Paul Holmes||Liberal Democrat|
|Brexit Party||John Scotting||4,771||10.6||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Emily Coy||3,985||8.8||3.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Snowdon||2,612||5.4||8.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Julia Cambridge||6,301||13.8||-24.0|
At the 2015 general election, this seat was the 25th most marginal constituency in Great Britain, the Liberal Democrats requiring a swing from Labour of 0.6% to take the seat (based on the result of the 2010 general election).
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Holmes||17,342||37.8||-9.1|
|English Democrat||Ian Jerram||1,213||2.6||+0.8|
|Independent||John "Noneoftheabove" Daramy||147||0.3||New|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+3.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Holmes||20,875||47.3||-0.5|
|English Democrat||Ian Jerram||814||1.8||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Holmes||21,249||47.8||+8.2|
|Socialist Alliance||Jeannie Robinson||437||1.0||New|
|Socialist Labour||Bill Harrison||295||0.7||New|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+8.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Rogers||20,330||39.6||+3.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Rogers||20,047||35.8||+6.2|
|Independent Labour||Bill Maynard||1,355||2.6||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||178||0.3||New|
|Conservative||J. D. Taylor||13,393||25.9||-1.7|
|Liberal||M. W. Brown||7,349||14.2||-3.4|
|Conservative||J. D. Taylor||15,644||27.6||-3.9|
|Liberal||M. W. Brown||9,937||17.6||+8.1|
|Conservative||John C Ramsden||16,217||31.5||+5.2|
|Liberal||Terence D Bamford||4,891||9.5||-2.7|
|Conservative||Alan T Hale||13,443||26.3||-2.4|
|Liberal||Terence D. Bamford||6,227||12.2||-2.6|
|Conservative||William G Blake||14,944||28.7||-3.0|
|Liberal||Derek A McKie||7,738||14.8||+3.0|
|Conservative and National Liberal||James Anthony Lemkin||17,084||31.7||-10.7|
|Liberal||Geoffrey R. Smedley-Stevenson||6,360||11.8||New|
|Conservative and National Liberal||Frank Hadfield||21,748||42.4||+6.1|
|Conservative and National Liberal||John F. Nash||19,776||36.3||+5.4|
|Conservative and National Liberal||Andrew Cavendish||17,231||30.9||-6.3|
|Liberal||John William O'Neill||4,052||7.3||New|
General Election 1939/40:
Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected; *Labour: George Benson,
|Liberal||Robert George Hill||4,096||9.73||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||+27.6|
|Unionist||R F H Broomhead-Colton-Fox||5,541||23.2||New|
|Liberal gain from Labour|
|Independent Labour||John Scurr||583||4.2||New|
|Conservative||A. W. Byron||4,729||46.6||−2.0|
|Conservative||A. W. Byron||4,325||48.6||−0.3|
|Liberal Unionist||Alfred Barnes||4,067||48.9||−1.9|
|Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist||Swing||+1.9|
|Liberal Unionist||Alfred Barnes||3,567||50.8||+22.1|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+9.3|
|Conservative||John Cumming Macdona||2,136||28.7|
|Independent Liberal-Labour||James Haslam||1,907||25.6|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
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