Chippenham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chippenham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Chippenham2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of Chippenham in Wiltshirefor the 2010 general election
EnglandWiltshire.svg
Location of Wiltshire within England
County Wiltshire
Population96,336 (2011 census) [1]
Electorate 73,312 (December 2010) [2]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Michelle Donelan (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created from Westbury, North Wiltshire
1295–1983
Number of membersOne (two, 1295–1868)
Type of constituency County (borough, 1295–1885) constituency
Replaced by North Wiltshire

Chippenham is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2015 by Michelle Donelan, a Conservative, who also currently serves as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. [n 2] The 2010 constituency includes the Wiltshire towns of Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Corsham and Melksham.

Contents

A parliamentary borough of Chippenham was enfranchised in 1295. It sent two burgesses to Parliament until 1868 and one thereafter until the borough constituency was abolished in 1885. There was a county division constituency named after the town of Chippenham from 1885 to 1983, when the name of that constituency was changed to North Wiltshire.

Following the 2003–2005 review into parliamentary representation in Wiltshire, the Boundary Commission created a new county constituency, reviving the name of Chippenham as a seat. It is formed from parts of the previously existing Devizes, North Wiltshire and Westbury constituencies.

Boundaries

Historical boundaries

Chippenham is the largest town in rural North Wiltshire and in the new constituency. Highstchipp.jpg
Chippenham is the largest town in rural North Wiltshire and in the new constituency.

1295–1832: The parliamentary borough of Chippenham in the unreformed Parliament consisted of only part of the parish of Chippenham in Wiltshire. However, as Chippenham was a burgage borough, in which the right to vote was confined to the resident occupiers of specific properties, the boundary had no practical function. The borough had a population of 1,620 in 1831, for 283 houses.

1832–1885: The Boundary Act which accompanied the Great Reform Act extended the boundaries of the parliamentary borough, to include the whole of Chippenham parish, the adjoining parishes of Hardenhuish and Langley Burrell, as well as the extra-parochial district of Pewsham. This more than trebled the borough's population, to 5,270 by the 1831 figures, for 883 houses.

1885–1918: During this period, Wiltshire was split into five county divisions and one borough, of which The North-Western (or Chippenham) Division of Wiltshire was one; it was often colloquially referred to simply as either Chippenham or as North-West Wiltshire. It was bordered by the Cricklade division to the east, Westbury to the south and Devizes to the southeast. Over the county boundary were the Thornbury division of Gloucestershire to the west, the Cirencester division of Gloucestershire to the north and the Frome division of Somerset to the southwest.

The Chippenham division included the towns of Calne and Malmesbury as well as Chippenham, both of which had also been parliamentary boroughs in their own right before 1885. By the outbreak of World War I, the population of the constituency was about 45,000.

1918–1950: In 1918 Wiltshire was split into five divisions, but there was no borough constituency in the county. The Wiltshire, Chippenham division was expanded, taking in the towns of Cricklade and Wootton Bassett, also former parliamentary boroughs, as well as the surrounding rural areas: in full, it was composed of the then Municipal Boroughs of Calne, Chippenham, Malmesbury and the Rural Districts of Calne, Chippenham, Malmesbury, part of Cricklade and Wootton Bassett, Tetbury Rural District (excluding the part in the administrative county of Gloucestershire).

1950–1983: In the redistribution, which took effect at the 1950 general election, Wiltshire was divided into one borough and four county constituencies. Chippenham County Constituency consisted of the same Municipal Boroughs as in 1918 and the Rural Districts of Calne and Chippenham, Cricklade and Wootton Bassett and Malmesbury.

2010 constituency

Chippenham (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

The electoral wards which form the new Chippenham seat are taken from the former districts of North Wiltshire and West Wiltshire.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1295–1640

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Thomas Gay Robert Chandler [3]
1388 (Feb) Thomas Gay John Suyput [3]
1388 (Sep) Thomas Gay Thomas Lote [3]
1390 (Jan) Thomas Gay Thomas Lote [3]
1390 (Nov)
1391
1393
1394 Nicholas Sambourn Hugh de la Lynde [3]
1413 (May) John Worth [3]
1510–1523No names known [4]
1529 William Button Thomas Wilkes [4]
1536
1539
1542
1545 Robert Warner John Bonham [4]
1547 John Astley Francis Goldsmith [4]
1553 (Mar) ?
1553 (Oct) Robert Wrastley Henry Goldney alias Fernell [4]
1554 (Apr) William Smith Thomas Smith [4]
1554 (Nov) Cyriak Petyt John Proctor [4]
1555 Nicholas Snell John Pollard [4]
1558 Sir John Sulyard William Neville [4]
1559 Edward Baynard Nicholas Snell [5]
1562 Francis Newdigate Nicholas Snell [5]
1571 John Scott Robert Viser [5]
1572 William Bayly John Scott [5]
1584 Robert Baynard Robert Hyde [5]
1586 Lawrence Hyde Robert Hyde [5]
1589 Henry Baynton William Swayne [5]
1593 Edward Maria Wingfield Francis Harvey [5]
1597 Thomas Edmondes, went abroad and
was replaced 1597 by
Edward Wymarke
Sharington Talbot [5]
1601 Robert Berkeley Edward Wymarke [5]
1604 John Hungerford General John Roberts
1614 William Maynard Thomas Colepeper
1621–1622 Sir Edward Hungerford John Bayly
1624 Sir John Maynard Sir Francis Popham
1625 Sir John Maynard Sir Francis Popham
1626 Sir Edward Bayntun Sir Francis Popham
1628 Sir Francis Popham Sir John Eyres
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned

MPs 1640–1868

YearFirst member [6] First partySecond member [6] Second party
April 1640 Sir Edward Hungerford [7] Parliamentarian Sir Edward Bayntun
November 1640 Sir Edward Bayntun Parliamentarian
1648 William Eyre
1653Chippenham was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 Sir Edward Hungerford James Stedman
May 1659 Chippenham was unrepresented in the restored Rump
April 1660 Edward Hungerford Edward Poole
April 1661 Henry Bayntun
July 1661 Sir Hugh Speke
August 1661 Sir Edward Hungerford
1673 Francis Gwyn
February 1679 Sir John Talbot
August 1679 Samuel Ashe
1681 Sir George Speke
March 1685 Henry Bayntun Sharington Talbot, killed in duel, 1685
August 1685 Richard Kent
1689 Nicholas Bayntun
February 1690 Richard Kent Alexander Popham
December 1690 Sir Basil Firebrace [8] Tory
1692 Thomas Tollemache
1694 Richard Long
1695 Walter White
1698 Edward Montagu
1701 Viscount Mordaunt
1702 James Montagu
May 1705 Walter White Sir James Long
November 1705 Viscount Mordaunt
1708 James Montagu
1710 Joseph Ashe [9]
1711 Francis Popham
1713 Sir John Eyles [10] John Norris
1715 Giles Earle
1722 Edward Rolt
1723 Thomas Boucher
1727 Rogers Holland Gabriel Roberts
1734 Richard Long
1737 Sir Edward Bayntun-Rolt [11]
1741 Sir Edmond Thomas
1754 Sir Samuel Fludyer [12]
1768 Sir Thomas Fludyer
1769 Henry Dawkins
1774 Samuel Marsh
1780 Henry Dawkins Giles Hudson
1783 George Fludyer
1784 James Dawkins Tory [13]
1802 Charles Brooke [14] Whig [13]
1803 John Maitland Tory [13]
1806 Charles Brooke Whig [13]
1807 James Dawkins Tory [13]
1812 Charles Brooke Whig [13] Robert Peel Tory [13]
1817 John Maitland Tory [13]
1818 William Miles Tory [13] Marquess of Blandford Tory [13]
1820 William Madocks Whig John Rock Grossett Whig [13]
1826 Ebenezer Maitland Tory [13] Frederick Gye Tory [13]
1830 Joseph Neeld Tory [13] Philip Pusey Tory [13]
1831 Henry George Boldero Tory [13]
1832 Henry Fox Talbot Whig [13]
1834 Conservative [13]
1835 Henry George Boldero Conservative [13]
1856 Robert Parry Nisbet Conservative
1859 Richard Penruddocke Long Conservative William John Lysley Liberal
1865 Sir John Neeld Conservative Gabriel Goldney Conservative
1868 Representation reduced to one member

MPs 1868–1983

ElectionMember [6] [15] Party
1868 Gabriel Goldney Conservative
1885 Borough constituency abolished – county division created
1885 Banister Fletcher Liberal
1886 Lord Henry Bruce Conservative
1892 Sir John Dickson-Poynder Conservative
1905 [16] Liberal
1910 George Terrell Conservative
1922 Alfred Bonwick Liberal
1924 Victor Cazalet Conservative
1943 by-election Sir David Eccles Conservative
1962 by-election Daniel Awdry Conservative
1979 Richard Needham Conservative
1983 Constituency abolished

MPs since 2010

The Chippenham name was revived in 2010 for the new constituency that includes Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Corsham and Melksham.

ElectionMember [6] Party
2010 Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat
2015 Michelle Donelan Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Chippenham [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michelle Donelan 30,994 54.3 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Helen Belcher 19,70634.5+8.9
Labour Martha Anachury6,39911.2-8.5
Majority11,28819.8-9.3
Turnout 57,09973.9-0.9
Conservative hold Swing -4.6
General election 2017: Chippenham [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michelle Donelan 31,267 54.7 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Helen Belcher 14,63725.63.8
Labour Andy Newman11,23619.7+11.5
Majority16,63029.1+10.9
Turnout 57,14074.8+0.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
General election 2015: Chippenham [19] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michelle Donelan [21] 26,354 47.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Duncan Hames [21] 16,27829.416.4
UKIP Julia Reid [22] 5,88410.6+7.2
Labour Andy Newman [23] 4,5618.2+1.3
Green Tina Johnston [24] 2,3304.2+3.3
Majority10,07618.2N/A
Turnout 55,40774.7+2.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +11.5
General election 2010: Chippenham [25] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Duncan Hames 23,970 45.8 +3.3
Conservative Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones 21,50041.0+3.3
Labour Greg Lovell3,6206.9-9.9
UKIP Julia Reid 1,7833.4+0.3
BNP Michael Simpkins6411.2New
Green Samantha Fletcher 4460.9New
English Democrat John Maguire3070.6New
Christian Richard Sexton1180.2New
Majority2,4704.8
Turnout 52,38572.7
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Needham 29,308 49.19 +6.62
Liberal Ronald EJ Banks24,61141.30+2.00
Labour Catherine LB Inchley5,1468.64-9.03
Ecology Bert Pettit5210.87New
Majority4,6977.89+4.62
Turnout 59,58679.96+1.36
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 22,72142.57
Liberal Ronald EJ Banks20,97239.30
Labour Co-op John Whiles9,39617.61
United DemocratEJ John2780.52New
Majority1,7493.27
Turnout 53,08978.65
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 24,64544.33
Liberal Ronald EJ Banks21,55338.77
Labour John Whiles9,39516.90
Majority3,0925.56
Turnout 55,59382.64
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Chippenham [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 24,37149.73
Liberal Margaret Wingfield 13,83328.22
Labour John Eddie10,80722.05
Majority10,53821.51
Turnout 49,01077.42
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Chippenham [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 18,27539.630.82
Liberal Christopher Walter Layton17,58138.13+1.13
Labour Giles Radice 10,25722.240.31
Majority6941.501.95
Turnout 46,11384.28
Conservative hold Swing 0.98
General election 1964: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 18,08940.45+3.64
Liberal Christopher Walter Layton16,54637.00+4.54
Labour Giles Radice 10,08622.556.58
Majority1,5433.450.90
Turnout 44,72181.15
Conservative hold Swing 0.45
1962 Chippenham by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Daniel Awdry 13,43936.81−15.26
Liberal Christopher Walter Layton11,85132.46+15.52
Labour Robert W Portus10,63329.13−1.86
Independent K Jerrome2600.71New
Independent J Naylor2370.65New
Independent M Smith880.24New
Majority1,5884.35−16.73
Turnout 36,508
Conservative hold Swing −15.39

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 21,69652.07
Labour Robert W Portus12,91130.99
Liberal John C Hall7,05916.94
Majority8,78521.08
Turnout 41,66680.25
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 20,84751.73
Labour William J Smith14,15235.12
Liberal Arthur Rossi Braybrooke5,29813.15New
Majority6,69516.61
Turnout 40,29780.15
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 22,60156.05
Labour Dengar R Evans17,72343.95
Majority4,87812.10
Turnout 40,32481.43
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 17,84544.33
Labour Geoffrey Drain 13,74834.15
Liberal Wilfred Greville Collins8,66121.52
Majority4,09710.18
Turnout 40,25483.00
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 15,889 42.6 -10.7
Labour Andrew Tomlinson11,86631.8+19.6
Liberal Donald Johnson 9,54725.6-8.9
Majority4,02310.8-8.0
Turnout 37,30269.8-7.7
Conservative hold Swing N/A
1943 Chippenham by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Eccles 8,310 50.6 −2.7
Independent Liberal Donald Johnson 8,11549.4New
Majority1951.2−17.6
Turnout 16,42541.4−36.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Cazalet 15,370 53.3 3.5
Liberal Arthur Stanton 9,94934.51.5
Labour William Robert Robins 3,52712.2+5.0
Majority5,42118.82.0
Turnout 28,84677.56.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
General election 1931: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Cazalet 17,232 56.8 +10.2
Liberal Seymour Howard 10,92836.04.6
Labour William Robert Robins 2,1947.25.6
Majority6,30420.8+14.8
Turnout 30,35483.7
Conservative hold Swing +7.4

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Chippenham [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Victor Cazalet 13,550 46.6 8.0
Liberal Felix Brunner 11,81940.6+4.8
Labour William Robert Robins 3,71712.8New
Majority1,7316.03.2
Turnout 29,086
Unionist hold Swing 6.2
General election 1924: Chippenham [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Victor Cazalet 13,227 54.6 +6.3
Liberal Alfred Bonwick 11,01545.46.3
Majority2,2129.2N/A
Turnout 24,24283.2+1.6
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +6.3
General election 1923: Chippenham [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alfred Bonwick 11,953 51.7 +3.1
Unionist Victor Cazalet 11,15648.3+2.0
Majority7973.4+1.1
Turnout 23,10981.6+3.6
Liberal hold Swing +0.6
General election 1922: Chippenham [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alfred Bonwick 10,494 48.6 +19.4
Unionist George Terrell 10,00646.36.8
Labour William Robert Roberts1,0985.112.6
Majority4882.3N/A
Turnout 21,59878.0+16.7
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +13.1

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Chippenham
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist George Terrell 8,78653.1+3.0
Liberal Albert Bennett 4,83929.220.7
Labour Reuben George2,93917.7New
Majority3,94723.9+23.7
Turnout 16,56461.328.7
Unionist hold Swing +11.9
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

A general election was expected to take place in 1914/15. The following were to be candidates;

General election December 1910: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Terrell 4,141 50.1 1.6
Liberal Bryan Freeman4,11749.9+1.6
Majority240.23.2
Turnout 8,25890.02.9
Registered electors 9,175
Conservative hold Swing 1.6

A petition was lodged in relation to the December 1910 election, but this was later withdrawn after a recount, resulting in the above numbers. The original count had placed the Conservatives with 4,139 votes and the Liberals with 4,113 votes.

General election January 1910: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Terrell 4,408 51.7 +14.1
Liberal Cecil Beck 4,12048.314.1
Majority2883.4N/A
Turnout 8,52892.9+3.4
Registered electors 9,175
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.1

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1906: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal John Dickson-Poynder 4,937 62.4 +16.5
Conservative J. R. Randolph2,97137.616.5
Majority1,96624.8N/A
Turnout 7,90889.5+5.0
Registered electors 8,838
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +16.5
General election 1900: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Dickson-Poynder 3,863 54.1 +0.6
Liberal J. Thornton3,27845.90.6
Majority5858.2+1.2
Turnout 7,14184.53.4
Registered electors 8,446
Conservative hold Swing +0.6

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Dickson-Poynder 3,898 53.5 +1.9
Liberal J. Thornton3,39046.51.9
Majority5087.0+3.8
Turnout 7,28887.9+9.4
Registered electors 8,291
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
General election 1892: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Dickson-Poynder 3,684 51.6 2.4
Liberal John Fuller 3,45548.4+2.4
Majority2293.24.8
Turnout 7,13978.5+1.9
Registered electors 9,089
Conservative hold Swing 2.4

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Brudenell-Bruce 3,657 54.0 +6.1
Liberal Banister Fletcher 3,12046.06.1
Majority5378.0N/A
Turnout 6,77776.67.6
Registered electors 8,853
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.1
General election 1885: Chippenham [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Banister Fletcher 3,880 52.1 +3.3
Conservative Arthur Somerset 3,57447.93.3
Majority3064.2N/A
Turnout 7,45484.26.3
Registered electors 8,853
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +3.3
General election 1880: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gabriel Goldney 478 51.2 12.3
Liberal Samuel Butler [32] 45548.8+12.3
Majority232.424.6
Turnout 93390.5+5.3
Registered electors 1,031
Conservative hold Swing 12.3

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gabriel Goldney 530 63.5 +9.7
Liberal Handel Cossham [33] 30436.59.7
Majority22627.0+19.4
Turnout 83485.2+5.3
Registered electors 979
Conservative hold Swing +9.7

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1868: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gabriel Goldney 418 53.8 16.6
Liberal Sir George Young, 3rd Baronet35946.2+16.6
Majority597.6+2.6
Turnout 77779.916.1
Registered electors 972
Conservative hold Swing 16.6

Seat reduced to one member

General election 1865: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Neeld 208 35.8 N/A
Conservative Gabriel Goldney 201 34.6 N/A
Liberal William John Lysley 17229.6N/A
Majority295.0N/A
Turnout 377 (est)96.0 (est)N/A
Registered electors 392
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1859: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Penruddocke Long Unopposed
Liberal William John Lysley Unopposed
Registered electors 387
Conservative hold
Liberal gain from Conservative
General election 1857: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry George Boldero 174 38.2 N/A
Conservative Robert Parry Nisbet 150 32.9 N/A
Whig William John Lysley 13228.9New
Majority184.0N/A
Turnout 294 (est)88.0 (est)N/A
Registered electors 334
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
By-election, 9 April 1856: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Parry Nisbet Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1852: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry George Boldero Unopposed
Conservative Joseph Neeld Unopposed
Registered electors 300
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1847: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry George Boldero Unopposed
Conservative Joseph Neeld Unopposed
Registered electors 303
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
By-election, 14 September 1841: Chippenham [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry George Boldero Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1841: Chippenham [13] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Joseph Neeld 165 42.4 N/A
Conservative Henry George Boldero 128 32.9 N/A
Whig William John Lysley 9624.7New
Majority328.2N/A
Turnout 22885.4N/A
Registered electors 267
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1837: Chippenham [13] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Joseph Neeld Unopposed
Conservative Henry George Boldero Unopposed
Registered electors 239
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
General election 1835: Chippenham [13] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Joseph Neeld Unopposed
Conservative Henry George Boldero Unopposed
Registered electors 217
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Whig
General election 1832: Chippenham [13] [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory Joseph Neeld 139 44.7 35.3
Whig Henry Fox Talbot 132 42.4 +32.4
Whig John Thomas Mayne4012.9+2.9
Majority72.38.5
Turnout 18388.0c.+8.2
Registered electors 208
Tory hold Swing 35.3
Whig gain from Tory Swing +25.0
General election 1831: Chippenham [13] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory Joseph Neeld 96 49.2 0.8
Tory Henry George Boldero 60 30.8 7.4
Whig Henry Fox Talbot 3920.0New
Majority2110.815.6
Turnout 103c.79.8c.+20.1
Registered electors c.129
Tory hold Swing N/A
Tory hold Swing N/A
General election 1830: Chippenham [13] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory Joseph Neeld 76 50.0
Tory Philip Pusey 58 38.2
No labelJohn George Henry Pownall1811.8
Majority4026.4
Turnout 77c.59.7
Registered electors c.129
Tory hold Swing
Tory hold Swing

See also

Notes

  1. A borough 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.

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North Wiltshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by James Gray, a Conservative. In the period 1832–1983, this was an alternative name for Chippenham or the Northern Division of Wiltshire and as Chippenham dates to the original countrywide Parliament, the Model Parliament, this period is covered in more detail in that article. In 2016 it was announced that the North Wiltshire constituency would be scrapped as part of the planned 2018 Constituency Reforms.

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Elections to Wiltshire County Council were held on 7 June 2001. The whole council was up for election and the Conservatives held onto control.

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