Leominster (UK Parliament constituency)

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Leominster
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
LeominsterConstituency.svg
Boundary of Leominster in Herefordshirefor the 2005 general election
EnglandHerefordshire.svg
Location of Herefordshire within England
County Herefordshire
18852010
Number of membersOne
Replaced by North Herefordshire
Created from Herefordshire and Leominster
1295–1885
Number of members1295–1868: Two
1868–1885: One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced byLeominster

Leominster was a parliamentary constituency represented until 1707 in the House of Commons of England, then until 1801 in that of Great Britain, and finally until 2010, when it disappeared in boundary changes, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

From 1295 to 1885, Leominster was a parliamentary borough which until 1868 elected two Members of Parliament by the bloc vote system of election. Under the Reform Act 1867 its representation was reduced to one Member, elected by the first past the post system. The parliamentary borough was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and the name was transferred to a new county constituency.

History

Abolition

Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England of parliamentary representation in Herefordshire, no longer connected for such reasons with Worcestershire, two parliamentary constituencies have been allocated to the county. Most of the Leominster seat has been replaced by the North Herefordshire seat, while the remainder of the county is covered by the Hereford and South Herefordshire seat. [1]

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Leominster, and the Sessional Divisions of Bredwardine, Bromyard, Kingston, Leominster, Weobley, and Wigmore.

1918–1950: The Municipal Borough of Leominster, the Urban Districts of Bromyard and Kington, the Rural Districts of Bredwardine, Bromyard, Kington, Leominster, Weobley, and Wigmore, and parts of the Rural Districts of Hereford and Ledbury.

1950–1974: The Municipal Borough of Leominster, the Urban Districts of Bromyard, Kington, and Ledbury, the Rural Districts of Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster, and Weobley and Wigmore, and part of the Rural District of Hereford.

1974–1983: The Municipal Borough of Leominster, the Urban District of Kington, the Rural Districts of Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster, and Weobley and Wigmore, and part of the Rural District of Hereford.

1983–1997: The District of Leominster, the District of Malvern Hills wards of Baldwin, Bringsty, Broadheath, Bromyard, Butterley, Cradley, Frome, Frome Vale, Hallow, Hegdon, Hope End, Laugherne Hill, Leadon Vale, Ledbury, Leigh and Bransford, Marcle Ridge, Martley, Temeside, and Woodbury, and the District of South Herefordshire wards of Burghill, Burmarsh, Dinmore Hill, Hagley, Magna, Munstone, Swainshill, and Thinghill.

1997–2010: The District of Leominster, the District of Malvern Hills wards of Bringsty, Bromyard, Butterley, Cradley, Frome, Frome Vale, Hegdon, Hope End, Leadon Vale, Ledbury, and Marcle Ridge, the District of South Herefordshire wards of Backbury, Burghill, Burmarsh, Credenhill, Dinmore Hill, Hagley, Munstone, Swainshill, and Thinghill, and the District of Wyre Forest ward of Rock and Ribbesford.

In its final form, the constituency consisted of northern Herefordshire and a small part of north-west Worcestershire, the boundaries having been specified when the two were joined as the single county of Hereford and Worcester. In Herefordshire it included the towns of Bromyard, Kington and Ledbury as well as Leominster, while the largest settlement of Worcestershire it included was Tenbury Wells.

Members of Parliament

Leominster parliamentary borough

To 1660

ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1386 Robert Caldebrook Walter Aston [2]
1388 (Feb) Robert Caldebrook John Montgomery [2]
1388 (Sep) John Aston Walter Aston [2]
1390 (Jan) Hugh Aston Peter Cook [2]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Peter Cook John Bradford [2]
1393 Roger Loutwardin John Hood [2]
1394
1395 Thomas Barber Thomas Reynold [2]
1397 (Jan) Thomas Reynold William Colle [2]
1397 (Sep) William Taverner John Romayn [2]
1399 John Hood Thomas White [2]
1401
1402 William Taverner John Bond [2]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 William Taverner William Tiler [2]
1407 William Taverner William Tiler [2]
1410 Edmund Morris Walter Borgate [2]
1411
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) John Salisbury John Romayn [2]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) William Colle John Salisbury [2]
1415
1416 (Mar) John Salisbury Reynold Smith [2]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John Salisbury John Braas [2]
1419 Thomas Hood Reynold Smith [2]
1420 Thomas Hood William Raves [2]
1421 (May) William Stokes John Hood [2]
1421 (Dec) Thomas Hood William Raves [2]
1510-1523No names known [3]
1529 John Bell John Hillesley [3]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 ?
1545 ?
1547 William Crowche Richard Cupper [3]
1553 (Mar) ?
1553 (Oct) William Strete John Polle [3]
1554 (Apr) Lewis Jones John Evans [3]
1554 (Nov) Nicholas Depden Thomas Wykes [3]
1555 James Warnecombe Thomas Kerry [3]
1558 Alban Birch Richard Hakluyt [3]
1559 Thomas Hakluyt Thomas Coningsby I [4]
1562–3 Thomas Dallowe John Morgan [4]
1571 Edward Croft Nicholas Depden [4]
1572 Nicholas Depden Fabian Phillips [4]
1584 Thomas Wigmore Edward Croft [4]
1586 Edward Croft Thomas Wigmore [4]
1588 Thomas Shoter Humphrey Wall [4]
1593 Sir Francis Vere Richard Coningsby [4]
1597 Thomas Crompton John Creswell [4]
1601 Thomas Coningsby John Warnecombe [4]
1604 Thomas Coningsby John Powle
1614 Sir Humphrey Baskerville Thomas Coningsby
1621-1622 Francis Smallman William Beecher
1624 James Tomkins Sir William Beecher
1625 James Tomkins Edward Littleton
1626 James Tomkins Edward Littleton
1628 James Tomkins Edward Littleton, sat for Caernarvon
and replaced by
Thomas Lyttleton
1629–1640No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) William Smallman Walter Kyrle
1640 (Nov) Sampson Eure
disabled 22 January 1644
Walter Kyrle
1645 Walter Kyrle
excluded in 1648
John Birch
excluded in 1648
1653Leominster not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 John Birch (One member only)
1656 John Birch (One member only)
1659 John Birch Edward Freeman

Members 1660-1868 (two)

Election1st Member [5] 1st Party2nd Member [5] 2nd Party
1660 Colonel John Birch Edward Pytts
1661 Ranald Grahme Humphrey Cornewall
Feb 1679 James Pytts John Dutton Colt
Sep 1679 Thomas Coningsby,
Lord Coningsby from 1691
1685 Robert Cornewall
1689 John Dutton Colt
1698 Edward Harley
Jan 1701 John Dutton Colt
Apr 1701 Edward Harley
1710 Edward Bangham
1713 Henry Gorges
1715 The Lord Coningsby
1717 George Caswall (expelled)
1721 William Bateman
1722 Sir Archer Croft Sir George Caswall
1727 The Viscount Bateman
1734 Robert Harley
1741 John Caswall Capel Hanbury
1742 Robert Harley
1747 Sir Robert de Cornwall James Peachey
1754 Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams Richard Gorges
1759 Chase Price
1761 Jenison Shafto
1767 Edward Willes
Feb 1768 John Carnac
Mar 1768 The Viscount Bateman Tory [6]
1774 Thomas Hill Tory [6]
1776 Frederick Cornewall Tory [6]
1780 Richard Payne Knight Whig [6]
1784 John Hunter Tory [6] Penn Assheton Curzon Tory [6]
1790 John Sawyer Tory [6]
1791 Richard Beckford Whig [6]
1796 George Augustus Pollen Tory [6]
1797 William Taylor Whig [6]
1802 John Lubbock Whig [6] Charles Kinnaird Whig [6]
Jan 1806 William Lamb Whig [6]
Nov 1806 Tory [6] Henry Bonham Tory [6]
1812 John Lubbock Tory [6] John Harcourt Whig [6]
1818 Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie Tory [6]
1819 John Harcourt Whig [6]
1820 The Lord Hotham Tory [6] Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie Tory [6]
1826 Thomas Bish Whig
1827 Rowland Stephenson Tory [6]
Feb 1830 John Ward Whig [6]
Aug 1830 William Marshall Whig [6]
May 1831 William Bertram Evans Whig [6] Thomas Brayen Whig [6]
Dec 1831 The Lord Hotham Tory [6]
1832 Thomas Bish Whig [6]
1834 Conservative [6]
1837 Charles Greenaway Whig [6] [7] [8]
1841 James Wigram Conservative [6]
1842 by-election George Arkwright Conservative [6]
1845 by-election Sir Henry Barkly Conservative
1849 by-election Frederick Peel Conservative
1852 John George Phillimore Whig [9] [10]
1856 by-election Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy Conservative
1857 John Willoughby Conservative
1858 by-election Charles Bateman-Hanbury Conservative
1865 Arthur Walsh Conservative
1866 by-election Richard Arkwright Conservative
1868 by-election Arthur Stanhope Conservative
1868 representation reduced from two Members to one

Members 1868–1885 (one)

ElectionMember [5] Party
1868 Richard Arkwright Conservative
1876 by-election Thomas Blake Liberal
1880 James Rankin Conservative
1885 Parliamentary borough abolished, name transferred to county constituency

Leominster county constituency

Members 1885–2010

YearMember [5] Party
1885 Thomas Duckham Liberal
1886 Sir James Rankin Conservative
1906 Edmund Lamb Liberal
1910 Sir James Rankin Conservative
1912 H. FitzHerbert Wright Unionist
1918 Charles Ward-Jackson Unionist
1922 Ernest Shepperson Unionist
1945 Archer Baldwin Conservative
1959 Clive Bossom Conservative
1974 Peter Temple-Morris Conservative
1997 Independent Conservative
1998 Labour
2001 Bill Wiggin Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1830s

Stephenson was declared bankrupt and unseated, causing a by-election.

By-election, 11 February 1830: Leominster [6] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig John Ward Unopposed
Whig gain from Tory
General election 1830: Leominster [6] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory Beaumont Hotham Unopposed
Whig William Marshall Unopposed
Registered electors c.740
Tory hold
Whig hold
General election 1831: Leominster [6] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig William Bertram Evans 563 41.5
Whig Thomas Brayen 433 31.9
Tory Beaumont Hotham 36226.7
Majority715.2
Turnout 70294.9
Registered electors c.740
Whig hold
Whig gain from Tory

Brayen resigned, causing a by-election.

By-election, 22 December 1831: Leominster [6] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory Beaumont Hotham 346 51.5
Whig William Fraser 326 48.5
Majority203.0
Turnout 672c.90.8
Registered electors c.740
Tory gain from Whig Swing
General election 1832: Leominster [6] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Thomas BishUnopposed
Tory Beaumont Hotham Unopposed
Registered electors 779
Whig hold
Tory gain from Whig
General election 1835: Leominster [6] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Thomas BishUnopposed
Conservative Beaumont Hotham Unopposed
Registered electors 694
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1837: Leominster [6] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Conservative Beaumont Hotham 395 38.5
Whig Charles Greenaway 364 35.5
Conservative James Wigram 26626.0
Turnout 57986.3
Registered electors 671
Majority313.0
Conservative hold
Majority989.5
Whig hold

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Wigram Unopposed
Whig Charles Greenaway Unopposed
Registered electors 619
Conservative hold
Whig hold

Wigram resigned after being appointed as a Vice-Chancellor, causing a by-election.

By-election, 8 February 1842: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Arkwright Unopposed
Conservative gain from Whig

Greenaway resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, causing a by-election.

By-election, 26 April 1845: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Henry Barkly Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1847: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Arkwright Unopposed
Conservative Henry Barkly Unopposed
Registered electors 631
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Whig

Barkly resigned after being appointed Governor of British Guiana, causing a by-election.

By-election, 6 February 1849: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Peel Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative George Arkwright 260 39.6 N/A
Whig John George Phillimore 206 31.4 New
Conservative John Willoughby 19029.0N/A
Turnout 328 (est)59.5 (est)N/A
Registered electors 551
Majority548.2N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Majority162.4N/A
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Arkwright's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 19 February 1856: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gathorne Hardy 179 63.9 4.7
Whig James Campbell [13] [14] 101 36.1 +4.7
Majority7827.8+19.6
Turnout 28072.4+12.9
Registered electors 387
Conservative hold Swing 4.7
General election 1857: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gathorne Hardy Unopposed
Conservative John Willoughby Unopposed
Registered electors 370
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Whig

Willoughby resigned after being appointed as a Member of the Council of India, causing a by-election.

By-election, 22 October 1858: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Bateman-Hanbury Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1859: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gathorne Hardy Unopposed
Conservative Charles Bateman-Hanbury Unopposed
Registered electors 392
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Walsh 214 38.3 N/A
Conservative Gathorne Hardy 208 37.2 N/A
Liberal William Mathewson Hindmarch [15] 13724.5New
Majority7112.7N/A
Turnout 34894.8N/A
Registered electors 367
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Hardy was also elected MP for Oxford University and opted to sit there, causing a by-election.

By-election, 26 February 1866: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Arkwright Unopposed
Conservative hold

Walsh resigned in order to contest a by-election in Radnorshire, causing a by-election.

By-election, 27 April 1868: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Stanhope Unopposed
Conservative hold

Seat reduced to one member

General election 1868: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Arkwright 432 71.3 4.2
Liberal Thomas Spinks [16] 17428.7+4.2
Majority25842.6+29.9
Turnout 60668.726.1
Registered electors 882
Conservative hold Swing 4.2

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Arkwright Unopposed
Registered electors 905
Conservative hold

Arkwright resigned, causing a by-election.

By-election, 16 Feb 1876: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Blake 434 55.4 New
Conservative Charles Bateman-Hanbury-Kincaid-Lennox 34944.6N/A
Majority8510.8N/A
Turnout 78384.5N/A
Registered electors 927
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Leominster [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin 457 56.3 N/A
Liberal Thomas Blake 35543.7N/A
Majority10212.6N/A
Turnout 81290.2N/A
Registered electors 900
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1885: Leominster [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Duckham 3,871 50.8 +7.1
Conservative James Rankin 3,75049.27.1
Majority1211.6N/A
Turnout 7,62181.88.4
Registered electors 9,314
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.1
James Rankin James Rankin.jpg
James Rankin
General election 1886: Leominster [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin 4,287 64.2 +15.0
Liberal Edward Scudamore Lucas2,39435.815.0
Majority1,89328.4N/A
Turnout 6,68171.710.1
Registered electors 9,314
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +15.0

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Leominster [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin 4,318 59.7 4.5
Liberal James Tertius Southall2,91840.3+4.5
Majority1,40019.49.0
Turnout 7,23674.0+2.3
Registered electors 9,778
Conservative hold Swing 4.5
General election 1895: Leominster [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Leominster [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin Unopposed
Conservative hold
Edmund Lamb.jpg
General election January 1906: Leominster [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Edmund Lamb 3,892 50.2 New
Conservative James Rankin 3,86449.8N/A
Majority280.4N/A
Turnout 7,75683.1N/A
Registered electors 9,328
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin 4,822 54.7 +4.9
Liberal Edmund Lamb 3,99145.34.9
Majority8319.4N/A
Turnout 8,81391.0+7.9
Registered electors 9,689
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.9
General election December 1910: Leominster [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Rankin 4,600 57.3 +2.6
Liberal Wyatt Wyatt-Paine3,43142.72.6
Majority1,16914.6+5.2
Turnout 8,03182.98.1
Registered electors 9,689
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
By-election, 1912: Leominster [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Henry Wright Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election 1918: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Charles Ward-Jackson 8,30850.56.8
Liberal Edmund Lamb 5,29132.110.6
National Farmers Union Ernest Wilfred Langford2,87017.4New
Majority3,01718.4+3.8
Turnout 16,46962.920.0
Registered electors 26,184
Unionist hold Swing +1.9
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Ernest Shepperson 10,978 53.1 +2.6
Liberal Geoffrey Mander 9,69846.9+14.8
Majority1,2806.212.2
Turnout 20,67679.0+16.1
Registered electors 26,182
Unionist hold Swing 6.1
General election 1923: Leominster [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Ernest Shepperson 11,582 57.3 +4.2
Liberal James Dockett8,61442.74.2
Majority2,96814.6+8.4
Turnout 20,19675.83.2
Registered electors 26,658
Unionist hold Swing +4.2
General election 1924: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Ernest Shepperson 12,470 64.4 +7.1
Liberal George Adolphus Edinger6,89735.67.1
Majority5,57328.8+14.2
Turnout 19,36771.64.2
Registered electors 27,033
Unionist hold Swing +7.1
General election 1929: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Ernest Shepperson 13,237 52.5 11.9
Liberal George Adolphus Edinger11,99047.5+11.9
Majority1,2475.023.8
Turnout 25,22776.3+4.7
Registered electors 33,046
Unionist hold Swing 11.9

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ernest Shepperson 16,916 63.3 +10.8
Liberal George Adolphus Edinger9,80336.710.8
Majority7,11326.6+21.6
Turnout 26,71979.9+3.6
Conservative hold Swing 10.8
General election 1935: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ernest Shepperson 14,180 53.2 10.1
Liberal Albert Edward Farr12,46546.8+10.1
Majority1,7156.4-20.2
Turnout 26,64578.2-1.7
Conservative hold Swing 10.1

Elections in the 1940s

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;

General election 1945: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Archer Baldwin 14,224 51.1 2.1
Liberal Albert Edward Farr13,58648.9+2.1
Majority6382.2-4.2
Turnout 27,81074.4-3.8
Conservative hold Swing 2.1

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Archer Baldwin 18,03655.86
Labour Edmund JM Jones8,40226.02New
Liberal George Morgan-Harris5,85018.12
Majority9,63429.84
Turnout 32,28880.85
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Archer Baldwin 19,95266.75
Labour Edmund JM Jones9,93933.25
Majority10,01333.50
Turnout 29,89174.16
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Archer Baldwin 18,48765.49
Labour Alfred Evans 9,74034.51
Majority8,74730.98
Turnout 28,22770.40
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clive Bossom 16,64255.43
Liberal Grenville Jones 6,90523.00New
Labour Frederick W Bowerman6,47521.57
Majority9,73732.43
Turnout 30,02276.38
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clive Bossom 15,23850.91
Liberal Edward Paul Cadbury8,94129.87
Labour Kenneth A Gulleford5,75019.21
Majority6,29721.04
Turnout 29,92977.13
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clive Bossom 15,04551.47
Liberal Edward Paul Cadbury7,64726.16
Labour K Roy Simmons6,53622.36
Majority7,39825.31
Turnout 29,22875.17
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Clive Bossom 17,63057.97
Liberal Roger Pincham 6,46221.25
Labour Martyn Sloman6,32120.78
Majority11,16836.72
Turnout 30,41372.84
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 16,22146.35
Liberal Roger Pincham 14,60241.73
Labour CD Lindley4,17211.92
Majority1,6194.62
Turnout 34,99580.07
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 15,74146.07
Liberal Roger Pincham 15,16244.38
Labour S Allen3,2649.55
Majority5791.69
Turnout 34,16777.56
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Leominster
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 21,12653.50
Liberal Roger Pincham 16,26141.18
Labour PJ Dobbs2,0995.32
Majority4,86512.32
Turnout 39,48681.90
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Leominster [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 29,27656.99
Liberal Roger Pincham 19,49037.94
Labour D Wilcox1,9323.76
Ecology Felicity Norman6681.3New
Majority9,78619.05
Turnout 51,36677.49
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: Leominster [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 31,39657.86
Liberal Stephen Morris17,32131.92
Labour Arthur Chappell4,4448.19
Green (UK) Felicity Norman1,1022.0
Majority14,07525.94
Turnout 54,26377.54
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Leominster [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 32,783 56.6 1.1
Liberal Democrats DC Short16,10327.84.1
Labour Chris Chappell6,87411.9+3.7
Green Felicity Norman1,5032.6+0.6
Anti-Federalist League EP Carlisle6401.1New
Majority16,68028.8+2.9
Turnout 57,90381.7+3.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
General election 1997: Leominster [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 22,888 45.3
Liberal Democrats Terry James14,05327.8
Labour Richard Westwood8,83117.5
Referendum Anthony Parkin2,8155.6New
Green Felicity Norman1,0862.1
UKIP Richard Chamings5881.2New
BNP John Haycock2920.6New
Majority8,83517.5
Turnout 50,55376.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Leominster [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bill Wiggin 22,879 49.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Celia Downie12,51226.81.0
Labour Stephen Hart7,87216.80.7
Green Pippa Bennett1,6903.6+1.5
UKIP Christopher Kingsley1,5903.4+2.2
Independent John Haycock1860.4New
Majority10,36722.2+4.7
Turnout 46,72969.47.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General election 2005: Leominster [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bill Wiggin 25,407 52.1 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Caroline Williams12,22025.01.8
Labour Paul Bell7,42415.21.6
Green Felicity Norman2,1914.5+0.9
UKIP Peter Whyte-Venables1,5513.20.2
Majority13,18727.1+4.9
Turnout 48,79377.3+7.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.4

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