Thornbury and Yate (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°34′23″N2°28′37″W / 51.573°N 2.477°W / 51.573; -2.477

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Thornbury and Yate
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Thornbury and Yate in Avon
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Location of Avon within England
County South Gloucestershire
Electorate 64,368 (2018) [1]
Major settlements Thornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Luke Hall (Conservative Party)
Number of membersOne
Created from Northavon
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Thornbury and Yate is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since the 2015 election by Luke Hall, a Conservative. [n 2] Encompassing an area to the north-east of Bristol, it is one of three constituencies that make up the South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority Area, along with Filton and Bradley Stoke and Kingswood.

History

This seat is a successor to the former Northavon constituency, which was abolished following boundary changes taking effect at the 2010 general election. [2] It is named after the two largest towns in the constituency: Thornbury and Yate.

The constituency was one of a significant number gained from the Liberal Democrats by the Conservatives in the 2015 general election, and their majority further increased to more than 12,000 in the 2017 election, even as the Conservatives saw a net loss of seats nationally.

Boundaries

Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies by the Boundary Commission this newly defined seat emerged. The electoral wards used in the creation of this new seat are all from the district of South Gloucestershire and are as follows: [2]

Constituency profile

Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 1.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian . [3]

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [4] [5] Party
2010 Steve Webb Liberal Democrat
2015 Luke Hall Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Thornbury and Yate [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Luke Hall 30,202 57.8 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Claire Young17,83334.1+2.7
Labour Rob Logan4,2088.1-4.0
Majority12,36923.7-0.2
Turnout 52,24375.2+0.6
Registered electors 69,492
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General election 2017: Thornbury and Yate [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Luke Hall 28,008 55.3 +14.2
Liberal Democrats Claire Young15,93731.4-6.5
Labour Brian Mead6,11212.1+4.3
Green Iain Hamilton6331.2-1.5
Majority12,07123.9+20.8
Turnout 50,69074.6+0.9
Registered electors 67,927+3.1
Conservative hold Swing +10.4
General election 2015: Thornbury and Yate [7] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Luke Hall 19,924 41.0 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Steve Webb 18,42937.9-14.0
UKIP Russ Martin5,12610.6+7.0
Labour Hadleigh Roberts3,7757.8+0.8
Green Iain Hamilton1,3162.7N/A
Majority1,4953.1N/A
Turnout 48,57073.7-1.5
Registered electors 65,884+2.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +8.92
General election 2010: Thornbury and Yate [9] [10] [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrats Steve Webb 25,032 51.9 N/A
Conservative Matthew Riddle17,91637.2N/A
Labour Roxanne Egan3,3857.0N/A
UKIP Jenny Knight1,7093.5N/A
Independents Federation UKThomas Beacham1260.3N/A
Independent Anthony Clements580.1N/A
Majority7,11614.8N/A
Turnout 48,22672.2N/A
Registered electors 64,092+0.1
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. A county 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.
References
  1. "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. 1 2 "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire". Boundary Commission for England. 15 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  3. Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  4. "Bristol North West 1950-". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
  6. "Parliamentary general election - 12 December 2019". South Gloucestershire Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  7. 1 2 "Thornbury & Yate parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  8. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. "BBC News – Election 2010 – Constituency – Thornbury & Yate". news.bbc.co.uk.
  11. Percentage change and swing for 2010 is calculated relative to the PA (Rallings and Thrasher) 2005 notional result, not actual 2005 result "Press Association Elections". Press Association . Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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