Broxbourne (UK Parliament constituency)


Broxbourne is a constituency in Hertfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Charles Walker of the Conservative Party.[n 1]

Broxbourne
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
Location of Hertfordshire within England
CountyHertfordshire
Population98,790 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate71,872 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsBroxbourne
Cheshunt
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentCharles Walker (Conservative)
Number of membersone
Created fromEast Hertfordshire
Welwyn Hatfield
Hertford and Stevenage[3]

Constituency profile


Broxbourne is, measured by the winning candidate's share of the vote, the safest seat of any held by the Conservative Party in Hertfordshire, and one of the safest in the country.

Just beyond the outer limits of Greater London,[4] the constituency consists almost exclusively of low-unemployment census output areas,[5] with walks, golf courses and leisure facilities, and (compared to Greater London) a relatively high proportion of the retired and the high-income self-employed.[6] Broxbourne's economy is also supported by good railway links to the City of London.[7]

Boundaries and boundary changes


Map of present boundaries

1983–1997: The Borough of Broxbourne, the District of East Hertfordshire wards of Great Amwell, Little Amwell, and Stanstead, and the District of Welwyn Hatfield ward of Northaw.[8]

Formed as a Borough Constituency primarily from parts of the abolished County Constituency of East Hertfordshire, mainly consisting of the former Urban Districts of Cheshunt and Hoddesdon which had been combined to form the District of Broxbourne under the local government reorganisation of 1974 and also including Stanstead Abbotts and Great Amwell to the north and Northaw (transferred from Welwyn Hatfield) to the west.

1997–present: The Borough of Broxbourne, and the District of Welwyn Hatfield ward of Northaw.[9][10]

The three District of East Hertfordshire wards were transferred to Hertford and Stortford.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember[11][12] Party
1983 Dame Marion Roe Conservative
2005 Sir Charles Walker Conservative

Elections


Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Broxbourne[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Walker 30,631 65.6 3.4
Labour Sean Waters 10,824 23.2 5.7
Liberal Democrats Julia Bird 3,970 8.5 5.4
Green Nicholas Cox 1,281 2.7 0.9
Majority 19,807 42.4 9.1
Turnout 46,706 63.8 2.5
Conservative hold Swing 4.6
General election 2017: Broxbourne[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Walker 29,515 62.2 6.1
Labour Selina Norgrove 13,723 28.9 10.5
UKIP Tony Faulkner 1,918 4.0 15.7
Liberal Democrats Andy Graham 1,481 3.1 0.1
Green Tabitha Evans 848 1.8 0.8
Majority 15,792 33.3 3.1
Turnout 47,485 66.3 3.2
Conservative hold Swing 2.2
General election 2015: Broxbourne[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Walker 25,797 56.1 2.7
UKIP David Platt 9,074 19.7 15.6
Labour Edward Robinson 8,470 18.4 0.8
Liberal Democrats Anthony Rowlands 1,467 3.2 10.2
Green Russell Secker 1,216 2.6 New
Majority 16,723 36.4 4.8
Turnout 46,024 63.1 0.9
Conservative hold Swing 9.2
General election 2010: Broxbourne[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Walker 26,844 58.8 5.0
Labour Michael Watson 8,040 17.6 7.9
Liberal Democrats Allan Witherick 6,107 13.4 1.2
BNP Steve McCole 2,159 4.7
UKIP Martin J. Harvey 1,890 4.1 0.5
English Democrat Debbie Lemay 618 1.4 1.4
Majority 18,804 41.2 12.9
Turnout 45,658 64.0 4.3
Conservative hold Swing 4.7

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Broxbourne[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Walker 21,878 53.8 0.3
Labour Jamie Bolden 10,369 25.5 4.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Porrer 4,973 12.2 1.2
BNP Andrew Emerson 1,929 4.7 2.5
UKIP Martin J. Harvey 1,479 3.6 1.3
Majority 11,509 28.3 4.6
Turnout 40,628 59.7 4.0
Conservative hold Swing 2.3
General election 2001: Broxbourne[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Roe 20,487 54.1 5.3
Labour David Prendergast 11,494 30.4 4.3
Liberal Democrats Julia Davies 4,158 11.0 0.3
UKIP Martin Harvey 858 2.3 New
BNP John Cope 848 2.2 0.9
Majority 8,993 23.7 9.6
Turnout 37,845 55.7 14.6
Conservative hold Swing 4.8

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Broxbourne[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Roe 22,952 48.8 13.4
Labour Benjamin Coleman 16,299 34.7 13.3
Liberal Democrats Julia Davies 5,310 11.3 4.7
Referendum David Millward 1,633 3.5 New
BNP David Bruce 610 1.3 New
National Liberal Party Benjamin Cheetham 172 0.4 New
Majority 6,653 14.1 27.5
Turnout 46,976 70.3 9.6
Conservative hold Swing 13.7
General election 1992: Broxbourne[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Roe 36,094 62.6 0.6
Labour Martin Hudson 12,124 21.0 4.1
Liberal Democrats Julia Davies 9,244 16.0 3.9
Natural Law George Woolhouse 198 0.3 New
Majority 23,970 41.6 1.7
Turnout 57,660 79.9 4.7
Conservative hold Swing 2.4

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Broxbourne[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Roe 33,567 63.2 4.4
Liberal Eunice Yates 10,572 19.9 3.9
Labour Philip Parry 8,984 16.9 0.5
Majority 22,995 43.3 8.3
Turnout 53,123 75.2 1.2
Conservative hold Swing 4.1
General election 1983: Broxbourne[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marion Roe 29,328 58.8
Liberal Brian Pollock 11,862 23.8
Labour Martin Stears 8,159 16.4
BNP John Smith 502 1.0
Majority 17,466 35.0
Turnout 49,851 74.0
Conservative win (new seat)

See also


Notes and references


Notes
  1. 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
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