Gravesham (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||72,868 (June 2021)|
|Member of Parliament||Adam Holloway (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
From its first MP in 1983 (a Conservative) until its 1997-2005 MP (of Labour) the winning candidate was from the winning party nationally. In 2005 Adam Holloway was one of 36 Conservative candidates to gain a seat from other parties, and has held the seat since then.
This particular name of the seat was created in 1983 effectively as the new name for the Gravesend seat.
- Previous bellwether status
The constituency and its predecessor together was considered a bellwether seat: from World War I until 2005 with the exceptions of the General Elections in 1929 Election and 1951, its winner came from the winning party. Since the 2005 result conflicted with the UK outcome, the seat is regarded as having lost its bellwether status.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ukonu Obasi||2,584||5.4||+2.9|
|Liberal Democrats||James Willis||1,210||2.5||+0.3|
|Labour||Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi||15,114||30.1||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Anne-Marie Bunting||1,111||2.2||−11.1|
|Labour Co-op||Kathryn Smith||13,644||28.8||−13.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Anna Arrowsmith||6,293||13.3||+2.6|
|English Democrat||Steve Uncles||1,005||2.1||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Bruce Parmenter||4,851||10.7||+1.5|
|English Independence Party||Christopher Nickerson||654||1.4||New|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Bruce Parmenter||4,031||9.2||+1.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Merilyn Canet||4,128||7.75|
|Independent Labour||Anthony Leyshon||414||0.78||New|
|Natural Law||David Palmer||129||0.24||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Labour||Graham A. Green||23,829||40.4||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Derek R. Deedman||5,269||8.9||−6.2|
|Ind. Conservative||REB Khilkoff-Boulding||187||0.3||New|
|Independent Socialist||BJ Buxton||174||0.3||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|National Front||P Johnson||420||0.77|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Nonetheless, in the 1929 and 1951 elections, the seat elected into office the candidate from the party with the largest national share of the vote
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2021 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. June 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- Jones, Ian. "Is the bell about to toll for bellwether seats?". May 2015 Election. New Statesman. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
- "Timothy Brinton former MP, Grsvesham". TheyWorkForYou.com. mySociety. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "GRAVESHAM 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.