North East Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency)
North East Derbyshire is a constituency created in 1885 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Lee Rowley of the Conservative Party. This was the first time a Conservative candidate had been elected since 1935.
|North East Derbyshire|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||72,374 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Clay Cross, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Staveley|
|Member of Parliament||Lee Rowley (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||East Derbyshire|
The seat had been, relative to others, a marginal seat from 2005 to 2019 as its winner's majority had not exceeded 5.7% of the vote since the 23.2% majority won in that year. The seat has changed hands once since that year and is no longer marginal after the 26.1% majority won in 2019.
- Summary of results
The seat was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. Until 1910, the area was regularly represented by a Liberal MP. From the 1935 to the 2015 elections inclusive N.E. Derbyshire returned Labour candidates in succession. In 2010 and 2015 the results featured marginal majorities (a majority of relatively few percentage points between the winner's and the runner-up's tallies). The runner-up candidate from 1945 to 2015 inclusive was Conservative. The 2015 result for example gave the seat the 17th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. The seat was at the following election one of six gains between the two parties counterbalancing Conservative losses (the party emerged as the biggest single party by more than fifty seats and with an increased share of the vote but with a net loss of thirteen seats). Rowley's local majority was 5.7% of votes cast.
- Other parties
In line with nationwide swing in 2015, UKIP fielded a candidate who won more than 5% of the vote therefore kept their deposit; the Liberal Democrat candidate forfeited their deposit in 2015. The Green Party fielded a candidate for the first time in 2015; the party's Kesteven forfeited his deposit. These three parties forfeited their deposits in 2017.
Turnout has ranged from 58.9% in 2001 to 86.4% in 1950.
In the 20th century, mining and associated industries were an important source of employment and primary industries for the wider economy, though the former ceased around 1970. At about the same time, some ex-mining towns like Dronfield saw much middle class commuter house building in areas like Dronfield Woodhouse; jobs were typically in Sheffield and Chesterfield.
The western edge of the constituency borders the Peak District and is home to many rural villages.
1950–1983: The Urban Districts of Clay Cross and Dronfield, and part of the Rural District of Chesterfield.
1983–2010: The District of North East Derbyshire wards of Ashover, Barlow and Holmesfield, Brampton and Walton, Clay Cross North, Clay Cross South, Coal Aston, Dronfield North, Dronfield South, Dronfield Woodhouse, Eckington North, Eckington South, Gosforth Valley, Hasland, Holmewood and Heath, Killamarsh East, Killamarsh West, North Wingfield Central, Renishaw, Ridgeway and Marsh Lane, Tupton, Unstone, and Wingerworth, and the Borough of Chesterfield wards of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood, and Lowgates and Woodthorpe.
2010–present: The District of North East Derbyshire wards of Ashover, Barlow and Holmesfield, Brampton and Walton, Clay Cross North, Clay Cross South, Coal Aston, Dronfield North, Dronfield South, Dronfield Woodhouse, Eckington North, Eckington South, Gosforth Valley, Grassmoor, Killamarsh East, Killamarsh West, North Wingfield Central, Renishaw, Ridgeway and Marsh Lane, Tupton, Unstone, and Wingerworth, and the Borough of Chesterfield wards of Barrow Hill and New Whittington, and Lowgates and Woodthorpe.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ross Shipman||3,021||6.1||3.3|
|Liberal Democrats||David Lomax||1,390||2.8||1.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||4.8|
|Liberal Democrats||David Batey||2,004||4.2||-19.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Bull||10,947||23.3||+1.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Snowdon||8,812||20.3||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Mark Higginbottom||7,508||17.8||+3.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Hardy||7,450||14.3||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||D Stone||7,675||13.0||−4.9|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||J. C. Ramsden||14,997||29.7||-13.3|
|Conservative||J. C. Ramsden||22,320||43.0||+3.9|
|Conservative||John P Pashley||24,550||39.1||+6.0|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Michael Fabian Spungin||19,123||33.1||-2.7|
|Conservative||Michael Fabian Spungin||21,564||35.8||-1.3|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Robert A Ward||22,112||37.1||+3.6|
|Conservative||George R Shaw||17,621||33.5||+0.2|
|Conservative||George R Shaw||17,021||33.8|
Elections in the 1940s
|Conservative||Ronald Edward Warlow||18,789||34.4||-1.2|
Elections in the 1930s
|Liberal||Arthur Thomas Marwood||3,186||7.2||New|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|New Party||Albert Vincent Williams||689||1.69||New|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|Unionist||Rupert Eric Herbert Samuelson||9,167||23.1||-10.1|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|
Elections in the 1910s
|Independent Unionist||George Bowden||5,049||25.9||New|
|Liberal gain from Labour||Swing||N/A|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
General Election 1914/15:
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;
|Unionist gain from Labour||Swing||+14.9|
|Labour||W. E. Harvey||7,838||56.3||−1.3|
|Labour||W. E. Harvey||8,715||57.6||New|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1900s
|Lib-Lab||W. E. Harvey||6,644||52.9||−3.6|
Elections in the 1890s
|Conservative||Frederick Gorell Barnes||3,034||36.8||−8.1|
Elections in the 1880s
|Liberal Unionist||Charles Markham||3,158||44.9||+11.2|
|Conservative||Charles Gould (barrister)||2,536||33.7|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- "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.
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- The Constitutional Year Book 1936, p.222
- British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
- The Liberal Year Book 1924, p.203
- The Constitutional Year Book 1914, p.3
- British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)