Rutland and Melton (UK Parliament constituency)
Rutland and Melton is a county constituency spanning Leicestershire and Rutland, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2019 by Alicia Kearns, a Conservative. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.
|Rutland and Melton|
for the House of Commons
1997–present Leicestershire and Rutland
|Electorate||77,324 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham|
|Member of Parliament||Alicia Kearns (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Rutland & Stamford, and Melton|
The constituency was first contested in 1983. It has been considered a safe Conservative seat since its creation, continuing to elect a Conservative with a significant margin even with the 1997 national swing towards the Labour Party. Sir Alan Duncan did not stand for re-election in 2019.