Witney (UK Parliament constituency)
Witney is a county constituency in Oxfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first-past-the-post system of election, and was created for the 1983 general election. It has been a safe Conservative Party seat at recent elections. It is currently represented by Robert Courts of the Conservative Party.
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||78,220 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton and Charlbury|
|Member of Parliament||Robert Courts (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Mid Oxfordshire and Banbury|
It was represented from 2001-2016 by David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party (2005-2016) and UK Prime Minister (2010-2016). On 12 September 2016, Cameron resigned from serving as an MP triggering the 2016 Witney by-election, at which Robert Courts of the Conservatives retained the seat; albeit with a reduced majority. His vote share subsequently rose to 55% at the 2017 and 2019 general elections.