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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Avon

Avon is no longer a county council area, nor is it a ceremonial county, but the constituency boundaries used up to the United Kingdom general election, 2005 were drawn up when it was both. The area was divided into ten Parliamentary constituencies – five Borough constituencies and five County constituencies. These constituencies were first used at the 1983 general election, with their boundaries being revised for the 1997 election[1]

Boundary Commission for England commenced a new review of the area in 2000 and concluded that a satisfactory scheme could be produced in which no constituency spanned the current unitary authority boundaries. They allocated four seats to Bristol, three to South Gloucestershire and two each to Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset – a net increase of one. The more compact Bath constituency was designated a Borough constituency, and constituency names were changed to relate to the new local council names.[2][3] These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Contents

  • 2015 constituencies 1
  • Boundary changes 2
  • Results 3
    • Party breakdown 3.1
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

2015 constituencies

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat       Green

Name[nb 1] Electorate[4] Majority[5] Member of Parliament[5] Nearest opposition[5] Electoral wards[6] Map
Bath BC 63,086 3,833   Ben Howlett   Steve Bradley¤ Bath and North East Somerset Council: Abbey, Bathwick, Combe Down, Kingsmead, Lambridge, Lansdown, Lyncombe, Newbridge, Odd Down, Oldfield, Southdown, Twerton, Walcot, Westmoreland, Weston and Widcombe.
Bristol East BC 71,191 3,980 Kerry McCarthy Theodora Clarke† Stockwood.
Bristol North West BC 74,742 4,944 Charlotte Leslie Darren Jones‡ Bristol City Council: Avonmouth, Henbury, Henleaze, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym.
Bristol South BC 81,464 7,128 Karin Smyth Isobel Grant† Bristol City Council: Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Filwood, Hartcliffe, Hengrove, Knowle, Southville, Whitchurch Park, Windmill Hill.
Bristol West BC 91,219 5,673 Thangam Debbonaire Darren Hall Bristol City Council: Ashley, Bishopston, Cabot, Clifton, Clifton East, Cotham, Easton, Lawrence Hill, Redland.
Filton and Bradley Stoke CC 71,310 9,838 Jack Lopresti Ian Boulton‡ South Gloucestershire Council: Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke Baileys Court, Bradley Stoke Bowsland, Bradley Stoke Sherbourne, Downend, Filton, Patchway, Pilning and Severn Beach, Staple Hill, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne.
Kingswood BC 68,193 9,006 Chris Skidmore Jo McCarron‡ South Gloucestershire Council: Willsbridge, Bitton, Hanham, Kings Chase, Longwell Green, Oldland Common, Parkwall, Rodway, Siston, Woodstock.
North East Somerset CC 69,380 12,749 Jacob Rees-Mogg Todd Foreman‡ Bath and North East Somerset Council: Bathavon North, Bathavon South, Bathavon West, Clutton, Chew Valley North, Chew Valley South, Farmborough, High Littleton, Keynsham North, Keynsham South, Keynsham East, Mendip, Midsomer Norton North, Midsomer Norton Redfield, Paulton, Peasedown, Publow and Whitchurch, Radstock, Saltford, Timsbury, Westfield.
North Somerset CC 80,161 23,099 Liam Fox Greg Chambers‡ North Somerset Council: Backwell, Clevedon Central, Clevedon East, Clevedon North, Clevedon South, Clevedon Walton, Clevedon West, Clevedon Yeo, Easton-in-Gordano, Gordano, Nailsea East, Nailsea North and West, Pill, Portishead Central, Portishead Coast, Portishead East, Portishead Redcliffe Bay, Portishead South and North Weston, Portishead West, Winford, Wraxall and Long Ashton, Wrington, and Yatton.
Thornbury and Yate CC 66,066 1,495 Luke Hall Steve Webb¤ South Gloucestershire Council: Alveston, Boyd Valley, Charfield, Chipping Sodbury, Cotswold Edge, Dodington, Frampton Cotterell, Ladden Brook, Severn, Thornbury North, Thornbury South, Westerleigh, Yate Central, Yate North, Yate West.
Weston-super-Mare CC 80,309 15,609 John Penrose Tim Taylor‡ North Somerset Council: Banwell and Winscombe, Blagdon and Churchill, Congresbury, Hutton and Locking, Kewstoke, Weston-Super-Mare Central, Weston-Super-Mare Clarence and Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare East, Weston-Super-Mare Milton and Old Worle, Weston-Super-Mare North Worle, Weston-Super-Mare South, Weston-Super-Mare South Worle, Weston-Super-Mare West.

Boundary changes

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bath CC
  2. Bristol East BC
  3. Bristol North West BC
  4. Bristol South BC
  5. Bristol West BC
  6. Kingswood BC
  7. Northavon CC
  8. Wansdyke CC
  9. Weston-super-Mare CC
  10. Woodspring CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Avon
Revised name Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bath BC
  2. Bristol East BC
  3. Bristol North West BC
  4. Bristol South BC
  5. Bristol West BC
  6. Filton and Bradley Stoke CC
  7. Kingswood BC
  8. North East Somerset CC
  9. North Somerset CC
  10. Thornbury and Yate CC
  11. Weston-super-Mare CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Avon

(The maps on this page do not show the nominal extensions of several constituencies over the waters of the Bristol Channel.)

Other former constituencies in the area were:

Results

2005 2010 2015

Party breakdown

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Conservative Party Labour Party Liberal Democrats Total
2015 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 11
2010 6 (55%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 11
2005 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%) 10

The total aggregate number of votes cast for the political parties which fielded candidates in the constituencies which comprise Avon in the 2015 general election was as follows;

  • Conservative 225,175 (39.6%)
  • Labour 146,420 (25.7%)
  • Liberal Democrat 77,260 (13.6%)
  • UK Independence Party 67,989 (12.0%)
  • Green Party 49,644 (8.7%)
  • Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 775 (0.1%)
  • Independents 703 (0.1%)
  • English Democrats 374 (0.1%)
  • British National Party 164 (0.1%)
  • Left Unity 92
  • Vapers in Power 49
  • Total votes: 568,645

Notes

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.

References

  1. ^ "Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 1626: The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". Office of Public Sector Information. 28 June 1995. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituencies in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. 20 June 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituencies in the Unitary Authority of North Somerset" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. 8 November 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "2015 Electorates". 
  5. ^ a b c "Election 2010: United Kingdom – National Results". BBC NEWS. BBC. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 No. 1681". Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
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