Northavon (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Northavon in Avon for the 2005 general election.
Location of Avon within England.
1996–2010 South Gloucestershire
|Major settlements||Thornbury, Yate, Chipping Sodbury|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Thornbury and Yate, Filton and Bradley Stoke|
|Created from||South Gloucestershire|
Northavon was, from 1983 until 2010, a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was established in 1983. Held initially by the Conservative Party, it was gained narrowly by the Liberal Democrats in 1997, then swung heavily in their favour in 2001 and was held again in 2005.
1983-1997: The District of Northavon wards of Almondsbury, Alveston, Badminton, Charfield, Chipping Sodbury, Dodington North, Frampton Cotterell Central, Frampton Cotterell East, Frampton Cotterell West, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Marshfield, Oldbury-on-Severn, Olveston, Patchway Callicroft, Patchway Coniston, Patchway Stoke Lodge, Pilning and Severn Beach, Pucklechurch, Thornbury North, Thornbury South, Westerleigh Stanshawes, Westerleigh and Coalpit Heath, Wick and Abson, Wickwar, Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down and Hambrook, Winterbourne Frenchay, Yate Central, Yate North, Yate South, and Yate West.
1997-2010: The District of Northavon wards of Almondsbury, Alveston, Badminton, Charfield, Chipping Sodbury, Dodington North, Frampton Cotterell Central, Frampton Cotterell East, Frampton Cotterell West, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Marshfield, Oldbury-on-Severn, Olveston, Pilning and Severn Beach, Pucklechurch, Thornbury North, Thornbury South, Westerleigh and Coalpit Heath, Wick and Abson, Wickwar, Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down and Hambrook, Winterbourne Frenchay, Yate Central, Yate North, Yate South, Yate Stanshawes, and Yate West.
Northavon covered the same area as the former Northavon district (the more rural part of the current South Gloucestershire district) at its creation, but some of the constituency moved to Bristol North West with the boundary review implemented in 1997. The constituency included suburban and industrial areas on the outskirts of Bristol and several dormitory towns and small villages.
Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England of parliamentary representation in the former Avon county, taking effect at the 2010 general election, the Northavon seat has been abolished. It has been largely replaced by the Thornbury and Yate seat, but also by Filton and Bradley Stoke.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sir John Cope||Conservative|
|1997||Steve Webb||Liberal Democrat|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Thornbury and Yate & Filton and Bradley Stoke
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||30,872||52.3||-0.1|
|Independent (politician)||Thomas Beacham||114||0.2||-|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||29,217||52.4||+10.0|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||n/a|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Webb||26,500||42.4||+7.9|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Heather Larkins||23,477||33.4||+1.7|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "'Gloucestershire South', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- "FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES IN THE UNITARY AUTHORITY OF SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE". Boundary Commission for England. 15 November 2001. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 3)
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.127 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- Percentage change and swing for 1983 is calculated relative to the BBC/ITN 1979 notional constituency result, not actual 1979 result. See British Broadcasting Corporation; Independent Television News. The BBC/ITN Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies (Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services 1983)