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Blaby
County constituency
BlabyConstituency.svg
EnglandLeicestershire.svg
Blaby shown within Leicestershire, and Leicestershire shown within England
Created: 1974
MP: Andrew Robathan
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Leicestershire
EP constituency: East Midlands

Blaby is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a safe Conservative seat.

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing boundaries of Blaby, which it has been re-named South Leicestershire.

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Boundaries

Blaby constituency was created in 1974 from parts of the Harborough seat. It is named for the village of Blaby in south west Leicestershire. A safe Conservative seat mostly consisting of middle-class residential towns and villages for the neighbouring city of Leicester, it was held for many years by the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson.

Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Leicestershire, the Boundary Commission for England has changed the name of the Blaby constituency to South Leicestershire. This change will occur for the general election in 2010.

The electoral wards used to create the new constituency are;

  • From the district of Harborough: Broughton Astley-Astley, Broughton Astley-Broughton, Broughton Astley-Primethorpe, Broughton Astley-Sutton, Dunton, Lutterworth Brookfield, Lutterworth Orchard, Lutterworth Springs, Lutterworth Swift, Misterton, Peatling, and Ullesthorpe
  • From Blaby: Blaby South, Cosby with South Whetstone, Countesthorpe, Croft Hill, Enderby and St John's, Millfield, Narborough and Littlethorpe, Normanton, North Whetstone, Pastures, Ravenhurst and Fosse, Saxondale, Stanton and Flamville, and Winstanley

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party Notes
Feb 1974 Nigel Lawson Conservative Later Baron Lawson of Blaby; Cabinet minister 1981-89
1992 Andrew Robathan Conservative

Elections

General election results

Elections in the 2000s

From the general election of 2010, Blaby has been re-shaped and re-named South Leicestershire.

General Election of 2005
General Election 2005: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Robathan 22,487 45.5 −0.9
Labour J David Morgan 14,614 29.6 −3.8
Liberal Democrat Jeff Stephenson 9,382 19.0 +1.6
BNP Michael Robinson 1,704 3.5 +0.7
UKIP Delroy Young 1,201 2.4 N/A
Majority 7,873 15.9 +2.9
Turnout 49,388 65.5 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.5
General Election of 2001
General Election 2001: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Robathan 22,104 46.4 +0.6
Labour J David Morgan 15,895 33.4 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Geoff Welsh 8,286 17.4 +2.5
BNP Edward Scott 1,357 2.8 +1.9
Majority 6,209 13.0 +1.0
Turnout 47,642 64.5 −11.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election of 1997
General Election 1997: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Robathan 24,564 45.8 −12.1
Labour Ross Willmott 18,090 33.8 +13.0
Liberal Democrat Geoff Welsh 8,001 14.9 −5.3
Referendum Party Robert Harrison 2,018 3.8 N/A
BNP John Peacock 523 1.0 +0.2
Independent Terence Stokes 397 0.7 N/A
Majority 6,871 12.0 −25.2
Turnout 53,593 76.1 −7.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election of 1992
General Election 1992: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Robathan 39,498 57.9 −2.6
Labour Ethel Ranson 14,151 20.8 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Lewin 13,780 20.2 −4.8
BNP John Peacock 521 0.8 N/A
Natural Law S. Lincoln 260 0.4 N/A
Majority 25,347 37.2 +1.6
Turnout 68,210 83.4 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General Election of 1987
General Election 1987: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Lawson 37,732 60.5 +1.8
SDP-Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Richard Lustig 15,556 25.0 −3.0
Labour J.M. Roberts 9,046 14.5 +2.2
Majority 22,176 35.6 +4.8
Turnout 62,334 80.9 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election of 1983
General Election 1983: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Lawson 32,689 58.7 +0.6
SDP-Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Richard Lustig 15,573 28.0 +11.8
Labour C. Wrigley 6,838 12.3 −9.7
National Front P. Gegan 568 1.0 −2.6
Majority 17,116 30.8 −5.3
Turnout 55,668 77.4 −5.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General Election of 1979
General Election 1979: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Lawson 33,221 58.1 +8.2
Labour T.K. Hill 12,581 22.0 −4.0
Liberal D. Inman 9,277 16.2 −7.9
National Front P. Gegan 2,056 3.6 N/A
Majority 20,640 36.1 +12.2
Turnout 57,135 83.3 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election of October 1974
General Election October 1974: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Lawson 25,405 49.9 +1.2
Labour M.F. Fox 13,244 26.0 +1.1
Liberal D. Inman 12,290 24.1 −2.3
Majority 12,161 23.9 +1.6
Turnout 50,939 78.3 −7.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election of February 1974
General Election February 1974: Blaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Lawson 26,892 48.7 N/A
Liberal G. Broad 14,594 26.4 N/A
Labour D.E. Lack 13,749 24.9 N/A
Majority 12,298 22.3 N/A
Turnout 55,235 85.6 N/A

See also

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Surrey East
Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
1983 – 1989
Succeeded by
Huntingdon

Coordinates: 52°30′N 1°12′W / 52.50°N 1.20°W / 52.50; -1.20


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