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Coordinates: 53°42′18″N 1°56′13″W / 53.705°N 1.937°W / 53.705; -1.937

Calder Valley
County constituency
CalderValleyConstituency.svg
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Calder Valley shown within West Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire shown within England
Created: 1983
MP: Christine McCafferty
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: West Yorkshire
EP constituency: Yorkshire and the Humber

Calder Valley is a 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.

Contents

Boundaries

The constituency covers most of the metropolitan district of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The wards of Calderdale that are part of the constituency are:

History

The constituency was created in 1983, primarily from the former seat of Sowerby. It is a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1983 Sir Donald Thompson Conservative
1997 Christine McCafferty Labour

Election results

General Election 2010: Calder Valley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephanie Booth
Liberal Democrat Hilary Myers
Conservative Craig Whittaker
Green Kate Sweeny
General Election 2005: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine McCafferty 18,246 38.6 -4.1
Conservative Liz Truss 17,059 35.7 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Liz Ingleton 9,027 18.9 +2.9
BNP John Gregory 1,887 4.0 +4.0
Green Paul Palmer 1,371 2.9 +0.7
Majority 1,367 2.9 -3.6
Turnout 47,770 67.0 +4.0
Labour hold Swing -1.8
General Election 2001: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine McCafferty 20,244 42.7 -3.4
Conservative Sue Robson-Catling 17,150 36.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Taylor 7,596 16.0 +1.3
Green Steven Hutton 1,034 2.2 +1.3
UKIP John Nunn 729 1.5 N/A
Legalise Cannabis Philip Lockwood 672 1.4 N/A
Majority 3,094 6.5
Turnout 47,425 63.0 -12.4
Labour hold Swing -2.3
General Election 1997: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine McCafferty 26,050 46.10 +8.7
Conservative Sir Donald Thompson 19,795 35.10 -10.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Pearson 8,322 14.70 -1.4
Referendum Party Anthony Mellor 1,380 2.40 N/A
Green Vivienne Smith 488 0.90 -0.1
BNP Christian Jackson 431 0.80 N/A
Majority 6,255 11.0
Turnout 47,425 75.4 -6.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 9.5
General Election 1992: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Thompson 27,753 45.4 +1.9
Labour David Chaytor 22,875 37.4 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Stephen Pearson 9,842 16.1 -7.0
Green Vivienne Smith 622 1.0
Majority 4,878 8.0
Turnout 56,092 82.1 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing 2.1
General Election 1987: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Thompson 25,892 43.5
Labour David Chaytor 19,847 33.4
Liberal David Shutt 9,842 23.1
Majority 6,045 10.1
Turnout 59,946 81.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Calder Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Thompson 24,439 43.7 N/A
Liberal David Shutt 16,440 29.4 N/A
Labour A. Holmes 15,108 27.0 N/A
Majority 7,999 14.3 N/A
Turnout 78.5 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

See also

References

  1. ^ Calder Valley UKPolling
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