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Esher and Walton
Borough constituency
EsherWaltonConstituency.svg
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Esher and Walton shown within Surrey, and Surrey shown within England
Created: 1950
MP: Ian Taylor
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Surrey
EP constituency: South East England

Esher and Walton is a borough 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.

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Boundaries

The constituency is a small area in the north of Surrey, bordering Greater London. Towns in the constituency include Esher and Walton-on-Thames, which give it its name. It shares similar borders to that of Elmbridge district. It is generally a Conservative-inclined seat, owing to many affluent areas within the constituency such as Esher, Cobham and Thames Ditton.

The Boundary Commission has proposed no boundary changes for this constituency in the boundary review due before the next election.

History

The constituency of Esher was created due to boundary changes in time for the 1950 general election. In 1997 the name was changed to its current form, Esher and Walton.

Members of Parliament

The MP since 1987 is the Conservative Ian Taylor, who is standing down at the next general election.

  • Constituency created as Esher (1950)
Election Member Party
1950 Sir William Robson-Brown Conservative
1970 Carol Mather Conservative
1987 Ian Taylor Conservative
  • Constituency renamed as Esher and Walton (1997)
Election Member Party
1997 Ian Taylor Conservative

Elections

Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Monster Raving Loony Chinners Chinnery
UKIP Bernard Collignon
Labour Francis Eldergill
Best of a Bad Bunch Andy Lear
Conservative Dominic Raab
General Election 2005: Esher and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Taylor 21,882 45.7 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Marsh 14,155 29.6 +7.1
Labour Richard Taylor 9,309 19.4 -4.2
UKIP Bernard Collignon 1,582 3.3 -1.6
Monster Raving Loony Chinners Chinnery 608 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Richard Cutler 342 0.7 N/A
Majority 7,727 16.1
Turnout 47,878 62.2 0.3
Conservative hold Swing -5.2
General Election 2001: Esher and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Taylor 22,296 49.0 -0.9
Labour Joe McGowan 10,758 23.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Mark Marsh 10,241 22.5 +2.1
UKIP Bernard Collignon 2,236 4.9 +3.9
Majority 11,538 25.4
Turnout 45,531 61.9 -12.4
Conservative hold Swing -0.9
General Election 1997: Esher and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Taylor 26,747 49.8 -10.9
Labour Julie Reay 12,219 22.8 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Gary Miles 10,937 20.4 -1.6
Referendum Party Andrew Cruickshank 2,904 5.4
UKIP Bernard Collignon 558 1.0
Rainbow Dream Ticket Simone Kay 302 0.6
Majority 14,528 27.1
Turnout 53,667 74.3
Conservative hold Swing -8.2

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation. The name of the constituency also changed to reflect the change in boundaries.

General Election 1992: Esher
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Taylor 31,115 65.4 -0.1
Liberal Democrat John Richling 10,744 22.6 -3.1
Labour Julie Reay 5,685 12.0 +3.2
Majority 20,371 42.8
Turnout 47,544 80.8 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.5
General Election 1987: Esher
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Taylor 31,334 65.5 +2.2
Liberal A J Barnett 12,266 25.7 -2.3
Labour N J V Lucas 4,197 8.8 +1.6
Majority 19,068 39.8
Turnout 47,797 76.9 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1983: Esher
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Mather 28,577 63.3
Liberal C W Wheatley 12,665 28.0
Labour D D Plaskow 3,250 7.2
Monster Raving Loony W Wellie 664 1.5
Majority 15,912 35.3
Turnout 45,156 73.1

Sources

See also

References

  1. ^ Esher and Walton, UKPollingReport

Coordinates: 51°21′N 0°22′W / 51.35°N 0.37°W / 51.35; -0.37

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