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Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 2°30′14″W / 51.462°N 2.504°W / 51.462; -2.504

Kingswood
Borough constituency
KingswoodConstituency.svg
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Kingswood shown within Avon (county), and Avon (county) shown within England
Created: 1974
MP: Roger Berry
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Gloucestershire
EP constituency: South West England

Kingswood 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. In the 2005 General Election, Labour received more votes in this constituency than any other. However, the number of votes for the Conservatives was significantly higher than that in other constituencies with a substantial Labour vote or majority.

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Boundaries

The constituency covers the eastern suburbs of Bristol outside of the city boundary, corresponding to the former borough of Kingswood.

The South Gloucestershire wards covered by the constituency are Downend, Kings Chase, Hanham, Longwell Green, Parkwall, Rodway, Siston, Staple Hill and Woodstock. The Bristol wards covered by the constituency are Frome Vale and Hillfields.

The boundaries of Kingswood parliamentary constituency will change at the next election. Frome Vale, Hillfields, Staple Hill and Downend will no longer be part of Kingswood. However, parts of Hanham, Bitton and Oldland Common that are currently in Wansdyke constituency will come into Kingswood.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Terry Walker Labour
1979 Jack Aspinwall Conservative
1983 Robert Hayward Conservative
1992 Roger Berry Labour

Election results

Prospective Parliamentary candidates for the next UK general election: Kingswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Berry
English Democrats Michael Blundell
Liberal Democrat Sally Fitzharris
Green Nick Foster
UKIP John Knight
Conservative Chris Skidmore
General Election 2005: Kingswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Berry 26,491 47.0 −7.9
Conservative Owen Inskip 18,618 33.1 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Geoff Brewer 9,089 16.1 +1.4
UKIP John Knight 1,444 2.6 +0.5
Independent David Burnside 669 1.2 N/A
Majority 7,873 14.0
Turnout 56,311 66.7 +2.1
Labour hold Swing −6.3
General Election 2001: Kingswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Berry 28,903 54.9 +1.1
Conservative Robert Marven 14,941 28.4 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Christopher Greenfield 7,747 14.7 +1.9
UKIP David Smith 1,085 2.1 N/A
Majority 13,962 26.5
Turnout 52,676 64.6 -13.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Kingswood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Berry 32,181 53.74
Conservative J Howard 17,928 29.94
Liberal Democrat J Pinkerton 7,672 12.81
Referendum Party A Reather 1,463 2.44
BNP Peter Hart 290 0.48
Natural Law A Harding 238 0.4
Independent A Nicolson 115 0.19
Majority 14,253 23.8
Turnout 59,884 77.55

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