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Surrey Heath
County constituency
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Surrey Heath shown within Surrey, and Surrey shown within England
Created: 1997
MP: Michael Gove
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Surrey
EP constituency: South East England

Surrey Heath 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.

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Boundaries

Surrey Heath is located in the north-west of the county of Surrey. It contains the entirety of the Surrey Heath district as well as the town of Ash in the Guildford borough. The largest town in the area is Camberley.

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

History

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Woking, North West Surrey & Guildford.

On the seat's creation, Nick Hawkins was elected to Parliament following the retirement of Surrey North West MP Michael Grylls. One of Hawkins' opponents for selection was future Speaker, John Bercow. Bercow was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Buckingham constituency on the same day. [1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1997 Nick Hawkins Conservative
2005 Michael Gove Conservative

Elections

General Election 2005: Surrey Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Gove 24,642 51.5 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Rosalyn Harper 13,797 28.8 +3.1
Labour Chris Lowe 7,989 16.7 −4.7
UKIP Steve Smith 1,430 3.0 −0.3
Majority 10,845 22.7
Turnout 47,858 62.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −0.7
General Election 2001: Surrey Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hawkins 22,401 49.7 −1.9
Liberal Democrat Mark Lelliot 11,582 25.7 +3.9
Labour James Norman 9,640 21.4 +0.3
UKIP Nigel Hunt 1,479 3.3 +2.1
Majority 10,819 24.0
Turnout 45,102 59.5 −14.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1997: Surrey Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Hawkins 28,231 51.6
Liberal Democrat David Newman 11,944 21.8
Labour Susan Jones 11,511 21.0
Referendum Party John Gale 2,385 4.4
UKIP R.P.F. Squire 653 1.2
Majority 16,287
Turnout 74.1

Sources

References

  1. ^ BBC News: The John Bercow story

See also

Coordinates: 51°21′N 0°42′W / 51.35°N 0.70°W / 51.35; -0.70

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