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Welwyn Hatfield
County constituency
WelwynHatfieldConstituency.svg
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Welwyn Hatfield shown within Hertfordshire, and Hertfordshire shown within England
Created: 1974
MP: Grant Shapps
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Hertfordshire
EP constituency: East of England

Welwyn Hatfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1974 as 'Welwyn and Hatfield'.

Contents

Boundaries

The boundaries of the constituency match those of the Welwyn Hatfield local government district, with the exception of the ward of Northaw which is in the Broxbourne constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Lord Balniel Conservative
Oct 1974 Hélène Hayman Labour
1979 Christopher Murphy Conservative
1987 David Evans Conservative
1997 Melanie Johnson Labour
2005 Grant Shapps Conservative

Election results

Confirmed candidates for the United Kingdom general election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Hobday
Conservative Grant Shapps
Green Jill Weston
Liberal Democrat Paul Zukowskyj
General Election 2005: Welwyn Hatfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Grant Shapps 22,172 49.6 +9.2
Labour Melanie Johnson 16,226 36.3 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Sara Bedford 6,318 14.1 0.0
Majority 5,946 13.3
Turnout 44,716 68.1 +4.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.05
General Election 2001: Welwyn Hatfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melanie Johnson 18,484 43.2 −3.9
Conservative Grant Shapps 17,288 40.4 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Daniel Cooke 6,021 14.1 +0.5
UKIP Malcolm Biggs 798 1.9 N/A
ProLife Alliance Fiona Pinto 230 0.5 +0.0
Majority 1,196 2.8
Turnout 42,821 63.9 −14.7
Labour hold Swing -3.90
General Election 1997: Welwyn Hatfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Melanie Johnson 24,936 47.1 +11.1
Conservative David Evans 19,341 36.5 −11.0
Liberal Democrat Rodney S. Schwartz 7,161 13.5 −2.5
Residents Association V. Ernest Cox 1,263 2.4 N/A
ProLife Alliance Helen T. Harrold 267 0.5 N/A
Majority 5,595 10.6
Turnout 78.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.05

See also

References

  1. ^ Welwyn Hatfield, UKPollingReport

Coordinates: 51°46′10″N 0°11′40″W / 51.76944°N 0.19444°W / 51.76944; -0.19444

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