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General Election result, June 2001

Conservative hold
Caroline Spelman Conservative 21,24647.7%
Christine Shawcroft Labour 17,46239.2%
Nigel Hicks LibDem 4,94111.1%
Richard Adams UKIP 9102.0%

Electorate 73,787; Turnout 60.4%; Majority 3,784 (8.5%)

Swing: 3.7% to Con from Lab; Declared: 2.17am


General Election result, May 1997

Conservative hold
C Spelman Conservative 22,997 42.03%
B Seymour-Smith Labour 22,415 40.97%
A Dupont LibDem 7,098 12.97%
P Gilbert Referendum 2,208 4.04%

Electorate: 76,348; Turnout: 71.67%; Con majority 582 (1.06%)

Swing from Con to Lab of 11.60%


Election Results since 1955:

1955 54,596 81.5%
     R. Moss         Labour  22,796 51.2%
     W.J. Peel  Conservative 21,691 48.8%
          1,105  2.4%
1959 62,449 84.4%
     G.R. Matthews  Conservative 26,498 50.2%
     R. Moss             Labour  26,235 49.8%
          263  0.4%
1964 70,085 83.5%
     C.J.S. Rowland      Labour  29,425 50.3%
     G.R. Matthews  Conservative 29,062 49.7%
          363  0.6%
1966 73,621 85.7%
     C.J.S. Rowland      Labour  33,831 53.6%
     J.W.P. Aitken  Conservative 29,250 46.4%
          4,581  7.2%
1968 77,889 66.0%
     H.K. Speed   Conservative 33,344 64.8%
     R.L. MacFarquhar  Labour  18,061 35.2%
          15,263 29.6%
1970 99,666 75.7%
     H.K. Speed   Conservative 40,077 53.1%
     N.P. Lister       Labour  35,353 46.9%
          4,724  6.2%
1974F 96,428 79.4%
     J.E. Tomlinson   Labour  40,541 52.9%
     H.K. Speed  Conservative 36,056 47.1%
          4,485  5.8%
1974O 97,336 75.1% 
     J.E. Tomlinson   Labour  34,641 47.4%
     C.F. Horne  Conservative 25,675 35.1%
     D.G. Minnis     Liberal  12,782 17.5%
          8,966 12.3%
1979 98,914 77.0%
     I.C. Mills  Conservative 37,151 48.8%
     J.E. Tomlinson   Labour  33,024 43.3%
     D.J. Spurling    Liberal  4,976  6.5%
     A. Parkes        N/Front  1,032  1.4%
          4,127  5.5%
1983 74,161 71.6%
     I.C. Mills  Conservative 28,474 53.7%
     E.J. Sever  Labour       13,456 25.3%
     Mrs. P.M. Dunbar   SDP   10,674 20.1%
     C.L. Collins       N/Front  460  0.9%
          15,018 28.4%
1987 78,444 73.9%
     I.C. Mills  Conservative 31,935 55.1%
     R.H. Burden      Labour  15,115 26.1%
     C.E. Parkinson     SDP   10,896 18.8%
          16,820 29.0%
1992 77,009 78.8%
     I.C. Mills  Conservative 33,462 55.1%
     N.J. Stephens    Labour  18,763 30.9%
     Mrs. J.A. Morris Lib Dem  8,489 14.0%
          14,699 24.2%

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