General Elections

The 2010 general election
Conservative 24,345 (49.7%)
Liberal Democrat 20,189 (41.3%)
Labour 3,116 (6.4%)
UK Independence Party 1,289 (2.6%)

Conservative majority: 4156
Time of declaration: May 07 2010 03:45
Turnout: 72.6 %

The 2005 general election
Liberal Democrat 22,465 (44.7%)
Conservative 22,340 (44.4%)
Labour 4,430 (8.8%)
UK Independence Party 1,076 (2.1%)

Liberal Democrat majority: 125
Time of declaration: May 06 2005 04:39
Turnout: 69.7 %


The 2001 general election
Liberal Democrat 22,756 (47.0%)
Conservative 20,386 (42.1%)
Labour 3,986 (8.2%)
UK Independence Party 730 (1.5%)
Legalise Cannabis Party 601 (1.2%)

Liberal Democrat majority: 2,370
Time of declaration: June 08 2001 05:15
Turnout: 68.7 %


2000 By-Election
Liberal Democrat 19,571 (50.6%)
Conservative 16,260 (42.0%)
Labour 1,451 (3.7%)
UK Independence Party 901 (2.3%)
Legalise Cannabis Party 417 (1.1%)
Independent 109 (0.3%)

Liberal Democrat majority: 3,311
Time of declaration: May 05 2000 00:00
Turnout: 55.4 %


The 1997 general election
Conservative 23,834 (46.0%)
Liberal Democrat 15,249 (29.4%)
Labour 9,623 (18.6%)
UK Independence Party 1,824 (3.5%)
The Referendum Party 1,291 (2.5%)

Conservative majority: 8,585
Time of declaration: May 02 1997 04:41
Turnout: 77.0 %

Winning party in previous elections
1987: Conservative
1983: Conservative
1979: Conservative
1974: Conservative
1966: Conservative
1945: Conservative