Derby North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Derby North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Derby North in Derbyshire for the 2010 general election
Outline map
Location of Derbyshire within England
CountyDerbyshire
Electorate72,617 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of ParliamentAmanda Solloway (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromDerby

Derby North (/ˈdɑːrbi/) is a constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom made up of a part of Derby. It has been represented in the House of Commons by Conservative politician Amanda Solloway since 2019. It was first created in 1950. It has been called a marginal seat since 2001.

Boundaries[change | change source]

Boundaries of Derby North from 1983 to 2010

1950–1955: The County Borough of Derby wards of Abbey, Babington, Becket, Bridge, Derwent, Friar Gate, King's Mead, and Rowditch.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Derby wards of Abbey, Babington, Becket, Bridge, Derwent, Friar Gate, King's Mead, and Rowditch, and the parish of Chaddesden in the Rural District of Shardlow.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Derby wards of Abbey, Allestree, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Friar Gate, Mickleover, and Spondon.

1983–2010: The City of Derby wards of Abbey, Allestree, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Mackworth, and Spondon.

2010–present: The City of Derby wards of Abbey, Chaddesden, Darley, Derwent, Littleover, Mackworth, and Mickleover.

Members of Parliament[change | change source]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 Clifford Wilcock Labour
1962 by-election Niall MacDermot Labour
1970 Phillip Whitehead Labour
1983 Greg Knight Conservative
1997 Bob Laxton Labour
2010 Chris Williamson Labour
2015 Amanda Solloway Conservative
2017 Chris Williamson Labour
2019[3] Independent
2019 Labour
2019 Independent
2019 Amanda Solloway Conservative

Elections[change | change source]

Elections in the 2010s[change | change source]

General election 2019: Derby North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Solloway 21,259 45.2 Increase0.8
Labour Tony Tinley 18,719 39.8 Decrease8.7
Liberal Democrat Greg Webb 3,450 7.3 Increase2.7
Brexit Party Alan Graves 1,908 4.1 Increase4.1
Green Helen Hitchcock 1,046 2.2 Increase2.2
Independent Chris Williamson 635 1.4 Increase1.4
Majority 2,540 5.4 N/A
Turnout 47,002 64.2 Decrease5.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 4.8
Results of UK House of Commons seat Derby North, created 1950, since 2005
General election 2017: Derby North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Williamson 23,622 48.5 +11.9
Conservative Amanda Solloway 21,607 44.4 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Lucy Care[5] 2,262 4.6 -4.0
UKIP Bill Piper[6] 1,181 2.4 -12.2
Majority 2,015 4.1
Turnout 48,672 69.1 0.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.1
General election 2015: Derby North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Solloway[8] 16,402 36.7 +5.0
Labour Chris Williamson 16,361 36.6 +3.5
UKIP Tilly Ward[9] 6,532 14.6 +12.8
Liberal Democrat Lucy Care 3,832 8.6 -19.5
Green Alice Mason-Power[10] 1,618 3.6 +3.6
Majority 41 0.09
Turnout 44,745 69.1 +6.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.8
General election 2010: Derby North[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Williamson 14,896 33.0 −9.0
Conservative Stephen Mold 14,283 31.7 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Lucy Care 12,638 28.0 +0.5
BNP Pete Cheeseman 2,000 4.4 N/A
UKIP Elizabeth Ransome[13] 829 1.8 −0.2
Independent David Gale 264 0.6 N/A
Pirate David Geraghty[14] 170 0.4 N/A
Majority 613 1.4 −13.2
Turnout 45,080 63.1
Labour hold Swing -7.4

Boundary changes occurred in 2010, so percentage changes are based on notional results

Elections in the 2000s[change | change source]

General election 2005: Derby North[15][16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Laxton 19,272 44.0 −6.9
Conservative Richard Aitken-Davies 15,515 35.4 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Beckett 7,209 16.5 +2.4
Veritas Martin Bardoe 958 2.2 N/A
UKIP Michelle Medgyesy 864 2.0 N/A
Majority 3,757 8.6 −7.3
Turnout 43,818 64.3 +6.5
Labour hold Swing -1.8
General election 2001: Derby North[18][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Laxton 22,415 50.9 −2.3
Conservative Barry Holden 15,433 35.0 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Charlesworth 6,206 14.1 +5.1
Majority 6,982 15.9 −3.0
Turnout 44,054 57.8 −16.2
Labour hold Swing -1.5

Elections in the 1990s[change | change source]

General election 1997: Derby North[19][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Laxton 29,844 53.2 +12.3
Conservative Gregory Knight 19,229 34.3 −14.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Charlesworth 5,059 9.0 −0.6
Referendum Paul Reynolds 1,816 3.2 N/A
ProLife Alliance Jane H.M. Waters 195 0.3 N/A
Majority 10,615 18.9 +11.3
Turnout 56,143 73.8 −6.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.2
General election 1992: Derby North[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gregory Knight 28,574 48.4 −0.5
Labour Bob Laxton 24,121 40.9 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Robert Charlesworth 5,638 9.6 −3.8
Green Eric Wall 383 0.7 +0.2
National Front Peter Hart 245 0.4 N/A
Natural Law N. Onley 58 0.1 N/A
Majority 4,453 7.5 −3.9
Turnout 59,019 80.7 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing −2.0

Elections in the 1980s[change | change source]

General election 1987: Derby North[22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gregory Knight 26,561 48.9 +5.2
Labour Phillip Whitehead 20,236 37.2 +0.4
Liberal Stephen Connolly 7,268 13.4 −6.1
Green Eric Wall 291 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,325 11.6 +4.7
Turnout 54,356 75.8 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General election 1983: Derby North[24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gregory Knight 22,303 43.7 −0.8
Labour Phillip Whitehead 18,797 36.8 −8.1
Liberal Stephen Connolly 9,924 19.5 +10.0
Majority 3,506 6.9 +6.6
Turnout 51,024 72.5 −4.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1970s[change | change source]

General election 1979: Derby North[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Whitehead 28,797 44.9 +0.4
Conservative R.N. Kemm 28,583 44.5 +6.9
Liberal R.F. Whitehouse 6,093 9.5 −8.0
National Front C. Bayliss 592 0.9 N/A
United English National S.P. Gibson 116 0.2 N/A
Majority 214 0.4 −6.5
Turnout 64,181 76.8 +3.6
Labour hold Swing -3.3
General election October 1974: Derby North[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Whitehead 26,960 44.5 +4.3
Conservative D.J. Penfold 22,767 37.6 −0.8
Liberal M.D. Peel 10,595 17.5 −4.1
More Prosperous Britain H. Smith 242 0.4 N/A
Majority 4,193 6.9 +4.9
Turnout 60,564 73.2 −5.9
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Derby North[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Whitehead 26,029 40.2 −14.5
Conservative D.J. Penfold 24,736 38.2 −7.1
Liberal M.D. Peel 13,995 21.6 N/A
Majority 1,293 2.0 −7.5
Turnout 64,760 79.1 +6.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Derby North[29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Whitehead 20,114 54.7 −7.1
Conservative John W Roberts 16,635 45.3 +7.1
Majority 3,479 9.5 −14.2
Turnout 36,749 64.2 −6.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[change | change source]

General election 1966: Derby North[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Niall MacDermot 23,033 61.8 +8.9
Conservative Derek H Hene 14,215 38.2 +3.6
Majority 8,818 23.7 +5.4
Turnout 37,248 70.8 −3.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Derby North[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Niall MacDermot 21,386 52.9 +3.5
Conservative Derek H Hene 13,991 34.6 +12.1
Liberal Alfred L Smart 5,057 12.5 −12.9
Majority 7,395 18.3 −5.7
Turnout 40,434 74.4
Labour hold Swing
1962 Derby North by-election[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Niall MacDermot 16,497 49.4 −3.4
Liberal I. Irving 8,479 25.4 N/A
Conservative T.M. Wray 7,502 22.5 −24.7
Independent T. Lynch 886 2.7 N/A
Majority 8,018 24.0 +18.4
Turnout 33,364
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[change | change source]

General election 1959: Derby North[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford Wilcock 22,673 52.8 −3.0
Conservative Robin Maxwell-Hyslop 20,266 47.2 +3.0
Majority 2,407 5.6 −6.0
Turnout 42,939 76.7 +1.0
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Derby North[37][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford Wilcock 24,162 55.8 +0.6
Conservative Rolla CP Rouse 19,156 44.2 +7.3
Majority 5,006 11.6 −6.7
Turnout 43,318 75.7 −9.8
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Derby North[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford Wilcock 22,390 57.09
Conservative Victor Echevarri Waldron 16,828 42.91
Majority 5,562 14.18
Turnout 82.49
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Derby North[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford Wilcock 22,410 55.2 N/A
Conservative V. Seely 14,980 36.9 N/A
Liberal G.I. Walters 3,190 7.9 N/A
Majority 7,430 18.3 N/A
Turnout 40,580 85.5 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

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