Charnwood

2015 Result:
Conservative: 28384 (54.3%)
Labour: 11453 (21.9%)
Lib Dem: 3605 (6.9%)
BNP: 489 (0.9%)
UKIP: 8330 (15.9%)
MAJORITY: 16931 (32.4%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: East Midlands, Leicestershire.

Main population centres:

Profile: Charnwood takes parts of three different local authorities and covers the outer suburbs and rural hinterland to the north of Leicester. It is primarily made up of affluent commuter villages.

Politics:


Current MP
EDWARD ARGAR (Conservative) Born 1977, Ashford. Educated at Harvey Grammar School and Oxford University. Former management consultant. Westminster councillor since 2006. Contested Oxford East 2010. First elected as MP for Charnwood in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 26560 (50%)
Lab: 10536 (20%)
LDem: 11531 (22%)
BNP: 3116 (6%)
Oth: 1799 (3%)
MAJ: 15029 (28%)
2005*
Con: 23571 (47%)
Lab: 14762 (29%)
LDem: 9057 (18%)
BNP: 1737 (3%)
Oth: 1489 (3%)
MAJ: 8809 (17%)
2001
Con: 23283 (48%)
Lab: 15544 (32%)
LDem: 7835 (16%)
UKIP: 1603 (3%)
MAJ: 7739 (16%)
1997
Con: 26110 (46%)
Lab: 20210 (36%)
LDem: 7224 (13%)
Oth: 525 (1%)
MAJ: 5900 (11%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
EDWARD ARGAR (Conservative) Born 1977, Ashford. Educated at Harvey Grammar School and Oxford University. Management consultant. Westminster councillor since 2006. Contested Oxford East 2010.
SEAN KELLY-WALSH (Labour)
SIMON SANSOME (Liberal Democrat)
LYNTON YATES (UKIP)
CATHY DUFFY (BNP) Born 1958, Malaysia. Charnwood councillor since 2007. Contested Charnwood 2010. Contested East Midlands 2009, 2014 European elections.
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Comments - 52 Responses on “Charnwood”
  1. ‘Ironically Peter Walker’s son Robin doesn’t seem to have inherited the level of wetness which his father passed onto Dorrell.’

    He’s definitely from the moderate wing – putting him in a minority in today’s no deal advocating party

    Most such people though tend to hide it nowadays. Even MPs elected on sound One Nation credentials in recent times – like Nigel Huddlestone and Richard Fuller for example, go out of their way to hide it

  2. Not enough has been written about how craven most “moderate” Tories have been in all this. Some have stood up for their beliefs but the majority have been lobby fodder.

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