Huntingdon

2015 Result:
Conservative: 29652 (53%)
Labour: 10248 (18.3%)
Lib Dem: 4375 (7.8%)
Green: 2178 (3.9%)
UKIP: 9473 (16.9%)
MAJORITY: 19404 (34.7%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: Eastern, Cambridgeshire. Part of Huntingdonshire council area.

Main population centres: Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives, Godmanchester, Alconbury.

Profile: The seat is made up of four historic market towns and the surrounding villages in the west of Cambridgeshire, all affluent, economically successful and growing. There seat contains RAF Brampton and the US Air Force base at RAF Alconbury. It is also the home to Huntingdon Life Sciences, the animal research company that is a common focus of protests by animal rights activists..

Politics: A solid safe Conservative seat. Under the previous MP, the then Prime Minister John Major, it was sometimes the safest Conservative seat in the country.


Current MP
JONATHAN DJANOGLY (Conservative) Born 1965, Hammersmith. Educated at University College School and Oxford Polytechnic. Former solicitor. Westminster councillor 1994-2002. Contested Oxford East 1997. First elected as MP for Huntingdon in 2001. Shadow Solicitor General 2004-2010. Under-Secretary of State for Justice 2010-2012.
Past Results
2010
Con: 26516 (49%)
Lab: 5982 (11%)
LDem: 15697 (29%)
UKIP: 3258 (6%)
Oth: 2813 (5%)
MAJ: 10819 (20%)
2005*
Con: 26646 (51%)
Lab: 9821 (19%)
LDem: 13799 (26%)
UKIP: 2152 (4%)
MAJ: 12847 (25%)
2001
Con: 24507 (50%)
Lab: 11211 (23%)
LDem: 11715 (24%)
UKIP: 1656 (3%)
MAJ: 12792 (26%)
1997
Con: 31501 (55%)
Lab: 13361 (23%)
LDem: 8390 (15%)
Oth: 597 (1%)
MAJ: 18140 (32%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
JONATHAN DJANOGLY (Conservative) See above.
NIK JOHNSON (Labour)
ROD CANTRILL (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Cambridge University. Businessman. Cambridge councillor since 2004. Contested Bedfordshire South West 2010.
PAUL BULLEN (UKIP) Managing director of a boating company. Formerly served in the RAF. Contested Cambridgeshire police commissioner election 2012.
TOM MACLENNAN (Green)
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Comments - 81 Responses on “Huntingdon”
  1. Also, Huntingdon was featured in the original ‘Crap Towns’ book in 2003. A friend of mine recently visited and found it fairly run-down, which agrees with the book’s description. I think a lot of safe Tory seats (like Beverley and Holderness) are surprisingly depressed in the urban areas, despite the ‘pretty market town’ image.

  2. Hailsham in E Sussex is surprisingly run-down for a town in such a prosperous area. Though certainly not poor, Leatherhead is pretty dysfunctional in terms of its shopping areas etc., too.

  3. ‘Also, Huntingdon was featured in the original ‘Crap Towns’ book in 2003. A friend of mine recently visited and found it fairly run-down, which agrees with the book’s description. I think a lot of safe Tory seats (like Beverley and Holderness) are surprisingly depressed in the urban areas, despite the ‘pretty market town’ image.’

    Beverley certainly fits the stereotypical pretty market town image quite well. Didn’t seem too run down last time I visited, although I don’t know the rest of the seat

    If you want to see run-down Tory seats – go to South Essex, North Kent, the Sussex Coast, even rural Norfolk – they are all fairly run-down, as are monolithically safe Tory seats in places like Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Lincolnshire. It’s no surprise thast UKIP have fared well in such places

    Hailsham certainly is run-down although in the case Leatherhead, whilst it’s horrendous shoppong centre does it no favours, it doesn’t refelect the character of the town as a whole

  4. Tim, I was referring to Withernsea in Beverley & Holderness. Another seaside resort in decline.

  5. That 1992 result for Major was ridiculous. Surely no one has received a larger majority (in vote terms, not percentage terms) in any constituency in any GE since.

  6. I no longer feel that as an ex WRAF and service wife I can vote for Djnogley conservative party. He did not support service widows in pension plea. He said on television he was surprised about Huntingdon hospital problems. He is not of the real world Daddy very rich and where is his wife.
    But who can I vote for?.

  7. One of the key issues in this constituency is the future of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Labour are fielding an excellent candidate, Dr Nik Johnson, who works there as a Doctor, and I suspect that he will make a surprisingly good showing.

  8. Conservative Hold. 17,000 maj

  9. Are you doing this deliberately or do you genuinely not know how idiotic this is – you “predicting” seats like this.

    Stop it man for Heaven’s sake.

  10. at least Shaun is trying to make exact predictions. he has done it for all seats, marginal & safe. l don’t agree with all of his predictions but they are along the right lines.

  11. This was a very good result for Jonathan Djanogly, after disappointing performances in 2001, 2005 and 2010- In fact the Tories did well across much of Cambridgeshire, after underperforming greatly in 2010.

  12. St Neots By-election result:

    St Neots Independent Group 854
    Conservative 788
    Liberal Democrat 353

    St Neots Ind Group Gain from Conservatives

  13. List of Conservative MPs elected in 1992 in order from lowest to highest percentage majority-
    Number of new Conservative MPs elected in 1992- 54
    Largest Conservative percentage majority increase-
    Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire, 15, 093 (23.79%, +21.30%)
    Largest Conservative percentage majority decrease-
    Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley, 6, 542 (11.74%, -27.69%)
    Largest numerical Conservative majority-
    John Major (Huntingdon, 36, 230)
    Smallest numerical Conservative majority-
    Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan, 19)

    1. Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan, 19 (0.0%, -12.07%)
    2. Michael Stern (Bristol North West, 45 (0.08%, -11.94%)
    3. Terry Dicks (Hayes and Harlington, 53 (0.12%, -13.63%)
    4. Phil Gallie (Ayr, 85, (0.16%, -0.18%)
    5. Jonathan Evans (Brecon and Radnorshire, 130 (0.29%, N/A)
    6. Peter Thurnham (Bolton North East, 185, (0.38%, -1.36%)
    7. David Martin (Portsmouth South, 242 (0.45%, +0.07%)
    8. Patrick Thompson (Norwich North, 266, (0.51%, -15.14%)
    9. William Powell (Corby, 342, (0.60%, -2.83%)
    10. John Watts (Slough, 514, (0.89%, -6.45%)
    11. Neville Trotter (Tynemouth, 597 (0.99%, -3.46%)
    12. James Hill (Southampton Itchen, 585 (1.04%, -11.28%)
    13. Phillip Oppenheim (Amber Valley, 712 (1.20%, -15.88%)
    14. Ian Twinn (Edmonton, 593 (1.24%, -13.96%)
    15. Graham Bright (Luton South, 799 (1.38%, -8.17%)
    16. David Shaw (Dover, 833 (1.45%, -10.42%)
    17. David Sumberg (Bury South, 788 (1.46%, -3.71%)
    18. Michael Forsyth (Stirling, 703 (1.47%, +0.27%)
    19. David Ashby (North West Leicestershire, 979 (1.57%, -11.81%)
    20. Tom Arnold (Hazel Grove, 929 (1.70%, -1.73%)
    21. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton (Edinburgh West, 879 (1.80%, -0.70%)
    22. Tom Sackville (Bolton West, 1, 079 (1.81%, -6.41%)
    23. Gyles Brandreth (City of Chester, 1, 101 (2.07%, -7.17%)
    24. Barry Field (Isle of Wight, 1, 827 (2.29%, -5.91%)
    25. Elizabeth Peacock (Batley and Spen, 1, 408 (2.31%, -0.01%)
    26. Wyn Roberts (Conwy, 995, (2.36%, -5.08%)
    27. Michael Bates (Langbaurgh, 1, 564 (2.37%, -0.98%)
    28. David Amess (Basildon, 1, 480 (2.75%, -2.53%)
    29. John Butcher (Coventry South West, 1, 436 (2.82%, -3.40%)
    30. David Harris (St Ives, 1, 645 (2.88%, -11.63%)
    31. Kenneth Carlisle (Lincoln, 2, 049 (3.28%, -9.56%)
    32. Angela Rumbold (Mitcham and Morden, 1, 734 (3.39%, -9.56%)
    33. Raymond Robertson (Aberdeen South, 1, 517 (3.69%, N/A)
    34. Nick Hawkins (Blackpool South, 1, 667 (3.79%, -12.16%)
    35. Simon Coombs (Swindon, 2, 826 (3.85%, -3.40%)
    36. Nirj Deva (Brentford and Isleworth, 2, 086 (3.86%, -10.60%)
    37. Peter Bottomley (Eltham, 1, 666 (4.07%, -11.46%)
    38. Nicholas Fairbairn (Perth and Kinross, 2, 094 (4.16%, -7.86%)
    39. John Hannam (Exeter, 3, 045 (4.90%, -7.73%)
    40. David Evennett (Erith and Crayford, 2, 339 (4.96%, -10.68%)
    41. Janet Fookes (Plymouth Drake, 2, 013 (5.16%, -2.81%)
    42. Jerry Hayes (Harlow, 2, 940 (5.19%, -5.48%)
    43. David Nicholson (Taunton, 3, 336 (5.19%, -12.44%)
    44. Tim Devlin (Stockton South, 3, 369 (5.36%, +4.06%)
    45. Matthew Banks (Southport, 3, 063 (5.52%, N/A)
    46. Ian Lang (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale, 2, 468 (5.55%, -3.40%)
    47. Spencer Batiste (Elmet, 3, 261 (5.60%, -4.19%)
    48. Sebastian Coe (Falmouth and Camborne, 3, 267 (5.70%, -3.62%)
    49. Emma Nicholson (Torridge and West Devon, 3, 614 (5.77%, -5.26%)
    50. Colin Shepherd (Hereford, 3, 413 (6.03%, +3.33%)
    51. Gwilym Jones (Cardiff North, 2, 969 (6.22%, -12.36%)
    52. Roger Evans (Monmouth, 3, 204 (6.29%, -13.56%)
    53. Elaine Kellett-Bowman (Lancaster, 2, 953 (6.38%, -7.86%)
    54. John Patten (Oxford West and Abingdon, 3, 539 (6.38%, -2.61%)
    55. Den Dover (Chorley, 4, 246 (6.53%, -6.81%)
    56. Gary Waller (Keighley, 3, 596 (6.56%, -4.17%)
    57. Edwina Currie (South Derbyshire, 4, 658 (6.62%, -9.23%)
    58. Harold Elletson (Blackpool North, 3, 040 (6.75%, -10.25%)
    59. Andrew Bowden (Brighton Kemptown, 3, 056 (6.96%, -13.67%)
    60. Tony Marlow (Northampton North, 3, 908 (7.20%, -10.61%)
    61. Mark Robinson (Somerton and Frome, 4, 341 (7.35%, -10.11%)
    62. Paul Marland (West Gloucestershire, 4, 958 (7.39%, -11.07%)
    63. Greg Knight (Derby North, 4, 453 (7.55%, -4.09%)
    64. Andrew Hargreaves (Birmingham Hall Green, 3, 665 (7.80%, -8.89%)
    65. Donald Thompson (Calder Valley, 4, 878 (7.98%, -2.18%)
    66. Charles Hendry (High Peak, 4, 819 (8.04%, -8.86%)
    67. Alistair Burt (Bury North, 4, 764 (8.08%, -4.24%)
    68. John Blackburn (Dudley West, 5, 789 (8.14%, -7.70%)
    69. Brian Mawhinney (Peterborough, 5, 376 (8.17%, -7.62%)
    70. Derek Spencer (Brighton Pavilion, 3, 675 (8.30%, -12.75%)
    71. John Wheeler (Westminster North, 3, 733 (8.37%, +0.51%)
    72. Tim Wood (Stevenage, 4, 888 (8.38%, -1.16%)
    73. Geoffrey Dickens (Littleborough and Saddleworth, 4, 494 (8.40%, -3.72%)
    74. Jerry Wiggin (Weston-super-Mare, 5, 342 (8.50%, -5.35%)
    75. Jeremy Hanley (Richmond and Barnes, 3, 869 (8.57%, +4.69%)
    76. Timothy Kirkhope (Leeds North East, 4, 244 (8.57%, -8.72%)
    77. George Kynoch (Kincardine and Deeside, 4, 495 (8.57%, +4.26%)
    78. Winston Churchill (Davyhulme, 4, 426 (8.77%, -7.40%)
    79. Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne, 5, 481 (8.89%, -21.30%)
    80. Angela Knight (Erewash, 5, 703 (9.00%, -7.47%)
    81. Barry Legg (Milton Keynes South West, 4, 687 (9.16%, -8.94%)
    82. Bill Walker (North Tayside, 3, 995 (9.19%, -3.24%)
    83. Robert Atkins (South Ribble, 5, 973 (9.21%, -4.94%)
    84. John Bowis (Battersea, 4, 840 (9.26%, +7.45%)
    85. Jacques Arnold (Gravesham, 5, 493 (9.30%, -5.93%)
    86. Douglas French (Gloucester, 6, 058 (9.37%, -10.68%)
    87. Nicholas Budgen (Wolverhampton South West, 4, 966 (9.43%, -10.50%)
    88. Malcolm Rifkind (Edinburgh Pentlands, 4, 290 (9.63%, +1.33%)
    89. Ivan Lawrence (Burton, 5, 996 (9.66%, -7.42%)
    90. David Porter (Waveney, 6, 702 (9.73%, -8.62%)
    91. Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire, 6, 236 (9.92%, -15.98%)
    92. Michael Carttiss (Great Yarmouth, 5, 309 (9.98%, -10.61%)
    93. Rupert Allason (Torbay, 5, 787 (10.08%, -6.32%)
    94. Peter Luff (Worcester, 6, 152 (10.23%, -9.51%)
    95. Toby Jessel (Twickenham, 5, 711 (10.74%, -2.78%)
    96. Jill Knight (Birmingham Edgbaston, 4, 307 (11.39%, -11.60%)
    97. Rod Richards (Clwyd North West, 6, 050 (11.42%, -12.29%)
    98. Dudley Fishburn (Kensington, 3, 548 (11.49%, -2.77%)
    99. David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells, 6, 649 (11.51%, -4.46%)
    100. William Waldegrave (Bristol West, 6, 071 (11.57%, -2.63%)
    101. Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley, 6, 542 (11.74%, -27.69%)
    102. David Knox (Staffordshire Moorlands, 7, 410 (11.80%, -12.35%)
    103. Harry Greenway (Ealing North, 5, 966 (11.91%, -16.27%)
    104. Graham Riddick (Colne Valley, 7, 225 (12.23%, +9.25%)
    105. Gerry Malone (Winchester, 8, 121 (12.28%, +0.12%)
    106. Jacqui Lait (Hastings and Rye, 6, 634 (12.34%, -1.21%)
    107. Irvine Patnick (Sheffield Hallam, 6, 741 (12.43%, -1.35%)
    108. David Lightbown (South East Staffordshire, 7, 192 (12.49%, -7.96%)
    109. Nicholas Soames (Crawley, 7, 765 (12.53%, -8.02%)
    110. Robert Hicks (South East Cornwall, 7, 704 (12.84%. +1.02%)
    111. Hector Monro (Dumfries, 6, 415 (13.12%, -3.58%)
    112. David Evans (Welwyn Hatfield, 8, 465 (13.90%, -4.42%)
    113. Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge, 8, 856 (14.17%, -3.90%)
    114. Michael Brown (Brigg and Cleethorpes, 9, 269 (14.43%, -5.62%)
    115. Eric Forth (Mid Worcestershire, 9, 870 (14.45%, -9.70%)
    116. Richard Alexander (Newark, 8, 229 (14.56%, -11.27%)
    117. Jim Spicer (West Dorset, 8, 010 (14.67%, -9.88%)
    118. Robert Key (Salisbury, 8, 973 (14.79%, -5.07%)
    119. Warren Hawksley (Halesowen and Stourbridge, 9, 582 (15.00%, -7.30%)
    120. Keith Hampson (Leeds North West, 7, 671 (15.17%, +5.10%)
    121. Michael Alison (Selby, 9, 508 (15.37%, -9.48%)
    122. Dudley Smith (Warwick and Leamington, 8, 935 (15.38%, -9.90%)
    123. Hartley Booth (Finchley, 6, 388 (15.55%, -6.70%)
    124. David Mellor (Putney, 7, 526 (15.60%, +1.19%)
    125. George Young (Ealing Acton, 7, 007 (15.70%, -9.95%)
    126. Giles Shaw (Pudsey, 8, 972 (15.80%, +4.29%)
    127. Nicholas Baker (North Dorset, 10, 080 (16.06%, -4.60%)
    128. David Congdon (Croydon North East, 7, 473 (16.11%, -12.35%)
    129. Tristan Garel-Jones (Watford, 9, 590 (16.11%, -4.38%)
    130. Jim Lester (Broxtowe, 9, 891 (16.22%, -13.08%)
    131. Barry Porter (Wirral South, 8, 183 (16.25%, -5.92%)
    132. Matthew Carrington (Fulham, 6, 579 (16.38%, +1.33%)
    133. John Cope (Northavon, 11, 861 (16.88%, -5.79%)
    134. Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe, 8, 910 (16.99%, -1.11%)
    135. Anthony Coombs (Wyre Forest, 10, 341 (17.07%, +3.91%)
    136. Tom King (Bridgwater, 9, 716 (17.07%, -4.15%)
    137. Bob Dunn (Dartford, 10, 314 (17.14%, -8.88%)
    138. David Faber (Westbury, 12, 606 (17.39%, +1.93%)
    139. Bill Cash (Stafford, 10, 900 (17.61%, -6.21%)
    140. Peggy Fenner (Medway, 8, 786 (17.74%, -3.47%)
    141. Tim Eggar (Enfield North, 9, 430 (17.95%, -9.12%)
    142. Stephen Dorrell (Loughborough, 10, 883 (18.37%, -11.87%)
    143. Julian Brazier (Canterbury, 10, 805 (18.40%, -8.07%)
    144. John Gorst (Hendon North, 7, 122 (18.41%, -11.76%)
    145. Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk, 11, 564 (18.51%, -0.11%)
    146. Judith Chaplin (Newbury, 12, 357 (18.61%, -9.80%)
    147. Ann Winterton (Congleton, 11, 120 (18.68%, +4.16%)
    148. Andrew Mitchell (Gedling, 10, 637 (18.74%, -11.81%)
    149. Angela Browning (Tiverton, 11, 089 (18.81%, +1.87%)
    150. Derek Conway (Shrewsbury and Atcham, 10, 965 (18.83%, +2.18%)
    151. Nigel Forman (Carshalton and Wallington, 9, 943 (18.85%, -8.94%)
    152. Peter Tapsell (East Lindsey, 11, 846 (18.96%, +3.49%)
    153. Robin Squire (Hornchurch, 9, 165 (18.98%, -3.78%)
    154. Hugh Dykes (Harrow East, 11, 098 (19.08%, -11.59%)
    155. Roger Knapman (Stroud, 13, 405 (19.22%, +0.34%)
    156. Peter Fry (Wellingborough, 11, 816 (19.53%, -6.03%)
    157. Trevor Skeet (North Bedfordshire, 11, 618 (19.67%, -9.41%)
    158. Vivian Bendall (Ilford North, 9, 071 (19.83%, -7.72%)
    159. Roger Freeman (Kettering, 11, 154 (19.90%, -1.90%)
    160. John Sykes (Scarborough, 11, 734 (19.91%, -5.03%)
    161. Tim Rathbone (Lewes, 12, 175 (20.13%, -4.04%)
    162. Jim Pawsey (Rugby and Kenilworth, 13, 247 (20.35%, -6.29%)
    163. Anthony Steen (South Hams, 13, 711 (20.36%, -0.91%)
    164. John Ward (Poole, 12, 831 (20.40%, -4.52%)
    165. Michael Trend (Windsor and Maidenhead, 12, 928 (20.47%, -9.37%)
    166. Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury, 12, 697 (20.48%, -6.98%)
    167. Jack Aspinwall (Wansdyke, 13, 341 (20.50%, -5.90%)
    168. John Carlisle (Luton North, 13, 095 (20.81%, -6.23%)
    169. Ralph Howell (North Norfolk, 12, 545 (21.03%, -7.29%)
    170. Richard Shepherd (Aldridge-Brownhills, 11, 024 (21.06%, -3.95%)
    171. Robert Banks (Harrogate, 12, 589 (21.17%, -0.04%)
    172. Olga Maitland (Sutton and Cheam, 10, 756 (21.42%, -10.72%)
    173. Robert Jones (West Hertfordshire, 13, 940 (21.54%, -1.81%)
    174. Edward Garnier (Harborough, 13, 543 (21.56%, -10.18%)
    175. Keith Mans (Wyre, 11, 664 (21.63%, -7.38%)
    176. David Hunt (Wirral West, 11, 064 (21.72%, -3.95%)
    177. Malcolm Thornton (Crosby, 14, 806 (21.76%, +11.51%)
    178. Gary Streeter (Plymouth Sutton, 11, 950 (21.83%, +13.91%)
    179. Marcus Fox (Shipley, 12, 382 (21.91%, -1.29%)
    180. David Howell (Guildford, 13, 404 (22.10%, +0.59%)
    181. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury, 16, 058 (22.16%, +2.83%)
    182. Michael Colvin (Romsey and Waterside, 15, 304 (22.27%, -2.15%)
    183. John Butterfill (Bournemouth West, 12, 642 (22.31%, -0.86%)
    184. Peter Griffiths (Portsmouth North, 13, 881 (22.63%, -7.93%)
    185. Allan Stewart (Eastwood, 11, 688 (22.66%, +10.41%)
    186. Ian Bruce (South Dorset, 13, 508 (23.17%, -4.21%)
    187. Stephen Milligan (Eastleigh, 17, 702 (23.27%, +4.03%)
    188. Richard Needham (North Wiltshire, 16, 388 (23.36%, +6.27%)
    189. Roy Thomason (Bromsgrove, 13, 702 (23.36%, -8.07%)
    190. Jonathan Aitken (South Thanet, 11, 513 (23.59%, -5.99%)
    191. Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire, 15, 093 (23.79%, +21.30%)
    192. Paul Channon (Southend West, 11, 902 (23.83%, +7.52%)
    193. Paul Beresford (Croydon Central, 9, 650 (24.11%, -8.17%)
    194. Bernard Jenkin (Colchester North, 16, 492 (24.11%, +2.36%)
    195. Michael Lord (Central Suffolk, 16, 031 (24.14%, -2.84%)
    196. Iain Mills (Meriden, 14, 699 (24.21%, -4.82%)
    197. Rhodes Boyson (Brent North, 10, 131 (24.36%, -10.73%)
    198. Oliver Heald (North Hertfordshire, 16, 531 (24.45%, +6.53%)
    199. Tim Sainsbury (Hove, 12, 268 (24.49%, -12.52%)
    200. Michael Stephen (Shoreham, 14, 286 (24.70%, -6.17%)
    201. John Townend (Bridlington, 16, 358 (24.74%, -4.61%)
    202. Tim Yeo (South Suffolk, 17, 289 (24.93%, -0.62%)
    203. Roger Moate (Faversham, 16, 351 (25.02%, +2.02%)
    204. Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey, 14, 975 (25.03%, -0.03%)
    205. Tony Durant (Reading West, 13, 298 (25.10%, -7.84%)
    206. Michael Spicer (South Worcestershire, 16, 151 (25.10%, +1.72%)
    207. John Biffen (North Shropshire, 16, 211 (25.24%, +0.48%)
    208. Norman Lamont (Kingston-upon-Thames, 10, 153 (25.35%, -0.63%)
    209. Christopher Gill (Ludlow, 14, 152 (25.38%, +2.45%)
    210. Michael Morris (Northampton South, 16, 973 (25.45%, -5.67%)
    211. James Cran (Beverley, 16, 517 (25.52%, +4.61%)
    212. John MacGregor (South Norfolk, 17, 565 (25.61%, +6.04%)
    213. Peter Emery (Honiton, 16, 511 (25.81%, -2.24%)
    214. Simon Burns (Chelmsford, 18, 260 (25.86%, +14.42%)
    215. John Greenway (Ryedale, 18, 439 (25.92%, +11.14%)
    216. Mark Lennox-Boyd (Morecambe and Lunesdale, 11, 509 (26.03%, -1.76%)
    217. Richard Body (Holland with Boston, 13, 831 (26.14%, -11.01%)
    218. Peter Lilley (St Albans, 16, 404 (26.49%, +8.47%)
    219. Tony Newton (Braintree, 17, 494 (26.59%, -1.11%)
    220. Nicholas Bonsor (Upminster, 13, 821 (26.78%, -6.86%)
    221. Michael Ancram (Devizes, 19, 712 (26.89%, +0.04%)
    222. Gerard Vaughan (Reading East, 14, 555 (26.89%, -3.72%)
    223. John Horam (Orpington, 12, 935 (26.97%, -0.23%)
    224. Michael Shersby (Uxbridge, 13, 179 (27.08%, -5.97%)
    225. David Atkinson (Bournemouth East, 12, 642 (27.11%, -0.57%)
    226. Michael Neubert (Romford, 11, 420 (27.11%, -6.07%)
    227. Liam Fox (Woodspring, 17, 509 (27.14%, -2.45%)
    228. Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar, 15, 145 (27.16%, -8.32%)
    229. David Davis (Boothferry, 17, 535 (27.23%, -6.07%)
    230. Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk, 16, 931 (27.49%, -8.71%)
    231. Iain Sproat (Harwich, 17, 159 (27.51%, +6.20%)
    232. Terence Higgins (Worthing, 16, 533 (27.54%, -5.48%)
    233. Richard Tracey (Surbiton, 9, 639 (27.56%, +0.16%)
    234. Neil Hamilton (Tatton, 15, 860 (27.60%, -3.38%)
    235. Edward Leigh (Gainsborough and Horncastle, 16, 245 (27.88%, +9.77%)
    236. Peter Butler (Milton Keynes North East, 14, 176 (27.91%, +13.03%)
    237. Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone, 16, 286 (27.92%, +9.24%)
    238. Alan Haselhurst (Saffron Walden, 17, 424 (27.96%, -0.76%)
    239. Peter Atkinson (Hexham, 13, 438 (28.22%, +10.34%)
    240. Stephen Day (Cheadle, 15, 778 (28.26%, +9.06%)
    241. David Tredinnick (Bosworth, 19, 094 (28.29%, +1.16%)
    242. Tony Baldry (Banbury, 16, 720 (28.55%, -4.22%)
    243. Patrick Mayhew (Tunbridge Wells, 17, 132 (28.56%, +0.10%)
    244. Anthony Grant (South East Cambridgeshire, 19, 637 (28.68%, -0.09%)
    245. Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster, 16, 680 (28.81%, +2.95%)
    246. James Couchman (Gillingham, 16, 638 (28.83%, +5.64%)
    247. Richard Ryder (Mid Norfolk, 18, 948 (28.89%, -2.28%)
    248. Kenneth Baker (Mole Valley, 15, 950 (29.06%, -1.77%)
    249. Robert Jackson (Wantage, 16, 473 (29.16%, +5.69%)
    250. Michael Jopling (Westmorland and Lonsdale, 16, 436 (29.41%, +1.03%)
    251. Douglas Hogg (Grantham, 19, 588 (29.60%, -6.16%)
    252. David Lidington (Aylesbury, 18, 860 (29.66%, +0.77%)
    253. Charles Goodson-Wickes (Wimbledon, 14, 761 (29.71%, +6.27%)
    254. Cyril Townsend (Bexleyheath, 14, 086 (29.72%, +4.46%)
    255. John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal, 19, 285 (29.78%, +3.87%)
    256. Julian Critchley (Aldershot, 19, 188 (29.82%, +0.09%)
    257. Richard Spring (Bury St Edmunds, 18, 787 (29.97%, -7.82%)
    258. David Willetts (Havant, 17, 584 (29.98%, +0.99%)
    259. Ray Whitney (Wycombe, 17, 076 (30.16%, +3.77%)
    260. David Mitchell (North West Hampshire, 17, 848 (30.24%, +5.58%)
    261. Peter Viggers (Gosport, 16, 318 (30.51%, +3.57%)
    262. Keith Speed (Ashford, 17, 359 (30.54%, +1.33%)
    263. Tim Renton (Mid Sussex, 20, 528 (30.65%, +1.07%)
    264. Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke, 21, 198 (30.87%, +1.07%)
    265. Cranley Onslow (Woking, 19, 842 (30.99%, +4.29%)
    266. Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire, 18, 769 (31.01%, +13.11%)
    267. Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet, 13, 951 (31.07%, -3.83%)
    268. Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe, 19, 766 (31.21%, -4.59%)
    269. George Gardiner (Reigate, 17, 664 (31.30%, -3.54%)
    270. Teddy Taylor (Southend East, 13, 111 (31.33%, -2.48%)
    271. Charles Wardle (Bexhill and Battle, 16, 307 (31.35%, -9.26%)
    272. David Maclean (Penrith and The Border, 18, 449 (31.39%, -0.18%)
    273. David Curry (Skipton and Ripon, 19, 330 (31.42%, +0.85%)
    274. Bob Spink (Castle Point, 16, 830 (31.56%, -7.30%)
    275. Fergus Montgomery (Altrincham and Sale, 16, 791 (31.59%, +4.17%)
    276. Michael Portillo (Enfield Southgate, 15, 563 (31.72%, -6.22%)
    277. John Whittingdale (Colchester South and Maldon, 21, 821 (31.87%, +7.50%)
    278. David Madel (South West Bedfordshire, 21, 273 (32.41%, -3.48%)
    279. Michael Marshall (Arundel, 19, 863 (32.53%, -1.18%)
    280. Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford, 20, 210 (32.53%, +3.33%)
    281. Robert Hughes (Harrow West, 17, 897 (32.67%, +4.66%)
    282. Anthony Nelson (Chichester, 20, 887 (32.70%, -0.75%)
    283. Piers Merchant (Beckenham, 15, 285 (33.02%, +2.58%)
    284. James Clappison (Hertsmere, 18, 735 (33.11%, +0.36%)
    285. Andrew Rowe (Mid Kent, 19, 649 (33.13%, +4.78%)
    286. Mark Wolfson (Sevenoaks, 19, 154 (33.14%, +2.12%)
    287. Patrick McNair-Wilson (New Forest, 20, 405 (33.50%, -4.29%)
    288. Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire, 22, 633 (33.54%, -7.25%)
    289. Alan Howarth (Stratford-on-Avon, 22, 892 (33.68%, -0.38%)
    290. John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling, 21, 558 (33.74%, +6.23%)
    291. Roger Gale (North Thanet, 18, 210 (33.75%, -0.96%)
    292. Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire, 20, 107 (33.89%, +7.03%)
    293. Teresa Gorman (Billericay, 22, 494 (33.98%, +4.70%)
    294. Tim Boswell (Daventry, 20, 274 (34.11%, -2.28%)
    295. John Marshall (Hendon South, 12, 047 (34.38%, +2.43%)
    296. Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford, 14, 938 (34.38%, -6.85%)
    297. Geoffrey Johnson Smith (Wealden, 20, 931 (34.68%, -2.04%)
    298. Douglas Hurd (Witney, 22, 568 (35.09%, +3.36%)
    299. Michael Heseltine (Henley, 18, 392 (35.60%, +0.26%)
    300. David Wilshire (Spelthorne, 19, 843 (35.61%, -1.48%)
    301. Roger Sims (Chislehurst, 15, 276 (36.00%, +1.41%)
    302. Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield, 22, 767 (36.14%, +3.72%)
    303. William Hague (Richmond (Yorks), 23, 504 (36.16%, +1.91%)
    304. John Redwood (Wokingham, 25, 709 (36.31%, +4.87%)
    305. Peter Lloyd (Fareham, 24, 141 (36.35%, +5.14%)
    306. Nicholas Lyell (Mid Bedfordshire, 25, 138 (36.36%, +0.34%)
    307. Archie Hamilton (Epsom and Ewell, 20, 021 (36.66%, -2.31%)
    308. Peter Hordern (Horsham, 25, 072 (36.66%, -1.62%)
    309. Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey, 17, 656 (36.96%, -2.49%)
    310. Steven Norris (Epping Forest, 20, 188 (37.08%, -4.49%)
    311. Andrew Robathan (Blaby, 25, 347 (37.16%, +1.58%)
    312. Quentin Davies (Stamford and Spalding, 22, 869 (37.49%, +12.00%)
    313. Jim Paice (South East Cambridgeshire, 23, 810 (37.60%, +6.34%)
    314. Peter Brooke (City of London and Westminster South, 13, 369 (38.51%, +2.50%)
    315. James Arbuthnot (Wanstead and Woodford, 16, 885 (38.64%, -0.48%)
    316. Edward Heath (Old Bexley and Sidcup, 15, 699 (38.74%, -2.79%)
    317. Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham, 22, 220 (38.80%, +3.77%)
    318. Andrew MacKay (East Berkshire, 28, 680 (38.98%, +4.09%)
    319. Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton, 25, 535 (39.01%, +0.51%)
    320. Michael Mates (East Hampshire, 29, 165 (39.39%, +3.81%)
    321. John Taylor (Solihull, 25, 146 (39.86%, +2.74%)
    322. Robert Adley (Christchurch, 23, 015 (39.92%, -1.43%)
    323. Geoffrey Pattie (Chertsey and Walton, 22, 820 (40.21%, +7.83%)
    324. Richard Ottaway (Croydon South, 20, 425 (40.65%, +0.92%)
    325. Michael Clark (Rochford, 26, 036 (40.81%, +7.63%)
    326. Marion Roe (Broxbourne, 23, 970 (41.57%, -1.72%)
    327. George Walden (Buckingham, 19, 791 (41.92%, +7.25%)
    328. Michael Jack (Fylde, 20, 991 (42.06%, +5.57%)
    329. John Hunt (Ravensbourne, 19, 714 (42.38%, +4.73%)
    330. Ian Taylor (Esher, 20, 371 (42.85%, +2.96%)
    331. Michael Grylls (North West Surrey, 28, 394 (43.36%, +4.23%)
    332. Tim Smith (Beaconsfield, 23, 597 (44.62%, +2.37%)
    333. John Wilkinson (Ruislip Northwood, 19, 791 (44.62%, +5.85%)
    334. Norman Fowler (Sutton Coldfield, 26, 036 (45.85%, +6.53%)
    335. Nicholas Scott (Chelsea, 12, 789 (47.67%, +1.03%)
    336. John Major (Huntingdon, 36, 230 (49.26%, +6.85%)

  14. Funny to see Leeds NE and Bristol West on that list, now both very safe Labour seats..

    How times change..

  15. Also funny to see the majority in North East Cambridgeshire for Malcolm Moss shoot up by some 21.30%, (if you weren’t really aware of the situation in that seat between 1973 and 1987), the highest in the category of majority percentage for the Conservatives at this election- spookily/coincidentally a seat neighbouring Major’s Huntingdon, the scene of the biggest numerical and percentage Tory majority…

  16. I mean to say North East Cambridgeshire saw the highest increase in percentage majority of any Conservative seat in 1992.

  17. Also, notice North Norfolk at no. 169 on the list- How the local Tories must long for those days to return…

  18. Just spotted Ravensbourne. That was such a misnomer seat. Ravensbourne is a tiny area, and most of it wasn’t even in the seat of that name! I have no idea why it wasn’t called simply Bromley.

  19. Yes a strange one was Ravensbourne. No wonder it was eventually abolished in 1997. Other than the seat’s residents only real psephologists probably knew precisely where it was I suspect…

  20. Interesting to think that both Huntingdon and Chelsea (as Chelsea and Fulham) in particular are both way down the corresponding list for the present day.

  21. Yes – the Conservative’s majority in Chelsea and Fulham is under 10,000 today. Not such a bastion anymore..

  22. Nope. Low turnouts have finally come back to haunt them both there and in Cities of London and Westminster…

  23. For Ravensbourne, I assume it was named more after the river which does flow through a reasonable part of the old constituency.

    I’m pretty sure the train station with the same name sits outside of both boundary versions of the constituency. Noone would say they lived in Ravensbourne even in the area around the station as it doesn’t exist as a place. Whereas nearby people would say they lived in Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park which are other train stations but all just a part of Beckenham.

  24. Thanks for that David- very interesting information indeed. Yes it would sound rather odd saying you lived in Ravensbourne- now I can understand why.

  25. Also notice that a certain seat by the name of Canterbury is no. 143…

  26. And of course James Hill (Southampton Test) it should be…

  27. John Major has (unsurprisingly) endorsed Jeremy Hunt.

  28. John Major is urging voters to vote tactically in the election and has personally endorsed the likes of David Gauke.
    Later today him and Tony Blair are addressing a rally to urge voters to not give either party a majority.

  29. “Later today him and Tony Blair are addressing a rally to urge voters to not give either party a majority.”

    Which is a bit hilarious given there’s no ‘Hung Parliament’ option on the ballot paper.

  30. If it was, if probably choose it.

  31. Djanogly was of course one of the original anti-Brexit rebels – and arguably the only one from the Right of the party, although the Tory party has moved so far to the Right of late he’s probably not any more

    He didn’t go the whole hog though and has been pretty quiet since Johnson entered Downing Street

    Not sure who he backed in this year’s leadership debate

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