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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Oxfordshire

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The county of Oxfordshire is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies — 1 Borough constituency and 5 County constituencies

Contents

  • 1 Constituencies
  • 2 Boundary Commission proposals
  • 3 Results
  • 4 Historic list of constituencies in Oxfordshire
    • 41 Until 1885
    • 42 Used from 1885 to 1918
    • 43 Used from 1918 to 1974
    • 44 Used from 1974 to 1983
  • 5 Historical representation by party
    • 51 1885 to 1918
    • 52 1918 to 1983
    • 53 1983 to present
  • 6 Notes
  • 7 References

Constituenciesedit

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat


Constituencynb 1 Electorate Majoritynb 2 Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards12 Map
Banbury CC 88,4203 18,395   Victoria Prentis†   Sean Woodcock‡ Cherwell District Council: Adderbury, Ambrosden and Chesterton, Banbury Calthorpe, Banbury Easington, Banbury Grimsbury and Castle, Banbury Hardwick, Banbury Neithrop, Banbury Ruscote, Bicester East, Bicester North, Bicester South, Bicester Town, Bicester West, Bloxham and Bodicote, Caversfield, Cropredy, Deddington, Fringford, Hook Norton, Launton, Sibford, The Astons and Heyfords, Wroxton
Henley CC 77,946 25,375   John Howell†   Sam Juthani‡ Cherwell District Council: Kirtlington, Otmoor South Oxfordshire District Council: Aston Rowant, Benson, Berinsfield, Chalgrove, Chiltern Woods, Chinnor, Crowmarsh, Forest Hill and Holton, Garsington, Goring, Great Milton, Henley North, Henley South, Sandford, Shiplake, Sonning Common, Thame North, Thame South, Watlington, Wheatley, Woodcote
Oxford East BC 78,978 15,280   Andrew Smith‡   Melanie Magee† Oxford City Council: Barton and Sandhills, Blackbird Leys, Carfax, Churchill, Cowley, Cowley Marsh, Headington, Headington Hill and Northway, Hinksey Park, Holywell, Iffley Fields, Littlemore, Lye Valley, Marston, Northfield Brook, Quarry and Risinghurst, Rose Hill and Iffley, St Clement’s, St Mary’s
Oxford West and Abingdon CC 76,174 9,582   Nicola Blackwood† Layla Moran¤ Cherwell District Council: Kidlington North, Kidlington South, Yarnton, Gosford and Water Eaton Oxford City Council: Jericho and Osney, North, St Margaret’s, Summertown, Wolvercote Vale of White Horse District Council: Abingdon Abbey and Barton, Abingdon Caldecott, Abingdon Dunmore, Abingdon Fitzharris, Abingdon Northcourt, Abingdon Ock Meadow, Abingdon Peachcroft, Appleton and Cumnor, Kennington and South Hinksey, North Hinksey and Wytham, Radley, Sunningwell and Wootton
Wantage CC 82,951 21,749   Ed Vaizey†   Stephen Webb‡ South Oxfordshire District Council: Brightwell, Cholsey and Wallingford South, Didcot All Saints, Didcot Ladygrove, Didcot Northbourne, Didcot Park, Hagbourne, Wallingford North Vale of White Horse District Council: Blewbury and Upton, Craven, Drayton, Faringdon and The Coxwells, Greendown, Grove, Hanneys, Harwell, Hendreds, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, Longworth, Marcham and Shippon, Shrivenham, Stanford, Sutton Courtenay and Appleford, Wantage Charlton, Wantage Segsbury
Witney CC by-Election 79,767   Robert Courts †   Liz Leffman ‡ West Oxfordshire District Council: Alvescot and Filkins, Ascott and Shipton, Bampton and Clanfield, Brize Norton and Shilton, Burford, Carterton North East, Carterton North West, Carterton South, Chadlington and Churchill, Charlbury and Finstock, Chipping Norton, Ducklington, Eynsham and Cassington, Freeland and Hanborough, Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield, Kingham, Rollright and Enstone, Milton-under-Wychwood, North Leigh, Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt, Stonesfield and Tackley, The Bartons, Witney Central, Witney East, Witney North, Witney South, Witney West, Woodstock and Bladon

Boundary Commission proposalsedit

Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain Oxfordshire's 6 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies

Name Pre-2010 Boundaires Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Banbury CC
  2. Henley CC
  3. Oxford East BC
  4. Oxford West and Abingdon CC
  5. Wantage CC
  6. Witney CC

These changes will be implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010

Resultsedit

2005 2010 2015

Historic list of constituencies in Oxfordshireedit

Unless otherwise stated, constituencies returned only one member

Until 1885edit

Note that residents of the Boroughs were allowed to vote for the County MPs, in addition to their Borough MPs, with the exception of Abingdon, which was at this time part of Berkshire

  • Oxfordshire County Constituency created in 1290, Oxfordshire returned two MPs until 1832, and then three MPs until 1885
  • Oxford Borough Constituency created in 1295, Oxford returned two MPs until 1881, and then one MP until 1885
  • Wallingford Borough Constituency created in 1295
  • Woodstock Borough Constituency created in 1571
  • Banbury Borough Constituency created in 1553
  • Abingdon Borough Constituency created in 1558, part of Berkshire

Used from 1885 to 1918edit

In 1885, Abingdon, Banbury and Woodstock expanded from Borough to County Constituencies Oxfordshire was split between Banbury, Woodstock and the newly created Henley Wallingford, a rotten borough, was folded into Abingdon and Henley

  • Oxford Borough Constituency
  • Banbury County Constituency
  • Henley County Constituency
  • Mid Oxfordshire or Woodstock County Constituency
  • Berkshire North or Abingdon County Constituency

Used from 1918 to 1974edit

In 1918, Woodstock was absorbed into Banbury and Henley

  • Oxford Borough Constituency
  • Banbury County Constituency
  • Henley County Constituency
  • Abingdon County Constituency

Used from 1974 to 1983edit

In 1974, Mid Oxfordshire was split off from Banbury and Henley, and Abingdon became part of Oxfordshire

  • Oxford Borough Constituency
  • Abingdon County Constituency
  • Banbury County Constituency
  • Henley County Constituency
  • Mid Oxfordshire County Constituency

In 1983, Mid Oxfordshire became Witney, and Oxford and Abingdon were rearranged into Oxford East, and Oxford West and Abingdon

Historical representation by partyedit

1885 to 1918edit

Constituency 1885 1886 91 1892 1895 1900 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 17 18
Banbury Samuelson A Brassey Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes R Brassey Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes Rhys-Williams
Henley Harcourt Parker Hodge P Morrell Fleming Hermon-Hodge
Oxford Hall Chesney Annesley Marriott
Woodstock Maclean --> G Morrell Benson G Morrell Bennett Hamersley

1918 to 1983edit

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 24 1924 1929 1931 32 1935 38 1945 1950 50 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Banbury Rhys-Williams Edmondson Dodds-Parker Marten
Henley Terrell Henderson Fox Hay Heseltine
Oxford Marriott Gray Bourne Hogg Turner Woodhouse Luard Woodhouse Luard Patten
Oxfordshire Mid Hurd

1983 to presentedit

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 99 2001 05 2005 08 2010 2015 16
Banbury Baldry Prentis
Henley Heseltine Johnson Howell
Oxford East Norris Smith
Oxford West and Abingdon Patten Harris Blackwood
Wantage Jackson --> Vaizey
Witney Hurd Woodward --> Cameron Courts

Notesedit

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies England Order 2007, page 4" Office of Public Sector Information Crown copyright 13 June 2007 Retrieved 7 November 2009 
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp 1004–1007
  3. ^ figure provided by Cherwell District Council elections office 28 May 2015 and confirmed 17 June 2015; House of Commons Library accepted that 86,420 was incorrect on 18 June 2015

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