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Gillingham (UK Parliament constituency)



Gillingham was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Gillingham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Gillingham in Kent for the 2005 general election
Outline map
Location of Kent within England
CountyKent
Major settlementsGillingham and Rainham
19182010
Replaced byGillingham and Rainham
Created fromRochester, Chatham and Faversham

Contents


Boundaries

1918–1950: The Municipal Borough of Gillingham, part of the Municipal Borough of Rochester, and the Municipal Borough of Chatham ward of St Mary.

1950–1983: The Municipal Borough of Gillingham.

1983–1997: The Borough of Gillingham, and the Borough of Swale ward of Hartlip and Upchurch.

1997–2010: The Borough of Gillingham.

The constituency was based around the towns of Gillingham and Rainham, which at that time were in Kent.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Kent, the Boundary Commission for England abolished Gillingham, replacing it with the renamed constituency of Gillingham and Rainham.


Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Sir Gerald Hohler Conservative
1929 Sir Robert Gower Conservative
1945 Joseph Binns Labour
1950 Sir Frederick Burden Conservative
1983 James Couchman Conservative
1997 Paul Clark Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see extended constituency of Gillingham and Rainham.

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Gillingham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Clark 18,621 41.2 -3.3
Conservative Tim Butcher 18,367 40.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Stamp 6,734 14.9 +1.3
UKIP Craig Mackinlay 1,191 2.6 +0.4
Independent Gordon Bryan 254 0.6 New
Majority 254 0.5 -4.9
Turnout 45,167 62.5 +3.0
Labour hold Swing −2.4
General election 2001: Gillingham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Clark 18,782 44.5 +4.7
Conservative Tim Butcher 16,510 39.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Hunt 5,755 13.6 -5.4
UKIP Tony Scholefield 933 2.2 +1.0
Socialist Alliance Wynford Thomas 232 0.5 New
Majority 2,272 5.4 +2.5
Turnout 42,212 59.5 -12.5
Labour hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Gillingham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Clark 20,187 39.8
Conservative James Couchman 18,207 35.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Sayer 9,649 19.0
Referendum Geoffrey Cann 1,492 2.9 New
UKIP Craig Mackinlay 590 1.2 New
Monster Raving Loony David Robinson 305 0.6 New
BNP Christopher Jury 194 0.4 New
Natural Law Gabriel Duguay 58 0.1 New
Majority 1,980 2.9 N/A
Turnout 50,682 72.0 -8.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.0
General election 1992: Gillingham[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Couchman 30,201 52.3 -0.8
Labour Paul Clark 13,563 23.5 +6.4
Liberal Democrats Mark Wallabank 13,509 23.4 -6.5
Independent Craig Mackinlay 248 0.4 New
Natural Law Daniel Jolicoeur 190 0.3 New
Majority 16,638 28.8 +5.6
Turnout 57,711 80.3 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing -3.6

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Gillingham[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Couchman 28,711 53.06 +1.36
Alliance Leighton Andrews 16,162 29.87 -0.59
Labour David Bishop 9,230 17.06 -0.75
Majority 12,549 23.19 +1.93
Turnout 54,100 75.30 +1.66
Registered electors 71,847
Conservative hold Swing +0.97
General election 1983: Gillingham[10][8][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Couchman 26,381 51.72 -1.41
Alliance Christopher Lewcock 15,538 30.46 +18.13
Labour Antony West 9,084 17.81 -14.85
Majority 10,843 21.26 +0.44
Turnout 51,000 73.64 -5.21
Registered electors 69,256
Conservative hold Swing -9.77

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Gillingham[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 26,791 53.13 +12.74
Labour Stephen Love 16,292 32.31 +0.39
Liberal David Sidebottom 6,219 12.33 - 13.40
National Front Sidney Campbell 528 1.05 -0.91
Ecology Colin Fry 501 0.99 New
Workers Revolutionary Terence Beckwith 92 0.18 New
Majority 10,499 20.82 +12.35
Turnout 50,425 78.85 +2.94
Registered electors 63,951
Conservative hold Swing +6.18
General election October 1974: Gillingham[12][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 19,042 40.39 -0.79
Labour Henry Clother 15,046 31.92 +2.31
Liberal Trevor Jones 12,131 25.73 -3.88
National Front Sidney Campbell 922 1.96 New
Majority 3,996 8.47 -3.10
Turnout 47,139 75.91 -6.75
Registered electors 62,099
Conservative hold Swing -1.55
General election February 1974: Gillingham[12][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 20,934 41.18 -16.66
Liberal Robert Sayer 15,052 29.61 New
Labour Henry Clother 14,850 29.21 -11.95
Majority 5,882 11.57 -6.11
Turnout 50,834 82.66 +9.30
Registered electors 61,498
Conservative hold Swing -23.14
General election 1970: Gillingham[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 14,003 58.84 +9.34
Labour Robert E Bean 18,057 41.16 -0.63
Majority 7,756 17.68 +9.97
Turnout 43,869 73.36 -5.14
Registered electors 59,800
Conservative hold Swing +4.99

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Gillingham [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 20,158 49.50 -1.85
Labour Joseph Binns 17,018 41.79 +4.77
Liberal Godfrey A Payne 3,546 8.71 -1.58
Majority 3,140 7.71 -6.62
Turnout 40,722 78.50 +0.45
Registered electors 51,874
Conservative hold Swing -3.31
General election 1964: Gillingham [20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 20,228 51.35 -7.98
Labour John Ryman 14,584 37.02 -3.65
Liberal Godfrey A Payne 4,052 10.29 New
Independent Frederick Cotter 527 1.34 New
Majority 5,644 14.33 -4.33
Turnout 39,391 78.05 -2.56
Registered electors 50,471
Conservative hold Swing -2.17

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Gillingham [22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 23,142 59.33 +3.85
Labour Gerald Kaufman 15,863 40.67 -3.85
Majority 7,279 18.66 +7.70
Turnout 39,005 80.61 +1.08
Registered electors 48,390
Conservative hold Swing +3.85
General election 1955: Gillingham [24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 20,984 55.48 +1.77
Labour Joseph Huddart 16,839 44.52 -1.77
Majority 4,145 10.96 +3.54
Turnout 37,823 79.53 -5.94
Registered electors 47,561
Conservative hold Swing +1.77
General election 1951: Gillingham [26][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 21,453 53.71 +1.04
Labour Edward Redhead 18,489 46.29 -1.04
Majority 2,964 7.42 +2.08
Turnout 39,942 85.47 +0.60
Registered electors 46,731
Conservative hold Swing +1.04
General election 1950: Gillingham [28][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Burden 20,504 52.67 +5.94
Labour Joseph Binns 18,424 47.33 -5.94
Majority 2,080 5.34 N/A
Turnout 38,928 84.87 +13.54
Registered electors 45,866
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.94

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Gillingham [30][31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Binns 15,110 53.27 +18.39
Conservative Johnnie Dodge 13,254 46.73 -18.39
Majority 1,856 6.54 N/A
Turnout 28,364 71.33 -0.08
Registered electors 39,765
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +18.39

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Gillingham [30][31][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Gower 18,726 65.12 -3.90
Labour Evan Durbin 10,032 34.88 +3.90
Majority 8,694 30.24 -7.80
Turnout 28,758 71.41 -2.66
Registered electors 40,271
Conservative hold Swing -3.90
General election 1931: Gillingham [30][31][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Gower 20,277 69.02 +21.05
Labour CM Wadham 9,103 30.98 -8.52
Majority 11,174 38.04 +29.57
Turnout 29,380 74.07 +0.05
Registered electors 39,664
Conservative hold Swing +14.79

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Gillingham [35][30][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Robert Gower 13,612 47.97 -4.72
Labour George Pearce Blizard 11,207 39.50 +4.24
Liberal R Ronald Tyrer 3,556 12.53 -4.90
Majority 2,405 8.47 -3.97
Turnout 28,375 74.02 -3.98
Registered electors 38,336
Unionist hold Swing -4.48
General election 1924: Gillingham[30][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Gerald Hohler 12,418 52.69 +5.55
Labour Maurice Spencer 8,309 35.26 +0.56
Liberal George Herbert Bryans 2,839 17.43 +5.38
Majority 4,109 12.44 -3.84
Turnout 23,566 78.00 +4.08
Registered electors 30,212
Unionist hold Swing +2.50
General election 1923: Gillingham [35][30][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Gerald Hohler 10,426 47.14 -11.00
Labour Maurice Spencer 7,674 34.70 -7.16
Liberal George Herbert Bryans 4,015 18.16 New
Majority 2,752 12.44 -3.84
Turnout 22,115 73.92 +1.63
Registered electors 29,919
Unionist hold Swing -1.92
General election 1922: Gillingham[30][31][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Gerald Hohler 12,425 58.14 -10.44
Labour Maurice Spencer 8,944 41.86 +15.95
Majority 3,481 16.28 -26.39
Turnout 21,369 72.29 +7.19
Registered electors 29,560
Unionist hold Swing -13.20

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: Gillingham[30][31][35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist Gerald Hohler 12,455 68.58
Labour Alfred William Tapp 4,705 25.91
Independent Joseph Bryan Cronin* 1,001 5.51
Majority 7,750 42.67
Turnout 18,161 65.10
Registered electors 27,899
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

* Cronin was supported by the Lower Deck Parliamentary Committee


See also


References

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  4. ^ "Election Data 1997" . Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992" . Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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  36. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench





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