south derbyshire Constituency Details

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CONSTITUENCY OVERVIEW

CONTROLLING PARTYConservative
ELECTORATE74,732 voters
AREA130 sq. miles


South Derbyshire is a UK parliament constituency that is represented in the House of Commons by Heather Wheeler of the Conservative party.

The South Derbyshire constituency has a total population of 95,959, of which 74,732 are eligible (18+) to vote (77.9%).

South Derbyshire ranks 164th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 329th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.

CONSTITUENCY MP

Heather Wheeler

Heather Wheeler

Heather Kay Wheeler (born 14 May 1959) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Derbyshire, taking the seat from the Labour Party after 13 years.

Wheeler was brought up in Wandsworth and elected Conservative Councillor on Wandsworth Council at the age of 22. After serving a full council term she married her husband Bob, moving in 1986 to Bretby.

After working in the City of London for 10 years, she qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Wheeler was elected onto South Derbyshire District Council in 1995 and was leader of the Conservative group on the council until standing aside following her election as an MP. Following her election to parliament, she continued briefly as district councillor for Repton but did not seek re-election when her term ended in 2011. Wheeler has previously unsuccessfully fought the general elections of 2001 and 2005 in Coventry South, although a swing to the Conservatives was recorded on both occasions.

Wheeler's husband Bob is the current leader of South Derbyshire District Council. Their daughter Harriet was a council candidate in the 2011 local elections but was unsuccessful.

Wheeler was a member of the Conservative Party's A-List.

She was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Act 2014

Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Wheeler

MP DETAILS
AddressHeather Wheeler MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Phone Number020 7219 4272
Political PartyConservative
Email Addressheather@heatherwheeler.org.uk
ConstituencySouth Derbyshire
GenderFemale
Date of Birth14/05/1959
WebsiteWebsite
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Party PageWebsite
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2015 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

SHARE OF VOTES
49.4%
26.8%
3.7%
2.4 %
17.7%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Green Party
UKIP
ELECTION TURNOUT

Election turnout for the South Derbyshire constituency in 2015 was 68.20%, higher than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.

2015 CANDIDATES

Candidate Party Gender Date of Birth LinkedIn Website
Alan GravesUK Independence PartyMale09 February 1963 (54)--
Cheryl PidgeonLabourFemale---
Heather WheelerConservativeFemale14 May 1959 (58)-http://www.heatherwheeler.org.uk/
Lorraine JohnsonLiberal DemocratFemale---
Marianne BamkinGreenFemale---

2010 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

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2010 CANDIDATES
ELECTION TURNOUT

Election turnout for the South Derbyshire constituency in 2010 was %, lower than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.

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