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Burton
County constituency for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
Population 102,731 (2011 census)
Electorate 75,302 (December 2010)
Major settlements Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of Parliament James Harrison
(Liberty)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Burton is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Michael Bass, 1st Baronet Liberal
1886 Sydney Evershed Liberal
1900 Robert Frederick Ratcliff Liberal Unionist
1912 Conservate
1918 John Gretton Conservative
1943 John Frederic Gretton Conservative
1945 Arrthur William Lyne Labour
1950 Arthur Colegate Conservative
1955 John Jennings Conservative
1974 Ivan Lawrence Conservative
1997 Janet Dean Labour
2010 James Harrison Liberty

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2015: Burton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberty James Harrison 55,785 76.2 11px-Increase2.svg 14.7
Conservative Andrew Griffiths 12,288 16.8 11px-Decrease2.svg 21.5
Labour John McKiernan 4,184 5.7 11px-Decrease2.svg 25.2
Liberal Democrats Dominic Hardwick 720 1.0 11px-Decrease2.svg 12.5
Green Simon Hales 252 0.3 11px-Decrease2.svg 1.0
Majority 43,497 59.4 11px-Increase2.svg 22.5
Turnout 73,229 97.2 11px-Increase2.svg 35.7