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Encyclopedia > Penrith and The Border (UK Parliament constituency)

Penrith and The Border is a 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. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Election results

General Election 2005: Penrith and The Border
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Boaden
Legalise Cannabis Alliance Mark Gibson
Conservative David Maclean
UKIP William Robinson
Liberal Democrats Geyve Walker
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2001: Penrith and The Border
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Maclean 24,302 54.9 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Geyve Walker 9,625 21.8 -4.9
Labour Michael Boaden 8,177 18.5 -3.1
UKIP Thomas Lowther 938 2.1 N/A
Legalise Cannabis Mark Gibson 870 2.0 N/A
Independent John Moffat 337 0.8 N/A
Majority 14,677 33.1
Turnout 44,249 64.5 -9.1
Conservative hold Swing

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on 5 May 2005, just over three weeks after the dissolution of Parliament on 11 April by Queen Elizabeth II, at the request of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Legalise Cannabis Alliance Emblem The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) is a political party registered in the United Kingdom with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | 1953 births | Members of the Privy Council ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ... Categories: Stub | 1953 births | Members of the Privy Council ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ...

Politics and history of the constituency


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