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Amber Valley is a constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Derbyshire, England. Conservative politician Nigel Mills has represented the constituency in the House of Commons since 2010. It was first created in 1983 from three older constituencies.

Members of Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
Constituency created from Belper, South East Derbyshire and Ilkeston
49th 1983–1987 Phillip Oppenheim Conservative
50th 1987–1992
51st 1992–1997
52nd 1997–2001 Judy Mallaber Labour
53rd 2001–2005
54th 2005–2010
55th 2010–2015 Nigel Mills Official portrait of Nigel Mills MP crop 2.jpg Conservative
56th 2015–2017
57th 2017–2019
58th 2019–present

Elections

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Amber Valley election results

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Mills 29,096 63.8 +7.3
Labour Adam Thompson 12,210 26.8 −11.6
Liberal Democrat Kate Smith 2,873 6.3 +3.9
Green Lian Pizzey 1,388 3.0 +1.6
Majority 16,886 37.0 +18.9
Turnout 45,556 65.1 −2.3
Conservative hold Swing +9.5
General election 2017: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Mills 25,905 56.5 +12.6
Labour James Dawson 17,605 38.4 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Kate Smith 1,100 2.4 −0.6
Green Matt McGuinness 650 1.4 −1.0
Independent Daniel Bamford 551 1.2 N/A
Majority 8,300 18.1 +8.9
Turnout 45,811 67.4 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
General election 2015: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Mills 20,106 44.0 +5.4
Labour Kevin Gillott 15,901 34.8 −2.7
UKIP Stuart Bent 7,263 15.9 +13.9
Liberal Democrat Kate Smith 1,360 3.0 −11.5
Green John Devine 1,087 2.4 +2.4
Majority 4,205 9.2 +8.0
Turnout 45,717 65.1 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.0
General election 2010: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Mills 17,746 38.6 +4.7
Labour Judy Mallaber 17,210 37.4 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Tom Snowdon 6,636 14.4 +2.1
BNP Michael Clarke 3,195 7.0 +4.4
UKIP Sue Ransome 906 2.0 +0.3
Monster Raving Loony Sam Thing 265 0.6 N/A
Majority 536 1.2 N/A
Turnout 45,958 65.5 +1.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judy Mallaber 21,593 45.6 −6.3
Conservative Gillian Shaw 16,318 34.4 −1.3
Liberal Democrat Kate Smith 6,225 13.1 +0.7
BNP Paul Snell 1,243 2.6 N/A
Veritas Alex Stevenson 1,224 2.6 N/A
UKIP Hugh Price 788 1.7 N/A
Majority 5,275 11.1 −5.1
Turnout 47,391 62.9 +2.6
Labour hold Swing −3.8
General election 2001: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judy Mallaber 23,101 51.9 −2.8
Conservative Gillian Shaw 15,874 35.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Kate Smith 5,538 12.4 +4.7
Majority 7,227 16.2 −5.1
Turnout 44,513 60.3 −15.6
Labour hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judy Mallaber 29,943 54.7 +10.3
Conservative Phillip Oppenheim 18,330 33.4 −13.0
Liberal Democrat Roger Shelley 4,219 7.7 −1.4
Referendum Irene McGibbon 2,283 4.2 N/A
Majority 11,613 21.3 N/A
Turnout 54,775 76.0 −8.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 11.7
General election 1992: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Oppenheim 27,418 46.1 −5.3
Labour John Cooper 26,706 44.9 +10.6
Liberal Democrat Graham Brocklebank 5,294 8.9 −5.3
Majority 712 1.2 −15.9
Turnout 59,418 84.7 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing −7.9

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Oppenheim 28,603 51.4 +9.7
Labour David Bookbinder 19,103 34.4 −0.9
Liberal Stewart Reynolds 7,904 14.2 −7.1
Majority 9,500 17.1 +10.7
Turnout 68,478 81.2 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.3
General election 1983: Amber Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Oppenheim 21,502 41.7 N/A
Labour David Bookbinder 18,184 35.3 N/A
Liberal Brian Johnson 10,989 21.3 N/A
Independent Peter Griffiths 856 1.7 N/A
Majority 3,318 6.4 N/A
Turnout 66,720 77.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
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