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Bolsover (/ˈbɒlsˌvər/, /ˈbɒlzˌvər/ and commonly /bzər/) is a constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Derbyshire. It has been represented by Conservative politician Mark Fletcher in the House of Commons since 2019. It was represented by Labour politician Dennis Skinner for nearly 50 years between 1970 and 2019.

Boundaries

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Boundaries of Bolsover from 1983 to 2010

The constituency was first created in 1950, but has changed shape over time.

1950–1983: The Urban District of Bolsover, and the Rural Districts of Blackwell and Clowne.

1983–2010: The District of Bolsover, and the District of North East Derbyshire wards of Morton, Pilsley, Shirland, and Sutton.

2010–present: The District of Bolsover, and the District of North East Derbyshire wards of Holmewood and Heath, Pilsley and Morton, Shirland, and Sutton.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 Harold Neal Labour
1970 Dennis Skinner
2019 Mark Fletcher Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Fletcher 21,791 47.4 Increase 6.9
Labour Dennis Skinner 16,492 35.9 Decrease 16.0
Brexit Party Kevin Harper 4,151 9.0 New
Liberal Democrat David Hancock 1,759 3.8 Increase 0.9
Green David Kesteven 758 1.7 New
Independent Ross Walker 517 1.1 New
Independent Natalie Hoy 470 1.0 New
Majority 5,299 11.5 N/A
Turnout 45,938 61.1 Decrease 2.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 11.5
General election 2017: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 24,153 51.9 Increase 0.7
Conservative Helen Harrison 18,865 40.5 Increase 16.0
UKIP Philip Rose 2,129 4.6 Decrease 16.4
Liberal Democrat Ross Shipman 1,372 2.9 Decrease 0.4
Majority 5,288 11.4 Decrease 15.4
Turnout 46,519 63.3 Decrease 2.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease 7.7
General election 2015: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 22,542 51.2 +1.2
Conservative Peter Bedford 10,764 24.5 -0.1
UKIP Ray Calladine 9,228 21.0 +17.1
Liberal Democrat David Lomax 1,464 3.3 -12.2
Majority 11,778 26.8 +1.4
Turnout 43,998 61.1 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +0.7
General election 2010: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 21,994 50.0
Conservative Lee Rowley 10,812 24.6
Liberal Democrat Denise Hawksworth 6,821 15.5
BNP Martin Radford 2,640 6.0 New
UKIP Ray Calladine 1,721 3.9 New
Majority 11,182 25.4
Turnout 43,988 60.5
Labour win (new boundaries)

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 25,217 65.2 −3.4
Liberal Democrat Denise Hawksworth 6,780 17.5 +5.6
Conservative Hasan Imam 6,702 17.3 −2.2
Majority 18,437 47.7 -1.4
Turnout 38,699 57.3 +0.8
Labour hold Swing −4.5
General election 2001: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 26,249 68.6 −5.4
Conservative Simon Massey 7,472 19.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Marie Bradley 4,550 11.9 +2.6
Majority 18,777 49.1 -7.8
Turnout 38,271 56.5 −14.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 35,073 74.0 +9.5
Conservative Richard Harwood 7,924 16.7 −8.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Cox 4,417 9.3 −0.9
Majority 27,149 57.3 +18.1
Turnout 47,414 71.3 -7.8
Labour hold Swing +9.1
General election 1992: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 33,978 64.5 +8.3
Conservative Timothy D.R. James 13,323 25.3 −3.0
Liberal Democrat Susan P. Barber 5,368 10.2 −5.3
Majority 20,655 39.2 +11.3
Turnout 52,669 79.1 +1.8
Labour hold Swing +5.7

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 28,453 56.2 -0.1
Conservative Michael Lingens 14,333 28.31 +1.4
SDP Mark Fowler 7,836 15.48 -1.3
Majority 14,120 27.89 -1.5
Turnout 50,622 77.34
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 26,514 56.3
Conservative S. Roberts 12,666 26.9
SDP S. Reddish 7,886 16.8
Majority 13,848 29.4
Turnout 47,066 72.67
Labour win (new boundaries)

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 27,495 66.58
Conservative Anthony Favell 10,116 24.49
Liberal James Ian Frost 3,688 8.93
Majority 17,379 42.09
Turnout 41,299 78.31
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 27,275 70.55
Conservative C.L. Sternberg 6,209 16.06
Liberal M. Taylor 5,176 13.39 New
Majority 21,066 54.49
Turnout 38,660 74.52
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 30,787 76.47 -1.03
Conservative A.R. Dix 9,474 23.53 +1.03
Majority 21,313 52.94 -2.06
Turnout 40,261 78.38
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Skinner 28,830 77.50
Conservative Ivor J Humphrey 8,371 22.50
Majority 20,459 55.00
Turnout 37,201 70.76
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 30,114 81.55
Conservative Peter C Coleman 6,815 18.45
Majority 23,299 63.10
Turnout 36,929 74.62
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 31,234 79.34
Conservative Patrick Cormack 8,131 20.66
Majority 23,103 58.68
Turnout 39,365 78.89
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 32,536 78.2 -0.7
Conservative Robin Marlar 9,076 21.8 +0.7
Majority 23,460 56.4 -1.3
Turnout 41,612 82.5 +4.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 30,074 78.87
Conservative Brian RO Bell 8,055 21.13
Majority 22,019 57.74
Turnout 38,129 77.57
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 33,661 79.89
Conservative John Cordeaux 8,472 20.11
Majority 25,189 59.78
Turnout 42,133 85.36
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Bolsover
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Neal 34,017 80.6
Conservative John Cordeaux 8,184 19.4
Majority 25,833 61.2
Turnout 42,201 86.2
Labour win (new seat)
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