This is a reference post listing the UK parliamentary constituencies that cover the area of England known as ‘The Chilterns’ with details of the current MP and their party.
A while ago I noted this post which pointed out the correlation between which political parties people vote for and the geology of an area. So if you live where there is chalk you are likely to have a Conservative MP. It turns out that this is largely true.
This got me thinking about the nature of the political representation of the chalk hills that surround where I live — the Chiltern Hills. I wondered who were the MPs who had constituencies that covered The Chilterns and so would have an interest in its conservation.
After a bit of research I came up with the following list which I make available in case anyone finds it useful:
|Hitchin and Harpenden||Peter Lilley||Conservative|
|Mid Bedfordshire||Nadine Dorries||Conservative|
|Luton North||Kelvin Hopkins||Labour|
|Luton South||Gavin Shuker||Labour|
|South West Bedfordshire||Andrew Selous||Conservative|
|Hemel Hempstead||Michael Penning||Conservative|
|South West Hertfordshire||David Gauke||Conservative|
|Chesham and Amersham||Cheryl Gillan||Conservative|
These are the constituencies that as far as I can tell have boundaries that overlap with the area that The Chilterns covers. I don’t think I’ve missed any. None of these constituencies are wholly in The Chilterns and some only cover a small area.
True to form they are mostly Conservative held seats. The exception being the two Luton seats and that of the Speaker of the House of Commons, who by tradition is not opposed by the main political parties at an election, but who was originally elected as a Conservative.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.