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 Beaconsfield
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Dominic Grieve Conservative 22,233 52.8 +3.6
Stephen Lathrope Labour 9,168 21.8 +1.8
Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat 9,117 21.6 +0.2
Andrew Moffatt UK Independence 1,626 3.9 +3.0
Majority 13,065 31.0
Turnout 42,144 61.6 -11.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.9% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Beaconsfield was one of the seats which remained most loyal to the Conservatives in 1997, even though MP Tim Smith had to resign just before the 1997 election over "cash-for-questions" allegations. His replacement, Dominic Grieve, held a comfortable 14,000 majority although the Conservative share of the vote did dip below 50% for the first time in the constituency.

Tony Blair made his first attempt to get into parliament when he stood for the seat in a 1982 by-election, polling just 3,886 votes.

Beaconsfield is one of the richest corners of the Home Counties. Communities in the area are famed for various things: Gerrards Cross for its detached modern mansions; Denham and Burnham Beeches for their film productions; Iver as the birthplace of caustic, red-head, right-wing (one time left-wing) columnist Paul Johnson; Dorney as the unspoilt celebrity village and Taplow as the nearest village to Cliveden and the palatial home of the Astors.

Mr Grieve, son of Sir Percy Grieve, MP for Solihull between 1964 and 1983, is one of 19 sitting MPs to follow their fathers into the House.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Beaconsfield
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Dominic Grieve Conservative 24,709 49.2
Peter Mapp Liberal Democrat 10,722 21.4
Alastair Hudson Labour 10,063 20.0
Humphrey Lloyd Referendum 2,197 4.4
Christopher Story Independent 1,434 2.9
Christopher Cooke UK Independence 451 0.9
Gillian Duval ProLife Alliance 286 0.6
Tom Dyball Natural Law 193 0.4
Robert Matthews Independent 146 0.3
Majority 13,987 27.9
Turnout 50,201 72.8
 
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