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 Daventry
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Tim Boswell Conservative 27,911 49.2 +2.9
Kevin Quigley Labour 18,262 32.2 -2.2
Jamie Calder Liberal Democrat 9,130 16.1 +1.1
Peter Baden UK Independence 1,381 2.4 +1.7
Majority 9,649 17.0
Turnout 56,684 65.5 -11.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.6% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Daventry was the only Conservative seat left in Northamptonshire after Labourís tidal wave in 1997. It lies in the south west of the county and borders 4 other counties - Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The town of Daventry has expanded over the last few decades - it is close to the M1, between Northampton and Rugby, and has grown up on the car industry. The population growth prompted the building of many private housing estates, whilst the good communication links to London and the north attracted new industries to the town.

Aside from Daventry itself, the only other towns of any note are Brackley and Towcester. The latter is most famous for its racecourse. However, most of the seat is actually rural, and the countryside harbours many prosperous small villages as well as a number of elegant mansions.

Silverstone, site of the British Grand Prix is found here; Thenford, the village where Michael Heseltine has his country mansion is situated in the constituency; and the seat of the Spencer family is found at Althorp. It is on their estate at Althorp Park that the body of Diana, Princess of Wales was buried.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Daventry
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Timothy Boswell Conservative 28,615 46.3
Ken Ritchie Labour 21,237 34.4
John Gordon Liberal Democrat 9,233 15.0
Barbara Russocki Referendum 2,018 3.3
B J Mahoney UK Independence 443 0.7
Russell France Natural Law 204 0.3
Majority 7,378 11.9
Turnout 61,750 76.5
 
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