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 Maidenhead
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Theresa May Conservative 19,506 45.0 -4.8
Kathy Newbound Liberal Democrat 16,222 37.4 +11.1
John O'Farrell Labour 6,577 15.2 -2.9
Dennis Cooper UK Independence 741 1.7 +1.2
Lord Lloyd of Loonyshire Clarke Raving Loony 272 0.6  
Majority 3,284 7.6
Turnout 43,318 62.0 -13.6
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 8.0% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 0.9% from Conservative to Labour

Description
In 1997, a constituency was based around the town of Maidenhead for the first time: previously, it had shared a constituency with the neighbouring town of Windsor. Even so, although named after the east Berkshire town, the constituency covers much rural ground too, including many picturesque villages. The western edge of the seat reaches the outer suburbs of Reading.

The town of Maidenhead itself has a thriving and dynamic economy with businesses ranging from small family firms that have been here for generations to the European headquarters of multinational companies. It is an important shopping centre and in recent times has attracted many hi-tech and pharmaceutical companies. It is close to the motorway and is well linked to London and Heathrow Airport.

The town owes its origins to the River Thames, which still attracts tourists who enjoy walks along the riverside. More significant is the fact that the river here plays host to the annual Henley Royal Regatta - although Henley is in Oxfordshire, Berkshire claims the regatta meadows.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Maidenhead
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Theresa May Conservative 25,344 49.8
Andrew Ketteringham Liberal Democrat 13,363 26.3
Denise Robson Labour 9,205 18.1
Charles Taverner Referendum 1,638 3.2
David Munkley Liberal Party 896 1.8
N Spiers UK Independence 277 0.5
Kristian Ardley Independent 166 0.3
Majority 11,981 23.5
Turnout 50,889 75.6
 
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