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 Milton Keynes South West
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Phyllis Starkey Labour 22,484 49.5 -4.3
Iain Stewart Conservative 15,506 34.2 +0.7
Nazar Mohammed Liberal Democrat 4,828 10.6 -1.3
Alan Francis Green 957 2.1  
Clive Davies UK Independence 848 1.9  
Patman Denning Legal cannabis 500 1.1  
Dave Bradbury Socialist Alliance 261 0.6  
Majority 6,978 15.4
Turnout 45,384 59.2 -12.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.5% from Labour to Conservative

Description
In 1997, Phyllis Starkey increased the Labour vote here by over 16%, while the Conservative vote fell by 13%. This resulted in a Labour majority of almost 10,300.

Unlike Milton Keynes North East, this constituency incorporates very little of the rural area surrounding Milton Keynes. It is the more compact of the two, and contains the long-established communities of Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Stony Stratford and Wolverton. The parts of the new city in this seat have in the past been less inclined towards the Conservatives than those further east and north.

However, Loughton Park, which was almost entirely developed in the 1980s, has always consisted only of private housing and has not usually favoured Labour. Traditionally, Labourís strongest ward has been the old railway town of Wolverton, which provided their only county councillor in Buckinghamshire in their disastrous year of 1977.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Milton Keynes South West
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Phyllis Starkey Labour 27,298 53.8
Barry Legg Conservative 17,006 33.5
Peter Jones Liberal Democrat 6,065 11.9
Hugh Kelly Natural Law 389 0.8
Majority 10,292 20.3
Turnout 50,758 71.4
 
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