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 Salisbury
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Robert Key Conservative 24,527 46.6 +3.7
Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce Liberal Democrat 15,824 30.1 -2.1
Sue Mallory Labour 9,199 17.5 -0.1
Malcolm Wood UK Independence 1,958 3.7 -2.0
Hamish Soutar Green 1,095 2.1 +1.0
Majority 8,703 16.5
Turnout 52,603 65.3 -8.3
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.9% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.9% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Salisbury is an ancient city with a grand cathedral, which is separated from Wiltshire’s growth corridor around the M4 motorway by Salisbury Plain. The cathedral in Salisbury is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain.

It is the mother church of the Salisbury Diocese, an area which covers most of the counties of Wiltshire and Dorset. Started in 1220 it was completed by 1258, with the Spire, the tallest in England (404ft) added a generation later.

This seat also takes in territory extending to the towns of Amesbury and Wilton, west to Tisbury and also includes some large army camps. Salisbury has one of the largest concentrations of military personnel in the country. On the Plain there are large camps at Bulford and Durrington and large parts are marked as "Danger Areas" on maps, because they are used for military training.

Salisbury District Council, like North Wiltshire and West Wiltshire has fallen into the hands of the Liberal Democrats in recent years.

Sir Edward Heath lives in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Salisbury
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Robert Key Conservative 25,012 42.9
Yvonne Emmerson-Peirce Liberal Democrat 18,736 32.2
Ricky Rogers Labour 10,242 17.6
N Farage UK Independence 3,332 5.7
Hamish Soutar Green 623 1.1
Bill Holmes Independent 184 0.3
Shirley Haysom Natural Law 110 0.2
Majority 6,276 10.8
Turnout 58,239 73.6
 
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