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Cambridgeshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.The seat is currently held by Conservative MP Zachariah Fleming.

BoundariesEdit

The constituency covers the administrative county of Cambridgeshire, excluding the Municipal Borough of Cambridge itself.

HistoryEdit

The constituency was first created in 1918 where Liberal MP Edwin Montagu was elected following the abolition of his previous constituency. Montagu lost the seat in 1922, signalling a history of returning Conservative MPs. Following the 1945 General Election Albert Stubbs won the seat for the Labour Party, but in 1950 Conservative candidate Gerald Howard won the seat back. The Conservatives maintained control of the constituency, with current incumbent Zachariah Fleming cementing the constituency as a safe seat, increasing his share of the vote substantially since his election in 1970. Cambridgeshire is now considered one of the safest seats in the East of England.

Election HistoryEdit

1979 General Election: Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zachariah Fleming 41,218 56.52 +9.0
Labour R Collins 17,929 24.58 -3.2
Liberal SR Jakobi 13,780 18.90 -5.8


October 1974 General Election: Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zachariah Fleming 30,508 47.52 +0.5
Labour MP Farley 17,853 27.81 +2.0
Liberal SR Jakobi 15,841 24.67 -2.5


February 1974 General Election: Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zachariah Fleming 32,638 47.03 -7.6
Liberal SR Jakobi 18,826 27.13 +15.5
Labour MP Farley 17,930 25.84 -8.0


1970 General Election: Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zachariah Fleming 32,264 54.58 +6.9
Labour JN Hughes 19,993 33.82 -4.2
Liberal MM Brown 6,861 11.61 -2.7


1966 General Election: Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Pym 25,600 47.64 -0.3
Labour JN Hughes 20,433 38.03 +4.0
Liberal JRC Beale 7,698 14.33 -3.7