Beverley and Holderness (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beverley and Holderness
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Beverley and Holderness in Humberside.
Outline map
Location of Humberside within England.
County East Riding of Yorkshire
Electorate 79,775 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Beverley, Hornsea, Hedon, Withernsea
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Graham Stuart (Conservative)
Number of members One
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Beverley and Holderness is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Graham Stuart of the Conservative Party.[n 2]


1997-2010: The East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley wards of Cherry Holme, Leconfield, Leven, Minster North, Minster South, Molescroft, St Mary’s East, St Mary’s West, Tickton, Walkington, and Woodmansey; and the Borough of Holderness.

2010-present: The District of East Riding of Yorkshire wards of Beverley Rural, Mid Holderness, Minster and Woodmansey, North Holderness, St Mary’s, South East Holderness, and South West Holderness.

The constituency covers the south-east of the East Riding of Yorkshire and borders with the East Yorkshire, Haltemprice and Howden, Kingston upon Hull North and Kingston upon Hull East constituencies. It also borders a stretch of the North Sea coast from Skipsea to Spurn Point, and the Humber estuary to Hedon.

For the 2010 general election minor boundary changes affect the constituency. The civil parish of Brandesburton was transferred to the East Yorkshire constituency and Woodmansey to the Haltemprice and Howden constituency. Middleton on the Wolds was gained from the East Yorkshire constituency and Newbald from the Haltemprice and Howden constituency.[2]


The constituency first sent members to Parliament regularly from 1563 as Beverley, but was disenfranchised in 1869. It was re-created for a short time between 1950 and 1955 and then again in 1983. In 1997 the constituency was renamed to the current form, Beverley and Holderness. Following the elections in 2005, a ballot box was stolen.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Before 1997, see Beverley

Election Member[3] Party
1997 James Cran Conservative
2005 Graham Stuart Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Beverley and Holderness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Pinder [4]
UKIP Gary Shores [5]
Conservative Graham Stuart [6]
General Election 2010: Beverley and Holderness[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Stuart 25,063 47.1 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Craig Dobson 12,076 22.7 +3.0
Labour Ian Saunders 11,224 21.1 -13.6
BNP Neil Whitelam 2,080 3.9 +3.9
UKIP Andy Horsfield 1,845 3.5 -1.2
Green Bill Rigby 686 1.3 +1.3
Independent Ron Hughes 225 0.4 +0.4
Majority 12,987 24.4
Turnout 53,199 66.8 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Beverley and Holderness[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Stuart 20,435 40.7 -0.6
Labour George McManus 17,854 35.6 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Stewart Willie 9,578 19.1 +3.2
UKIP Oliver Marriott 2,336 4.7 +1.5
Majority 2,580 5.1 +3.4
Turnout 50,203 64.8 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing +1.7
General Election 2001: Beverley and Holderness[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Cran 19,168 41.3 +0.2
Labour Pippa Langford 18,387 39.6 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Stewart Willie 7,356 15.9 -2.6
UKIP Stephen Wallis 1,464 3.2 +1.8
Majority 781 1.7
Turnout 46,375 62.0 -10.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Beverley and Holderness[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Cran 21,629 41.2 N/A
Labour Norman O'Neill 20,418 38.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat John Melling 9,689 18.4 N/A
UKIP David Barley 695 1.3 N/A
Natural Law Stewart Withers 111 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,211 2.3 N/A
Turnout 52,542 72.9 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.


Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 0°09′22″W / 53.800°N 0.156°W / 53.800; -0.156