Beverley and Holderness (UK Parliament constituency)
|Beverley and Holderness|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Beverley and Holderness in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Electorate||79,775 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Beverley, Hornsea, Hedon, Withernsea|
|Member of Parliament||Graham Stuart (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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.
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
Before 1997, see Beverley
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Beverley and Holderness|
|Liberal Democrat||Craig Dobson||12,076||22.7||+3.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Beverley and Holderness|
|Liberal Democrat||Stewart Willie||9,578||19.1||+3.2|
|General Election 2001: Beverley and Holderness|
|Liberal Democrat||Stewart Willie||7,356||15.9||-2.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Beverley and Holderness|
|Liberal Democrat||John Melling||9,689||18.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Stewart Withers||111||0.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Are you ready to vote in the next election?". East Riding News (East Riding of Yorkshire Council): p. 3. April 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Beverley & Holderness". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Beverley and Holderness | Aristotle, guardian.co.uk