Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency)
|Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in Suffolk.
Location of Suffolk within England.
|Electorate||76,177 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Daniel Poulter (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Suffolk before 2010, the Boundary Commission for England's review led to minor alterations to the constituency to have electoral wards:
- Castle Hill, Whitehouse, and Whitton from Ipswich (borough)
- Barking and Somersham; Bramford and Blakenham; Claydon and Barham, Debenham, Eye, Fressingfield, Helmingham and Coddenham, Hoxne, Mendlesham, Palgrave, Stradbroke and Laxfield, The Stonhams, Wetheringsett, and Worlingworth from Mid Suffolk
- Earl Soham, Framlingham, Grundisburgh, Hacheston, Kesgrave East, Kesgrave West, Otley, Rushmere St Andrew, Wickham Market, and Witnesham from Suffolk Coastal
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is a Conservative safe seat, primarily made up of rural farming communities and retirement properties. The exception to this are the three wards from Ipswich Borough Council, which polarise support between the Conservatives and Labour, and Kesgrave, a new satellite town, which shows strong support for the Conservatives. The rural areas which make up the majority of the constituency, consistently return a majority of Conservative councillors. The local government make up of the seat, in respect of the number of borough and district councillors elected by party is 28 Conservative, 5 Labour, 4 Independent, 3 Liberal Democrat, and 1 Green.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne||13,339||25.0||+4.7|
|New Party||Richard Vass||118||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Houseley||10,709||21.1||+5.0|
|General Election 2001: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
|Liberal Democrat||Ann Elvin||7,593||16.1||-4.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
|Liberal Democrat||Minone Goldspink||10,886||20.6||N/A|
|Independent Conservative||S Bennett||489||0.9||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
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