Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)

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County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cleethorpes in the former county of Humberside.
Outline map
Location of the former county of Humberside within England.
County Lincolnshire
Electorate 70,895 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Martin Vickers (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Brigg & Cleethorpes
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Cleethorpes is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Martin Vickers of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

In its current form, Cleethorpes is a bellwether seat having been won by the party that went on to become the largest in the House of Commons at each of the four elections contested so far (Labour in 1997, 2001 and 2005 and the Conservatives in 2010). It is a large part-rural, part-urban seat on the coast in northern Lincolnshire. As well as the eponymous town itself, the constituency includes Barton-upon-Humber and Immingham, as well as many smaller settlements. It entirely surrounds the town of Grimsby, with the exception of the Grimsby shoreline on the River Humber.

In addition to the Great Grimsby constituency, Cleethorpes also borders the Brigg & Goole, Gainsborough and Louth & Horncastle constituencies.


Since the 2010 general election when new boundaries came into force, the constituency has included the following local government wards:[2]

Seven wards of North East Lincolnshire:

  • Croft Baker
  • Haverstoe
  • Humberston & New Waltham
  • Immingham
  • Sidney Sussex
  • Waltham
  • Wolds

And two wards of North Lincolnshire:

  • Barton-upon-Humber
  • Ferry

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Shona McIsaac Labour
2010 Martin Vickers Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Cleethorpes[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Stephen Harness
Liberal Democrat Roy Horobin
Labour Peter Keith[5]
TUSC Malcolm Morland
Green Carol Thornton[6]
Conservative Martin Vickers
General Election 2010: Cleethorpes[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Vickers 18,939 42.1 +4.8
Labour Shona McIsaac 14,641 32.6 -10.8
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Morland 8,192 18.2 +3.5
UKIP Stephen Harness 3,194 7.1 +2.5
Majority 4,298 9.6
Turnout 44,966 64.0 +2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cleethorpes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shona McIsaac 18,889 43.3 -6.3
Conservative Martin Vickers 16,247 37.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Geoff Lowis 6,437 14.8 +2.8
UKIP William Hardie 2,016 4.6 +2.5
Majority 2,642 6.1
Turnout 43,589 61.6 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -3.6
General Election 2001: Cleethorpes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shona McIsaac 21,032 49.6 -2.0
Conservative Stephen Howd 15,412 36.3 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Gordon Smith 5,080 12.0 +0.6
UKIP Janet Hatton 894 2.1 N/A
Majority 5,620 13.3
Turnout 42,418 62.0 -11.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cleethorpes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shona McIsaac 26,058 51.6 N/A
Conservative Michael Brown 16,882 33.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat K. Melton 5,746 11.4 N/A
Referendum Party J. Berry 894 3.5 N/A
Majority 9,176 N/A
Turnout 73.4 N/A
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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°38′N 0°18′W / 53.63°N 0.30°W / 53.63; -0.30