Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)
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Boundary of Cleethorpes in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||North East Lincolnshire|
|Electorate||70,895 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Martin Vickers (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Brigg & Cleethorpes|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Cleethorpes is since 2001 has been a marginal seat and is a large part-rural, part-urban seat on the coast in Lincolnshire surrounding Grimsby and north of Skegness, since its inception in 1997 fought, in first and second place, by Labour and Conservative candidates. To the west is Brigg and Goole and to the northwest is Hull.
It is made up of 7 wards of North East Lincolnshire: -Immingham (suburban / council estate mix, heavy industry) -Wolds (rural / suburban mix) -Waltham (suburban) -Humberston & New Waltham (suburban) -Haverstoe (suburban) -Croft Baker (terrace / suburban mix) -Sidney Sussex (terraced houses)
And 2 wards of North Lincolnshire: -Ferry (rural / suburban mix) -Barton-upon-Humber (suburban / council estate mix)
Members of Parliament
Previously the Cleethorpes constituency was wholly within the Brigg and Cleethorpes constituency.
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Cleethorpes|
|Liberal Democrat||Malcolm Morland||8,192||18.2||+3.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+7.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Cleethorpes|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoff Lowis||6,437||14.8||+2.8|
|General Election 2001: Cleethorpes|
|Liberal Democrat||Gordon Smith||5,080||12.0||+0.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Cleethorpes|
|Liberal Democrat||K. Melton||5,746||11.4||N/A|
|Referendum Party||J. Berry||894||3.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
According to research conducted by Professor Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Cleethorpes will be Conservative target number 58 at the next General Election and Labour's 55th most vulnerable seat, requiring a 3.03% swing for it to change hands. It is the Liberal Democrats' 477th target.
The Conservative Party selected its parliamentary candidate in an 'open primary' on Wednesday 8 November. Applications were open to any member of the Conservative Party's priority list of approved candidates and to members of the standard list of approved candidates who claimed a local connection.
The two candidates in the final were Martin Vickers and Alan Lockwood. Martin Vickers won the selection in front of 100-130 people at Cleethorpes Constitutional Club.
Vickers is a councillor in Grimsby and fought the seat at the last General Election. He works as constituency agent to Edward Leigh MP and was not on the priority list.
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 "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.