Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)
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|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Cleethorpes in the former county of Humberside.
Location of the former county of Humberside within England.
|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|
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.
Since the 2010 general election when new boundaries came into force, the constituency has included the following local government wards:
Seven wards of North East Lincolnshire:
- Croft Baker
- Humberston & New Waltham
- Sidney Sussex
And two wards of North Lincolnshire:
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Cleethorpes|
|Labour||Peter Keath |
|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|
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.