East Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of East Yorkshire in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Electorate||80,435 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Bridlington, Driffield, Pocklington and
|Member of Parliament||Greg Knight (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
East Yorkshire constituency covers the northern part of the East Riding of Yorkshire unitary authority from Pocklington and Market Weighton through Driffield to Bridlington and corresponds to the former East Yorkshire district.
For the 2010 general election minor boundary changes affected the constituency. The civil parish of Middleton on the Wolds was transferred to the Beverley and Holderness constituency while Brandesburton was gained from the Beverley and Holderness constituency.
This seat was created in 1997 and replaced Bridlington. The Conservative MP for that seat since 1979, John Townend, won the new seat, and held it until he retired in 2001. His successor, the current incumbent Greg Knight, had previously represented the marginal seat of Derby North from 1983 until he was defeated in the 1997 Labour landslide election. To date it has been a Conservative safe seat and ranks 170th in terms of their share of the vote of their 631 candidates, with in 2010 an approximately equally divided opposition.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election, 2010: Yorkshire East|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Adamson||10,842||21.2||+2.2|
|Social Democrat||Ray Allerston||914||1.8||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: East Yorkshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Jim Wastling||9,075||19.3||+4.8|
|General Election 2001: East Yorkshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Mary-Rose Hardy||6,300||14.5||−4.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: East Yorkshire|
|Liberal Democrat||David Leadley||9,070||18.5||N/A|
|Social Democrat||Trevor Pearson||1,049||2.1||N/A|
|National Democrats||Mike Cooper||381||0.8||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.
- "Are you ready to vote in the next election?". East Riding News (East Riding of Yorkshire Council): p. 3. April 2010.
- General Election Results from the Electoral Commission
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y" [self-published source][better source needed]
- East Yorkshire, UKPollingReport
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Yorkshire East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.