Fylde (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Fylde in Lancashire for the 2010 general election.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Electorate||66,504 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Kirkham, Wesham, Lytham St Annes, Freckleton|
|Member of Parliament||Mark Menzies (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Fylde North and Fylde South|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||Fylde North and Fylde South|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
The Fylde constituency was originally formed for the 1918 general election, but was abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was split into Fylde North and Fylde South. For the 1983 General Election those two constituencies were merged to form a new Fylde constituency.
The seat was reduced in the boundary review leading to the United Kingdom general election, 2010, losing most of its elements from the Borough of Wyre and the City of Preston to the new seat of Wyre and Preston North.
The current constituency is based on that drawn up for the 1983 general election, largely based on the entire. Borough of Fylde. That 1983 seat was the successor to Fylde South and comprised the entire borough plus the Preston Rural West electoral ward centred on the civil parish of Lea.
From the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which reported in time for the 2010 election, the electoral ward of Lea from the City of Preston was added to the borough of Fylde.
The constituency has three main population centres, namely Kirkham/Wesham, Lytham St Annes and Freckleton. Kirkham and Wesham are adjacent small towns with some light industrial development. Lytham and St Annes are comfortable seaside resorts, favoured by families and retired couples.
Members of Parliament
|1918||Wilfrid William Ashley||Conservative|
|1938 by-election||Claude Lancaster||Conservative|
|1950||constituency split into Fylde North and Fylde South|
MPs since 1983
|1983||Sir Edward Gardner||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Fylde|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Winlow||9,641||22.1||+6.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Fylde|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Winlow||7,748||17.0||+2.2|
|General Election 2001: Fylde|
|Liberal Democrat||John Begg||6,599||14.8||+0.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Fylde|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Greene||7,609||14.61||−6.1|
|Referendum Party||David Britton||2,372||4.56||N/A|
|Natural Law||Terry Kerwin||163||0.31||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Fylde|
|Liberal Democrat||Nigel Cryer||9,648||19.3||−4.9|
|Labour||Ms. Carol Hughes||9,382||18.8||+4.5|
|Natural Law||Peter Douglas Napier Leadbetter||239||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Fylde|
|Liberal||Mrs. Anne Smith||11,787||24.2||−0.1|
|Labour||Dr. Geoffrey Smith||6,955||14.3||+3.4|
|Restore Capital Punishment||Harold Fowler||405||0.8||−1.2|
|General Election 1983: Fylde|
|Conservative||Sir Edward Gardner||27,879||62.9||N/A|
|Liberal||Mrs. Anne Smith||10,777||24.3||N/A|
|Labour||David J. King||4,821||10.9||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Election in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Fylde|
|Common Wealth||K Heath||1,784||2.89|
Elections in the 1930s
|Fylde by-election, 30 November 1938|
|Labour||Dr. Mabel Tylecote||17,648|
|General Election 1935: Fylde|
|General Election 1931: Fylde|
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