Hyndburn (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Hyndburn in Lancashire.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Electorate||69,617 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Accrington, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, and Rishton in Hyndburn, and Haslingden in Rossendale|
|Member of Parliament||Graham Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Accrington and Clitheroe|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
History and profile
The seat was created in 1983 from parts of the former seats of Accrington and Clitheroe. In its ambit is much terraced (freehold) owner-occupied housing and surrounding villages that may have helped to win the constituency for a Conservative in 1983 (by 21 votes) and in 1987; Labour won it back in 1992 and chose a following candidate in 2010, who was successfully elected.
A mostly Labour-inclined seat[n 3], based around the East Lancashire town of Accrington, it also includes Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, and Rishton in Hyndburn, and Haslingden in Rossendale.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire in the 2000s, the Boundary Commission made minor alterations to the existing Hyndburn constituency. Two Haslingden wards from Rossendale district were added to the constituency. The Commission rejected a proposal to rename the constituency "Hyndburn and Haslingden", following the Assistant Commissioner's view that;
- It is obviously right that constituency names should as far as possible reflect the geography and character of the constituency but equally they should be as succinct as reasonably possible
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Hyndburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Rankine||5,033||11.8||−2.6|
|Christian Peoples||Kevin Logan||795||1.9||N/A|
|English Democrats||Chris Reid||413||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Hyndburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Greene||5,577||14.1||+4.5|
|General Election 2001: Hyndburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Greene||3,680||9.6||+1.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Hyndburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Les Jones||4,141||8.6||−1.3|
|Referendum Party||Philip Congdon||1,627||2.4||N/A|
|Independent Anti-Corruption in Government (IAC)||James Brown||290||0.4||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Hyndburn|
|Liberal Democrat||Yvonne Stars||4,886||9.9||−5.3|
|Natural Law||Stephen John Whittle||150||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Hyndburn|
|Labour||Keva Christopher Coombes||19,386||39.8||−2.4|
|Social Democrat||John Strak||7,423||15.2||+0.6|
|General Election 1983: Hyndburn|
|Social Democrat||J. Bridgen||6,716||14.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Commissioners Report, accessed 16 January 2006 Archived February 14, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election 2010: Constituency: Hyndburn". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.