Lancaster and Fleetwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Lancaster and Fleetwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Lancaster and Fleetwood in Lancashire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Lancashire within England.
County Lancashire
Electorate 67,305 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Lancaster and Wyre
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Lancaster and Fleetwood is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Eric Ollerenshaw, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission created a new constituency involving Wyre and Preston North, for the 2010 general election, which split the previous linking of Lancaster and Wyre. As a consequence, Lancaster and the coastal town of Fleetwood have been attached for parliamentary purposes.

Boundaries[edit]

The new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood was subject to public consultation following the decision to create a new seat in Lancashire in the run-up to the United Kingdom general election, 2010, which caused major consequential changes to the central and southern parts of the county. During the consultation process, the Wyre ward of Cabus was moved from Lancaster and Fleetwood to Wyre and Preston North.

The seat has electoral wards:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Lancaster and Fleetwood[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Chris Coates
Conservative Eric Ollerenshaw
Labour Cat Smith
General Election 2010: Lancaster and Fleetwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Ollerenshaw 15,404 36.1 +2.5
Labour Clive Grunshaw 15,071 35.3 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Stuart Langhorn 8,167 19.1 +3.5
Green Gina Dowding 1,888 4.4 -1.4
UKIP Fred McGlade 1,020 2.4 -0.1
BNP Debra Kent 938 2.2 +2.2
Independent Keith Riley 213 0.5 +0.5
Majority 333 0.8
Turnout 42,701 61.1 +1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -4.8

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References