Luton North (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Luton North in Bedfordshire.
Location of Bedfordshire within England.
|Electorate||66,273 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Kelvin Hopkins (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Luton West|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
1983-1997: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, and Sundon Park; the District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Flitton and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, and Westoning; and the District of South Bedfordshire wards of Barton-le-Clay, Streatley, and Toddington.
1997-2010: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Saints, and Sundon Park.
2010-present: The Borough of Luton wards of Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, and Sundon Park.
One other constituency than Luton North includes Luton — Luton South — both cover a similar housing profile[n 3] and economic ambit that have seen: house prices increase above the national average since 1997, two periods of relatively high numbers of the unemployed and lowest wage earners (the 1990s and 2008–2011 global recession); the former covers roughly the LU3 and 4 postcode districts and excludes the town centre of what one broadsheet characterised as a tough town whereas other commentators state that Luton has a resilient economy which "revolves around the airport as well as the retail sector."
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Rabi Martins||4,784||11.1||-4.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Linda Jack||6,081||15.5||+5.8|
|Open Forum||Kayson Gurney||149||0.4||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Hoyle||3,795||9.7||+0.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Kathryn Newbound||4,299||9.1|
|Natural Law||Aaron Custance||250||0.5|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Dr. Jane Jackson||7,570||12.0||-7.4|
|Green||Roger P. Jones||633||1.0||+1.0|
|Natural Law||Keith M. Buscombe||292||0.5||+0.5|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Luton North|
|Social Democrat||JD Stephen||11,166||19.4|
|General Election 1983: Luton North|
|Social Democrat||JD Stephen||13,769||25.49|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- The proportion of semi-detached houses is in the highest of the five categories, similar to London Borough of Havering, London Borough of Bexley, Castle Point and Ipswich only surpassed in the east/southeast by Rochford
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- 2001 Census
- The Guardian constituency profile
- Mouseprice.com guide
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
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