Mid Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Mid Norfolk in Norfolk for the 2010 general election.
Location of Norfolk within England.
|Electorate||75,080 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Dereham and Wymondham|
|Member of Parliament||George Freeman (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
1983-1997: The District of Breckland wards of Beetley and Gressenhall, East Dereham Neatherd, East Dereham St Withburga, East Dereham Toftwood, East Dereham Town, Eynsford, Hermitage, Launditch, Mattishall, Shipworth, Springvale, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, and Upper Yare; and the District of Broadland wards of Acle, Aylsham, Blofield, Brundall, Burlingham, Buxton, Cawston, Coltishall, Drayton, Foulsham, Freethorpe, Great Witchingham, Hainford, Hevingham, Horsford, Plumstead, Rackheath, Reedham, Reepham, St Faith's, South Walsham, Spixworth, Taverham, and Wroxham.
1997-2010: The District of Breckland wards of Beetley and Gressenhall, East Dereham Neatherd, East Dereham St Withburga, East Dereham Toftwood, East Dereham Town, Eynsford, Hermitage, Launditch, Mattishall, Shipworth, Springvale, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, and Upper Yare; and the District of Broadland wards of Acle, Aylsham, Blofield, Brundall, Burlingham, Buxton, Cawston, Coltishall, Foulsham, Freethorpe, Great Witchingham, Hainford, Hevingham, Horsford, Plumstead, Rackheath, Reedham, Reepham, St Faith's, South Walsham, Spixworth, and Wroxham.
2010-present: The District of Breckland wards of All Saints, Buckenham, Burgh and Haverscroft, Dereham Central, Dereham Humbletoft, Dereham Neatherd, Dereham Toftwood, Eynsford, Haggard De Toni, Hermitage, Launditch, Necton, Queen’s, Shipdham, Springvale and Scarning, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Templar, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, Upper Yare, Watton, and Wissey; and the District of South Norfolk wards of Abbey, Cromwells, Hingham and Deopham, Northfields, Rustens, Town, and Wicklewood.
Latest boundary review
Under the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies Parliament in 2010 created a new constituency, Broadland based on the local government region of that name, which took electoral wards from the existing North Norfolk and Mid Norfolk areas, with consequential compensatory additions to both from neighbouring constituencies as above.
Parliament first created the constituency in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 however, this did not last beyond 1918 when it was absorbed by neighbouring constituencies.
The present creation of the constituency is the second creation, dating to 1983, since which the area has only elected and been served by a Conservative MP.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Robert Gurdon||Liberal||Gurdon was elected as a Liberal, but joined the Liberal Unionists when the party split|
|1892||Clement Higgins||Liberal||Higgins was elected as a Liberal, but later joined the Liberal Unionists. He resigned his seat in 1895|
|1895 by-election||Robert Gurdon||Liberal Unionist||later Baron Cranworth|
|1906||John Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse||Liberal||later 3rd Earl of Kimberley|
|1910 (Jan)||William Boyle||Liberal Unionist|
|1918 by-election||Neville Jodrell||Conservative||Later MP for King's Lynn|
|1918||Constituency abolished, but re-established 1983|
MPs since 1983
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Mid Norfolk|
|General Election 2010: Mid Norfolk|
|Liberal Democrat||David Newman||11,267||22.2||+3.0|
|UKIP||Richard 'Toby' Coke||2,800||5.5||+1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Mid Norfolk|
|Liberal Democrat||Vivienne Clifford-Jackson||12,988||23.7||+9.2|
|General Election 2001: Mid Norfolk|
|Liberal Democrat||Vivienne Clifford-Jackson||7,621||14.5||-0.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Mid Norfolk|
|Liberal Democrat||Susan Frary||8,617||15.0||-4.9|
|Referendum Party||Nigel Holder||3,229||5.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||Bruce Parker||215||0.4||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Mid Norfolk|
|Liberal Democrat||MJ Gleed||13,072||19.9||−5.6|
|Natural Law||Mrs CR Waite||226||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Mid Norfolk|
|Social Democratic||GJE Graham||14,750||25.53|
|General Election 1983: Mid Norfolk|
|Social Democratic||D Cargill||13,517||26.04|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Mid Norfolk, UKPollingReport
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.