Milton Keynes North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°03′43″N 0°43′01″W / 52.062°N 0.717°W / 52.062; -0.717

Milton Keynes North
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Milton Keynes North in Buckinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire
Electorate 81,226 (March 2011)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Mark Lancaster (Conservative)
Created from North East Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes South West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Milton Keynes North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Mark Lancaster, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

This constituency (and its counterpart, Milton Keynes South), came into being when the two Milton Keynes constituencies (Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West) were reconfigured following the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies with the aim of equalising the electorate as between the constituencies in the light of population growth that had occurred mainly in the Milton Keynes Urban Area. This constituency is the more rural of the two.

Mark Lancaster, who had been the incumbent for Milton Keynes North East, won the new constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency takes up the majority of the area of the Borough of Milton Keynes and is one of the borough's two constituencies. Milton Keynes North has a larger rural area, most of its communities have larger green buffers; the other, Milton Keynes South, covers a smaller area and is more urban.[2]

This seat has electoral wards:

Of these wards, Hanslope, Olney and Sherington have substantial green buffers and are more rural. The remainder are wikt:contiguous so arguably more urban.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Milton Keynes North has a higher average income,[4] less social housing and less rented housing than the national average.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
2010 Mark Lancaster Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Milton Keynes North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emily Darlington[8]
Conservative Mark Lancaster[9]
Green Jennifer Marklew
UKIP Stuart Moore
General Election 2010: Milton Keynes North[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lancaster[11] 23,419 43.5 +7.3
Labour Co-op Andrew Pakes 14,458 26.8 −11.1
Liberal Democrat Jill Hope 11,894 22.1 +1.4
UKIP Michael Phillips 1,771 3.3 +0.5
BNP Richard Hamilton 1,154 2.1 N/A
Green Alan Francis 733 1.4 −0.8
Christian Peoples John Lennon 206 0.4 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome 157 0.3 N/A
Independent Anant Vyas 95 0.2 N/A
Majority 8,961 16.6 +18.3
Turnout 54,292 65.8 +2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.2

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.
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