North East Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°25′59″N 0°22′30″E / 52.433°N 0.375°E / 52.433; 0.375

North East Cambridgeshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of North East Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire.
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Location of Cambridgeshire within England.
County Cambridgeshire
Electorate 83,661 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Wisbech, March, Whittlesey and Chatteris
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Stephen Barclay (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Isle of Ely
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

North East Cambridgeshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Stephen Barclay, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Clement Freud, former Liberal MP for Isle of Ely from 1973, represented the seat from its creation in 1983 until 1987, when he was defeated by the Conservative Malcolm Moss and since which it has been served by one other Conservative MP.

Boundaries[edit]

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cambridgeshire, the Boundary Commission for England made minor alterations to constituencies to deal with population changes. The electoral wards used to create the modified North East Cambridgeshire constituency are:

  • Bassyhalley; Benwick, Coates and Eastrea; Birch; Clarkson; Delph; Doddington; Elm and Christchurch; Hill; Kingsmoor; Kirkgate; Lattersey; Manea; March: East; North; West; Medworth; Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary; Peckover; Roman Bank; St Andrews; St Marys; Slade Lode; Staithe; The Mills; Waterlees; Wenneye; and Wimblington forming the entire district of Fenland
  • Downham Villages, Littleport East, Littleport West, and Sutton in East Cambridgeshire[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
Isle of Ely prior to 1983
1983 Clement Freud Liberal
1987 Malcolm Moss Conservative
2010 Stephen Barclay Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: North East Cambridgeshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Barclay 26,862 51.4 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Lorna Spenceley 10,437 20.0 +2.9
Labour Peter Roberts 9,274 17.7 −12.9
UKIP Robin Talbot 2,991 5.7 +0.4
BNP Susan Clapp 1,747 3.3 +3.3
Independent Debra Jordan 566 1.1 +1.1
English Democrats Graham Murphy 387 0.7 +0.7
Majority 16,425 31.4
Turnout 52,264 71.4 +12.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North East Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Moss 24,181 47.5 −0.6
Labour ffinlo Costain 15,280 30.0 −4.9
Liberal Democrat Alan Dean 8,693 17.1 +3.1
UKIP Len Baynes 2,723 5.4 +2.9
Majority 8,901 17.5
Turnout 50,877 59.8 −0.3
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
General Election 2001: North East Cambridgeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Moss 23,132 48.1 +5.1
Labour Dil Owen 16,759 34.9 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Renaut 6,733 14.0 −2.4
UKIP John Stevens 1,189 2.5 N/A
ProLife Alliance Tony Hoey 238 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,373 13.2
Turnout 48,051 60.1 −12.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North East Cambridgeshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Moss 23,855 43.0 −11.0
Labour Virginia Bucknor 18,754 33.8 +20.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Nash 9,070 16.4 −13.9
Referendum Party Michael W. Bacon 2,636 4.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Chris J. Bennett 851 1.5 N/A
Natural Law Luke K.C. Leighton 259 0.5 +0.2
Majority 5,101 9.2
Turnout 55,425 72.6 −6.7
Conservative hold Swing −15.5
General Election 1992: North East Cambridgeshire[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Moss 34,288 54.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Maurice Leeke 19,195 30.3 −14.2
Labour Ron Harris 8,746 13.8 +5.3
Liberal Chris D. Ash 998 1.6 N/A
Natural Law Marion J. Chalmers 227 0.3 N/A
Majority 15,093 23.7
Turnout 63,454 79.3 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing +10.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: North East Cambridgeshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Moss 26,983 47.0 +6.2
Liberal Clement Freud 25,555 44.5 −6.0
Labour Ron Harris 4,891 8.5 −0.2
Majority 1,428 2.5
Turnout 57,429 77.4 +1.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.1
General Election 1983: North East Cambridgeshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Clement Freud 26,936 50.5 N/A
Conservative Nicholas C. Duval 21,741 40.8 N/A
Labour Ron Harris 4,625 8.7 N/A
Majority 5,195 9.7 N/A
Turnout 53,302 76.3 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)

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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