South Holland and The Deepings is a constituency represented in the [n 1 ] House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by John Hayes, a Conservative. [n 2 ]
Boundaries [ edit ]
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of
Holland with Boston & Stamford and Spalding. It covers the area around Spalding. It roughly corresponds to the South Holland local government district, with Market, and West Deeping added to it.
In minor boundary changes in place for the
2010 general election, parts of the two civil parishes, Baston, and Langtoft forming much of the Truesdale ward, moved to neighbouring Grantham and Stamford. This made Market Deeping and Deeping St. James the only South Kesteven parishes to stay in the constituency, the remainder being in South Holland District.
The seat has electoral wards:
Crowland, Deeping St Nicholas, Donington, Fleet, Gedney, Gosberton Village, Holbeach: Hurn, St Johns and Town wards, Long Sutton, Pinchbeck, Spalding: Castle, Monks House, St John's, St Mary's, St Paul's and Wygate wards, Surfleet, Sutton Bridge, The Saints, Weston and Moulton, Whaplode
in the South Holland District
Market Deeping and Deeping St. James in the South Kesteven District
History [ edit ]
The last non-conservative member for the predecessor main seat was Sir Herbert Butcher (served 1937-1966) who for much of that time was in the
National Liberal Party set up in 1931.
The member from 1966 until 1997 was
Richard Body for the main contributor seat (in later years as MP, knighted), who had previously been an MP during the end of the Churchill second government and start of the Macmillan government for Billericay, and later wrote assertive books on agriculture and on the Common Agricultural Policy.
Constituency profile [ edit ]
Workless claimants were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by
. The Guardian [2 ]
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Elections [ edit ]
Elections in the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections in the 2000s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1990s [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Notes and references [ edit ]
Coordinates: 52°45′N 0°06′W / 52.75°N 0.10°W