Central Suffolk (UK Parliament constituency)

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Central Suffolk
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Suffolk
Number of members One
Replaced by Central Suffolk & North Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds
Created from Eye

Central Suffolk was a county constituency in the county of Suffolk. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, replacing the former Eye constituency. It was in turn replaced by the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency for the 1997 general election with a substantial area of the constituency joining a modified Bury St Edmunds constituency.



The District of Mid Suffolk; and the Borough of Ipswich wards of Broom Hill, Castle Hill, White Horse, and Whitton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Michael Lord Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
and Bury St Edmunds


Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Suffolk Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Lord 32,917 49.6 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Ms. LA Henniker-Major 16,886 25.4 -1.3
Labour JW Harris 15,615 23.5 +3.9
Green JE Matthissen 800 1.2 +1.2
Natural Law Ms. JC Wilmot 190 0.3 +0.3
Majority 16,031 24.1 -2.8
Turnout 66,408 80.3 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing -1.4

Notes and references[edit]