Beverley and Holderness (UK Parliament constituency)
|Beverley and Holderness|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Beverley and Holderness in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Population||99,748 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||79,775 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Beverley, Hornsea, Hedon, Withernsea|
|Member of parliament||Graham Stuart (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Beverley, Boothferry and Bridlington (parts of)|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Beverley and Holderness is a constituency created in 1997,[n 1] represented in the House of Commons since 2005 by Graham Stuart of the Conservative Party — the party whose local candidate has won the seat since its creation.[n 2]
1997–2010: The East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley wards of Cherry Holme, Leconfield, Leven, Minster North, Minster South, Molescroft, St Mary’s East, St Mary’s West, Tickton, Walkington, and Woodmansey, and the Borough of Holderness.
2010–present: The District of East Riding of Yorkshire wards of Beverley Rural, Mid Holderness, Minster and Woodmansey, North Holderness, St Mary’s, South East Holderness, and South West Holderness.
The constituency covers the south-east of the East Riding of Yorkshire and borders East Yorkshire, Haltemprice and Howden, Kingston upon Hull North and Kingston upon Hull East seats. It also borders a stretch of the North Sea coast from Skipsea to Spurn Point, and the north bank of the Humber Estuary inland to Hedon.
From and including the 2010 general election the composition of the seat has changed; the civil parishes Brandesburton and Woodmansey were transferred to other seats (East Yorkshire and Haltemprice and Howden respectively). Middleton on the Wolds and Newbald were gained from the same respective seats.
The seat has been won by the Conservative candidate since its creation in 1997— on a majority ranging between 1.7% of the votes cast in 2001 and 25.3% in 2017. The party of the runner-up candidate has been Labour five times and Liberal Democrat once (in 2010).
The core town of the constituency, having landmark cathedral-sized church Beverley Minster and excellent long-established state-sector schools (its Grammar School and High School), had a select area of streets from whom the property owners being the forty shilling freeholders (extended occasionally — particularly to the more expensive lease-holders from 1832) elected dual borough members to Parliament ("burgesses") regularly from 1563. Beverley per se was, in an era of rapid population growth of larger settlements, disenfranchised in 1869, its electors variously still or instead forming a key electorate of the two-member county division seat of the East Riding (some could vote until then twice, see plural voting). Beverley was revived for the periods 1950–1955 and 1983–1997. In 1997 the components of that constituency were renamed and slightly redrawn to form Beverley and Holderness.
Members of Parliament
Before 1997, see Beverley
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Denis Healy||2,808||5.0||−0.5|
|Yorkshire Party||Lee Walton||1,158||2.1||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Denis Healy||2,900||5.5||−17.2|
|Yorkshire Party||Lee Walton||658||1.2||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Craig Dobson||12,076||22.7||+3.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Stewart Willie||9,578||19.1||+3.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Stewart Willie||7,356||15.9||-2.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||John Melling||9,689||18.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Stewart Withers||111||0.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Beverley and Holderness: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Are you ready to vote in the next election?". East Riding News. East Riding of Yorkshire Council: p. 3. April 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Beverley & Holderness". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Beverley & Holderness". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
-  Archived 14 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- Beverley and Holderness | Aristotle, guardian.co.uk