Blackpool North and Cleveleys (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°51′47″N 2°54′50″W / 53.863°N 2.914°W / 53.863; -2.914

Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Blackpool North and Cleveleys in Lancashire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Lancashire within England.
County Lancashire
Population 83,391 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 66,187 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Paul Maynard (Conservative)
Created from Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Blackpool North and Cleveleys ('blakpuːl nɔrθ and kliːv'lɪz) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Paul Maynard of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat was created by the Boundary Commission for England following its review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire.

Boundaries[edit]

Following the review of parliamentary boundaries, the previous seat of Blackpool North and Fleetwood was abolished. The new seat connects Blackpool's northern half with Cleveleys in Wyre.

The electoral wards used in the new seat are:

  • From the Borough of Blackpool: Anchorsholme, Bispham, Claremont, Greenlands, Ingthorpe, Layton, Norbreck, Park, Warbreck
  • From the Borough of Wyre: Bourne, Cleveleys Park, Jubilee, Victoria

This new creation splits the twin Wyre communities of Thornton-Cleveleys between two constituencies. Cleveleys is the closer of the two to the Blackpool border, and encroaches onto near neighbour Poulton-le-Fylde, which moves to Wyre and Preston North.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Paul Maynard Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Blackpool North and Cleveleys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Maynard 17,508 44.4 +2.7
Labour Samuel Rushworth 14,168 36.0 -0.5
UKIP Simon Noble 5,823 14.8 +10.7
Liberal Democrat Sue Close 948 2.4 -10.9
Green John Warnock 889 2.3 +2.3
Northern James Walsh 57 0.1 0.1
Majority 3,340 8.5 +3.2
Turnout 39,393 63.1 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General Election 2010: Blackpool North and Cleveleys[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Maynard 16,964 41.8 +4.5
Labour Penny Martin 14,814 36.5 -9.2
Liberal Democrat Bill Greene 5,400 13.3 -0.4
UKIP Roy Hopwood 1,659 4.1 +0.7
BNP James Clayton 1,556 3.8 +3.8
Monster Raving Loony Tony Davies 198 0.5 +0.5
Majority 2,150 5.3
Turnout 40,591 61.6 +4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

See also[edit]

Notes and References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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.
References
  1. ^ "Blackpool North and Cleveleys: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Blackpool North & Cleveleys". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Election 2010 - Blackpool North & Cleveleys BBC News

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