Blackpool North and Fleetwood (UK Parliament constituency)
|Blackpool North and Fleetwood|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Blackpool North and Fleetwood in Lancashire for the 2005 general election.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Lancaster and Fleetwood|
|Created from||Wyre, Blackpool North|
Blackpool North and Fleetwood was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1997 to 2010, it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The Borough of Blackpool wards of Anchorsholme, Bispham, Claremont, Greenlands, Ingthorpe, Norbreck, and Warbreck; and the Borough of Wyre wards of Bailey, Bourne, Cleveleys Park, Jubilee, Mount, Park, Pharos, Rossall, Victoria, and Warren.
The so-called "Golden Mile" of Blackpool and the fishing port of Fleetwood were paired in this seat. Those against the move at the time tried to argue that Fleetwood was a genteel place that had little, if anything, in common with its noisy neighbour to the south; then, as now, the Boundary Commission disagreed with the idea that Blackpool was a "den of vice", as one local Fleetwood newspaper claimed.
This seat was abolished for the 2010 general election, when Fleetwood was linked with Lancaster to create a new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood. Meanwhile, the town of Thornton Cleveleys was split to create Blackpool North and Cleveleys.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Blackpool North and Fleetwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Steven Bate||5,533||12.8||+3.1|
|General Election 2001: Blackpool North & Fleetwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Steven Bate||4,132||9.7||+1.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Blackpool North and Fleetwood|
|Liberal Democrat||Beverley Hill||4,600||8.6|
|Referendum Party||Roy Hopwood||1,704||3.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
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