Boothferry (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1996–1997 East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire
|Major settlements||Goole, Epworth and Howden|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Brigg and Goole, East Yorkshire, Haltemprice and Howden, Beverley and Holderness|
|Created from||Goole, Howden, Gainsborough, Haltemprice|
Boothferry was a constituency in Humberside which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.
This was a safe Conservative seat for the fourteen years of its existence.
The Borough of Boothferry, the Borough of East Yorkshire wards of Battleburn, Garrowby, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, Vale, Wilberfoss, Wold, and Woodland, and the East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley wards of Cherry Holme, Skidby and Rowley, South Cave, and Walkington.
Named after the Humberside district of Boothferry, this constituency included areas which before local government reorganisation in 1974 had been in the West Riding of Yorkshire (Goole), the East Riding of Yorkshire (Howden) and Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey (Epworth and the Isle of Axholme). Apart from Goole itself, the constituency was largely rural.
As Humberside was awarded an extra seat in the boundary review implemented in 1997, the constituency was split into four, Brigg and Goole, East Yorkshire, Haltemprice and Howden and Beverley and Holderness being the destinations of the constituents in descending order.
Members of Parliament
|1987||David Michael Davis||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Brigg and Goole, East Yorkshire,
Haltemprice and Howden & Beverley and Holderness
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1990s
|Labour||Louise M. Coubrough||17,731||27.5||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrat||John M. Goss||11,388||17.7||−4.7|
Notes and references
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, pp.12,196 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- UK General Election results: June 1983
- UK General Election results: June 1987
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.