Brigg and Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brigg and Cleethorpes
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1983-1996 Humberside, 1996-1997 North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire
Major settlements Brigg, Immingham, Cleethorpes
Number of members One
Replaced by Cleethorpes and Brigg & Goole
Created from Brigg & Scunthorpe and Louth

Brigg and Cleethorpes was a constituency on the south bank of the River Humber which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

It was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.


This safe Conservative seat was held by Michael Brown for the entire period of its existence.


The Borough of Cleethorpes, and the Borough of Glanford wards of Abbey, Barton-upon-Humber Bridge, Barton-upon-Humber Park, Brigg, Goxhill, Humber, Kirton, North Ancholme, Scawby, South Ancholme, Ulceby, Wold, and Wrawby.

The constituency was formed from the eastern part of the Borough of Glanford plus the Borough of Cleethorpes. In 1997, an extra seat was allocated to the Humber, with the result that constituencies in the region needed to cover a smaller population. The new constituency of Cleethorpes was created with this in mind, with the remainder of the constituency forming part of Brigg and Goole.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Michael Russell Brown Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Cleethorpes and Brigg & Goole


General Election 1983: Brigg and Cleethorpes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brown 28,893 50.7 N/A
Liberal Gavin Wigginton 16,704 29.3 N/A
Labour John Hough 11,404 20.0 N/A
Majority 12,189 21.4 N/A
Turnout 57,001 73.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Brigg and Cleethorpes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brown 29,723 48.7 −2.0
Liberal Ian Powney 17,475 28.6 −0.7
Labour Terence Geraghty 13,876 22.7 +2.7
Majority 12,248 20.1
Turnout 76.2 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Brigg and Cleethorpes[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brown 31,673 49.2 +0.6
Labour Ian Cawsey 22,494 35.0 +12.2
Liberal Democrat Margaret Cockbill 9,374 14.6 −14.0
Green Douglas Jacques 790 1.2 N/A
Majority 9,179 14.3 −5.8
Turnout 64,331 77.0 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, pp.12,198 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.