Brigg and Goole (UK Parliament constituency)
|Brigg and Goole|
for the House of Commons
|County||North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Population||86,706 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||64,365 (December 2019)|
|Major settlements||Brigg, Goole|
|Member of Parliament||Andrew Percy (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Boothferry, Glanford & Scunthorpe and Brigg & Cleethorpes|
The industrial port of Goole is the biggest settlement in the constituency. There are over 70 towns and villages in the constituency, including the Lodge Moor and Skippingdale areas of Scunthorpe. The constituency also includes part of the Scunthorpe Steel Works and the Scunthorpe United football ground, as well as the Isle of Axholme.
The constituency is split across North Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire and borders South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
In 2010 Andrew Percy won the Brigg and Goole constituency for the first time at the 2010 general election, ending 13 years of representation by the Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats amassed their largest share of the vote since the seat's creation in 1997.
In the 2011 local elections the Conservatives made further progress, winning 3 seats from Labour and one from the Independents. The Conservatives now have 15 councillors, compared to 5 for Labour (2 gains from the Liberal Dems) and one Independent. The Conservatives also increased their share of vote compared to 2007.
In the 2015 general election, the Conservatives received their highest vote ever in the constituency, with Labour receiving their lowest number of votes. Following the council elections held on the same day, the Conservatives now have 16 Councillors in this constituency, 14 on North Lincs Council and 2 on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Labour have a record low 4 Councillors and there is 1 Independent.
At the 2017 general election, the Conservatives again recorded a swing towards them from Labour, against both the regional and national swings.
In the 2019 local Council elections Labour lost all of their Council seats in the constituency with the Conservatives gaining 3 Council seats. Currently there are 19 Conservative Councillors in the constituency (15 sitting on North Lincs Council and 4 sitting on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council) and 2 Independent Councillors. Incumbent MP Andrew Percy got re-elected with 71.3% of the vote, making it one of the safer Conservative seats in all of Britain in spite of having been held by Labour merely ten years before.
The Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Axholme Central, Axholme North, Axholme South, Brigg and Wolds, Broughton and Appleby, Burringham and Gunness, and Burton upon Stather and Winterton, and the District of East Riding of Yorkshire wards of Goole North, Goole South, and Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David Dobbie||2,180||5.0||3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Jerry Lonsdale||836||1.9||0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Liz Leffman||764||1.8||12.8|
|An Independence from Europe||Ray Spalding||28||0.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Nixon||6,414||14.6||1.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||9.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Gary Johnson||5,690||13.4||4.2|
|Conservative||Donald M. Stewart||16,105||39.2||2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||David P. Nolan||3,796||9.2||0.8|
|Socialist Labour||Michael A. Kenny||399||1.0||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Donald M. Stewart||17,104||36.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Mary-Rose Hardy||4,692||10.0|
|Referendum||Derek M. Rigby||1,513||3.2|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Conservatives gained Wards including: Burringham and Gunness and the Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and The Marshlands in the 2007 elections.
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- nomis Constituency Profile for Brigg and Goole — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.