Brigg and Goole (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brigg and Goole
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brigg and Goole in the vicinity of the Humber.
County North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 86,706 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 66,734 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Brigg, Broughton and Goole
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Andrew Percy (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Boothferry, Glanford & Scunthorpe and Brigg & Cleethorpes
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Brigg and Goole is a constituency in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Andrew Percy of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is among a small minority of constituencies that span two ceremonial counties, in this case: Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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, the Scunthorpe United 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 and Lincolnshire.

History[edit]

Brigg and Goole constituency was created for the 1997 general election from parts of the seats of Boothferry, Glanford & Scunthorpe and Brigg & Cleethorpes.

In the 2007 local elections[clarification needed] the Conservatives won 12 of the Council seats in the constituency compared to 6 for Labour, 2 for the Liberal Democrats and 1 Independent.[n 3]

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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3][4] Party
1997 Ian Cawsey Labour
2010 Andrew Percy Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Brigg and Goole[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Percy 22,946 53.0 +8.2
Labour Jacky Crawford 11,770 27.2 -5.9
UKIP David Jeffreys 6,694 15.5 +11.5
Green Natalie Hurst 915 2.1 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Liz Leffman 764 1.8 -12.9
Independent Trevor Dixon 153 0.4 +0.4
An Independence from Europe Ray Spalding 28 0.1 +0.1
Majority 11,176 25.8
Turnout 43,270 63.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Brigg and Goole[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Percy 19,680 44.9 +6.9
Labour Ian Cawsey 14,533 33.1 -12.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Nixon 6,414 14.6 +1.4
UKIP Nigel Wright 1,749 4.0 +1.0
BNP Steve Ward 1,498 3.4 N/A
Majority 5,147 11.7
Turnout 43,875 65.1 +2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 9.8%

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brigg and Goole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Cawsey 19,257 45.2 -3.7
Conservative Matthew Bean 16,363 38.4 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Gary Johnson 5,690 13.4 +4.2
UKIP Stephen Martin 1,268 3.0 +1.3
Majority 2,894 6.8
Turnout 42,578 63.2 -0.3
Labour hold Swing -1.5
General Election 2001: Brigg and Goole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Cawsey 20,066 48.9 -1.3
Conservative Donald M. Stewart 16,105 39.2 +2.7
Liberal Democrat David P. Nolan 3,796 9.2 -0.8
UKIP Godfrey Bloom 688 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Michael A. Kenny 399 1.0 N/A
Majority 3,961 9.7
Turnout 41,054 63.5 -9.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Brigg and Goole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Cawsey 23,493 50.2 N/A
Conservative Donald M. Stewart 17,104 36.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mary-Rose Hardy 4,692 10.0 N/A
Referendum Party Derek M. Rigby 1,513 3.2 N/A
Majority 6,389 13.7 N/A
Turnout 46,802 73.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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.
  3. ^ Conservatives gained Wards including: Burringham and Gunness and the Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and The Marshlands in the 2007 elections.
References
  1. ^ "Brigg and Goole: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brigg and Goole 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "Brigg & Goole". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Brigg & Goole". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°33′N 0°48′W / 53.55°N 0.80°W / 53.55; -0.80