Brigg and Goole (UK Parliament constituency)
|Brigg and Goole|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Brigg and Goole in the vicinity of the Humber.
|County||North Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Population||86,706 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||66,734 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Brigg, Broughton and Goole|
|Member of parliament||Andrew Percy (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Boothferry, Glanford & Scunthorpe and Brigg & Cleethorpes|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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.
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 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.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Brigg and Goole|
|Liberal Democrat||Liz Leffman||764||1.8||-12.9|
|An Independence from Europe||Ray Spalding||28||0.1||+0.1|
|General Election 2010: Brigg and Goole|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Nixon||6,414||14.6||+1.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||9.8%|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Brigg and Goole|
|Liberal Democrat||Gary Johnson||5,690||13.4||+4.2|
|General Election 2001: Brigg and Goole|
|Conservative||Donald M. Stewart||16,105||39.2||+2.7|
|Liberal Democrat||David P. Nolan||3,796||9.2||-0.8|
|Socialist Labour||Michael A. Kenny||399||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Brigg and Goole|
|Conservative||Donald M. Stewart||17,104||36.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Mary-Rose Hardy||4,692||10.0||N/A|
|Referendum||Derek M. Rigby||1,513||3.2||N/A|
|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.
- "Brigg and Goole: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Brigg and Goole 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Brigg & Goole". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Brigg & Goole". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Brigg and Goole — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.