Broadland (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Broadland in Norfolk.
Location of Norfolk within England.
|Population||95,188 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||73,066 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Keith Simpson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Mid Norfolk, North Norfolk and Norwich North|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
The Boundary Commission for England created the Broadland constituency as the successor seat to Mid Norfolk, which was relocated. It comprised the majority of Mid Norfolk, together with parts of North Norfolk and Norwich North. The name is taken from the local government area Broadland though its boundary does not match that of the district council nor is it coterminous with the Norfolk Broads (waterways and surrounding protected land).
The District of Broadland wards of Acle, Aylsham, Blofield with South Walsham, Brundall, Burlingham, Buxton, Coltishall, Drayton North, Drayton South, Eynesford, Great Witchingham, Hevingham, Horsford and Felthorpe, Marshes, Plumstead, Reepham, Spixworth with St Faiths, Taverham North, Taverham South, and Wroxham, and the District of North Norfolk wards of Astley, Lancaster North, Lancaster South, The Raynhams, Walsingham, and Wensum.
The new seat includes the District of Broadland wards which had previously comprised a majority of the Mid Norfolk constituency, as well as Drayton and Taversham, transferred back from Norwich North. The six District of North Norfolk wards, including the town of Fakenham, were transferred from the constituency of North Norfolk.
The constituency stretches from near Great Yarmouth in the east to the north west of the county. Among attractions within the seat's boundaries are the steam and fairground collection at Thursford and the Anglican shrine at Walsingham; both were in the North Norfolk constituency until 2010.
Changes proposed for 2022
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. If these proposals are approved by Parliament they will reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and come into effect at the next UK general election which is due to take place in May 2022 under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
The Commission have recommended that Aylsham be transferred to North Norfolk, offset by the transfer of the District of North Norfolk ward of Briston in the opposite direction. The constituency would also gain the District of Breckland ward of Hermitage from Mid Norfolk. It is proposed that the constituency is renamed Broadland and Fakenham.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Riley||4,449||7.9||1.8|
|Labour||Chris Jones ||9,970||18.8||4.9|
|UKIP||Stuart Agnew ||8,881||16.7||12.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Riley||5,178||9.8||22.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Daniel Roper||17,046||32.4||2.9|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- * Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Mid Norfolk
Notes and references
- "Broadland: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report". Archived from the original on 2019-02-15.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
- "Broadland parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK ELECTION RESULTS: BROADLAND 2015".
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Broadland". news.bbc.co.uk.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Broadland — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.