Broadland (UK Parliament constituency)

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County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Broadland in Norfolk.
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Location of Norfolk within England.
County Norfolk
Population 95,188 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 73,066 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Keith Simpson (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Mid Norfolk, North Norfolk
European Parliament constituency East of England

Broadland is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Keith Simpson of the Conservative Party.[n 2]


The Boundary Commission for England created the Broadland constituency as the successor seat to Mid Norfolk by adding 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 Broadland seat takes its name from the local government district, from which 20 electoral wards are taken. Six wards from North Norfolk district are also used in the creation of this seat.

The constituency stretches from near 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 Norfolk North constituency until 2010.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Keith Simpson Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Broadland[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Simpson 26,808 50.5 +4.3
Labour Chris Jones [5] 9,970 18.8 +4.9
UKIP Stuart Agnew [5] 8,881 16.7 +12.2
Liberal Democrat Steve Riley 5,178 9.8 −22.6
Green Andrew Boswell 2,252 4.2 +2.8
Majority 16,838 31.7 +17.9
Turnout 53,098 71.1 −0.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Broadland[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Simpson* 24,338 46.2 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Daniel Roper 17,046 32.4 +2.9
Labour Allyson Barron 7,287 13.8 −9.8
UKIP Stuart Agnew 2,382 4.5 +1.1
BNP Edith Crowther 871 1.7 +1.7
Green Susan Curran 752 1.4 +1.4
Majority 7,292 13.8
Turnout 52,676 72.0 +7.6
Conservative win (new seat)
* Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Mid Norfolk

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.
  1. ^ "Broadland: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ 2010 election result, BBC News, 7 May 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°43′N 1°10′E / 52.72°N 1.16°E / 52.72; 1.16