Broadland (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Population||95,188 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||73,066 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Brundall, Taverham|
|Member of Parliament||Jerome Mayhew (Conservative)|
|Created from||Mid Norfolk, North Norfolk and Norwich North|
Broadland is a Norfolk constituency,[n 1] which has been represented in parliament since the 2019 general election by Jerome Mayhew, a Conservative.[n 2]
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 Taverham, 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.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Goodwin||9,195||16.1||8.2|
|The Universal Good Party||Simon Rous||363||0.6||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Steve Riley||4,449||7.9||1.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Steve Riley||5,178||9.8||22.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Roper||17,046||32.4||2.9|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- * Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Mid Norfolk
- ^ 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.
- ^ "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 15 March 2019.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
- ^ "Broadland Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- ^ "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.
- ^ a b "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.