Broadland (UK Parliament constituency)

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Broadland
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Broadland in Norfolk
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Location of Norfolk within England
CountyNorfolk
Population95,188 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate73,066 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsAcle, Brundall, Cantley, Reedham, Reepham, Salhouse, Walsingham, Wroxham
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentJerome Mayhew (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromMid 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]

History[edit]

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).

Boundaries[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Keith Simpson Conservative
2019 Jerome Mayhew Conservative

Elections[edit]

Broadland election results


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Broadland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jerome Mayhew 33,934 59.6 Increase 1.7
Labour Jess Barnard 12,073 21.2 Decrease 8.4
Liberal Democrats Ben Goodwin 9,195 16.1 Increase 8.2
Green Andrew Boswell 1,412 2.5 Increase 0.8
The Universal Good Party Simon Rous 363 0.6 Steady
Majority 21,861 38.4 Increase 10.1
Turnout 56,977 72.9 Increase 0.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase 5.1
General election 2017: Broadland[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Simpson 32,406 57.9 Increase 7.4
Labour Iain Simpson 16,590 29.6 Increase 10.9
Liberal Democrats Steve Riley 4,449 7.9 Decrease 1.8
UKIP David Moreland 1,594 2.8 Decrease 13.9
Green Andrew Boswell 932 1.7 Decrease 2.6
Majority 15,816 28.3 Decrease 3.4
Turnout 55,971 72.4 Increase 1.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 1.7
General election 2015: Broadland[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Simpson 26,808 50.5 Increase 4.3
Labour Chris Jones[8] 9,970 18.8 Increase 4.9
UKIP Stuart Agnew[8] 8,881 16.7 Increase 12.2
Liberal Democrats Steve Riley 5,178 9.8 Decrease 22.6
Green Andrew Boswell 2,252 4.2 Increase 2.8
Majority 16,838 31.7 Increase 17.9
Turnout 53,098 71.1 Decrease 0.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.3
General election 2010: Broadland[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Simpson* 24,338 46.2 Increase 2.8
Liberal Democrats Daniel Roper 17,046 32.4 Increase 2.9
Labour Allyson Barron 7,287 13.8 Decrease 9.8
UKIP Stuart Agnew 2,382 4.5 Increase 1.1
BNP Edith Crowther 871 1.7 Increase 1.7
Green Susan Curran 752 1.4 Increase 1.4
Majority 7,292 13.8 N/A
Turnout 52,676 72.0 Increase 7.6
Conservative win (new seat)
* Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Mid Norfolk

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.
References
  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. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)
  5. ^ "Broadland Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Broadland parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b "UK ELECTION RESULTS: BROADLAND 2015".
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Broadland". news.bbc.co.uk.

External links[edit]

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