Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cleethorpes
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cleethorpes in the former county of Humberside.
Outline map
Location of the former county of Humberside within England.
County Lincolnshire
Electorate 70,895 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Cleethorpes, Barton-upon-Humber and Immingham
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Martin Vickers (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Brigg & Cleethorpes
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Cleethorpes is a constituency created in 1997,[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Martin Vickers of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Political history[edit]

Cleethorpes is a bellwether seat having been won by the party that went on to become the largest in the House of Commons at the six elections contested from and including 1997 (Labour-won in 1997, 2001 and 2005 and Conservative-won in 2010, 2015 and 2017).

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat as it stands since the 2010-implemented boundary reforms forms a broad c-shape as it follows the estuarine south coast of the Humber, ranging from silt to sand along its shore. It is a large part-rural, part-urban seat predominantly on flat alluvial clay in northern Lincolnshire. As well as the eponymous town itself, the constituency includes similarly commercial Barton-upon-Humber and industrial, container ship docks-hosting Immingham, as well as many smaller settlements. It surrounds on three sides the seat of Great Grimsby which covers the town of Grimsby and its short shoreline on the River Humber; its other present neighbours are Brigg & Goole, Gainsborough and Louth & Horncastle seats.

The Labour vote tends to be stronger around Cleethorpes town itself, in the wards of Croft Baker and Sidney Sussex as well as in Immingham, while the Conservative vote is much stronger in Barton-upon-Humber and the other wards, all have only ever been won by a Labour candidate on a local level in the 1995 local elections, largely due to their rural nature.

Boundaries[edit]

1997-2010: The Borough of North East Lincolnshire wards of Cleethorpes Park, Croft Baker, Haverstoe, Humberston, Immingham, and Wold Parishes, and the Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Ferry and Wold.

2010–present: The Borough of North East Lincolnshire wards of Croft Baker, Haverstoe, Humberston and New Waltham, Immingham, Sidney Sussex, Waltham, and Wolds, and the Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Barton and Ferry.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Shona McIsaac Labour
2010 Martin Vickers Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Cleethorpes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Vickers 27,321 57.1 +10.5
Labour Peter Keith 16,921 35.4 +6.2
UKIP Tony Blake 2,022 4.2 -14.3
Liberal Democrat Roy Horobin 1,110 2.3 -0.7
Green Loyd Emmerson 470 1.0 -1.3
Majority 10,400 21.7 +4.2
Turnout 47,844 65.5 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
General Election 2015: Cleethorpes[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Vickers 21,026 46.6 +4.5
Labour Peter Keith 13,133 29.1 -3.4
UKIP Stephen Harness 8,356 18.5 11.4
Liberal Democrat Roy Horobin 1,346 3.0 -15.2
Green Carol Thornton 1,013 2.2 +2.2
TUSC Malcolm Morland 215 0.5 +0.5
Majority 7,893 17.5
Turnout 45,089 63.9
Conservative hold Swing +4.0
General Election 2010: Cleethorpes[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Vickers 18,939 42.1 +4.8
Labour Shona McIsaac 14,641 32.6 -10.8
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Morland 8,192 18.2 +3.5
UKIP Stephen Harness 3,194 7.1 +2.5
Majority 4,298 9.6
Turnout 44,966 64.0 +2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cleethorpes[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shona McIsaac 18,889 43.3 -6.3
Conservative Martin Vickers 16,247 37.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Geoff Lowis 6,437 14.8 +2.8
UKIP William Hardie 2,016 4.6 +2.5
Majority 2,642 6.1
Turnout 43,589 61.6 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -3.6
General Election 2001: Cleethorpes[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shona McIsaac 21,032 49.6 −2.0
Conservative Stephen Howd 15,412 36.3 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Gordon Smith 5,080 12.0 +0.6
UKIP Janet Hatton 894 2.1 N/A
Majority 5,620 13.3
Turnout 42,418 62.0 −11.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cleethorpes[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shona McIsaac 26,058 51.6 N/A
Conservative Michael Brown 16,882 33.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Keith Melton 5,746 11.4 N/A
Referendum John Berry 894 3.5 N/A
Majority 9,176 18.2 N/A
Turnout 49,580 73.4 N/A
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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 existing 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. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
  3. ^ "Cleethorpes parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 53°38′N 0°18′W / 53.63°N 0.30°W / 53.63; -0.30