East Lindsey (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Lindsey
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lincolnshire
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Louth and Horncastle
Created from Horncastle and Louth

East Lindsey was a county constituency based on the East Lindsey local government district of Lincolnshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

The District of East Lindsey wards of Alford, Burgh-le-Marsh, Chapel St Leonards, Coningsby, Fotherby, Friskney, Frithville, Grimoldby, Halton Holegate, Hogsthorpe, Holton-le-Clay, Hundleby, Ingoldmells, Legbourne, Mablethorpe, Mareham-le-Fen, Marshchapel, New Leake, North Holme, North Somercotes, North Thoresby, Partney, Priory, St Clements, St James, St Margarets, St Marys, St Michaels, Scarbrough, Seacroft, Sibsey, Spilsby, Sutton and Trusthorpe, Tattershall, Tetford, Tetney, Theddlethorpe St Helen, Trinity, Wainfleet, Willoughby with Sloothby, Winthorpe, and Withern with Stain.

The seaside resort of Skegness was included in the constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Sir Peter Tapsell Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 1983: East Lindsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Tapsell 27,151 53.22
Liberal J. C. L. Sellick 19,634 38.49
Labour G. R. Lowis 4,229 8.29
Majority 7,517 14.74
Turnout 73.18
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: East Lindsey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Tapsell 29,048 52.16
Liberal Jonathan Sellick 20,432 36.69
Labour Kenneth Stevenson 6,206 11.14
Majority 8,616 15.47
Turnout 75.22
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: East Lindsey[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Tapsell 31,916 51.1 −1.1
Liberal Democrat James Dodsworth 20,070 32.1 −4.6
Labour David Shepherd 9,477 15.2 +4.0
Green Rosemary Robinson 1,018 1.6 +1.6
Majority 11,846 19.0 +3.5
Turnout 62,481 78.1 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.7

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Election 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 6 December 2010.