Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (UK Parliament constituency)
|Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|County||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Electorate||61,232 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Alan Johnson (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hull West, Beverley|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (usually just Hull West and Hessle) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by Alan Johnson of the Labour Party.[n 2] If the Boundary Commission's 2018 boundary change proposal is approved, the seat is set to be abolished for the 2020 UK general election, being replaced by a new seat named 'Hull West & Haltemprice'
This seat contains the electoral wards:
- Boothferry; Derringham; Myton; Newington; Pickering; and St Andrew's in the City of Hull
- Hessle in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Despite its name, this Labour safe seat takes in most of Hull's inner city – a deprived area that is currently undergoing regeneration. The area still has some way to go before it is fully restored to healthy economic life, and unemployment remains high – not helped by the declining fishing industry. Hessle is a quiet suburb to the west, conservative by nature, having little in common with its larger neighbour apart from mostly "working class" (low income) roots.
In 2005 The Guardian described the seat as:
'City centre and fishing port of isolated, rather grim east coast town.'
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Claire Thomas||3,169||10.0||−14.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Ross||7,638||24.2||+3.2|
|English Democrat||Peter Mawer||876||2.8||+2.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||David Nolan||5,855||21.0||+5.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Angela Wastling||4,364||15.1||-3.1|
|Socialist Labour||David Skinner||353||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Tress||6,995||18.2||N/A|
|Natural Law||David Skinner||310||0.8||N/A|
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- Hull City Council
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- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.