Hyndburn (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Hyndburn in Lancashire.
Location of Lancashire within England.
|Electorate||80,617 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Accrington, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, and Rishton in Hyndburn, and Haslingden in Rossendale|
|Member of parliament||Graham Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Accrington and Clitheroe|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
History and profile
The seat was created in 1983, from parts of the former seats of Accrington and Clitheroe. In its ambit is much terraced (freehold) owner occupied housing and surrounding villages, that may have helped to win the constituency for a Conservative in 1983 (by 21 votes) and in 1987; Labour won it in 1992, and chose a new candidate for 2010, Graham Jones, who was elected.
In January 1996, Hyndburn Conservatives deselected Hugh Neil, after a six-week investigation into alleged bogus claims that he made about his background. Neil claimed to have a doctorate from Manchester Business School and Harvard Business School, to have been an adviser to Keith Joseph, and to be a member of the Institute of Directors. He would have been the party's first black MP.
1983-1997: The Borough of Hyndburn.
1997-present: The Borough of Hyndburn, and the Borough of Rossendale wards of Greenfield and Worsley.
A mostly Labour inclined seat[n 3], based around the East Lancashire town of Accrington, it also includes Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, and Rishton in Hyndburn, and Haslingden in Rossendale.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire in the 2000s, the Boundary Commission made minor alterations to the existing Hyndburn constituency. Two Haslingden wards from Rossendale district were added to the constituency. The Commission rejected a proposal to rename the constituency "Hyndburn and Haslingden", following the Assistant Commissioner's view that;
- It is obviously right that constituency names should as far as possible reflect the geography and character of the constituency but equally they should be as succinct as reasonably possible
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Leslie Jones||824||1.8||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Alison Firth||859||2.0||−9.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Rankine||5,033||11.8||−2.6|
|Christian Peoples||Kevin Logan||795||1.9||N/A|
|English Democrat||Chris Reid||413||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Greene||5,577||14.1||+4.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Greene||3,680||9.6||+1.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Les Jones||4,141||8.6||−1.3|
|Independent Anti-Corruption in Government (IAC)||James Brown||290||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Yvonne Stars||4,886||9.9||−5.3|
|Natural Law||Stephen Whittle||150||0.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||John Stark||7,423||15.2||+0.6|
|Social Democratic||John Bridgen||6,716||14.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps Archived January 29, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Hyndburn Labour successor to Greg Pope announced". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Tories deselect black candidate". heraldscotland.com. 17 January 1996. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
- Commissioners Report, accessed 16 January 2006 Archived 14 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Hyndburn". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election 2010: Constituency: Hyndburn". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "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.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.