List of Parliamentary constituencies in Humberside

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Humberside is no longer a county council area, nor is it a ceremonial county, but the constituency boundaries used up to the 2005 United Kingdom general election were drawn up when it was both. The Boundary Commission for England curiously continues to treat the four unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire as a single review area in its periodic reviews of constituency arrangements. The area is divided into 10 Parliamentary constituencies – 4 Borough constituencies and 6 County constituencies.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Beverley and Holderness CC 80,657 14,042   Graham Stuart   Johanna Boal
Brigg and Goole CC 66,069 12,363   Andrew Percy   Terence Smith
Cleethorpes CC 72,711 10,400   Martin Vickers   Peter Keith
Great Grimsby BC 61,743 2,565   Melanie Onn   Jo Gideon
Haltemprice and Howden CC 71,519 15,405   David Davis   Hollie Devanney
Kingston upon Hull East BC[nb 3] 65,959 10,396   Karl Turner   Simon Burton
Kingston upon Hull North BC[nb 3] 64,665 14,262   Diana Johnson   Lia Nici-Townend
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle BC[nb 3] 60,181 8,025   Emma Hardy   Christine Mackay
Scunthorpe CC 61,578 3,431   Nic Dakin   Holly Mumby-Croft
Yorkshire East CC 81,065 15,006   Greg Knight   Alan Clark

Boundary changes[edit]

Name Former boundaries Current boundaries
  1. Beverley and Holderness CC
  2. Brigg and Goole CC
  3. Cleethorpes CC
  4. East Yorkshire CC
  5. Great Grimsby BC
  6. Haltemprice and Howden CC
  7. Kingston upon Hull East BC
  8. Kingston upon Hull North BC
  9. Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle BC
  10. Scunthorpe CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Humberside
Proposed Revision

The Boundary Commission proposed retaining these 10 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.


Historical representation by party[edit]

Data given here is for the East Riding of Yorkshire before 1983. A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 1895 1900 1906 07 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 15
Buckrose C. Sykes Holden White
Holderness Bethell A. Wilson
Howdenshire Duncombe Wilson-Todd Harrison-Broadley Jackson
Hull Central King M. Sykes
Hull East Saunders Grotrian Smith Firbank Ferens
Hull West C. H. Wilson C. H. W. Wilson G. Wilson

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Labour   Liberal

Constituency 1918 19 1922 1923 1924 26 1929 1931 1935 39 1945 47
Buckrose Moreing Gaunt A. Braithwaite Wadsworth
Holderness Wilson Bowdler Savery G. Braithwaite
Howdenshire Jackson Carver Glossop Odey
Hull Central Sykes Kenworthy Barton Windsor Hewitson
Hull East Murchison Lumley Muff Nation Muff Pursey
Hull North West Ward Mackay
Hull South West Entwistle Grotrian Arnott Law Smith

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 54 1955 1959 1964 66 1966 1970 71 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Beverley / Howden (1955) Odey Bryan
Bridlington Wood Townend
Goole Jeger Marshall
Haltemprice Law Wall
Hull Central / Hull West (1955) Hewitson Johnson
Hull East Pursey Prescott
Hull North / Hull Central (1974) Hudson Coulson Solomons McNamara

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017
Beverley / Beverley and Holderness (1997) Wall Cran Stuart
Boothferry / Haltemprice and Howden (1997) Bryan Davis
Bridlington / East Yorkshire (1997) Townend Knight
Brigg and Cleethorpes / Cleethorpes (1997) Brown McIsaac Vickers
Glanford and Scunthorpe / Scunthorpe (1997) Hickmet Morley Dakin
Great Grimsby Mitchell Onn
Kingston upon Hull East Prescott Turner
Kingston upon Hull North McNamara D. Johnson
Kingston upon Hull West / & Hessle (1997) Randall A. Johnson Hardy
Brigg and Goole Cawsey Percy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
  3. ^ a b c Many sources list the Kingston upon Hull constituencies as Hull, following the city council's own practice. However, the official names have not adopted the short form.