List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lincolnshire
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Map|
|Boston and Skegness CC||69,381||25,621||Matt Warman†||Ben Cook‡|
|Gainsborough CC||76,343||22,967||Sir Edward Leigh†||Perry Smith‡|
|Grantham and Stamford CC||81,502||26,003||Gareth Davies†||Kathryn Salt‡|
|Lincoln BC||74,942||3,514||Karl McCartney†||Karen Lee‡|
|Louth and Horncastle CC||79,634||28,868||Victoria Atkins†||Ellie Green‡|
|Sleaford and North Hykeham CC||94,761||32,564||Dr Caroline Johnson†||Linda Edwards-Shea‡|
|South Holland and The Deepings CC||75,975||30,838||John Hayes†||Mark Popple‡|
Changes made from 2010
Proposals by the Boundary Commission for England retained these 7 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 took effect at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
|Name||Boundaries 1997-2010||Boundaries 2010-present|
Proposed boundary changes
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.
On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries. Subsequently, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 was passed into law on 14 December 2020. This formally removed the duty to implement the 2018 review and set out the framework for future boundary reviews. The Act provided that the number of constituencies should remain at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.
The Act specified that the next review should be completed no later than 1 July 2023 and the Boundary Commission formally launched the 2023 Review on 5 January 2021. See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.
Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Lincolnshire in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
Historical representation by party
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
|Constituency||1885||86||1886||87||90||1892||93||94||1895||98||1900||1906||07||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||11||12||14||17|
1918 to 1950
|Holland with Boston||Royce||Dean||Blindell||→||Butcher|
|Louth||Brackenbury||T. Wintringham||M. Wintringham||Heneage||Osborne|
|Rutland and Stamford||Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby||Dixon||Smith-Carington||de Eresby|
1950 to 1983
|Constituency||1950||1951||1955||56||1959||62||1964||1966||69||1970||73||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||77||1979|
|Brigg / Brigg and Scunthorpe (1974)||Mallalieu||Ellis||Brown|
|Holland with Boston||Butcher||Body|
|Rutland and Stamford||Conant||Lewis|
1983 to present
|Holland with Boston / Boston and Skegness (1997)||Body||Simmonds||Warman|
|Gainsborough and Horncastle / Gainsborough (1997)||Leigh|
|Stamford and Spalding / Grantham and Stamford (1997)||Lewis||J. Davies||→||Boles||→||G. Davies|
|East Lindsey / Louth and Horncastle (1997)||Tapsell||Atkins|
|Grantham / Sleaford and North Hykeham (1997)||Hogg||Phillips||Johnson|
|South Holland and The Deepings||Hayes|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in the East Midlands (region)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Humberside for those covering North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire unitary authorities.
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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