List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lincolnshire

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The non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire is divided into 7 Parliamentary constituencies – 1 Borough constituency and 6 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[2][nb 2] Member of Parliament[2] Nearest opposition[2] 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[edit]

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
  1. Boston and Skegness CC
  2. Gainsborough CC
  3. Grantham and Stamford CC
  4. Lincoln BC
  5. Louth and Horncastle CC
  6. Sleaford and North Hykeham CC
  7. South Holland and The Deepings CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Lincolnshire
Proposed Revision

Proposed boundary changes[edit]

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.[3] Subsequently, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020[4] 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.[5] See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.

Results history[edit]

Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019[6]

2019[edit]

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
Conservative 246,959 67.2% Increase5.6% 7 Increase1
Labour 76,583 20.8% Decrease7.7% 0 Decrease1
Liberal Democrats 28,389 7.7% Increase3.6% 0 0
Greens 6,815 1.9% Increase0.5% 0 0
Brexit 1,079 0.3% new 0 0
Others 7,614 2.1% Decrease2.3% 0 0
Total 367,439 100.0 7

Percentage votes[edit]

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 53.2 53.8 53.5 42.4 46.2 46.8 49.8 51.6 61.6 67.2
Labour 15.1 18.5 25.8 36.9 35.7 29.5 19.4 20.1 28.5 20.8
Liberal Democrat1 31.4 27.4 19.8 17.5 16.1 17.4 20.2 4.7 4.1 7.7
Green Party - * * * * * 0.2 2.0 1.4 1.9
UKIP - - - * * * 4.7 19.4 3.5 *
Brexit Party - - - - - - - - - 0.3
Other 0.3 0.4 0.9 3.1 1.9 6.3 5.8 2.2 0.9 2.1

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

Seats[edit]

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 7
Labour 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
Total 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

Maps[edit]

Historical representation by party[edit]

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   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 86 1886 87 90 1892 93 94 1895 98 1900 1906 07 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 12 14 17
Boston Ingram Farmer-Atkinson Ingram Garfit Faber Dixon
Brigg Meysey-Thompson Waddy Richardson Reckitt Sheffield Gelder
Gainsborough Bennett Eyre Bennett Bainbridge Ormsby-Gore Renton Bentham
Grantham Mellor Low Lopes Priestley
Grimsby Heneage Josse Heneage Doughty Wing Doughty Tickler
Horncastle Stanhope de Eresby Weigall
Lincoln Ruston Kerans Crosfield Seely Roberts
Louth Otter Heath Perks Brackenbury Davies
Sleaford Chaplin Lupton Royds
Spalding Finch-Hatton Stewart Pollock Mansfield McLaren Peel
Stamford Lawrance Cust Younger Joicey-Cecil Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)

Constituency 1918 20 21 1922 23 1923 24 1924 29 1929 31 1931 33 1935 37 42 1945 48
Brigg McLean Sheffield Quibell Hunter Quibell Williamson Mallalieu
Gainsborough Molson Winfrey Crookshank
Grantham Royds R. Pattinson Warrender Kendall
Grimsby Tickler Sutcliffe Womersley Younger
Holland with Boston Royce Dean Blindell Butcher
Horncastle Weigall Hotchkin S. Pattinson Haslam Maitland
Lincoln Davies Taylor Liddall Deer
Louth Brackenbury T. Wintringham M. Wintringham Heneage Osborne
Rutland and Stamford Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby Dixon Smith-Carington de Eresby

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Lincoln Democratic Labour   National Liberal (1931-68)

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
Gainsborough Crookshank Kimball
Grantham Smith Godber Hogg
Grimsby Younger Crosland Mitchell
Holland with Boston Butcher Body
Horncastle Maitland Tapsell
Lincoln de Freitas Taverne Jackson Carlisle
Louth Osborne Archer Brotherton
Rutland and Stamford Conant Lewis

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Independent   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 07 2010 2015 16 2017 19 2019
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
Lincoln Carlisle Merron McCartney Lee McCartney
East Lindsey / Louth and Horncastle (1997) Tapsell Atkins
Grantham / Sleaford and North Hykeham (1997) Hogg Phillips Johnson
South Holland and The Deepings Hayes

See also[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (2020-01-28). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  3. ^ "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020".
  5. ^ "2023 Review launched | Boundary Commission for England". Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  6. ^ Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".