Luton North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Luton North in Bedfordshire.
Location of Bedfordshire within England.
|Electorate||66,273 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Kelvin Hopkins (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Luton West, Mid Bedfordshire, South Bedfordshire and Luton East|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
1983-1997: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, and Sundon Park, the District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Flitton and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, and Westoning, and the District of South Bedfordshire wards of Barton-le-Clay, Streatley, and Toddington.
1997-2010: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Saints, and Sundon Park.
2010-present: The Borough of Luton wards of Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, and Sundon Park.
One other constituency than Luton North includes Luton — Luton South — both cover a similar housing profile[n 3] and economic ambit that have seen: house prices increase above the national average since 1997, two periods of relatively high numbers of the unemployed and lowest wage earners (the 1990s and 2008–2011 global recession); the former covers roughly the LU3 and 4 postcode districts and excludes the town centre of what one broadsheet characterised as a tough town whereas other commentators state that Luton has a resilient economy which "revolves around the airport as well as the retail sector."
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Aroosa Ulzaman||1,299||3.1||−8.1|
|General Election 2010: Luton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Rabi Martins||4,784||11.1||−4.5|
|UKIP||Colin David Brown||1,564||3.6||+0.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Luton North|
|Conservative||Mrs. Hannah S. Hall||12,575||32.1||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Linda A. Jack||6,081||15.5||+5.8|
|UKIP||Colin David Brown||1,255||3.2||+0.8|
|Open Forum||Kayson J. Gurney||149||0.4||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Luton North|
|Conservative||Mrs. Amanda Jacqueline Sater||12,210||31.2||−3.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert C.H. Hoyle||3,795||9.7||+0.6|
|UKIP||Colin David Brown||934||2.4||+0.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Luton North|
|Conservative||David Norman Senior||16,234||34.3||−16.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Kathryn Druscilla Newbound||4,299||9.1||−1.1|
|UKIP||Colin David Brown||689||1.5||N/A|
|Natural Law||Aaron Custance||250||0.5||+0.0|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Luton North|
|Conservative||John Russell Carlisle||33,777||53.7||−0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Dr. Jane Mary Jackson||7,570||12.0||−7.4|
|Green||Roger Paul Jones||633||1.0||N/A|
|Natural Law||Keith Morton Buscombe||292||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Luton North|
|Conservative||John Russell Carlisle||30,997||53.8||+5.5|
|Labour||Michael Robert Wright||15,424||26.8||+0.6|
|Social Democratic||John David Stephen||11,166||19.4||−6.1|
|General Election 1983: Luton North|
|Conservative||John Russell Carlisle||26,115||48.3||N/A|
|Social Democratic||John David Stephen||13,769||25.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- The proportion of semi-detached houses is in the highest of the five categories, similar to London Borough of Havering, London Borough of Bexley, Castle Point and Ipswich only surpassed in the east/southeast by Rochford
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "'Luton North', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- 2001 Census
- The Guardian constituency profile
- Mouseprice.com guide
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "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.
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