Mid Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Mid Norfolk in Norfolk for the 2010 general election.
Location of Norfolk within England.
|Electorate||75,080 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Dereham and Wymondham|
|Member of parliament||George Freeman (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Norfolk North, Norfolk South West and Yarmouth|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|Replaced by||South Norfolk and South West Norfolk|
|Created from||North Norfolk, South Norfolk and West Norfolk|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
1885-1918: The Sessional Divisions of Forehoes, Guiltcross and Shropham, and Mitford and Launditch.
1983-1997: The District of Breckland wards of Beetley and Gressenhall, East Dereham Neatherd, East Dereham St Withburga, East Dereham Toftwood, East Dereham Town, Eynsford, Hermitage, Launditch, Mattishall, Shipworth, Springvale, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, and Upper Yare, and the District of Broadland wards of Acle, Aylsham, Blofield, Brundall, Burlingham, Buxton, Cawston, Coltishall, Drayton, Foulsham, Freethorpe, Great Witchingham, Hainford, Hevingham, Horsford, Plumstead, Rackheath, Reedham, Reepham, South Walsham, Spixworth, St Faiths, Taverham, and Wroxham.
1997-2010: The District of Breckland wards of Beetley and Gressenhall, East Dereham Neatherd, East Dereham St Withburga, East Dereham Toftwood, East Dereham Town, Eynsford, Hermitage, Launditch, Mattishall, Shipworth, Springvale, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, and Upper Yare, and the District of Broadland wards of Acle, Aylsham, Blofield, Brundall, Burlingham, Buxton, Cawston, Coltishall, Foulsham, Freethorpe, Great Witchingham, Hainford, Hevingham, Horsford, Plumstead, Rackheath, Reedham, Reepham, South Walsham, Spixworth, St Faiths, and Wroxham.
2010–present: The District of Breckland wards of All Saints, Buckenham, Burgh and Haverscroft, Dereham Central, Dereham Humbletoft, Dereham Neatherd, Dereham Toftwood, Eynsford, Haggard De Toni, Hermitage, Launditch, Necton, Queen’s, Shipdham, Springvale and Scarning, Swanton Morley, Taverner, Templar, Two Rivers, Upper Wensum, Upper Yare, Watton, and Wissey, and the District of South Norfolk wards of Abbey, Cromwells, Hingham and Deopham, Northfields, Rustens, Town, and Wicklewood.
Latest boundary review
The Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for the 2010 election created a new constituency, Broadland, based on the local government district of the same name, which took electoral wards from the existing North Norfolk and Mid Norfolk seats, with consequential compensatory additions to both from neighbouring constituencies.
Parliament first created the constituency in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, however this did not last beyond 1918 when it was absorbed by neighbouring constituencies in a redistribution.
The present creation of the constituency is the second creation, dating to 1983, since which the area has only elected and been served by a Conservative MP.
Members of Parliament
|1885||Robert Gurdon||Liberal||Gurdon was elected as a Liberal, but joined the Liberal Unionists when the party split|
|1892||Clement Higgins||Liberal||Higgins was elected as a Liberal, but later joined the Liberal Unionists. He resigned his seat in 1895|
|1895 by-election||Robert Gurdon||Liberal Unionist||later Baron Cranworth|
|1906||John Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse||Liberal||later 3rd Earl of Kimberley|
|1910 (Jan)||William Boyle||Liberal Unionist|
|1918 by-election||Neville Jodrell||Conservative||Later MP for King's Lynn|
|1918||Constituency abolished, but re-established 1983|
MPs since 1983
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Fionna Tod||2,848||5.1||−1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Speed||3,300||6.3||−15.9|
|Liberal Democrat||David Newman||11,267||22.2||+3.0|
|UKIP||Richard 'Toby' Coke||2,800||5.5||+1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Vivienne Clifford-Jackson||12,988||23.7||+9.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Vivienne Clifford-Jackson||7,621||14.5||−0.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Susan Frary||8,617||15.0||−4.9|
|Natural Law||Bruce Parker||215||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Gleed||13,072||19.9||−5.6|
|Natural Law||Coral Waite||226||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Gavin Graham||14,750||25.5||−0.5|
|Social Democratic||David Cargill||13,517||26.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1910s
General Election 1914/15:
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;
- Unionist: William Lewis Boyle
- Liberal: David Waterlow
|Liberal Unionist||William Lewis Boyle||4,345||50.2||−2.4|
|Liberal||William Richard Lester||4,308||49.8||+2.4|
|Liberal Unionist hold||Swing||−2.4|
|Liberal Unionist||William Lewis Boyle||4,724||52.6||+2.8|
|Liberal||William Richard Lester||4,265||47.4||−2.8|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+2.8|
Elections in the 1900s
|Liberal Unionist||William Lewis Boyle||4,170||49.8||+3.7|
|Liberal||Frederick William Wilson||3,996||53.9||+3.1|
|Liberal Unionist||William Lewis Boyle||3,422||46.1||−3.1|
Elections in the 1890s
|Liberal||Frederick William Wilson||4,220||50.8||−2.3|
|Liberal Unionist||Robert Gurdon||4,086||49.2||+2.3|
|Liberal Unionist||Robert Gurdon||4,112||51.3||+4.4|
|Liberal||Frederick William Wilson||3,904||48.7||−4.4|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.4|
|Liberal Unionist||Robert Gurdon||3,599||46.9||−6.7|
|Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist||Swing||+6.7|
Elections in the 1880s
|Liberal Unionist||Robert Gurdon||3,032||53.6||+18.3|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing||+18.3|
|Liberal 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 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "'Norfolk Mid', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
- "Election Data 2017". BBC. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Why Anna?". Mid Norfolk UKIP. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#East of England
- "Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk". YourNextMP. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
- "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 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.
- Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
- The Liberal Year Book, 1907
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
- "Mid Division of Norfolk". Norwich Mercury. 25 August 1886. p. 1. Retrieved 5 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886