Milton Keynes North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°03′43″N 0°43′01″W / 52.062°N 0.717°W / 52.062; -0.717

Milton Keynes North
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Milton Keynes North in Buckinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire
Electorate 81,226 (March 2011)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Mark Lancaster (Conservative)
Created from North East Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes South West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Milton Keynes North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Mark Lancaster, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

This constituency (and its counterpart, Milton Keynes South), came into being when the two Milton Keynes constituencies (Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West) were reconfigured following the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies with the aim of equalising the electorate as between the constituencies in the light of population growth that had occurred mainly in the Milton Keynes Urban Area. This constituency is the more rural of the two.

Mark Lancaster, who had been the incumbent for Milton Keynes North East, won the new constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election and retained it in the 2015 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency takes up the majority of the area of the Borough of Milton Keynes and is one of the borough's two constituencies. Milton Keynes North has a larger rural area; the other, Milton Keynes South, covers a smaller area and is more urban.[2]

This seat has part or all of several Council electoral wards:

(Ward boundaries revised 2013).[3] The Borough ward boundaries do not necessarily coincide with the town and parish council areas.

Of these wards, Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope and Olney are more rural. The remainder are more urban.[3] Each ward returns three Councillors so their electorates are broadly equal.

Demographics[edit]

Milton Keynes North has a higher average income,[4] less social housing and less rented housing than the national average.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
2010 Mark Lancaster Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Milton Keynes North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Alan Francis
Conservative Mark Lancaster
Labour Charlynne Pullen
Christian Peoples Venetia Sams
Liberal Democrat Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
UKIP Jeff Wyatt
General Election 2015: Milton Keynes North[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster 27,244 47.2 +3.8
Labour Emily Darlington 17,491 30.3 +3.5
UKIP David Reilly 6,852 11.9 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Graham 3,575 6.2 -15.9
Green Jennifer Marklew 2,255 3.9 +2.5
TUSC Katie Simpson 163 0.3 N/A
Independent David Mortimer 112 0.2 N/A
Majority 9,753 16.9 +0.3
Turnout 57,692 66.4 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.15
General Election 2010: Milton Keynes North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster[10] 23,419 43.5 +7.3
Labour Co-op Andrew Pakes 14,458 26.8 −11.1
Liberal Democrat Jill Hope 11,894 22.1 +1.4
UKIP Michael Phillips 1,771 3.3 +0.5
BNP Richard Hamilton 1,154 2.1 N/A
Green Alan Francis 733 1.4 −0.8
Christian Peoples John Lennon 206 0.4 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome 157 0.3 N/A
Independent Anant Vyas 95 0.2 N/A
Majority 8,961 16.6 +18.3
Turnout 54,292 65.8 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.2

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
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