Milton Keynes North (UK Parliament constituency)
|Milton Keynes North|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Milton Keynes North in Buckinghamshire
Location of Buckinghamshire within England
|Member of Parliament||Mark Lancaster (Conservative)|
|Created from||North East Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes South West|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
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.
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.
At its creation the constituency comprised the electoral wards of Bradwell, Campbell Park, Hanslope Park, Linford North, Linford South, Middleton, Newport Pagnell North, Newport Pagnell South, Olney, Sherington, Stantonbury, and Wolverton.
Following a revision to the ward boundaries in 2013, the seat comprises part or all of the following Council electoral wards:
- Central Milton Keynes
- Campbell Park & Old Woughton
- Newport Pagnell & Hanslope
- Newport Pagnell South
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. Each ward returns three Councillors so their electorates are broadly equal.
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
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 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the 2019 election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
The Commission proposed that the Wolverton ward be transferred to Buckingham. The boundary between the two Milton Keynes constituencies would be realigned once again, with south-eastern parts of the Borough being transferred from Milton Keynes South, and Bradwell and Stantonbury moving in the opposite direction. The constituency would be renamed Milton Keynes North East.
Members of Parliament
Candidates listed in alphabetical order of their surname. The candidate list for the 2019 election is incomplete until nominations close on 14 November.
Elections in the 2010s
|Conservative||Ben Everitt [better source needed]|
|Liberal Democrat||Aisha Mir|
|Liberal Democrat||Imogen Shepherd-Dubey||2,499||3.9||2.3|
|Christian Peoples||Venetia Sams||169||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Graham||3,575||6.2||-15.9|
|Labour Co-op||Andrew Pakes||14,458||26.8||−11.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Jill Hope||11,894||22.1||+1.4|
|Christian Peoples||John Lennon||206||0.4||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome||157||0.3||N/A|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
- "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on 29 January 2016.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England Archived 14 July 2013 at WebCite
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- Ward map (PDF) Archived 11 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine Borough of Milton Keynes 2013
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
- "Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidates". Mark Pack. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
- "MK North Election results 2017". BBC. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Parliamentary 2015 - Milton Keynes Council". www.milton-keynes.gov.uk.
- "Milton Keynes Council – General Election results, Milton Keynes North, 2010". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.
- Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament in the predecessor constituency of North East Milton Keynes