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
CountyBuckinghamshire
Population132,698[1]
Electorate88,630 (2018)[2]
Major settlementsMilton Keynes
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentBen Everitt (Conservative)
Created fromNorth East Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes South West

Milton Keynes North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since the 2019 United Kingdom general election by Ben Everitt, a Conservative.[3][n 2]

Demographics[edit]

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

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. He stood down before the 2019 general election after abuse and two threats to his life.[6] His successor to the Conservative candidacy is Ben Everitt.

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.[7]

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.[8]

Following a revision to the ward boundaries in 2013, the seat comprises part or all of the following Council electoral wards:[9]

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.[9] Each ward returns three Councillors so their electorates are broadly equal.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[10] Party
2010 Mark Lancaster Conservative
2019 Ben Everitt Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Milton Keynes North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Everitt 30,938 49.5 Increase2.0
Labour Charlynne Pullen 24,683 39.5 Decrease5.0
Liberal Democrats Aisha Mir 4,991 8.0 Increase4.1
Green Catherine Rose 1,931 3.1 Increase1.4
Majority 6,255 10.0 Increase7.0
Turnout 62,543 68.3 Decrease3.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.4


General election 2017: Milton Keynes North[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lancaster 30,367 47.5 Increase0.3
Labour Charlynne Pullen 28,392 44.5 Increase14.2
Liberal Democrats Imogen Shepherd-Dubey 2,499 3.9 Decrease2.3
UKIP Jeff Wyatt 1,390 2.2 Decrease9.7
Green Alan Francis 1,107 1.7 Decrease2.2
CPA Venetia Sams 169 0.3 New
Majority 1,975 3.0 Decrease13.9
Turnout 64,044 71.8 Increase5.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.0
General election 2015: Milton Keynes North[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lancaster 27,244 47.2 +3.7
Labour Emily Darlington 17,491 30.3 +3.5
UKIP David Reilly 6,852 11.9 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Graham 3,575 6.2 -15.9
Green Jennifer Marklew 2,255 3.9 +2.5
TUSC Katie Simpson 163 0.3 New
Independent David Mortimer 112 0.2 New
Majority 9,753 16.9 +0.3
Turnout 57,692 66.4 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
General election 2010: Milton Keynes North[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lancaster[16] 23,419 43.5 +7.3
Labour Co-op Andrew Pakes 14,458 26.8 −11.1
Liberal Democrats Jill Hope 11,894 22.1 +1.4
UKIP Michael Phillips 1,771 3.3 +0.5
BNP Richard Hamilton 1,154 2.1 New
Green Alan Francis 733 1.4 −0.8
CPA John Lennon 206 0.4 New
Monster Raving Loony Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome 157 0.3 New
Independent Anant Vyas 95 0.2 New
Majority 8,961 16.7 +18.4
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.
References
  1. ^ "Parliamentary constituency population estimates". ons,gov.uk. Office for National Statistics. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Milton Keynes North parliamentary constituency - Election 2019 - BBC News" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
  5. ^ "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.lancaster4mk.com/news/general-election-statement
  7. ^ 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England Archived 14 July 2013 at WebCite
  8. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b Ward map (PDF) Archived 11 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine Borough of Milton Keynes 2013
  10. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  11. ^ "Notice of Election - Statement of Persons Nominated - Milton Keynes North" (PDF). Milton Keynes Council. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  12. ^ "MK North Election results 2017". BBC. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Parliamentary 2015 - Milton Keynes Council". www.milton-keynes.gov.uk.
  15. ^ "Milton Keynes Council – General Election results, Milton Keynes North, 2010". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.
  16. ^ Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament in the predecessor constituency of North East Milton Keynes

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