North East Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°13′16″N 0°34′26″W / 52.221°N 0.574°W / 52.221; -0.574

North East Bedfordshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of North East Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire
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Location of Bedfordshire within England
CountyBedfordshire
Electorate87,143 (2018)[1]
Major settlementsBiggleswade and Sandy
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentRichard Fuller (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromMid Bedfordshire, North Bedfordshire

North East Bedfordshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2019 by Richard Fuller, of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

This is a mainly rural, professional area,[2] with medium level incomes, low unemployment[3] and a low proportion of social housing.

Boundaries and boundary changes[edit]

1997–2010: The District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Arlesey, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Blunham, Langford, Northill, Old Warden and Southill, Potton, Sandy All Saints, Sandy St Swithun's, Stotfold, and Wensley; and the Borough of Bedford wards of Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Felmersham, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Renhold, Riseley, Roxton, and Sharnbrook.[4]

New County Constituency comprises primarily the eastern half of Mid Bedfordshire, including Biggleswade and Sandy. It also includes rural areas previously in the abolished County Constituency of North Bedfordshire.

2010–present: The District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Potton and Wensley, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, and Stotfold; and the Borough of Bedford wards of Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Riseley, Roxton, and Sharnbrook.[5]

Marginal loss to Mid Bedfordshire due to revision of local authority wards.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
1997 Nicholas Lyell Conservative
2001 Alistair Burt Conservative
2019 Independent (3 September 2019 - 29 October 2019)
2019 Conservative
2019 Richard Fuller Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: North East Bedfordshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Fuller 38,443 59.1 -1.8
Labour Julian Vaughan 14,160 21.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrats Daniel Norton 7,999 12.3 +6.5
Independent Adam Zerny 2,525 3.9 +3.9
Green Philippa Fleming 1,891 2.9 +1.0
Majority 24,283 37.3 +4.8
Turnout 65,018 71.7 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General election 2017: North East Bedfordshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Burt 39,139 60.9 +1.5
Labour Julian Vaughan 18,277 28.5 +12.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Rutherford 3,693 5.8 -0.1
UKIP Duncan Strachan 1,896 3.0 -11.7
Green Philippa Fleming 1,215 1.9 -2.4
Majority 20,862 32.4 -11.3
Turnout 64,220 73.4 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing -5.6
General election 2015: North East Bedfordshire[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Burt 34,891 59.5 +3.7
Labour Saqhib Ali [10] 9,247 15.8 −0.4
UKIP Adrianne Smyth[11] 8,579 14.6 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Morris [12] 3,418 5.8 −15.9
Green Mark Bowler 2,537 4.3 N/A
Majority 25,644 43.7 +9.6
Turnout 58,672 70.2 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: North East Bedfordshire[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Burt 30,989 55.8 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Mike Pitt 12,047 21.7 +0.9
Labour Ed Brown 8,957 16.1 −9.1
UKIP Brian Capell 2,294 4.1 +0.1
BNP Ian Seeby 1,265 2.3 N/A
Majority 18,942 34.1 +9.3
Turnout 55,552 71.2 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: North East Bedfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Burt 24,725 49.9 0.0
Labour Keith White 12,474 25.2 −5.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Rutherford 10,320 20.8 +4.4
UKIP James May 1,986 4.0 +1.3
Majority 12,251 24.7 +5.8
Turnout 49,505 68.0 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
General election 2001: North East Bedfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alistair Burt 22,586 49.9 +5.6
Labour Philip Ross 14,009 31.0 −1.6
Liberal Democrats Dan Rogerson 7,409 16.4 +2.1
UKIP Rosalind Hill 1,242 2.7 N/A
Majority 8,577 18.9 +7.2
Turnout 45,246 64.8 -12.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: North East Bedfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Lyell 22,311 44.3 N/A
Labour John Lehal 16,428 32.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Philip Bristow 7,179 14.2 N/A
Referendum John Taylor 2,490 4.9 N/A
Ind. Conservative Frank Foley 1,842 3.7 N/A
Natural Law Bernard Bence 138 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,883 11.7 N/A
Turnout 50,388 77.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ Constituency Profile The Guardian
  3. ^ Unemployment statistics The Guardian
  4. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  5. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
  7. ^ https://bbcdevwebfiles.blob.core.windows.net/webfiles/Elections/General%20Election%202019/North%20East%20Bedfordshire%20Constituency%20-%20Statement%20of%20Persons%20Nominated%2C%20Notice%20of%20Poll%20and%20Situation%20of%20Polling%20Stations%202019.pdf
  8. ^ "Bedfordshire North East parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "BEDFORDSHIRE NORTH EAST 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
  11. ^ http://www.adriannesmyth.uk
  12. ^ "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  13. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Bedfordshire North East". ukpollingreport.co.uk.