North East Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|North East Bedfordshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire.
Location of Bedfordshire within England.
|Major settlements||Biggleswade and Sandy|
|Member of parliament||Alistair Burt (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Mid Bedfordshire, North Bedfordshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
Boundaries and boundary changes
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.
New County Constituency comprising primarily of the eastern half of Mid Bedfordshire, including Biggleswade and Sandy. Also included 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.
Marginal loss to Mid Bedfordshire due to revision of local authority wards.
Changes proposed for 2022
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. If these proposals are approved by Parliament they will reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and come into effect at the next UK general election which is due to take place in May 2022 under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
Further minor changes are recommended to align with changes in local authority wards and to reduce the electorate of the constituency.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Rutherford||3,693||5.8||-0.1|
|Labour||Saqhib Ali ||9,247||15.8||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Morris ||3,418||5.8||−15.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Pitt||12,047||21.7||+0.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Rutherford||10,320||20.8||+4.4|
|Labour||Philip Edward Ross||14,009||31.0||−1.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Dan Rogerson||7,409||16.4||+2.1|
|UKIP||Mrs. Rosalind Hill||1,242||2.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Philip John Bristow||7,179||14.2||N/A|
|Referendum||John Charles Taylor||2,490||4.9||N/A|
|Ind. Conservative||Frank Lewis Foley||1,842||3.7||N/A|
|Natural Law||Bernard Henry Bence||138||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- Constituency Profile The Guardian
- Unemployment statistics The Guardian
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
- 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 "B" (part 2)
- "Bedfordshire North East parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BEDFORDSHIRE NORTH EAST 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
- "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Bedfordshire North East". ukpollingreport.co.uk.