North East Cambridgeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|North East Cambridgeshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire
Location of Cambridgeshire within England
|Major settlements||Wisbech, March, Whittlesey and Chatteris|
|Member of Parliament||Stephen Barclay (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Isle of Ely|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
Clement Freud, former Liberal MP for Isle of Ely from 1973, represented the seat from its creation in 1983 until 1987, when he was defeated by the Conservative Malcolm Moss and since then it has been served by one other Conservative MP, namely Stephen Barclay, first elected in 2010. On 16 November 2018, Mr Barclay was appointed Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
Boundaries and boundary changes
1983-1997: The District of Fenland, the District of East Cambridgeshire wards of Downham, Haddenham, Littleport, Stretham, Sutton, and Witchford, and the City of Peterborough wards of Eye, Newborough, and Thorney.
The seat was created for the 1983 general election which followed on from the merger under the Local Government Act 1972, of the two administrative counties of Huntingdon and Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely to form the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire, with effect from 1 April 1974. It was formed from the abolished constituency of Isle of Ely, with the exception of the city of Ely itself, which was included in the new County Constituency of South East Cambridgeshire. The three City of Peterborough wards were transferred from the Borough Constituency of Peterborough.
1997-2010: The District of Fenland, the District of East Cambridgeshire wards of Downham, Littleport, and Sutton, and the City of Peterborough wards of Eye, Newborough, and Thorney.
Minor loss to South East Cambridgeshire.
2010–present: The District of Fenland, and the District of East Cambridgeshire wards of Downham Villages, Littleport East, Littleport West, and Sutton.
The City of Peterborough wards were returned to the constituency thereof. No other changes.
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.
In order to meet the strict requirements in respect of the size of constituency electorates, the Commission recommended that Cambridgeshire be considered together with Hertfordshire and Norfolk as a sub-region of the Eastern Region. Accordingly, it is proposed that the two wards making up the village of Littleport, which is close to the border with Norfolk, be transferred to South West Norfolk (to be renamed Thetford and Downham Market).
Members of Parliament
|Isle of Ely prior to 1983|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Darren Fower||2,383||4.5||0.0|
|English Democrat||Stephen Goldspink||293||0.5||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Lucy Nethsingha||2,314||4.5||−15.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Lorna Spenceley||10,437||20.0||+2.9|
|English Democrat||Graham Murphy||387||0.7||+0.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Alan Dean||8,693||17.1||+3.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Renaut||6,733||14.0||−2.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Tony Hoey||238||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Nash||9,070||16.4||−13.9|
|Referendum||Michael W. Bacon||2,636||4.8||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Chris J. Bennett||851||1.5||N/A|
|Natural Law||Luke K.C. Leighton||259||0.5||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Maurice Leeke||19,195||30.3||−14.2|
|Liberal||Chris D. Ash||998||1.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||Marion Chalmers||227||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+6.1|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "'Cambridgeshire North East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
- 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 "C" (part 1)
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Cambridgeshire North East parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Cambridgeshire North East - Election 2015". BBC News.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Cambridgeshire North East". BBC News.
- Cambridgeshire North East, guardian.co.uk
- "British Parliamentary Election results 1983-97: English Counties". www.election.demon.co.uk.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.