Milton Keynes North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°03′22″N 0°38′53″W / 52.056°N 0.648°W / 52.056; -0.648

North East Milton Keynes
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North East Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire for the 2005 general election.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
County Buckinghamshire
Number of members One
Replaced by Milton Keynes North, Milton Keynes South
Created from Milton Keynes[1]

North East Milton Keynes was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2010. It elected one member of parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


The constituency was one of two covering the Milton Keynes borough. It covered the remaining parts of the town of Milton Keynes not in the Milton Keynes South West constituency, as well as the older settlement of Newport Pagnell and the more rural parts of the borough, around Hanslope and Olney.

The constituency consisted of 10 electoral wards of the Borough of Milton Keynes: Bradwell, Danesborough, Lavendon, Linford, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Pineham, Sherington, Stantonbury, and Woburn Sands.

Boundary review[edit]

Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies into parliamentary representation in Buckinghamshire, the Boundary Commission for England recommended changes to the existing Milton Keynes constituencies. Beginning with the 2010 United Kingdom general election, there would continue to be two parliamentary constituencies for Milton Keynes, but they would be formed on a different basis, abolishing the Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West constituencies after four general elections of use.

Milton Keynes North was formed from 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.

Milton Keynes South was formed from the electoral wards of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, Danesborough, Denbigh, Eaton Manor, Emerson Valley, Furzton, Loughton Park, Stony Stratford, Walton Park, Whaddon, and Woughton.


Construction of Milton Keynes began in 1967, as a new town. Until 1983, it was part of the Buckingham constituency. As its population grew, Milton Keynes then gained its own constituency, which was taken by William Benyon of the Conservative Party.

The continuing expansion in the population of Milton Keynes led to this constituency being divided for the 1992 general election into two parts (Milton Keynes South West and North East Milton Keynes). The new North East constituency was taken by Peter Butler of the Conservatives, who lost it to Labour's Brian White at the 1997 election. White held the seat until 2005, when it was regained by the Conservatives' Mark Lancaster.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1992 Peter Butler Conservative
1997 Brian White Labour
2005 Mark Lancaster Conservative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South


Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: North East Milton Keynes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster 19,674 39.3 +1.2
Labour Brian White 18,009 35.9 −6.1
Liberal Democrat Jane Carr 9,789 19.5 +1.7
UKIP Mike Phillips 1,400 2.8 +0.6
Green Peter Richardson 1,090 2.2 N/A
Independent Anant Vyas 142 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,665 3.3
Turnout 50,104 63.6 −1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.6
General election 2001: North East Milton Keynes[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian White 19,761 42.0 +2.5
Conservative Marion Rix 17,932 38.1 -0.9
Liberal Democrat David Yeoward 8,375 17.8 +0.4
UKIP Michael Phillips 1,026 2.2 N/A
Majority 1,829 3.9
Turnout 47,094 64.6 -8.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: North East Milton Keynes[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian White 20,201 39.43 +15.7
Conservative Peter Butler 19,961 38.96 −12.6
Liberal Democrat Graham Mabbutt 8,907 17.38 −5.6
Referendum Michael Phillips 1,492 2.91 +2.9
Green Alan Francis 576 1.12 −1.1
Natural Law Martin Simson 99 0.19 0.0
Majority 240 0.47
Turnout 72.78
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.2
General election 1992: North East Milton Keynes[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Butler 26,212 51.6
Labour Maggie Cosin 12,036 23.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Gaskell 11,693 23.0
Green Alan Francis 529 1.0
Independent Conservative M. Kavanagh-Dowsett 249 0.5
Natural Law Martin Simson 79 0.2
Majority 14,176 27.9
Turnout 50,798 81.0
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Parliamentary Constituency: 'Milton Keynes North East', April 1992 - April 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.