Milton Keynes North East (UK Parliament constituency)
|North East Milton Keynes|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Milton Keynes North, Milton Keynes South|
|Created from||Milton Keynes|
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.
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
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Carr||9,789||19.5||+1.7|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+3.6|
|Liberal Democrat||David Yeoward||8,375||17.8||+0.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Mabbutt||8,907||17.38||−5.6|
|Natural Law||Martin Simson||99||0.19||0.0|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Gaskell||11,693||23.0|
|Independent Conservative||M. Kavanagh-Dowsett||249||0.5|
|Natural Law||Martin Simson||79||0.2|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "UK Parliamentary Constituency: 'Milton Keynes North East', April 1992 - April 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.