Scunthorpe (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Scunthorpe in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
|Electorate||61,445 (April 2015)|
|Major settlements||Scunthorpe and Bottesford|
|Member of parliament||Nic Dakin (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Glanford & Scunthorpe|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
1997-2010: The Borough of Scunthorpe, and the Borough of Glanford wards of Bottesford Central, Bottesford East, Bottesford West, Kirton, Messingham, and South Ancholme.
2010-present: The Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Ashby, Bottesford, Brumby, Crosby and Park, Frodingham, Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens, Ridge, and Town.
The constituency includes the whole of Scunthorpe, Bottesford, Yaddlethorpe, Messingham, Manton, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Redbourne, Hibaldstow, Cadney and the hamlets and communities within these parishes.
Although there was talk in a local newspaper in the 1930s that the town of Scunthorpe should have a parliamentary constituency named after it, it was only after the boundary reviews implemented in 1997 that a constituency of this name was created. Previous incarnations of a constituency containing the steel town and small towns and villages around it had been called (going backwards in time) Glanford and Scunthorpe, Brigg and Scunthorpe, and Brigg.
Results to date indicate that the constituency has changed since creation from a safe seat for the Labour Party created at the incoming election for Prime Minister Tony Blair to somewhat of a marginal majority area for the party.
- In statistics
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of a local government district with: a working population whose income is below the national average and slightly higher than average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 5.7% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 4.7%. The borough contributing to the seat had a middling 20.7% of its population without a car, 26.2% of the population without qualifications and 19.5% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure 69.5% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the district.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Ryk Downes||554||1.4||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Dodd||770||2.1||-16.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Poole||6,774||18.3||+1.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Poole||5,556||17.0||+7.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Tress||3,156||9.4||+1.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Gordon Smith||3,497||8.4||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Brian Hopper||399||1.0||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2015 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- 2001 Census
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Scunthorpe parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Scunthorpe". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK > England > Yorkshire and the Humber > Scunthorpe". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.