Sleaford and North Hykeham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Sleaford and North Hykeham|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||85,561 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Sleaford, North Hykeham|
|Member of parliament||Caroline Johnson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Grantham, Lincoln|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
2010-present: The District of North Kesteven wards of Ashby de la Launde, Bassingham, Billinghay, Branston and Mere, Brant Broughton, Cliff Villages, Cranwell and Byard’s Leap, Eagle and North Scarle, Heckington Rural, Heighington and Washingborough, Kyme, Leasingham and Roxholm, Martin, Metheringham, North Hykeham Forum, North Hykeham Memorial, North Hykeham Mill, North Hykeham Moor, North Hykeham Witham, Osbournby, Ruskington, Sleaford Castle, Sleaford Holdingham, Sleaford Mareham, Sleaford Navigation, Sleaford Quarrington, Sleaford Westholme, and Waddington West, and the District of South Kesteven wards of Barrowby, Ermine, Heath, Loveden, Peascliffe, Saxonwell, and Witham Valley.
The constituency covers the towns of Sleaford and North Hykeham and an area of rural Lincolnshire. The constituency's boundaries roughly correspond to those of North Kesteven local government district. In their formative proposals for 1997, the Boundary Commission for England proposed calling the new constituency Mid Lincolnshire, however the name was changed to its current form during the local inquiry process. The inclusion of North Hykeham in the constituency title was criticised by author and psephologist Robert Waller in 1995, on the grounds that North Hykeham was effectively an overspill area of the City of Lincoln; however, not on the grounds of its actual inclusion, as its local government authority has long been seen as linked with the villages to the south in this seat, and wholly separate from the city.
The areas within the constituency of Sleaford and North Hykeham are under the control and come under the responsibility of Lincolnshire County Council for the provision of certain public services, such as roads and local authority education.
Members of Parliament
|2016 by-election||Caroline Johnson||Conservative|
Douglas Hogg moved to represent Sleaford and North Hykeham from the previously existing Grantham constituency, a safe Conservative seat which he had held since 1979. He stood down at the 2010 general election owing to controversy over his expenses claims. He was replaced by fellow Conservative Stephen Phillips, who stood down as an MP on 4 November 2016, owing to "irreconcilable differences" with the Government, thus triggering a by-election within the constituency which was held on 8 December and retained for the Conservatives by Caroline Johnson.
In 2017 Johnson's 42,245 votes was the greatest tally for her party in that election. The majority in percentage was surpassed by six candidates of the same party. The seat is overweight in electorate meaning each elector's potential vote counts for about 15% less than the smallest mainland seats and each potential vote has 24.4% of the potential effect as the remote seat covering Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides). A seat consisting of the latter seat multiplied by four times its electorate would, narrowly, be smaller than this seat's adult eligible voters (electorate).
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Ross Pepper||2,722||4.1||−1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ross Pepper||3,606||11.0||+5.3|
|Lincolnshire Independent||Marianne Overton||2,892||8.8||+3.1|
|Monster Raving Loony||The Iconic Arty-Pole||200||0.6||N/A|
|No description||Paul Coyne||186||0.6||N/A|
|No description||Mark Suffield||74||0.2||N/A|
|Bus-Pass Elvis||David Bishop||55||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Matthew Holden||3,500||5.7||-12.5|
|Lincolnshire Independent||Marianne Overton||3,233||5.2||-1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||David Harding-Price||10,814||18.2||+0.1|
|Lincolnshire Independent||Marianne Overton ||3,806||6.4||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||David Harding-Price||9,710||18.2||+2.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Arbon||7,894||16.2||+1.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||John Marriott||8,063||15.2||N/A|
|Independent Conservative||Richard Overton||578||1.1||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Commission for England, Fourth Periodic Report, Lincolnshire section, 1995
- Almanac of British Politics (fifth edition), Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency section, 1995
- "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in the County of Lincolnshire". Boundary Commission for England. 14 November 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)
- "Douglas Hogg becomes first politician to step down over expenses". The Guardian. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
- "BREAKING NEWS: Sleaford MP Steven Phillips resigns". Louth Leader. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
- "Sleaford & North Hykeham parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
- Pidluznyj, Stefan (10 November 2016). "First three candidates come forward for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election". Lincolnshire Reporter. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "First three candidates come forward for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election". lincolnshirereporter.co.uk.
- "Lib Dems select Ross Pepper for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election". 11 November 2016.
- "UKIP members vying for chance at Sleaford and North Hykeham seat".
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Sleaford and North Hykeham parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Sleaford and North Hykeham". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
- "UK > England > East Midlands > Sleaford & North Hykeham". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Four-way election race to be Hogg's successor". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln, United Kingdom. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-10.