Sleaford and North Hykeham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Sleaford and North Hykeham|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Sleaford and North Hykeham in Lincolnshire.
Location of Lincolnshire within England.
|Electorate||85,561 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Sleaford, North Hykeham|
|Member of parliament||Stephen Phillips QC (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Grantham, Lincoln|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
1997-2010: The District of North Kesteven except the ward of Bracebridge Heath, and the District of South Kesteven wards of Ermine, Heath, Loveden, Saxonwell, and Witham Valley.
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 its actual inclusion, as its local government authority has long been in common with the villages to the south in this seat and wholly separate from the city.
Following another Boundary Commission review, the constituency boundaries with its neighbouring Lincoln borough constituency and Grantham and Stamford county constituency were changed for the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
Douglas Hogg, was immediately before 1997 the MP for the former seat of Grantham from 1979 who stood down at the 2010 general election due to controversy over his expenses claims.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Matthew Holden||3,500||5.7||-12.5|
|Lincolnshire Independents||Marianne Overton||3,233||5.2||-1.2|
|Conservative||Stephen Phillips QC||30,719||51.6||+1.0|
|Liberal Democrat||David Harding Price||10,814||18.2||+0.1|
|Lincolnshire Independents||Marianne Overton ||3,806||6.4||+6.4|
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|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. 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)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "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.
- "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.