Stamford and Spalding (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stamford and Spalding
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lincolnshire
Major settlements Stamford
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Grantham & Stamford and South Holland & The Deepings
Created from Holland with Boston and Rutland & Stamford

Stamford and Spalding was a county constituency in Lincolnshire, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The District of South Kesteven wards of All Saints, Aveland, Bourne East, Bourne West, Casewick, Deeping St James, Devon, Forest, Glen Eden, Hillsides, Isaac Newton, Lincrest, Market and West Deeping, Morkery, Ringstone, St George's, St Mary's, Stamford St John's, Toller, and Truesdale, and the District of South Holland wards of Crowland, Deeping St Nicholas, Gosberton Village, Pinchbeck East, Pinchbeck West, Spalding Central, Spalding East, Spalding North, Spalding South, Spalding West, Surlfeet, and Weston.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Sir Kenneth Lewis Conservative
1987 Quentin Davies Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Grantham & Stamford

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Stamford and Spalding
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 27,728 56.5 N/A
Social Democratic P.C. Lee 15,972 32.6 N/A
Labour A.E. Mullender 5,354 10.9 N/A
Majority 11,756 23.9 N/A
Turnout 49,054 74.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Stamford and Spalding
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quentin Davies 31,000 56.5 +0.0
Liberal Rebecca Bryan 17,009 31.0 −1.6
Labour Edmund Lowe 6,882 12.5 +1.6
Majority 13,991 25.5
Turnout 54,891 77.8 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Stamford and Spalding[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quentin Davies 35,965 59.0 +2.5
Labour Chris Burke 13,096 21.5 +8.9
Liberal Democrat Bryan D. Lee 11,939 19.6 −11.4
Majority 22,869 37.5 +12.0
Turnout 61,000 81.2 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −3.2

See also[edit]

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