Wyre (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wyre
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Lancaster and Wyre
Created from Fylde North

Coordinates: 53°59′06″N 2°45′47″W / 53.985°N 2.763°W / 53.985; -2.763 Wyre was a parliamentary constituency in the Wyre district of Lancashire.

It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. It was then partially replaced by the new constituency of Lancaster and Wyre.

Boundaries[edit]

The Borough of Wyre wards of Bailey, Bourne, Breck, Carleton, Cleveleys Park, Hambleton, Hardhorn, High Cross, Jubilee, Mount, Norcross, Park, Pharos, Preesall, Rossall, Staina, Tithebarn, Victoria, and Warren.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Sir Walter Clegg Conservative
1987 Keith Mans Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Wyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 26,559 56.4 N/A
Social Democratic Iain Campbell Murdoch 11,748 25.0 N/A
Labour William Goldsmith 8,743 18.6 N/A
Majority 14,811 31.4 N/A
Turnout 47,050 71.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Wyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Mans 26,800 53.1 −3.3
Social Democratic Iain Campbell Murdoch 12,139 24.0 −1.0
Labour Paul Wyn Ednyfed Ainscough 10,725 21.2 +2.6
Green Arthur Richard Cedric Brown 874 1.7 N/A
Majority 14,661 29.1
Turnout 50,538 75.4 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing −1.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Wyre[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Mans 29,449 54.6 +1.6
Labour David Borrow 17,785 33.0 +11.8
Liberal Democrat John A. Ault 6,420 11.9 −12.1
Natural Law Roger V. Perry 260 0.5 N/A
Majority 11,664 21.6 −7.4
Turnout 53,914 79.5 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −5.1

See also[edit]

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