Wyre and Preston North (UK Parliament constituency)
|Wyre and Preston North|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Wyre and Preston North in Lancashire
Location of Lancashire within England
|Electorate||71,612 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Garstang, St Michael's On Wyre, Catterall, Fulwood|
|Member of Parliament||Ben Wallace (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Ribble Valley,|
Lancaster and Wyre
Wyre and Preston North is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Created in the most recent fifth periodic review of constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England, it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.
It was created as the sixteenth seat of the county of Lancashire by the Boundary Commission for England prior to the 2010 general election. It contains the Fulwood and rural areas of Preston and many small towns and villages of Wyre.
The seat of Wyre and Preston North contains the Wyre towns of Poulton-le-Fylde, Garstang, St Michael's On Wyre, Catterall and parts of Thornton. From Preston are added the suburban Fulwood area and the rural parishes such as Woodplumpton, Barton, Broughton, Goosnargh and Grimsargh. The electoral wards used in the creation are:
- From Preston: Cadley, College, Garrison, Greyfriars, Preston Rural East, Preston Rural North, Sharoe Green
- From Wyre: Breck, Brock, Cabus, Calder, Carleton, Catterall, Garstang, Great Eccleston, Hambleton and Stalmine-with-Staynall, Hardhorn, High Cross, Norcross, Staina, Tithebarn.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||John Potter||4,463||8.4||+3.6|
|Liberal Democrats||John Potter||2,551||4.8||-0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||John Potter||2,712||5.4||-16.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Danny Gallagher||11,033||21.5||+5.4|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
- "Statement of persons nominated 2019" (PDF).
- UK Parliamentary elections June 2017 Wyre Borough Council
- "Wyre & Preston North parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Wyre & Preston North". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Wyre & Preston North". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.