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Blackpool North and Cleveleys (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°51′47″N 2°54′50″W / 53.863°N 2.914°W / 53.863; -2.914

Blackpool North and Cleveleys ('blakpuːl nɔrθ and kliːv'lɪz) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Paul Maynard of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Blackpool North and Cleveleys in Lancashire for the 2010 general election.
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Location of Lancashire within England.
CountyLancashire
Population83,391 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate62,697(December 2018)[2]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of parliamentPaul Maynard (Conservative)
Created fromBlackpool North and Fleetwood
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorth West England

Contents

HistoryEdit

The seat was created by the Boundary Commission for England following its review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire.

BoundariesEdit

The Borough of Blackpool wards of Anchorsholme, Bispham, Claremont, Greenlands, Ingthorpe, Layton, Norbreck, Park, and Warbreck, and the Borough of Wyre wards of Bourne, Cleveleys Park, Jubilee, and Victoria.

Following the review of parliamentary boundaries, the previous seat of Blackpool North and Fleetwood was abolished. The new seat connects Blackpool's northern half with Cleveleys in Wyre.

The twin Wyre communities of Thornton and Cleveleys are now split between two constituencies. Cleveleys is the closer of the two to the Blackpool border, and encroaches on near neighbour Poulton-le-Fylde, which moves to Wyre and Preston North.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Paul Maynard Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General Election 2017: Blackpool North and Cleveleys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Maynard 20,255 49.4 +4.9
Labour Chris Webb 18,232 44.5 +8.5
UKIP Paul White 1,392 3.4 -11.4
Liberal Democrat Sue Close 747 1.8 -0.6
Green Duncan Royle 381 0.9 -1.3
Majority 2,023 4.9 -3.6
Turnout 41,007 64.1 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing -1.8
General Election 2015: Blackpool North and Cleveleys[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Maynard 17,508 44.4 +2.7
Labour Samuel Rushworth 14,168 36.0 -0.5
UKIP Simon Noble 5,823 14.8 +10.7
Liberal Democrat Sue Close 948 2.4 -10.9
Green John Warnock 889 2.3 +2.3
Northern James Walsh 57 0.1 0.1
Majority 3,340 8.5 +3.2
Turnout 39,393 63.1 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General Election 2010: Blackpool North and Cleveleys[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Maynard 16,964 41.8 +4.5
Labour Penny Martin 14,814 36.5 -9.2
Liberal Democrat Bill Greene 5,400 13.3 -0.4
UKIP Roy Hopwood 1,659 4.1 +0.7
BNP James Clayton 1,556 3.8 +3.8
Monster Raving Loony Tony Davies 198 0.5 +0.5
Majority 2,150 5.3
Turnout 40,591 61.6 +4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Blackpool North and Cleveleys: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ England Parliamentary electorates Boundary Commission for England
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  4. ^ "General Election Candidates Announced". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Blackpool North & Cleveleys". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Election 2010 - Blackpool North & Cleveleys BBC News

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