East Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

East Yorkshire is a county constituency for the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) at least once every five years by the first-past-the-post electoral system. The constituency has been represented by Greg Knight of the Conservative Party since the 2001 general election.

East Yorkshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of East Yorkshire in Humberside
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Location of Humberside within England
CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Population100,377 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate80,435 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsBridlington, Driffield, Pocklington, Market Weighton
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentGreg Knight (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBridlington

HistoryEdit

The East Yorkshire constituency was created for the 1997 general election and replaced the Bridlington constituency. The Conservative MP for that seat since 1979, John Townend, won the new seat, and held it until he retired at the 2001 general election. His successor, the current incumbent Greg Knight, had previously represented the marginal seat of Derby North from 1983 until he was defeated in the 1997 general election.[citation needed] To date it has been a Conservative safe seat and ranks 170th in terms of their share of the vote of their 631 candidates, with an approximately equally divided opposition in 2010.[3]

BoundariesEdit

1997–2010: The Borough of East Yorkshire.[4]

2010–present: The District of East Riding of Yorkshire wards of Bridlington Central and Old Town, Bridlington North, Bridlington South, Driffield and Rural, East Wolds and Coastal, Pocklington Provincial, and Wolds Weighton.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[6] Party
1997 John Townend Conservative
2001 Greg Knight Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

2019 general election: East Yorkshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 33,988 64.4 +6.1
Labour Catherine Minnis 11,201 21.2 –9.3
Liberal Democrats Dale Needham 4,219 8.0 +4.0
Yorkshire Party Tim Norman 1,686 3.2 +1.3
Green Mike Jackson 1,675 3.2 +1.5
Majority 22,787 43.2 +15.4
Turnout 52,769 65.3 –1.3
Registered electors 80,871
Conservative hold Swing +7.7
2017 general election: East Yorkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 31,442 58.3 +7.7
Labour Alan Clark 16,436 30.5 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Carl Minns 2,134 4.0 −1.9
UKIP Andrew Dennis 1,986 3.7 −14.2
Yorkshire Party Timothy Norman 1,015 1.9 +0.5
Green Michael Jackson 943 1.7 −1.8
Majority 15,006 27.8 −2.1
Turnout 53,956 66.6 +4.9
Registered electors 81,065
Conservative hold Swing −1.1
2015 general election: East Yorkshire[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 25,276 50.6 +3.1
Labour Kevin Hickson 10,343 20.7 +0.4
UKIP Stephanie Todd 8,955 17.9 +13.7
Liberal Democrats Robert Adamson 2,966 5.9 −15.3
Green Mark Maloney 1,731 3.5 +2.0
Yorkshire First Stewart Arnold 720 1.4 +1.4
Majority 14,933 29.9 +3.6
Turnout 49,991 61.7 −2.3
Registered electors 81,023
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
2010 general election: East Yorkshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 24,328 47.5 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Adamson 10,842 21.2 +1.9
Labour Paul Rounding 10,401 20.3 −11.5
UKIP Chris Daniels 2,142 4.2 +0.6
BNP Gary Pudsey 1,865 3.6 +3.6
SDP Ray Allerston 914 1.8 +1.8
Green Mike Jackson 762 1.5 +1.5
Majority 13,486 26.3 +12.9
Turnout 51,254 64.0 +2.4
Registered electors 80,105
Conservative hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 2000sEdit

2005 general election: East Yorkshire[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 21,215 45.2 −0.7
Labour Emma Hoddinott 14,932 31.8 −3.2
Liberal Democrats Jim Wastling 9,075 19.3 +4.8
UKIP Christopher Tresidder 1,703 3.6 −0.2
Majority 6,283 13.4 +2.5
Turnout 46,925 61.6 +1.5
Registered electors 76,218
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
2001 general election: East Yorkshire[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Greg Knight 19,861 45.9 +3.2
Labour Tracey Simpson-Laing 15,179 35.0 −0.9
Liberal Democrats Mary-Rose Hardy 6,300 14.5 −4.0
UKIP Trevor Pearson 1,661 3.8 +3.8
Independent Paul Dessoy 313 0.7 +0.7
Majority 4,682 10.9 +4.1
Turnout 43,314 60.1 −10.4
Registered electors 72,052
Conservative hold Swing +2.1

Elections in the 1990sEdit

1997 general election: East Yorkshire[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Townend 20,904 42.7 N/A
Labour Ian Male 17,567 35.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Leadley 9,070 18.5 N/A
SDP Raymond Allerston 1,049 2.1 N/A
National Democrats Michael Cooper 381 0.8 N/A
Majority 3,337 6.8 N/A
Turnout 48,971 70.5 N/A
Registered electors 69,482
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census data for Parliamentary constituencies in England & Wales, 2011: East Yorkshire" (PDF). Parliament Data. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 21 March 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Electoral Figures". Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Previous UK general elections". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ Text of the The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995 as originally enacted or made within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ Text of the The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 as originally enacted or made within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Alphabetical index of MPs since 1660: Swi–Was". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
    "Alphabetical index of MPs since 1660: Hup–Leh". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Yorkshire East". BBC News. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  8. ^ "East Yorkshire – 2017 Election Results". General Elections Online. Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  9. ^ "East Yorkshire – 2015 Election Results". General Elections Online. Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  10. ^ "East Yorkshire – 2010 Election Results". General Elections Online. Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Result: Yorkshire East". BBC News. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
    "UK general election 2005: Results for Yorkshire East". Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012.
  12. ^ "General Election results, 7 June 2001" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 18 June 2001. p. 62. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
    "England – – – Counties: Greater Manchester, Bolton West to Northamptonshire, Wellingborough". United Kingdom Election Results. David Boothroyd. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Past Results: 1997 General Election: Yorkshire East". BBC News. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
    "England – – – Counties: Greater Manchester, Bolton West to Northamptonshire, Wellingborough". United Kingdom Election Results. David Boothroyd. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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