Haltemprice and Howden (UK Parliament constituency)

Haltemprice and Howden is a constituency[n 1] in the East Riding of Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by David Davis, a Conservative who was also Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union until his resignation from that role on 8 July 2018.[2][n 2]

Haltemprice and Howden
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Haltemprice and Howden in Humberside
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Location of Humberside within England
CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Electorate70,252 (December 2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentDavid Davis (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBeverley, Boothferry

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3] Party Govt positions
1997 David Davis Conservative Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (2016—2018)
Minister of State for Europe (1994—1997)

Constituency profileEdit

The Electoral Reform Society considers it to be historically the second safest seat in the country, after North Shropshire. Taking into account the previous seats roughly covering its boundaries, the Society considers that the seat has been held continuously by the Conservative Party since the 1837 general election.[4]

BoundariesEdit

The constituency covers a large, wide area stretching from the border of Hull in the east to Howden in the west and northwards to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor towards York in the Yorkshire Wolds. The bulk of the population is centred in the villages of Willerby, Kirk Ella, Anlaby and Cottingham. Rural Howdenshire forms the bulk of the geographical area of the constituency but provides only a small part of the total electorate.

The constituency includes many towns and villages along the A63 corridor including, Brough, Elloughton, South Cave, North Ferriby, Swanland, Gilberdyke, Newport, Welton and Melton.

2010–present: The District of East Riding of Yorkshire wards of Cottingham North, Cottingham South, Dale, Howden, Howdenshire, South Hunsley, Tranby, and Willerby and Kirk Ella. 1997–2010: The Borough of Boothferry wards of East Derwent, East Howdenshire, Gilberdyke, Holme upon Spalding Moor, Howden, Mid Howdenshire, and North Cave, and the East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley wards of Anlaby, Brough, Castle, Kirk Ella, Mill Beck and Croxby, Priory, Skidby and Rowley, South Cave, Springfield, Swanland, and Willerby.

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1997 general election, covering an area previously part of the Beverley and Boothferry constituencies. In 1997, it returned the Conservative David Davis, who had previously been the member for Boothferry; he was re-elected in the 2001, 2005 and 2010 general elections.

The area was placed as 10th most affluent in the country in the 2003 Barclays Private Clients survey.[5]

2008 by-electionEdit

On 12 June 2008, a day after a vote on the extension of detention of terror suspects without charge, in an unexpected move, Davis took the Chiltern Hundreds, effectively resigning his seat as the constituency's MP. He stated this was to force a by-election, in which he intended to provoke a wider public debate on the single issue of the perceived erosion of civil liberties. Over the course of the following week, the campaign was launched on the theme of David Davis for Freedom.

Davis formally resigned as an MP on 18 June 2008, and the by-election took place on 10 July 2008, which Davis won.[6]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: Haltemprice and Howden[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 31,045 62.4   1.4
Labour George Ayre 10,716 21.5   9.5
Liberal Democrats Linda Johnson 5,215 10.5   5.7
Green Angela Stone 1,764 3.5   2.1
Yorkshire Party Richard Honnoraty 1,039 2.1   0.3
Majority 20,329 40.9   11.9
Turnout 49,779 70.1   2.3
Conservative hold Swing   5.5
General election 2017: Haltemprice and Howden[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 31,355 61.0   6.8
Labour Hollie Devanney 15,950 31.0   10.0
Liberal Democrats David Nolan 2,482 4.8   1.4
Yorkshire Party Diana Wallis 942 1.8   0.8
Green Angela Needham 711 1.4   2.3
Majority 15,405 30.0   3.2
Turnout 51,440 72.4   3.9
Conservative hold Swing   1.6
General election 2015: Haltemprice and Howden[10][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 26,414 54.2   3.9
Labour Edward Hart 10,219 21.0   5.3
UKIP John Kitchener 6,781 13.9 New
Liberal Democrats Carl Minns 3,055 6.3   20.2
Green Tim Greene 1,809 3.7   2.3
Yorkshire First Diana Wallis 479 1.0 New
Majority 16,195 33.2   9.4
Turnout 48,757 68.5   0.7
Conservative hold Swing   0.7
General election 2010: Haltemprice and Howden[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 24,486 50.2   3.2[d 1]
Liberal Democrats Jon Neal 12,884 26.4   10.0[d 2]
Labour Danny Marten 7,630 15.7   2.2[d 3]
BNP James Cornell 1,583 3.2   1.6[d 4]
English Democrat Joanne Robinson 1,485 3.0   4.2[d 5]
Green Shan Oakes 669 1.4   6.0[d 6]
Majority 11,602 23.8   21.4[d 7]
Turnout 48,737 69.2   34.7[d 8]
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 2000sEdit

By-election 2008: Haltemprice and Howden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 17,113 71.6   24.1
Green Shan Oakes 1,758 7.4 New
English Democrat Joanne Robinson 1,714 7.2 New
National Front Tess Culnane 544 2.3 New
Miss Great Britain Party Gemma Garrett 521 2.2 New
Independent Jill Saward 492 2.1 New
Monster Raving Loony Mad Cow-Girl 412 1.7 New
Independent Walter Sweeney 238 1.0 New
Independent John Nicholson 162 0.7 New
Independent David Craig 135 0.6 New
New Party David Pinder 135 0.6 New
no label David Icke 110 0.5 New
Freedom 4 Choice Hamish Howitt 91 0.4 New
Socialist Equality Chris Talbot 84 0.4 New
Independent Grace Astley 77 0.3 New
Christian George Hargreaves 76 0.3 New
Church of the Militant Elvis David Bishop 44 0.2 New
Independent John Upex 38 0.2 New
Independent Greg Wood 32 0.1 New
Independent Eamonn Fitzpatrick 31 0.1 New
Make Politicians History Ronnie Carroll 29 0.1 New
Independent Thomas Darwood 25 0.1 New
Independent Christopher Foren 23 0.1 New
Independent Herbert Crossman 11 0.0 New
Independent Tony Farnon 8 0.0 New
Independent Norman Scarth 8 0.0 New
Majority 15,355 64.2   53.5
Turnout 23,911 34.5[13]   35.6
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 2005: Haltemprice and Howden[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 22,792 47.5   4.3
Liberal Democrats Jon Neal 17,676 36.8   2.1
Labour Edward Hart 6,104 12.7   3.0
BNP John Mainprize 798 1.7 New
UKIP Philip Lane 659 1.4   0.8
Majority 5,116 10.7   6.4
Turnout 48,029 70.1  4.3
Conservative hold Swing   3.2
General election 2001: Haltemprice and Howden[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 18,994 43.2   0.8
Liberal Democrats Jon Neal 17,091 38.9   10.1
Labour Leslie Howell 6,898 15.7   7.9
UKIP Joanne Robinson 945 2.2   1.5
Majority 1,903 4.3   10.9
Turnout 43,928 65.8   9.6
Conservative hold Swing   5.4

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Haltemprice and Howden[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Davis 21,809 44.0 New
Liberal Democrats Diana Wallis 14,295 28.8 New
Labour George McManus 11,701 23.6 New
Referendum Trevor Pearson 1,370 2.8 New
UKIP Godfrey Bloom 301 0.6 New
Natural Law Barry Stevens 74 0.1 New
Majority 7,514 15.2 N/A
Turnout 49,550 75.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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.
  1. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
  2. ^ Based on the 2005 general election.
  3. ^ Based on the 2005 general election.
  4. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
  5. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
  6. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
  7. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
  8. ^ Based on the 2008 by-election.
References
  1. ^ "Constituency data: electorates – House of Commons Library". Parliament UK. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns". BBC News. 9 July 2018.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
  4. ^ "Safe seats", Electoral Reform Society
  5. ^ "North tops 'real' rich league". BBC News. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Labour did not stand against Davis". BBC News. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  7. ^ "UK Parliamentary Election: Haltemprice and Howden Constituency: Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ "General Election 2017 full list of Hull and East Yorkshire candidates". Hull Daily Mail. 11 May 2017. Archived from the original on 15 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Haltemprice & Howden Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Haltemprice & Howden". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  13. ^ "This is Hull and East Riding". Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2008.
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 53°47′46″N 0°41′20″W / 53.796°N 0.689°W / 53.796; -0.689