List of Parliamentary constituencies in Humberside
Humberside was abolished in 1996 both as a county council and a ceremonial county, but the name Humberside continues to be used unofficially in subsequent boundary reviews as presented by the Boundary Commission for England to describe the area covered by the former county for the purpose of the rules which strongly deter cross-council constituencies (spanning more than one local authority within its area). The area covers the four unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire The constituency boundaries used up to the 2005 United Kingdom general election were drawn up when it was a county. The area is divided into 10 Parliamentary constituencies – 4 Borough constituencies and 6 County constituencies.
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Map|
|Beverley and Holderness CC||79,696||20,448||Graham Stuart†||Chloe Hopkins‡|
|Brigg and Goole CC||65,939||21,951||Andrew Percy†||Majid Khan‡|
|Cleethorpes CC||73,689||21,418||Martin Vickers†||Ros James‡|
|East Yorkshire CC||80,923||22,786||Greg Knight†||Catherine Minnis‡|
|Great Grimsby BC||61,409||7,331||Lia Nici†||Melanie Onn‡|
|Haltemprice and Howden CC||71,083||20,329||David Davis†||George Ayre‡|
|Kingston upon Hull East BC[nb 3]||65,745||1,239||Karl Turner‡||Rachel Storer†|
|Kingston upon Hull North BC[nb 3]||64,515||7,593||Diana Johnson‡||Holly Whitbread†|
|Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle BC[nb 3]||60,192||2,856||Emma Hardy‡||Scott Bell†|
|Scunthorpe CC||61,955||6,451||Holly Mumby-Croft†||Nic Dakin‡|
|Name||Former boundaries||Current boundaries|
The Boundary Commission proposed retaining these 10 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
Proposed boundary changesEdit
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.
On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries. They propose to bring forward primary legislation to remove the statutory obligation to implement the 2018 Boundary Review recommendations, as well as set the framework for future boundary reviews in time for the next review which is due to begin in early 2021 and report no later than October 2023. It is proposed that the number of constituencies now remains at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.
Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Humberside in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
Historical representation by partyEdit
Data given here is for the East Riding of Yorkshire before 1983. A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918Edit
|Constituency||1885||1886||1892||1895||1900||1906||07||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||11||15|
|Kingston upon Hull Central||King||M. Sykes|
|Kingston upon Hull East||Saunders||Grotrian||Smith||Firbank||Ferens|
|Kingston upon Hull West||C. H. Wilson||C. H. W. Wilson||G. Wilson|
1918 to 1950Edit
|Kingston upon Hull Central||Sykes||Kenworthy||→||Barton||Windsor||Hewitson|
|Kingston upon Hull East||Murchison||Lumley||Muff||Nation||Muff||Pursey|
|Kingston upon Hull North West||Ward||Mackay|
|Kingston upon Hull South West||Entwistle||Grotrian||Arnott||Law||Smith|
1950 to 1983Edit
|Constituency||1950||1951||54||1955||1959||1964||66||1966||1970||71||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||1979|
|Beverley / Howden (1955)||Odey||Bryan|
|Kingston upon Hull Central / Kingston upon Hull West (1955)||Hewitson||Johnson|
|Kingston upon Hull East||Pursey||Prescott|
|Kingston upon Hull North / Kingston upon Hull Central (1974)||Hudson||Coulson||Solomons||McNamara|
1983 to presentEdit
|Beverley / Beverley and Holderness (1997)||Wall||Cran||Stuart|
|Boothferry / Haltemprice and Howden (1997)||Bryan||Davis|
|Bridlington / East Yorkshire (1997)||Townend||Knight|
|Brigg and Cleethorpes / Cleethorpes (1997)||Brown||McIsaac||Vickers|
|Glanford and Scunthorpe / Scunthorpe (1997)||Hickmet||Morley||Dakin||Mumby-Croft|
|Kingston upon Hull East||Prescott||Turner|
|Kingston upon Hull North||McNamara||D. Johnson|
|Kingston upon Hull West / & Hessle (1997)||Randall||A. Johnson||Hardy|
|Brigg and Goole||Cawsey||Percy|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- Many sources list the Kingston upon Hull constituencies as Hull, following the city council's own practice. However, the official names have not adopted the short form.
- Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Commons Library.
- "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".