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.

ConstituenciesEdit

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[2][nb 2] Member of Parliament[2] Nearest opposition[2] 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

Boundary changesEdit

Name Former boundaries Current boundaries
  1. Beverley and Holderness CC
  2. Brigg and Goole CC
  3. Cleethorpes CC
  4. East Yorkshire CC
  5. Great Grimsby BC
  6. Haltemprice and Howden CC
  7. Kingston upon Hull East BC
  8. Kingston upon Hull North BC
  9. Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle BC
  10. Scunthorpe CC

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.[3]

Results historyEdit

Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019[4]

2019Edit

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
Conservative 231,091 55.7%  7.1% 7  2
Labour 122,074 29.4%  12.7% 3  2
Liberal Democrats 26,312 6.3%  2.6% 0 0
Brexit 20,595 5.0% new 0 0
Greens 10,275 2.5%  1.4% 0 0
Others 4,322 1.1%  3.4% 0 0
Total 414,669 100.0 10

Percentage votesEdit

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 43.8 41.9 41.7 30.4 32.8 33.0 36.8 38.4 48.6 55.7
Labour 29.2 34.8 40.3 50.4 46.7 41.0 30.8 33.9 42.1 29.4
Liberal Democrat1 26.8 23.1 17.4 15.8 17.1 20.8 22.5 5.4 3.7 6.3
Green Party - * * * * * 0.7 3.1 1.1 2.5
UKIP - - - * * * 4.5 18.0 3.2 *
Brexit Party - - - - - - - - - 5.0
Other 0.2 0.2 0.6 3.3 3.4 5.2 4.7 1.2 1.3 1.1

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

SeatsEdit

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 5 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 5 7
Labour 4 5 5 7 7 7 5 5 5 3
Total 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

MapsEdit

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

  Conservative   Liberal

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 1895 1900 1906 07 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 15
Buckrose C. Sykes Holden White
Holderness Bethell A. Wilson
Howdenshire Duncombe Wilson-Todd Harrison-Broadley Jackson
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

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Labour   Liberal

Constituency 1918 19 1922 1923 1924 26 1929 1931 1935 39 1945 47
Buckrose Moreing Gaunt A. Braithwaite Wadsworth
Holderness Wilson Bowdler Savery G. Braithwaite
Howdenshire Jackson Carver Glossop Odey
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

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 54 1955 1959 1964 66 1966 1970 71 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Beverley / Howden (1955) Odey Bryan
Bridlington Wood Townend
Goole Jeger Marshall
Haltemprice Law Wall
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

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
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
Great Grimsby Mitchell Onn Nici
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

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
  3. ^ a b c 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Commons Library.
  2. ^ a b c "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".