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Milton Keynes North (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 52°03′43″N 0°43′01″W / 52.062°N 0.717°W / 52.062; -0.717

Milton Keynes North
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Milton Keynes North in Buckinghamshire.
Outline map
Location of Buckinghamshire within England.
CountyBuckinghamshire
Electorate88,630 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentMark Lancaster (Conservative)
Created fromNorth East Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes South West
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencySouth East England

Milton Keynes North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Mark Lancaster, a Conservative.[n 2]

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DemographicsEdit

Milton Keynes North has a higher average income,[2] less social housing and less rented housing than the national average.[3]

HistoryEdit

This constituency (and its counterpart, Milton Keynes South), came into being when the two Milton Keynes constituencies (Milton Keynes North East and Milton Keynes South West) were reconfigured following the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies with the aim of equalising the electorate as between the constituencies in the light of population growth that had occurred mainly in the Milton Keynes Urban Area. This constituency is the more rural of the two.

Mark Lancaster, who had been the incumbent for Milton Keynes North East, won the new constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election and retained it in the 2015 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The constituency takes up the majority of the area of the Borough of Milton Keynes and is one of the borough's two constituencies. Milton Keynes North has a larger rural area; the other, Milton Keynes South, covers a smaller area and is more urban.[4]

At its creation the constituency comprised the electoral wards of Bradwell, Campbell Park, Hanslope Park, Linford North, Linford South, Middleton, Newport Pagnell North, Newport Pagnell South, Olney, Sherington, Stantonbury, and Wolverton.[5]

Following a revision to the ward boundaries in 2013, the seat comprises part or all of the following Council electoral wards:[6]

The Borough ward boundaries do not necessarily coincide with the town and parish council areas.

Of these wards, Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope and Olney are more rural. The remainder are more urban.[7] Each ward returns three Councillors so their electorates are broadly equal.

Changes proposed for 2022Edit

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. If these proposals are approved by Parliament they will reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and come into effect at the next UK general election which is due to take place in May 2022 under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

The Commission proposed that the Wolverton ward be transferred to Buckingham. The boundary between the two Milton Keynes constituencies would be realigned once again, with south-eastern parts of the Borough being transferred from Milton Keynes South, and Bradwell and Stantonbury moving in the opposite direction. The constituency would be renamed Milton Keynes North East.[8]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[9] Party
2010 Mark Lancaster Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Milton Keynes North[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster 30,307 47.5  0.3
Labour Charlynne Pullen 28,392 44.5  14.2
Liberal Democrat Imogen Shepherd-Dubey 2,499 3.9  2.3
UKIP Jeff Wyatt 1,390 2.2  9.7
Green Alan Francis 1,107 1.7  2.2
Christian Peoples Venetia Sams 169 0.3 New
Majority 1,915 3.0  13.9
Turnout 64,044 71.79  5.39
Conservative hold Swing  7.0
General election 2015: Milton Keynes North[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster 27,244 47.2 +3.8
Labour Emily Darlington 17,491 30.3 +3.5
UKIP David Reilly 6,852 11.9 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Graham 3,575 6.2 -15.9
Green Jennifer Marklew 2,255 3.9 +2.5
TUSC Katie Simpson 163 0.3 N/A
Independent David Mortimer 112 0.2 N/A
Majority 9,753 16.9 +0.3
Turnout 57,692 66.4 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.15
General election 2010: Milton Keynes North[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Lancaster[14] 23,419 43.5 +7.3
Labour Co-op Andrew Pakes 14,458 26.8 −11.1
Liberal Democrat Jill Hope 11,894 22.1 +1.4
UKIP Michael Phillips 1,771 3.3 +0.5
BNP Richard Hamilton 1,154 2.1 N/A
Green Alan Francis 733 1.4 −0.8
Christian Peoples John Lennon 206 0.4 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome 157 0.3 N/A
Independent Anant Vyas 95 0.2 N/A
Majority 8,961 16.6 +18.3
Turnout 54,292 65.8 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.2

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.
References
  1. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
  3. ^ 2011 census interactive maps Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England Archived 14 July 2013 at WebCite
  5. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  6. ^ Ward map (PDF) Archived 11 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine Borough of Milton Keynes 2013
  7. ^ Ward map (PDF) Archived 11 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine Borough of Milton Keynes 2013
  8. ^ Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report".CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  10. ^ "MK North Election results 2017". BBC. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Parliamentary 2015 - Milton Keynes Council". www.milton-keynes.gov.uk.
  13. ^ "Milton Keynes Council – General Election results, Milton Keynes North, 2010". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.
  14. ^ Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament in the predecessor constituency of North East Milton Keynes

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