Stamford and Spalding (UK Parliament constituency)

Stamford and Spalding was a county constituency in Lincolnshire, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Stamford and Spalding
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyLincolnshire
Major settlementsSpalding, Stamford
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byGrantham & Stamford and South Holland & The Deepings
Created fromHolland with Boston and Rutland & Stamford

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The District of South Kesteven wards of All Saints, Aveland, Bourne East, Bourne West, Casewick, Deeping St James, Devon, Forest, Glen Eden, Hillsides, Isaac Newton, Lincrest, Market and West Deeping, Morkery, Ringstone, St George's, St Mary's, Stamford St John's, Toller, and Truesdale, and the District of South Holland wards of Crowland, Deeping St Nicholas, Gosberton Village, Pinchbeck East, Pinchbeck West, Spalding Central, Spalding East, Spalding North, Spalding South, Spalding West, Surlfeet, and Weston.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Sir Kenneth Lewis Conservative
1987 Quentin Davies Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Grantham & Stamford

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Stamford and Spalding[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 27,728 56.5
SDP P.C. Lee 15,972 32.6
Labour A.E. Mullender 5,354 10.9
Majority 11,756 23.9
Turnout 49,054 74.4
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Stamford and Spalding[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Quentin Davies 31,000 56.5 0.0
Liberal Rebecca Bryan 17,009 31.0 −1.6
Labour Edmund Lowe 6,882 12.5 +1.6
Majority 13,991 25.5 +1.6
Turnout 54,891 77.8 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Stamford and Spalding[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Quentin Davies 35,965 59.0 +2.5
Labour Chris Burke 13,096 21.5 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Bryan D. Lee 11,939 19.6 −11.4
Majority 22,869 37.5 +12.0
Turnout 61,000 81.2 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −3.2

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
  2. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.