Lancaster and Fleetwood (UK Parliament constituency)


Lancaster and Fleetwood is a constituencyn 1 created in 2010 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Cat Smith of the Labour Party

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Boundaries
  • 3 Members of Parliament
  • 4 Elections
    • 41 Elections in the 2010s
  • 5 See also
  • 6 Notes
  • 7 References

Historyedit

Creation

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission created a new Wyre and Preston North constituency, fought at the 2010 general election, which split the previous linking of Lancaster and Wyre As a consequence, Lancaster and the coastal town of Fleetwood have been attached for parliamentary purposes

Summary of results to date

In 2010 the winning candidate was Eric Ollerenshaw, a Conservative, in 2015 the successful candidate was Labour's Cat Smith The 2015 result gave the seat the 16th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority2

Boundariesedit

The new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood was subject to public consultation following the decision to create a new seat in Lancashire in the run-up to the United Kingdom general election, 2010, which caused major consequential changes to the central and southern parts of the county During the consultation process, the Wyre ward of Cabus was moved from Lancaster and Fleetwood to Wyre and Preston North

The seat has electoral wards:

  • Bulk, Castle, Duke's, Ellel, John O'Gaunt, Lower Lune Valley, Scotforth East, Scotforth West and University in the City of Lancaster
  • Mount, Park, Pharos, Pilling, Preesall, Rossall, Warren and Wyresdale in the borough of Wyre

Members of Parliamentedit

Election Member3 Party
2010 Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative
2015 Cat Smith Labour

Electionsedit

Elections in the 2010sedit

General Election 2017: Lancaster and Fleetwood4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cat Smith 25,342 551 +128
Conservative Eric Ollerenshaw 18,681 406 +14
Liberal Democrat Robin Long 1,170 25 -08
Green Rebecca Novell 796 17 -33
Majority 6,661 145 +115
Turnout 45,989 687 +01
Labour hold Swing +57
See also: Opinion polling in United Kingdom constituencies, 2010–15 § Lancaster and Fleetwood General Election 2015: Lancaster and Fleetwood56
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cat Smith 17,643 423 +70
Conservative Eric Ollerenshaw 16,378 392 +32
UKIP Matthew Atkins 4,060 97 +73
Green Chris Coates 2,093 50 +06
Liberal Democrat Robin Long 1,390 33 −158
Northern Harold Elletson 174 04 +04
Majority 1,265 30
Turnout 41,738 686 +75
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19
General Election 2010: Lancaster and Fleetwood7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Ollerenshaw 15,404 361 +25
Labour Clive Grunshaw 15,071 353 −71
Liberal Democrat Stuart Langhorn 8,167 191 +35
Green Gina Dowding 1,888 44 −14
UKIP Fred McGlade 1,020 24 −01
BNP Debra Kent 938 22 N/A
Independent Keith Riley 213 05 +05
Majority 333 08
Turnout 42,701 611 +16
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +48

See alsoedit

  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire
  • Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election in individual constituencies

Notesedit

  1. ^ A county constituency for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer As with all current seats, its electorate elects one Member of Parliament MP by the first past the post voting system

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England" 2011 Electorate Figures Boundary Commission for England 4 March 2011 Archived from the original on 6 November 2010 Retrieved 13 March 2011 
  2. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Politicalinfo Retrieved 2017-01-29
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" part 1
  4. ^ "Lancaster & Fleetwood parliamentary constituency" BBC News 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015" Electoral Calculus Archived from the original on 17 October 2015 Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  6. ^ "Lancaster & Fleetwood" BBC News Retrieved 11 May 2015 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010" Electoral Calculus Archived from the original on 26 July 2013 Retrieved 17 October 2015 


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