Wyre and Preston North (UK Parliament constituency)


Wyre and Preston North is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom Created in the most recent fifth periodic review of constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England, it elects one Member of Parliament MP by the first past the post voting system

It was formed of parts of the Ribble Valley, Fylde and Lancaster and Wyre constituencies

Contents

  • 1 Boundaries
  • 2 Members of Parliament
  • 3 Elections
    • 31 Elections in the 2010s
  • 4 Alfie McKenzie
  • 5 See also
  • 6 Notes and references

Boundariesedit

It was created as the sixteenth seat of the county of Lancashire by the Boundary Commission for England prior to the 2010 general election It contains the Fulwood and rural areas of Preston and many small towns and villages of Wyre

The seat of Wyre and Preston North contains the Wyre towns of Thornton, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Garstang, St Michael's On Wyre and Catterall From Preston are added the suburban Fulwood area and the rural parishes such as Woodplumpton, Barton, Broughton, Goosnargh and Grimsargh The electoral wards used in the creation are:

  • From Preston - Cadley, College, Garrison, Greyfriars, Preston Rural East, Preston Rural North, Sharoe Green
  • From Wyre - Breck, Brock, Cabus, Calder, Carleton, Catterall, Garstang, Great Eccleston, Hambleton and Stalmine-with-Staynall, Hardhorn, High Cross, Norcross, Staina, Tithebarn

Members of Parliamentedit

Election Member2 Party
2010 Ben Wallace Conservative

Electionsedit

Elections in the 2010sedit

General Election 2017: Wyre and Preston North34
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ben Wallace 30,684 583 +51
Labour Michelle Heaton-Bentley 18,438 350 +102
Liberal Democrat John Potter 2,551 48 -06
Green Ruth Norbury 973 18 -16
Majority 12,246 233 -51
Turnout 52,646 728 +22
Conservative hold Swing −26
General Election 2015: Wyre and Preston North56
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ben Wallace 26,528 532 +08
Labour Ben Whittingham 12,377 248 +35
UKIP Kate Walsh 6,577 132 +84
Liberal Democrat John Potter 2,712 54 -161
Green Anne Power 1,699 34 N/A
Majority 14,151 284 -25
Turnout 49,893 706 -15
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Wyre and Preston North78
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ben Wallace 26,877 524 +104
Liberal Democrat Danny Gallagher 11,033 215 +54
Labour Cat Smith 10,932 213 -59
UKIP Nigel Cecil 2,466 48 +27
Majority 15,844 309
Turnout 51,308 721 +88
Conservative hold Swing

Alfie McKenzieedit

The constituency hit the headlines after the May 2010 general election when it emerged that 14-year-old Alfie McKenzie had cast a vote there by dressing "as much like a Tory as he could manage: a trench coat, reading glasses, sharp shoes" He voted Liberal Democrat9

See alsoedit

  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire

Notes and referencesedit

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England" 2011 Electorate Figures Boundary Commission for England 4 March 2011 Archived from the original on November 6, 2010 Retrieved 13 March 2011 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" part 5
  3. ^ UK Parliamentary elections June 2017 Wyre Borough Council
  4. ^ "Wyre & Preston North parliamentary constituency" BBC News 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015" Electoral Calculus Archived from the original on 17 October 2015 Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  6. ^ "Wyre & Preston North" BBC News Online Retrieved 8 May 2015 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010" Electoral Calculus Archived from the original on 17 October 2015 Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  8. ^ "Wyre & Preston North" BBC News Online Retrieved 2010-05-07 
  9. ^ "Alfie McKenzie: It might have been illegal, but I voted with my conscience" The Guardian London 2010-05-09 

Coordinates: 53°54′11″N 2°46′19″W / 53903°N 2772°W / 53903; -2772



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