- Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)
Cleethorpes County constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Cleethorpes in Humberside.
Location of Humberside within England.
County North East Lincolnshire Electorate 70,895 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 1997 Member of Parliament Martin Vickers (Conservative) Number of members One Created from Brigg & Cleethorpes Overlaps European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber
Cleethorpes is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives. The current MP is Martin Vickers of the Conservative Party, first elected at the 2010 general election.
It is made up of 7 wards of North East Lincolnshire: -Immingham (suburban / council estate mix, heavy industry) -Wolds (rural / suburban mix) -Waltham (suburban) -Humberston & New Waltham (suburban) -Haverstoe (suburban) -Croft Baker (terrace / suburban mix) -Sidney Sussex (terraced houses)
And 2 wards of North Lincolnshire: -Ferry (rural / suburban mix) -Barton-upon-Humber (suburban / council estate mix)
Members of Parliament
Election Member  Party 1997 Shona McIsaac Labour 2010 Martin Vickers Conservative
Previously the Cleethorpes constituency was wholly within the Brigg and Cleethorpes constituency.
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Cleethorpes Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Martin Vickers 18,939 42.1 +4.8 Labour Shona McIsaac 14,641 32.6 -10.8 Liberal Democrat Malcolm Morland 8,192 18.2 +3.5 UKIP Stephen Harness 3,194 7.1 +2.5 Majority 4,298 9.6 Turnout 44,966 64.0 +2.4 Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.8
Elections in the 2000s
General Election 2005: Cleethorpes Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Shona McIsaac 18,889 43.3 -6.3 Conservative Martin Vickers 16,247 37.3 +1.0 Liberal Democrat Geoff Lowis 6,437 14.8 +2.8 UKIP William Hardie 2,016 4.6 +2.5 Majority 2,642 6.1 Turnout 43,589 61.6 -0.4 Labour hold Swing -3.6 General Election 2001: Cleethorpes Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Shona McIsaac 21,032 49.6 -2.0 Conservative Stephen Howd 15,412 36.3 +2.9 Liberal Democrat Gordon Smith 5,080 12.0 +0.6 UKIP Janet Hatton 894 2.1 N/A Majority 5,620 13.3 Turnout 42,418 62.0 -11.4 Labour hold Swing
Elections in the 1990s
General Election 1997: Cleethorpes Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Shona McIsaac 26,058 51.6 N/A Conservative Michael Brown 16,882 33.4 N/A Liberal Democrat K. Melton 5,746 11.4 N/A Referendum Party J. Berry 894 3.5 N/A Majority 9,176 N/A Turnout 73.4 N/A Labour gain from Conservative Swing
According to research conducted by Professor Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Cleethorpes will be Conservative target number 58 at the next General Election and Labour's 55th most vulnerable seat, requiring a 3.03% swing for it to change hands. It is the Liberal Democrats' 477th target.
The Conservative Party selected its parliamentary candidate in an 'open primary' on Wednesday 8 November. Applications were open to any member of the Conservative Party's priority list of approved candidates and to members of the standard list of approved candidates who claimed a local connection.
The two candidates in the final were Martin Vickers and Alan Lockwood. Martin Vickers won the selection in front of 100-130 people at Cleethorpes Constitutional Club.
Vickers is a councillor in Grimsby and fought the seat at the last General Election. He works as constituency agent to Edward Leigh MP and was not on the priority list.
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
- ^ "Cleethorpes". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b15.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
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