Blackpool North and Fleetwood (UK Parliament constituency)


Blackpool North and Fleetwood (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Map1 = BlackpoolNorthFleetwood
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = Borough
County = Lancashire
Year = 1997
MP = Joan Humble
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Blackpool North and Fleetwood is a 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.

Boundaries

The so-called "Golden Mile" of Blackpool and the fishing port of Fleetwood have been paired together since 1997. Those against the move at the time tried to argue that Fleetwood was a genteel place that had little, if anything, in common with the noisy neighbour to the south; then, as now, the Boundary Commission disagreed with the idea that Blackpool was a "den of vice", as one local Fleetwood newspaper would have it.

In time for the next election, this seat will be abolished. Fleetwood will link with Lancaster to create a new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood. Meanwhile, the town of Thornton Cleveleys will be split to create Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

Blackpool is a Unitary Authority but does not have enough electors to create one or two valid constituencies on its own without using electoral wards from Lancashire.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joan Humble
votes = 20,620
percentage = 47.6
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gavin Williamson
votes = 15,558
percentage = 35.9
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steven Bate
votes = 5,533
percentage = 12.8
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Roy Hopwood
votes = 1,579
percentage = 3.6
change = +1.4
Election box majority
votes = 5,062
percentage = 11.7
change = -1.8
Election box turnout
votes = 43,290
percentage = 57.7
change = +0.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -0.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Blackpool North & Fleetwood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joan Humble
votes = 21,610
percentage = 50.8
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Vincent
votes = 15,889
percentage = 37.3
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steven Bate
votes = 4,132
percentage = 9.7
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Colin Porter
votes = 950
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,721
percentage = 13.5
change = -3.2
Election box turnout
votes = 42,581
percentage = 57.2
change = -14.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joan Humble
votes = 28,051
percentage = 52.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Harold Elletson
votes = 19,105
percentage = 35.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Beverley Hill
votes = 4,600
percentage = 8.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Roy Hopwood
votes = 1,704
percentage = 3.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Jon Ellis
votes = 288
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,946
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 53,748
percentage = 71.7
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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