Lancaster and Wyre (UK Parliament constituency)


Lancaster and Wyre (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Lancaster and Wyre
Map1 = LancasterWyre
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = County
County = Lancashire
Year = 1997
MP = Ben Wallace
Party = Conservative
EP = North West England

Lancaster and Wyre is a parliamentary 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

This seat was created in for the 1997 general election and is set to be abolished at the next general election. Currently, Lancaster & Wyre contains the City of Lancaster and most of the Wyre borough.

The Boundary Commission for England proposals for parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire were completed in 2006. They proposed that this seat is split into two. Lancaster will be attached to another part of Wyre borough, over the River Wyre to the fishing port of Fleetwood. The new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood would then be the first time the two places have been linked for parliamentary reasons for many years.

If the proposals are implemented the other seat would be the new Wyre and Preston North. This seat has never been created before, and the bringing together of Garstang, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde and the Fulwood and northern rural areas of Preston is unprecedented.

Lancaster and Wyre was the only seat gained by the Conservatives in the North West in the 2005 General Election.

Members of parliament

The seat of Lancaster and Wyre was created in time for the 1997 election. There have only been two Members of Parliament for this seat. Ben Wallace, current MP, has been selected to represent the Conservatives at the next election in the successor seat of Wyre and Preston North.

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Lancaster and Wyre
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ben Wallace
votes = 22,266
percentage = 42.8
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anne Sacks
votes = 18,095
percentage = 34.8
change = -8.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stuart Langhorn
votes = 8,453
percentage = 16.2
change = +5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jon Barry
votes = 2,278
percentage = 4.4
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Mander
votes = 969
percentage = 1.9
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes = 4,171
percentage = 8.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,061
percentage = 64.5
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Lancaster and Wyre
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Hilton Dawson
votes = 22,556
percentage = 43.1
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Steve Barclay
votes = 22,075
percentage = 42.2
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Liz Scott
votes = 5,383
percentage = 10.3
change = -1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = John Whitelegg
votes = 1,595
percentage = 3.0
change = +1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 741
percentage = 1.4
change = +0.2
Election box majority
votes = 481
percentage = 0.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,350
percentage = 65.9
change = -8.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Lancaster and Wyre
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Hilton Dawson
votes = 25,173
percentage = 42.8
change = +9.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Mans
votes = 23,878
percentage = 40.6
change = -11.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = J Humberstone
votes = 6,802
percentage = 11.5
change = -2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = J Ivell
votes = 1,516
percentage = 2.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = J Barry
votes = 795
percentage = 1.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 698
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,295
percentage = 2.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.8
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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