North East Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)


North East Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
North East Hertfordshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of North East Hertfordshire in Hertfordshire.
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Location of Hertfordshire within England.
County Hertfordshire
Electorate 72,658 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997 (1997)
Member of Parliament Oliver Heald (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Hertfordshire North, Hertford and Stortford, Stevenage
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

North East Hertfordshire 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.

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Boundaries

The constituency includes the towns of Letchworth, Baldock and Royston and the rural area to their south.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Hertfordshire the Boundary Commission for England has recommended minor changes to the North East Hertfordshire constituency for the 2010 general election. It is currently made up of the following electoral wards from East Hertfordshire and North Hertfordshire districts:

  • From East Hertfordshire: Braughing, Buntingford, Hertford Rural North, Hertford Rural South, Little Hadham, Mundens and Cottered, Puckeridge, Thundridge and Standon, Walkern, and Watton-at-Stone
  • From North Hertfordshire: Arbury, Baldock East, Baldock Town, Ermine, Letchworth East, Letchworth Grange, Letchworth South East, Letchworth South West, Letchworth Wilbury, Royston Heath, Royston Meridian, Royston Palace, and Weston and Sandon.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1997 Oliver Heald Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: North East Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Heald 26,995 53.5 +8.2
Liberal Democrat Hugh Annand 11,801 23.4 +2.0
Labour David Kirkman 8,291 16.4 -6.6
UKIP Adrianne Smyth 2,075 4.1 +0.8
Green Rosemary Bland 875 1.7 +1.7
Independent Richard Campbell 209 0.4 +0.4
Your Right To Democracy Party Limited David Ralph 143 0.3 +0.3
Independent Philip Reichardt 36 0.1 +0.1
Majority 15,194 30.1
Turnout 50,425 69.8 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: North East Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Heald 22,402 47.3 +3.2
Labour Andy Harrop 13,264 28.0 −8.4
Liberal Democrat Iain Coleman 10,147 21.4 +4.2
UKIP David Hitchman 1,561 3.3 +1.0
Majority 9,138 19.3
Turnout 47,374 65.6 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +5.8
General Election 2001: North East Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Heald 19,695 44.1 +2.4
Labour Ivan Gibbons 16,251 36.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Alison Kingman 7,686 17.2 -1.0
UKIP Malcolm Virgo 1,013 2.3 N/A
Majority 3,444 7.7
Turnout 44,645 65.0 -12.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: North East Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Heald 21,712 41.7
Labour Ivan Gibbons 18,624 35.8
Liberal Democrat Steve Jarvis 9,493 18.2
Referendum Party Jonathan Grose 2,166 4.2
Majority 3,088 6.0
Turnout 51,995 77.1
Conservative hold Swing

See also

Notes and references

Coordinates: 51°55′N 0°02′W / 51.917°N 0.033°W / 51.917; -0.033



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