Cleethorpes (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Cleethorpes in the former county of Humberside
Location of the former county of Humberside within England
|Electorate||70,895 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Cleethorpes, Barton-upon-Humber, Immingham, Humberston and Waltham|
|Member of Parliament||Martin Vickers (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Brigg & Cleethorpes|
Cleethorpes is a bellwether seat, having been won by the party that went on to become the largest in the House of Commons at the seven elections contested from and including 1997 (Labour-won in 1997, 2001 and 2005 and Conservative-won in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019). However, this status may be under threat in the future, as the Conservatives won with a margin of over 20,000 in 2019 - what is considered a safe seat.
The seat as it stands since the 2010-implemented boundary reforms forms a broad c-shape as it follows the estuarine south coast of the Humber, ranging from silt to sand along its shore. It is a large part-rural, part-urban seat predominantly on flat alluvial clay in northern Lincolnshire. As well as the eponymous town itself, the constituency includes similarly commercial Barton-upon-Humber and industrial, container ship docks-hosting Immingham, as well as many smaller settlements. It surrounds on three sides the seat of Great Grimsby which covers the town of Grimsby and its short shoreline on the River Humber; its other present neighbours are Brigg & Goole, Gainsborough and Louth & Horncastle seats.
The Labour vote tends to be stronger around Cleethorpes town itself, in the wards of Croft Baker and Sidney Sussex as well as in Immingham, while the Conservative vote is much stronger across Humberston, Waltham, the rural villages and in parts of Barton.
1997–2010: The Borough of North East Lincolnshire wards of Cleethorpes Park, Croft Baker, Haverstoe, Humberston, Immingham, and Wold Parishes, and the Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Ferry and Wold.
2010–present: The Borough of North East Lincolnshire wards of Croft Baker, Haverstoe, Humberston and New Waltham, Immingham, Sidney Sussex, Waltham, and Wolds, and the Borough of North Lincolnshire wards of Barton and Ferry.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Roy Horobin||2,535||5.5||+3.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Roy Horobin||1,110||2.3||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Roy Horobin||1,346||3.0||-15.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Malcolm Morland||8,192||18.2||+3.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+7.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Geoff Lowis||6,437||14.8||+2.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Gordon Smith||5,080||12.0||+0.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Melton||5,746||11.4||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
- "Cleethorpes parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Cleethorpes". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.