Great Yarmouth (UK Parliament constituency)


Great Yarmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Great Yarmouth
Map1 = GreatYarmouth
Map2 = Norfolk
Type = County
Year = 1295, 1885
Entity = Norfolk
County = Norfolk
EP = East of England
MP = Tony Wright
Party = Labour

Great Yarmouth 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.

There has been a Great Yarmouth constituency sending MPs every Parliament since the 13th century except between 1868 and 1885; it was a parliamentary borough until 1950, and has been a county constituency since then. Between 1950 and 1974, the constituency was called simply Yarmouth, and has been known informally by that name at other periods.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the area around Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. Despite its rural area, there is a substantial amount of industry in Great Yarmouth, making the seat a marginal.

Members of Parliament

Great Yarmouth borough

Great Yarmouth was a 2-seat constituency from 1660 until 1868, when it was disenfranchised. It was recreated for the 1885 general election as a single-seat constituency.

1295-1640

* 1558-1559: William Barker
* 1563-1567: Thomas Timperley
* 1571: William Barker
* 1576-1581: Edward Bacon
* 1597-1601: Henry Hobart
* 1604-1611: Thomas Danatts
* 1604-1611: John Wheeler
* 1614: Theophilus Finch
* 1614: George Hardware
* 1621-1622: Benjamin Cowper
* 1621-1622: Edward Owner
* 1625: Edward Owner
* 1625-1626: Sir John Corbet
* 1628-1629: Miles Corbet

1640-1868

Great Yarmouth County Constituency

ince 1974

Notes

Election results

Election box begin
title=Next United Kingdom general election: Great Yarmouth
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Alan Baugh
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brandon Lewis
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Great Yarmouth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Wright
votes = 18,850
percentage = 45.6
change = −4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Fox
votes = 15,795
percentage = 38.2
change = −0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stephen Newton
votes = 4,585
percentage = 11.1
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bertie Poole
votes = 1,759
percentage = 4.3
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Michael Skipper
votes = 389
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,055
percentage = 7.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,378
percentage = 60.1
change = +1.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −2.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Great Yarmouth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Wright

votes = 20,344
percentage = 50.4
change = -3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Charles Reynolds
votes = 15,780
percentage = 39.1
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Maurice Leeke
votes = 3,392
percentage = 8.4
change = -2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bertie Poole
votes = 850
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,564
percentage = 11.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,366
percentage = 58.3
change = -13.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Norfolk
* Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) (UK Parliament constituency)

References

*Robert Beatson, "A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament" (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [http://books.google.com/books?vid=024wW9LmFc5kXY0FI2&id=Gh2wKY2rkDUC&printsec=toc&dq=Return+of+Members+of+Parliament&as_brr=1&sig=SK5GVtGLfWQ9ovZDbyZObAyIO5I#PPP9,M1]
*D Brunton & D H Pennington, "Members of the Long Parliament" (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
*"Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803" (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=p-000-00---0modhis06--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&cl=CL1]
* "The Constitutional Year Book for 1913" (London: National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, 1913)
*F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885" (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
* F W S Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949" (Glasgow: Political Reference Publications, 1969)
* Maija Jansson (ed.), "Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons)" (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988) [http://books.google.com/books?id=L9GqTX0uoT8C&pg=PR9&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=0_0&sig=UkEf4ZrrR7tKn1fYUF0yU1YkPwc#PPR5,M1]
* J E Neale, "The Elizabethan House of Commons" (London: Jonathan Cape, 1949)
*Rayment


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