Scunthorpe (UK Parliament constituency)


Scunthorpe (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Scunthorpe
Map1 = Scunthorpe
Type = County
Map2 = Humberside
Entity = Humberside
County = Lincolnshire
Year = 1997
MP = Elliot Morley
Party = Labour
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Scunthorpe is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Centred on the town of Scunthorpe, it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

It was formed from the Glanford and Scunthorpe constituency in boundary changes for the 1997 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the whole of Scunthorpe, Bottesford, Yaddlethorpe, Messingham, Manton, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Redbourne, Hibaldstow, Cadney and the hamlets and communities within these parishes.

History

Although there was talk in a local newspaper in the 1930s that the town of Scunthorpe should have a parliamentary constituency named after it, it was only after the boundary reviews implemented in 1997 that a constituency of this name was created. Previous incarnations of a constituency containing the steel town and small towns and villages around it had been called (going backwards in time) Glanford and Scunthorpe, Brigg and Scunthorpe (1974–1983), and Brigg.

Members of Parliament

The only Member of Parliament since the constituency's creation is Elliot Morley, who was first elected at the 1987 general election as MP for Glanford and Scunthorpe.

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

;General election of 2005Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Scunthorpe
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Elliot Morley
votes = 17,355
percentage = 53.1
change = -6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Julian Sturdy
votes = 8,392
percentage = 25.7
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Neil Poole
votes = 5,556
percentage = 17.0
change = +7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = David Baxendale
votes = 1,361
percentage = 4.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,963
percentage = 27.4
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 32,664
percentage = 43.7
change = -12.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 2001Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Scunthorpe
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Elliot Morley
votes = 20,096
percentage = 59.8
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bernard Theobald
votes = 9,724
percentage = 28.9
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bob Tress
votes = 3,156
percentage = 9.4
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Michael Cliff
votes = 347
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Patterson
votes = 302
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,372
percentage = 30.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,625
percentage = 56.6
change = -12.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

;General election of 1997Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Scunthorpe
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Elliot Morley
votes = 25,107
percentage = 60.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Martyn Fisher
votes = 10,934
percentage = 26.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Smith
votes = 3,497
percentage = 8.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Paul Smith
votes = 1,637
percentage = 3.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Hopper
votes = 399
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,173
percentage = 34.1
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 41,574
percentage = 68.8
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Humberside


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