Fylde (UK Parliament constituency)


Fylde (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Fylde
Map1 = Fylde
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = County
County = Lancashire
Year = 1918, 1983
MP = Michael Jack
Party = Conservative
EP = North West England

Fylde 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.

Boundaries

Created for the 1983 General Election combining the constituencies of Fylde North and Fylde South. The current Fylde constituency includes the whole district council area of Fylde, plus parts of Wyre and Preston. The Wyre areas include village communities to the south and north of the M55 motorway, including St Michaels and Inskip. From Preston is included the communities of Lea, Cottam and Woodplumpton. Fylde itself has three main population centres, namely Kirkham, Lytham St Annes and Freckleton. Lytham and St Annes are comfortable seaside resorts, favoured by families and retired couples.

Fylde is regarded as a Conservative stronghold, and under new boundaries, following the recent review by the Boundary Commission for England, is still considered as such. The seat will be drastically reduced, losing most of its elements from Wyre and Preston to the new seat of Wyre and Preston North. The Fylde constituency to be fought in the next general election will include the entire Fylde district and the Lea electoral ward from the city of Preston. This continues the link of Fylde with the semi-rural Lea and Cottam areas of western Preston.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Liam Robinson
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Winlow
votes =
percentage =
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Election box majority
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Election box turnout
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Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Fylde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Jack
votes = 24,287
percentage = 53.4
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Parbury
votes = 11,828
percentage = 26.0
change = -4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Winlow
votes = 7,748
percentage = 17.0
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Tim Akeroyd
votes = 1,647
percentage = 3.6
change = +3.6
Election box majority
votes = 12,459
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,510
percentage = 60.1
change = -0.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +2.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Fylde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Jack
votes = 23,383
percentage = 52.3
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Stockton
votes = 13,773
percentage = 30.8
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Begg
votes = 6,599
percentage = 14.8
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Lesley Brown
votes = 982
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,610
percentage = 21.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,737
percentage = 60.9
change = -12.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Fylde
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Jack
votes = 25,443
percentage = 48.87
change = -11.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Garrett
votes = 16,480
percentage = 31.65
change = +13.07
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Greene
votes = 7,609
percentage = 14.61
change = -6.07
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = David Britton
votes = 2,372
percentage = 4.56
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Terry Kerwin
votes = 163
percentage = 0.31
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,963
percentage = 17.21
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,069
percentage = 72.94
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

References

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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