Hyndburn (UK Parliament constituency)


Hyndburn (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Hyndburn
Map1 = Hyndburn
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = Borough
County = Lancashire
Year = 1983
MP = Greg Pope
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Hyndburn 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

A mostly Labour-inclined seat,based around the East Lancashire town of Accrington. It also includes Clayton Le Moors, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton. There is much terraced, owner-occupied housing here and surrounding villages that turned the constituency Tory in 1983 (by only 21 votes) and 1987; Labour won it back in 1992 and have held on fairly safely since.

Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission for England made minor alterations to the existing Hyndburn constituency. Two wards from Rossendale district have been added to the constituency. The Commission rejected a proposal to rename the constituency "Hyndburn and Haslingden", following the Assistant Commissioner's view that;

::"It is obviously right that constituency names should as far as possible reflect the geography and character of the constituency but equally they should be as succinct as reasonably possible" [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pbc/review_areas/downloads/Lancs_%20ACR.doc (Commissioners Report, link attached 16 Jan 2006)]

The Rossendale wards of Greenfield and Worsley have been added to the entire district of Hyndburn.

Members of Parliament

*1983 – 1992: Ken Hargreaves, Conservative
*1992 – "present": Greg Pope, Labour

Election results

2005

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Hyndburn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Greg Pope
votes = 18,136
percentage = 46.0
change = -8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Mawdsley
votes = 12,549
percentage = 31.8
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Greene
votes = 5,577
percentage = 14.1
change = +4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Christian Jackson
votes = 2,444
percentage = 6.2
change = +6.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Whittaker
votes = 743
percentage = 1.9
change = -0.7
Election box majority
votes = 5,587
percentage = 14.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,449
percentage = 58.8
change = +1.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.7

2001

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Hyndburn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Greg Pope
votes = 20,900
percentage = 54.7
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Britcliffe
votes = 12,681
percentage = 33.2
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Greene
votes = 3,680
percentage = 9.6
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Tomlin
votes = 982
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,219
percentage = 21.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,243
percentage = 57.5
change = -14.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

1997

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Hyndburn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Greg Pope
votes = 26,831
percentage = 40.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Britcliffe
votes = 15,383
percentage = 23.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Les Jones
votes = 4,141
percentage = 6.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Congdon
votes = 1,627
percentage = 2.4
change =
Election box candidate
party = Independent Anti-Corruption in Government (IAC)
candidate = James Brown
votes = 290
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,548
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 66,806
percentage = 72.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 10.0

1992

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Hyndburn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Greg Pope
votes = 23,042
percentage = 39.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ken Hargreaves
votes = 21,082
percentage = 36.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Yvonne Stars
votes = 4,886
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = Stephen Whittle
votes = 150
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,960
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,539
percentage = 83.97
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 4.27%

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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