Waveney (UK Parliament constituency)


Waveney (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Waveney
Map1 = Waveney
Map2 = Suffolk
Type = County
Year = 1983
Entity = Suffolk
County = Suffolk
EP = East of England
MP = Bob Blizzard
Party = Labour

Waveney 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

The seat is based on the busy coastal town of Lowestoft, which today is generally Labour-voting, with the smaller inland rural villages supporting the Tories. It has been Labour since their landslide win in 1997, but was Tory for generations previously, and was held for many years by the high profile Conservative cabinet minister James Prior, a famous 'wet' in the early years of Margaret Thatcher's government.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Suffolk, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended minor alterations to the existing constituency arrangement. The electoral wards used in the creation of this seat are:

*Beccles North, Beccles South, Bungay, Carlton, Carlton Colville, Gunton and Corton, Harbour, Kessingland, Kirkley, Lothingland, Normanston, Oulton, Oulton Broad, Pakefield, St Margaret’s, The Saints, Wainford, Whitton, and Worlingham from the district of Waveney.

Members of Parliament

* 1983 — 1987: James Prior, Conservative
* 1987 — 1997: David Porter, Conservative
* 1997 — "present": Bob Blizzard, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Waveney
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Blizzard
votes = 22,505
percentage = 45.3
change = −5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Aldous
votes = 16,590
percentage = 33.4
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nick Bromley
votes = 7,497
percentage = 15.1
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Brian Aylett
votes = 1,861
percentage = 3.7
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Graham Elliott
votes = 1,200
percentage = 2.4
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 5,915
percentage = 11.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 49,653
percentage = 64.4
change = +3.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −3.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Waveney
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Bob Blizzard
votes = 23,914
percentage = 50.7
change = -5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lee Scott
votes = 15,361
percentage = 32.6
change = -1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Young
votes = 5,370
percentage = 11.4
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bryan Aylett
votes = 1,097
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Graham Elliott
votes = 983
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Rupert Mallin
votes = 442
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,553
percentage = 18.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,167
percentage = 60.8
change = -13.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Suffolk


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