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North West Norfolk
County constituency
NorthWestNorfolkConstituency.svg
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North West Norfolk shown within Norfolk, and Norfolk shown within England
Created: 1885, 1974
MP: Henry Bellingham
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Norfolk
EP constituency: East of England

North West Norfolk is a county 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 voting system.

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History

The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election. It was re-established for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

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MPs 1885-1918

  • Constituency created (1885)
Election Member Party
1885 Joseph Arch Liberal
1886 Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck
1892: Joseph Arch Liberal
1900 Sir George White Liberal
1912 by-election Edward George Hemmerde Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

MPs 1974-present

Election Member Party
Feb. 1974 Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler Conservative
1981 SDP
1983 Henry Bellingham Conservative
1997 George Turner Labour
2001 Henry Bellingham Conservative

Election results

Elections in the 2010s

Candidates for the United Kingdom general election, 2010: North West Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Bellingham
Labour Manish Sood
Liberal Democrat William Summers[1]
Green Martin de Whalley

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: North West Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Bellingham 25,471 50.3 +1.8
Labour Damien Welfare 16,291 32.2 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Higginson 7,026 13.9 +5.5
UKIP Michael Stone 1,861 3.7 +2.3
Majority 9,180 18.1 +11.3
Turnout 50,649 61.6 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing +5.7
General Election 2001: North West Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Bellingham 24,846 48.5 +7.0
Labour George Turner 21,361 41.7 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Mack 4,292 8.4 -1.2
UKIP Ian Durrant 704 1.4 N/A
Majority 3,485 6.8
Turnout 51,203 65.1 -9.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

See also


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