|North East Bedfordshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire
Location of Bedfordshire within England
|Major settlements||Biggleswade and Sandy|
|Member of Parliament||vacant|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Mid Bedfordshire, North Bedfordshire|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
Boundaries and boundary changes
1997-2010: The District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Arlesey, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Blunham, Langford, Northill, Old Warden and Southill, Potton, Sandy All Saints, Sandy St Swithun's, Stotfold, and Wensley; and the Borough of Bedford wards of Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Felmersham, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Renhold, Riseley, Roxton, and Sharnbrook.
New County Constituency comprises primarily the eastern half of Mid Bedfordshire, including Biggleswade and Sandy. It also includes rural areas previously in the abolished County Constituency of North Bedfordshire.
2010–present: The District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Potton and Wensley, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, and Stotfold; and the Borough of Bedford wards of Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Great Barford, Harrold, Oakley, Riseley, Roxton, and Sharnbrook.
Marginal loss to Mid Bedfordshire due to revision of local authority wards.
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the 2019 election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Further minor changes are recommended to align with changes in local authority wards and to reduce the electorate of the constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2019||Independent (3 September 2019 - 29 October 2019)|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Norton|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Rutherford||3,693||5.8||-0.1|
|Labour||Saqhib Ali ||9,247||15.8||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Morris ||3,418||5.8||−15.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Pitt||12,047||21.7||+0.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Rutherford||10,320||20.8||+4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Dan Rogerson||7,409||16.4||+2.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Bristow||7,179||14.2||N/A|
|Ind. Conservative||Frank Foley||1,842||3.7||N/A|
|Natural Law||Bernard Bence||138||0.3||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- Constituency Profile The Guardian
- Unemployment statistics The Guardian
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents, September 2018. "Final recommendations report".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
- "Bedfordshire North East parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BEDFORDSHIRE NORTH EAST 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
- "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "UKPollingReport Election Guide 2010 » Bedfordshire North East". ukpollingreport.co.uk.