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Luton North (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Bedfordshire
Major settlements  Luton
European Parliament constituency  East of England
Major settlement  Luton
Electorate  66,273 (December 2010)
Created  1983
Member of parliament  Kelvin Hopkins
Number of members  1
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Created from  Luton West, Mid Bedfordshire, South Bedfordshire and Luton East
Replaced by  Luton West, Mid Bedfordshire, South Bedfordshire, Luton East

Luton North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Kelvin Hopkins of the Labour Party.

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Boundaries

1983-1997: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, and Sundon Park, the District of Mid Bedfordshire wards of Flitton and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, and Westoning, and the District of South Bedfordshire wards of Barton-le-Clay, Streatley, and Toddington.

1997-2010: The Borough of Luton wards of Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Saints, and Sundon Park.

2010-present: The Borough of Luton wards of Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, and Sundon Park.

Luton North was created in 1983, primarily from the former seat of Luton West. It consists of the northern portion of the town of Luton, excluding Stopsley.

Constituency profile

One other constituency than Luton North includes Luton — Luton South — both cover a similar housing profile and economic ambit that have seen: house prices increase above the national average since 1997, two periods of relatively high numbers of the unemployed and lowest wage earners (the 1990s and 2008–2011 global recession); the former covers roughly the LU3 and 4 postcode districts and excludes the town centre of what one broadsheet characterised as a tough town whereas other commentators state that Luton has a resilient economy which "revolves around the airport as well as the retail sector."

References

Luton North (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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