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North Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Norfolk
Created  1868
Member of parliament  Norman Lamb
Electorate  68,277 (December 2010)
European Parliament constituency  East of England
Number of members  1
North Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency)

North Norfolk is a parliamentary 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.

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Formerly a safe seat for the Conservatives, it has been represented by the Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb since 2001. This marked the first time that a Liberal aligned candidate had won a seat in Norfolk since 1929. This was to be followed by the election of Simon Wright in Norwich South in 2010. While Wright's success was short-lived (he was defeated in 2015), Lamb has retained his seat, which is now one of only three Liberal Democrat seats in southern England, and one of only nine in the whole UK. Although the seat had been Labour for 25 years since World War II, Labour have slumped to a distant third in recent years, and came fourth in 2015.

North Norfolk was described by the Earl of Leicester as "the one constituency in England where, in 1964, it was so feudal that it had to be explained to the electors that the ballot was secret."

Boundaries

1885-1918: The Sessional Divisions of Eynsford, Holt, North Erpingham, and North Greenhoe, and part of the Sessional Division of South Erpingham.

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Cromer, Sheringham, and Wells-next-the-Sea, and the Rural Districts of Aylsham, Erpingham, and Walsingham.

1950-1974: The Urban Districts of Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham, and Wells-next-the-Sea, and the Rural Districts of Erpingham, Smallburgh, and Walsingham.

1974-1983: The Urban Districts of Cromer, North Walsham, and Sheringham, and the Rural Districts of Erpingham, St Faiths and Aylsham, and Smallburgh.

1983-2010: The District of North Norfolk.

2010-present: The District of North Norfolk wards of Briston, Chaucer, Corpusty, Cromer Town, Erpingham, Gaunt, Glaven Valley, Happisburgh, High Heath, Holt, Hoveton, Mundesley, North Walsham East, North Walsham North, North Walsham West, Poppyland, Priory, Roughton, St Benet, Scottow, Sheringham North, Sheringham South, Stalham and Sutton, Suffield Park, The Runtons, Waterside, Waxham, and Worstead.

Elections in the 1910s

  • endorsed by Coalition Government
  • General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Liberal: Noel Noel-Buxton
  • Unionist: Henry Douglas King
  • References

    North Norfolk (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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