In Humberside, redistricting, Yorks/Humber on October 19, 2011 by dadge

Humberside is entitled to 9 seats.

In East Yorkshire, my plan is less radical than the Commission’s: I keep Hedon in a Beverley & Holderness seat, for example. Hull is combined with the old Haltemprice town council area. Goole is a very rural seat and includes all of Axholme. 

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“South Humberside” is really north Lincolnshire, and one day it’d be nice if the area was moved back into the East Midlands region. That would make constituency-building a lot easier.

In my plan, instead of splitting Cleethorpes, I’ve split Grimsby. This is partly to avoid splitting a ward – if you split a ward you can create seats more like the current ones.

Bridlington North 11677
Bridlington Central and Old Town 8549
Bridlington South 11381
East Wolds and Coastal 11797
Driffield and Rural 12045
Wolds Weighton 12166
Pocklington Provincial 12820
South East Holderness 11869
Mid Holderness 11339
South West Holderness 11634
North Holderness 8350
Beverley Rural 11441
St Mary’s 12853
Minster and Woodmansey 12289
Willerby and Kirk Ella 11019
Hessle 11651
Pickering 8990
Tranby 7768
Newington 7686
Boothferry 9594
Derringham 8988
Avenue 9163
St Andrew’s 4873
Marfleet 9150
Longhill 8679
Ings 9399
Holderness 10173
Drypool 9429
Southcoates West 5966
Southcoates East 5708
Myton 9450
Newland 6602
Bransholme West 6023
Kings Park 7306
Beverley 6807
University 6851
Orchard Park and Greenwood 9137
Bricknell 6567
Cottingham North 7316
Cottingham South 7338
Bransholme East 6763
Sutton 9646
GOOLE 77823
Dale 13605
South Hunsley 7903
Howdenshire 11985
Howden 3930
Goole North 7867
Goole South 6861
Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 7903
Axholme North 6448
Axholme Central 5610
Axholme South 5711
Burringham and Gunness 3042
Ridge 10253
Bottesford 9111
Brumby 8122
Crosby and Park 8310
Frodingham 5641
Town 5132
Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens 8328
Ashby 8592
Burton upon Stather and Winterton 8870
Park 8960
Scartho 8081
Heneage 8255
Waltham 5650
Humberston and New Waltham 8711
Haverstoe 8140
Croft Baker 8653
Sidney Sussex 8338
South 8394
Brigg and Wolds 9132
Barton 8252
Ferry 8766
Immingham 8577
Wolds 5808
Freshney 7479
Yarborough 8456
West Marsh 4940
East Marsh 7364
Broughton and Appleby 5290


Email the Commission with your views.

Humberside in 1955


4 Responses to “Humberside”

  1. Interesting. I wrote about northern Lincolnshire (and the rest of Lincolnshire) in three articles written some months back:

    before the ground rules were set:

    before the recommendations:

    and after:

    It all comes down to how they decide to handle towns like Grimsby. Splitting it “cracks” the Labour vote while the commission’s proposals “pack” it. Suffice to say that I expect the Conservatives to support cracking and Labour to support packing. The same principle applies to Scunthorpe and Lincoln – all towns are surrounded by solid Tory rural areas but all towns small enough to maintain and difficult to justify splitting due to natural local leanings.

    Logic in the Grimsby case (and knowledge of what it’s like on the ground) overwhelming supports adding wards from Cleethorpes over splitting the town in half.

  2. Interesting but can you not keep the Haltemprice wards together? As you can see from the 1955 map Haltemprice is everything from Cottingham to Hessle.

    As for Grimsby, I’d go for splitting Grimsby rather than splitting Cleethorpes – better to split a big town, where local ties from one side to the other are weaker, than a small town which is likely to be more united. So I agree with you not Gareth.

  3. That may be the case in some areas but believe me, there is nothing uniting the two wards of Cleethorpes proposed to join Grimsby and the one ward that would go into Brigg and Humberston. Thye are physically separated by a major road and the demographics couldn’t be more different. The southern ward considers itself part of the Lincolnshire wolds whereas the other two consider themselves to be an extension of Grimsby. I’ve never met anyone who lived in the Cleethorpes ward of Haverstoe who would say they have a stonger affinity with the rest of Cleethorpes over Humberston, ditto I’ve never met anyone from Sidney Sussex are of Cleethorpes who would relate to Haverstoe over the centre of Grimsby. If you wandered around the border you’d have to look at a map to tell whether you’re in Grimsby or Cleethorpes in some areas as there’s absolutely no distinction between them on the ground.

    More importantly to the idea of splitting Grimsby, it simply doesn’t work on current ward boundaries – the division is entirely false anbd would be extremely confusing to residents. The town is one that looks entirely to the centre and nobody would recognise any kind of divide across the town (the nearest you’d get to a division would create a doughnut).

    Even if northern Lincolnshire had been considered as a part of the East Midlands it would be exceedingly difficult for anyone with on the ground knowledge to argue against splitting Cleethorpes as proposed.

  4. My instinct is the usual “Great Grimsby” solution favoured by Gareth, the Commission and Austin Mitchell. Having said that, having an “All the leftover bits that aren’t Grimsby or the centre of Cleethorpes” seat is never going to be brilliant.

    My plan splits Grimsby in order to avoid splitting the Croft Baker ward.

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