Brigg & Goole

2015 Result:
Conservative: 22946 (53%)
Labour: 11770 (27.2%)
Lib Dem: 764 (1.8%)
Green: 915 (2.1%)
UKIP: 6694 (15.5%)
Independent: 153 (0.4%)
Others: 28 (0.1%)
MAJORITY: 11176 (25.8%)

Category: Safe Conservative seat

Geography: Yorkshire and the Humber, Humberside. Part of the East Riding of Yorkshire council area and part of North Lincolnshire council area.

Main population centres: Goole, Brigg, Broughton, Crowle.

Profile: The seat of Brigg & Goole spans a ceremonial county border, Goole was traditionally in West Yorkshire and is now in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Brigg is in North Lincolnshire. Goole is an important inland port on the River Ouse, a working class area with glass making and distribution as important local employers. In contrast the Lincolnshire part of the seat is more agricultural, taking in the tiny villages across northern Lincolnshire and the Isle of Axholme (not actually an island, but historically an area of marshland bounded by rivers) as well as the growing town of Broughton and the small market town of Brigg itself.

Politics: Brigg and Goole was won by Labour was it was first created in 1997, but it fell to the Tories in 2010 and now looks A marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives. It was won by Labour when first created in 1997, but fell to the Conservatives in 2010 and now has a solid looking majority of over twenty percent.


Current MP
ANDREW PERCY (Conservative) Born 1977, Hull. Educated at William Gee School and York University. Former teacher. Hull councillor 2000-2010. Contested Normanton 2005. First elected as MP for Brigg and Goole in 2010.
Past Results
2010
Con: 19680 (45%)
Lab: 14533 (33%)
LDem: 6414 (15%)
UKIP: 1749 (4%)
Oth: 1498 (3%)
MAJ: 5147 (12%)
2005*
Con: 16363 (38%)
Lab: 19257 (45%)
LDem: 5690 (13%)
UKIP: 1268 (3%)
MAJ: 2894 (7%)
2001
Con: 16105 (39%)
Lab: 20066 (49%)
LDem: 3796 (9%)
UKIP: 688 (2%)
Oth: 399 (1%)
MAJ: 3961 (10%)
1997
Con: 17104 (37%)
Lab: 23493 (50%)
LDem: 4692 (10%)
MAJ: 6389 (14%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
ANDREW PERCY (Conservative) See above.
JACKY CRAWFORD (Labour) Born 1962, Goole. Educated at Goole Grammar School and Lincoln University. Social care consultant.
LIZ LEFFMAN (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Christs Hospital School and Leeds University. Director of a clothing and textile consultancy. West Oxfordshire councillor since 2012. Contested Witney 2005, Meon Valley 2010.
DAVID JEFFREYS (UKIP) Born Selby. Maintenance engineer.
NATALIE HURST (Green) Born Scunthorpe. Partner in a social enterprise. Contested Scunthorpe 2010.
RAY SPALDING (Independence from Europe)
TREVOR DIXON (Independent) Veternarian.
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Comments - 54 Responses on “Brigg & Goole”
  1. ‘Rayleigh’s got Mark Francois!!’

    Well, nowhere is perfect after all.

  2. On reflection, Maldon probably is quite nice and staffs south west is more upmarket suburbia than white van man turf but most of those other towns – Goole, Boston, Wickford, Brownhills, Canvey Island, Clacton – just aren’t the sort of places you’d expect to be electing Conservatives with historical majorities.

  3. Indeed Goole was a safe Labour seat, prior to its abolition in 1983.

  4. Tim- I accept your point. Wickford is ok in a drab kind of way, but Canvey and Clacton really are rough, unpleasant places. The others I’m not very.familiar with.

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