Great Yarmouth

2015 Result:
Conservative: 19089 (42.9%)
Labour: 12935 (29.1%)
Lib Dem: 1030 (2.3%)
Green: 978 (2.2%)
UKIP: 10270 (23.1%)
Others: 167 (0.4%)
MAJORITY: 6154 (13.8%)

Category: Semi-marginal Conservative seat

Geography: Eastern, Norfolk.

Main population centres:

Profile: Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort and ferry port on the Norfolk coast, just above the border with Suffolk. The consituency consists of Great Yarmouth itself, as well as the rural hinterland and the surrounding villages.

Politics: Great Yarmouth is a Conservative leaning Con-Lab marginal - it has been keenly contested between Labour and the Conservatives, but is usually only winnable for Labour in their better victories, such as the Blair landslides and 1966.


Current MP
BRANDON LEWIS (Conservative) Born 1971, Harold Wood. Educated at Buckingham University. Former barrister and company director. Brentwood councillor 1998-2009, Leader of Brentwood council 2004-2009. Contested Sherwood 2001. First elected as MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010. Under-secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2012-2015. Minister of State for Housing since 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 18571 (43%)
Lab: 14295 (33%)
LDem: 6188 (14%)
UKIP: 2066 (5%)
Oth: 1937 (4%)
MAJ: 4276 (10%)
2005
Con: 15795 (38%)
Lab: 18850 (46%)
LDem: 4585 (11%)
UKIP: 1759 (4%)
Oth: 389 (1%)
MAJ: 3055 (7%)
2001
Con: 15780 (39%)
Lab: 20344 (50%)
LDem: 3392 (8%)
UKIP: 850 (2%)
MAJ: 4564 (11%)
1997
Con: 17416 (36%)
Lab: 26084 (53%)
LDem: 5381 (11%)
MAJ: 8668 (18%)

Demographics
2015 Candidates
BRANDON LEWIS (Conservative) See above.
LARA NORRIS (Labour) Educated at Hertfordshire University. Office manager and former Labour party organiser.
JAMES JOYCE (Liberal Democrat) Postmaster. Norfolk councillor since 2005, Broadland councillor. Contested Norfolk police commissioner election 2012.
ALAN GREY (UKIP) Musical instrument retailler. Norfolk councillor since 2013.
HARRY WEBB (Green) Educated at Great Yarmouth High School. Works in a residential care home.
SAMUEL TOWNLEY (CISTA)
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Comments - 104 Responses on “Great Yarmouth”
  1. Brandon Lewis will now attend cabinet as a minster for the Home Office. I presume to assist in the crackdown on the internet.

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