|Lancaster and Fleetwood|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Lancaster and Fleetwood in Lancashire for the 2010 general election
Location of Lancashire within England
|Electorate||67,305 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Cat Smith (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Blackpool North and Fleetwood|
Lancaster and Wyre
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire, the Boundary Commission created a new Wyre and Preston North constituency, fought at the 2010 general election, which split the previous linking of Lancaster and Wyre. As a consequence, Lancaster and the coastal town of Fleetwood have been attached for parliamentary purposes.
In 2010 the winning candidate was Eric Ollerenshaw, a Conservative. He was defeated in the 2015 general election by Labour's Cat Smith. The 2015 result gave the seat the 16th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. Ollerenshaw attempted to regain the seat at the 2017 general election but was again defeated by Smith, who significantly increased her majority to over 6,500.
The new seat of Lancaster and Fleetwood was subject to public consultation following the decision to create a new seat in Lancashire in the run-up to the 2010 United Kingdom general election, which caused major consequential changes to the central and southern parts of the county. During the consultation process, the Wyre ward of Cabus was moved from Lancaster and Fleetwood to Wyre and Preston North.
The seat has electoral wards:
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Jackson|
|Brexit Party||Leanne Murray|
|Liberal Democrats||Robin Long||1,170||2.5||-0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Robin Long||1,390||3.3||-15.8|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+1.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Stuart Langhorn||8,167||19.1||+3.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+4.8|