The Lincoln Parliamentary Constituency
Created in 1265 and currently home to an electorate of 72,662, Lincoln is the oldest constituency in the country with a record of elected members stretching back to 1307. From 1945 to 1972 Lincoln was continuously held by the Labour Party, however from October 1974 to 2017 Lincoln has been a ‘bellwether’ seat – that is a seat that elects a member from the winning party at the nationwide General Election. Lincoln is still an important target for any prospective government and as such we have an incredibly important job to do to ensure that Lincoln returns Conservative members to parliament to form Conservative governments.
The constituency is made up of all 11 wards of the City of Lincoln with the Skellingthorpe and Bracebridge Heath & Waddington East wards from North Kesteven District Council. A full interactive map of the wards and constituency boundaries can be found at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/
To the left is the updated 2016 wards of the City of Lincoln Council area. There are still 11 wards but the boundaries are slightly altered from those of the above map. The wards were updated to take into account the shifting numbers of registered voters and to keep all 11 wards of a roughly equal size of registered electors. To accompany any ward boundary changes an ‘all up’ election takes place with all 3 council seats up for election. The elected councillor with the most votes gets the longest term with the elected councillor with the fewest getting the shortest. Via this action the council can get back to electing members in thirds – as is its normal custom.
The City of Lincoln
Lincoln is home to one of the few surviving copies of the Magna Carta, and boasts Roman, Medieval and Georgian archaeology and architecture as well as one of the Britain’s finest cathedrals and Lincoln’s castle was voted Britain’s favourite in 2017. An ideal destination for a city break, Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture, a wealth of places to eat and drink, and boasts the famous Steep Hill, voted Britain’s Greatest Street 2012, which connects ‘downhill’ and ‘uphill’ Lincoln.
As well as a cultural city, Lincoln is also a hardworking and industrious city. Home to both the Univeristy of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University, and with access to two colleges and a University Technical College. Lincoln is a pioneering and research driven city looking to the future, whilst maintaining pride in its past.