|Louth and Horncastle|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Louth and Horncastle in Lincolnshire.
Location of Lincolnshire within England.
|Electorate||76,233 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Peter Tapsell (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||East Lindsey|
|European Parliament constituency||East Midlands|
- History of Boundaries
From 1885 to 1983, Louth and Horncastle both existed as separate constituencies. Then in 1983, Horncastle was moved into the new seat of Gainsborough and Horncastle, while Louth was moved into the newly formed East Lindsey constituency. These boundaries remained the same until 1997, when the current Louth and Horncastle constituency was formed.
- Proposed New Boundaries
Under the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the area is proposed to have electoral wards:
- Alford; Binbrook; Coningsby and Tattershall; Frithville; Horncastle; Grimoldby; Halton Holgate; Holton le Clay; Hundleby; Legbourne; Louth (seven wards: North Holme, Priory, St James, St Margaret's, St Mary's, St Michael's and Trinity); Ludford; Mablethorpe (three wards: North, East and Central), Mareham le Fen; Marshchapel; North Somercotes; North Thoresby; Roughton; Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven; Spilsby; Sutton on Sea (two wards: North and South); Tetford; Tetney; Trusthorpe and Mablethorpe South; Willoughby with Sloothby; Withern with Stain; and Woodhall Spa.
Constituency profile 
This large stretch of Lincolnshire coastline includes the seaside resorts of Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea, this immediate coastline has a minority of small output areas with severe deprivation following the decline of the tourism industry apart from holiday cottages, being further north than popular family resorts in Skegness. The seat's eponymous towns lie inland amid a rural area of the Lincolnshire Wolds where farming is an important sector, with most constituents on modest to mid-level incomes, few unemployed and little dependence on social housing.
The seat was created in 1997. Conservatives have been dominant in the area for decades, the closest result was in 2001, when a Labour Party candidate came the closest of any opponents to being elected.
Members of Parliament 
The MP for this seat is Sir Peter Tapsell. He previously represented the predecessor seats of East Lindsey and Horncastle from 1966 to 1997, and before that represented Nottingham West from 1959 to 1964 before being defeated by Labour. He is currently the longest-serving Conservative MP, albeit with a break in service. He is the only current MP of any party first elected in the 1950s. Following the retirement of Alan Williams, Tapsell became, on his re-election at the 2010 general election, Father of the House.
Before 1997, see East Lindsey
|1997||Sir Peter Tapsell||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s 
|General Election 2010: Louth and Horncastle |
|Liberal Democrat||Fiona Martin||11,194||22.2||+1.6|
|Lincolnshire Independents||Daniel Simpson||576||1.1||N/A|
|English Democrats||Colin Mair||517||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s 
|General Election 2005: Louth and Horncastle|
|Liberal Democrat||Fiona Martin||9,480||20.3||+0.2|
|General Election 2001: Louth and Horncastle|
|Liberal Democrat||Fiona Martin||8,928||20.1||-4.4|
Elections in the 1990s 
|General Election 1997: Louth and Horncastle|
|Liberal Democrat||Fiona Martin||12,207||24.4||N/A|
See also 
Notes and references 
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- To Boston and Skegness (UK Parliament constituency)
- from the same adjoining constituency to the south.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Commission Map
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Louth and Horncastle UKPolling
- ED Candidate list
- "UK > England > East Midlands > Louth & Horncastle". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Constituency represented by the Father of the House
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