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 Milton Keynes North East
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Brian White Labour 19,761 42.0 +2.6
Marion Rix Conservative 17,932 38.1 -0.9
David Yeoward Liberal Democrat 8,375 17.8 +0.4
Mike Phillips UK Independence 1,026 2.2  
Majority 1,829 3.9
Turnout 47,094 62.4 -10.4
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.7% from Conservative to Labour

Description
This seat was contested for the first time in the 1992 election, after the Boundary Commission split the town of Milton Keynes into two seats. The Conservatives won it comfortably in 1992 with a majority of almost 14,200 and an increased vote. In 1997, the Labour candidate, Brian White overturned that majority. His majority of 240 makes this Labourís third most marginal constituency.

This is the more rural of the two Milton Keynes constituencies, containing villages in the northern tip of Buckinghamshire such as Lavendon and Olney. The seat also incorporates the old borough of Newport Pagnell and some affluent commuting and golfing areas at Woburn Sands.

However, the constituency also includes the New Town wards of Bradwell, Linford, and Pineham. Here, at local level, the Liberal Democrats have recently performed better than Labour and the Conservatives.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Milton Keynes North East
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Brian White Labour 20,201 39.4
Peter Butler Conservative 19,961 39.0
Graham Mabbutt Liberal Democrat 8,907 17.4
Michael Phillips Referendum 1,492 2.9
Alan Francis Green 576 1.1
Martin Simson Natural Law 99 0.2
Majority 240 0.5
Turnout 51,236 72.8
 
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