For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.
What? Conservative-Labour marginal with rising UKIP support.
Where? The seaside town of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, with surrouding villages. The constituency encircles Great Grimsby and is not far south of Hull North.
Why? Former Labour MP Shona McIsaac represented the seat from 1997-2010, and her husband, Peter Keith, is the Labour candidate in 2015. It’s just the sort of seat Labour need to win in order to form a majority, but the likely outcome is complicated by the rise in support for UKIP, which is coming from previous Conservative and Labour backers, as well as those who have not voted in recent elections.
The 2010 result
Conservative majority: 4, 298
The MP in the last Parliament – Martin Vickers
Martin Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes
Born and raised in Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers (Con) spent twenty-five years as a councillor before becoming MP for Cleethorpes in 2010. He has supported Grimsby Town since 1959. Full biography on Vickers’ website.
Born and raised in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, Peter Keith (Lab) worked in the trade publishing business, and is now employed by a company specialising in providing business intelligence. He has lived in Cleethorpes for the last twenty years with his wife Shona McIsaac, the Labour MP for Cleethorpes from 1997 to 2010.
Former secondary school teacher Roy Horobin is Chair of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Liberal Democrats. His political interests include regeneration, jobs, and culture. More details on Horobin’s website.
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