50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Hull North

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? Labour-Liberal Democrat marginal.

Where? Technically “Kingston upon Hull North,” the constituency lies in the south of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Why? A spirited effort by the Liberal Democrats in 2010 saw their vote share increase by 11.3%, but it remained 641 votes short of winning Labour candidate, Diana Johnson. The University of Hull is situated in the constituency so students will have a large role in the outcome.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Labour majority in 2010: 641

The MP in the last Parliament – Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North

First woman MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson (Lab) was formerly a barrister, and has also worked for a trade union. In Parliament, she has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Stephen Timms MP, an assistant Whip, and is now Shadow Home Office Minister with responsibility for Crime and Security policy. Full biography on Johnson’s website.

@dianajohnsonmp

The challengers

Cllr Mike Ross, Lib Dem challenger for Hull North

Cllr Mike Ross, Lib Dem challenger for Hull North

Leader of the Lib Dem group on Hull City Council, to which he was first elected in 2002, Mike Ross is the Liberal Democrat challenger for Hull North. He recently led a campaign to save Ennerdale swimming pools. Ross has lived in Hull for many years, and he met his wife there. More details on Ross’ website.

@cllrmikeross

Dehenna Davison, the Conservatives' candidate for Hull North

Dehenna Davison, the Conservatives’ candidate for Hull North

Raised in Sheffield and Hull, Dehenna Davison is the Conservative candidate for Hull North. Her political interests include education, housing, and good-quality housing. More details on Davison’s website.

@dehennaforhull

Martin Deane, Green candidate for Hull North

Martin Deane, Green candidate for Hull North

Chair of the Hull and East Riding Green Party Martin Deane (Green) first moved to Hull in 1988 to finish a degree in Theology. He used to work as a teacher. Deane stood for Parliament in Hull North in both 2005 and 2010. Full biography on Yorkshire and the Humber Green Party’s website.

@martinjdeane

Sergi Singh, the UKIP candidate for Hull North, with Nigel Farage

Sergi Singh, the UKIP candidate for Hull North, with Nigel Farage

Owner of a local wine shop, Sergi Singh (UKIP) is vice-chair of his party’s Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch. He stood stood unsuccessfully as a councillor for the Holderness ward last year. Further details in the Hull Daily Mail.

Yorkshire First's Vicky Butler

Yorkshire First’s Vicky Butler

Formerly a member of UKIP, Vicky Butler is now standing for Yorkshire First, the party that calls for greater powers to be devolved to Yorkshire. Further details in the Hull Daily Mail and on Yorkshire First’s website.

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