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Battleground Anglia: Mid Norfolk

The Conservatives won the Mid Norfolk constituency at the 2010 General Election with a majority of nearly 14,000 votes. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Although there has been a seat called Mid Norfolk for many years, when this seat was created in 2010 it was carved from Mid Norfolk, SW Norfolk and South Norfolk so is really Norfolk’s newest constituency. The seat which is most like the old Mid Norfolk is now called Broadland.

This predominantly rural seat takes in a large area to the west of Norwich. The seat stretches across the heart of the county from Guist in the north through Dereham to Watton, Wymondham and Attleborough in the south.

  • Conservative majority in 2010: 13,856
  • Mid Norfolk is the second safest seat in Norfolk
  • Labour would need a swing of 16% to win in 2015 and the Lib Dems would need a 14% swing
Share of the vote in the Mid Norfolk constituency at the last General Election. Credit: ITV News Anglia

George Freeman has been the MP for Mid Norfolk since 2010. He was appointed the Minister for Life Sciences in 2014 and works between the Department for Health and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Ever since a constituency called Mid Norfolk was created in 1983 it has been held by the Conservatives.

Candidates in 2015

  • Harry Clarke - Labour
  • Anna Coke - UKIP
  • George Freeman - Conservative
  • Simeon Jackson - Green
  • Paul Speed - Liberal Democrats
75,294
Electorate in 2013
99,840
Population in 2011
1.3
Population density (people per hectare)

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