Bury St Edmunds is a constituency located in Suffolk and centred on the town of Bury St Edmunds. It is represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has elected Conservative MPs for decades, although Labour came close to gaining the seat in 1997.
The constituency contains the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket
and Needham Market
. Its boundaries do not match those of St Edmundsbury borough
, which includes Haverhill
(part of West Suffolk constituency
), and excludes Stowmarket and Needham Market.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Suffolk the Boundary Commission for England has recommended minor alterations to the existing constituency arrangement. The electoral wards used in the creation of this seat are:
- From the district of Mid Suffolk:Bacton and Old Newton, Badwell Ash, Elmswell and Norton, Gislingham, Haughley and Wetherden, Needham Market, Onehouse, Rattlesden, Rickinghall and Walsham, Ringshall, Stowmarket Central, Stowmarket North, Stowmarket South, Stowupland, Thurston and Hessett, and Woolpit
- From the district of St Edmundsbury: Abbeygate, Eastgate, Fornham, Great Barton, Horringer and Whelnetham, Minden, Moreton Hall, Northgate, Pakenham, Risbygate, Rougham, St Olaves, Southgate, and Westgate.
Members of Parliament