List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire


The ceremonial county of South Yorkshire is divided into 14 Parliamentary constituencies – 7 Borough constituencies and 7 County constituencies.

Sheffield Hallam was the only non-Labour South Yorkshire seat for many years, and was held by Nick Clegg for 12 years, until Labour gained the seat in 2017. For a 22-year period spanning 1997–2019, the Conservatives had no seats in South Yorkshire, until the 2019 election, when they gained three. In the 1980s, the region's socialist activity (particularly in local government) led to it being referred to as the "People's Republic of South Yorkshire", it being dominated by Labour, a party with a strong socialist tradition. However, it was not until 2017 that every seat in South Yorkshire was won by Labour, a feat which was not repeated at the subsequent 2019 election.[1]

Constituencies


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   # Brexit Party

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[2] Majority[3][nb 2] Member of Parliament[3] Nearest Opposition[3] Electoral wards[4][5] Map
Barnsley Central 65,277 3,571   Dan Jarvis   Victoria Felton# Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Central, Darton East, Darton West, Kingstone, Monk Bretton, Old Town, Royston, St Helens.
Barnsley East 69,504 3,217   Stephanie Peacock   Jim Ferguson# Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Cudworth, Darfield, Hoyland Milton, North East, Rockingham, Stairfoot, Wombwell, Worsbrough.
Don Valley 75,356 3,630   Nick Fletcher   Caroline Flint Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council: Conisbrough and Denaby, Edlington and Warmsworth, Finningley, Hatfield, Rossington, Thorne, Torne Valley.
Doncaster Central 71,389 2,278   Rosie Winterton   Roberto Weeden-Sanz† Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council: Armthorpe, Balby, Bessacarr and Cantley, Central, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun, Town Moor, Wheatley.
Doncaster North 72,362 2,370   Ed Miliband   Katrina Sale† Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council: Adwick, Askern Spa, Bentley, Great North Road, Mexborough, Sprotbrough, Stainforth and Moorends.
Penistone and Stocksbridge 70,925 7,210   Miriam Cates   Francyne Johnson‡ Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Dodworth, Penistone East, Penistone West. Sheffield City Council: East Ecclesfield, Stocksbridge and Upper Don, West Ecclesfield.
Rother Valley 74,804 6,318   Alexander Stafford   Sophie Wilson‡ Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: Anston and Woodsetts, Dinnington, Hellaby, Holderness, Maltby, Rother Vale, Sitwell, Wales.
Rotherham 61,688 3,121   Sarah Champion   Gerri Hickton† Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: Boston Castle, Brinsworth and Catcliffe, Keppel, Rotherham East, Rotherham West, Valley, Wingfield.
Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 69,333 12,274   Gill Furniss   Hannah Westropp† Sheffield City Council: Burngreave, Firth Park, Hillsborough, Shiregreen and Brightside, Southey.
Sheffield Central 89,949 27,273   Paul Blomfield   Janice Silvester-Hal† Sheffield City Council: Broomhill, Central, Manor Castle, Nether Edge. Walkley.
Sheffield Hallam 72,763 712 Olivia Blake   Laura Gordon¤ Sheffield City Council: Crookes, Dore and Totley, Ecclesall, Fulwood, Stannington.
Sheffield Heeley 66,940 8,480   Louise Haigh   Gordon Gregory† Sheffield City Council: Arbourthorne, Beauchief and Greenhill, Gleadless Valley, Graves Park, Richmond.
Sheffield South East 67,832 4,289   Clive Betts   Marc Bayliss† Sheffield City Council: Beighton, Birley, Darnall, Mosborough, Woodhouse.
Wentworth and Dearne 74,536 2,165   John Healey   Emily Barley† Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Dearne North, Dearne South. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council: Hoober, Rawmarsh, Silverwood, Swinton, Wath, Wickersley.

Constituencies 1997–2010


Constituencies used in South Yorkshire from 1997–2010
  1. Barnsley Central BC
  2. Barnsley East and Mexborough CC
  3. Barnsley West and Penistone CC
  4. Doncaster Central BC
  5. Doncaster North CC
  6. Don Valley CC
  7. Rother Valley CC
  8. Rotherham BC
  9. Sheffield, Attercliffe BC
  10. Sheffield, Brightside BC
  11. Sheffield Central BC
  12. Sheffield, Hallam CC
  13. Sheffield, Heeley BC
  14. Sheffield, Hillsborough CC
  15. Wentworth CC

Proposed boundary changes


See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.

In June 2021 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies in their provisional recommendations.[6][7]

Containing wards from Barnsley

Containing wards from Doncaster

  • Doncaster East and Axholme
  • Doncaster North
  • Doncaster Town
  • Rawmarsh and Conisbrough

Containing wards from Rotherham

Containing wards from Sheffield

Results history


Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019[8]

2019

The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising South Yorkshire in the 2019 general election were as follows:

Party Votes % Change from 2017 Seats Change from 2017
Labour 257,978 42.3% 14.6% 11 3
Conservative 196,969 32.3% 2.5% 3 3
Brexit 82,838 13.6% new 0 0
Liberal Democrats 47,831 7.8% 1.9% 0 0
Greens 14,084 2.3% 1.1% 0 0
Others 10,506 1.7% 4.5% 0 0
Total 610,206 100.0 14

Percentage votes

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 28.0 24.9 27.0 16.7 18.8 18.0 20.6 17.4 29.8 32.3
Labour 48.8 56.0 57.9 62.3 59.0 52.7 42.0 49.5 56.9 42.3
Liberal Democrat1 23.0 18.9 14.5 16.6 18.0 21.4 23.7 8.2 5.9 7.8
Green Party - * * * * * 0.6 2.7 1.2 2.3
UKIP - - - * * * 4.4 20.8 4.7 *
Brexit Party - - - - - - - - - 13.6
Other 0.2 0.2 0.6 4.4 4.1 8.0 8.7 1.6 1.5 1.7

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

Seats

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Labour 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 14 11
Liberal Democrat1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Total 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

Maps

Historical representation by party


A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

  Change UK   Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 94 96 1997 2001 2005 2010 10 11 12 12 2015 16 2017 18 19 19 2019
Barnsley West and Penistone / P & Stocksbridge (2010) McKay Clapham Smith Cates
Don Valley Redmond Flint Fletcher
Rother Valley Barron Stafford
Barnsley Central Mason Illsley Jarvis
Barnsley East (1983–1997, 2010–) / & Mexborough (1997–2010) Patchett Ennis Dugher Peacock
Doncaster Central Walker Winterton
Doncaster North Welsh Hughes Miliband
Rotherham Crowther Boyce MacShane Champion
Sheffield Attercliffe / Sheffield SE (2010) Duffy Betts
Sheffield Brightside / & Hillsborough (2010) Maynard Blunkett Harpham Furniss
Sheffield Central Caborn Blomfield
Sheffield Hallam Osborn Patnick Allan Clegg O'Mara Blake
Sheffield Heeley Michie Munn Haigh
Wentworth / Wentworth and Dearne (2010) Hardy Healey
Sheffield Hillsborough Flannery Jackson Smith

See also


Notes


  1. BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References


  1. Linda McDowell (2011). Redundant Masculinities? Employment Change and White Working Class Youth. ISBN 978-1444355598. ... local politics in Sheffield were dominated by a particular form of radical municipal socialism, gaining the city a brief but prestigious reputation as the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire.
  2. Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  5. Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  6. The new Yorkshire borders that could create 18 new constituencies by next General Election YorkshireLive
  7. 2023 review Yorkshire and the Humber Boundary Commission for England
  8. Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".