List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire
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.
|Constituency||Electorate||Majority||Member of Parliament||Nearest Opposition||Electoral wards||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.|
- Barnsley Central BC
- Barnsley East and Mexborough CC
- Barnsley West and Penistone CC
- Doncaster Central BC
- Doncaster North CC
- Don Valley CC
- Rother Valley CC
- Rotherham BC
- Sheffield, Attercliffe BC
- Sheffield, Brightside BC
- Sheffield Central BC
- Sheffield, Hallam CC
- Sheffield, Heeley BC
- Sheffield, Hillsborough CC
- 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.
Containing wards from Barnsley
- Barnsley North
- Barnsley South
- Penistone and Stocksbridge
Containing wards from Doncaster
- Doncaster East and Axholme
- Doncaster North
- Doncaster Town
- Rawmarsh and Conisbrough
Containing wards from Rotherham
Containing wards from Sheffield
- Penistone and Stocksbridge
- Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
- Sheffield Central
- Sheffield Hallam
- Sheffield Heeley
- Sheffield South East
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|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
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.
|Barnsley West and Penistone / P & Stocksbridge (2010)||McKay||Clapham||Smith||→||→||Cates|
|Barnsley East (1983–1997, 2010–) / & Mexborough (1997–2010)||Patchett||Ennis||Dugher||Peacock|
|Sheffield Attercliffe / Sheffield SE (2010)||Duffy||Betts|
|Sheffield Brightside / & Hillsborough (2010)||Maynard||Blunkett||Harpham||Furniss|
|Wentworth / Wentworth and Dearne (2010)||Hardy||Healey|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- 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.
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- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
- The new Yorkshire borders that could create 18 new constituencies by next General Election YorkshireLive
- 2023 review Yorkshire and the Humber Boundary Commission for England
- Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".