Barnsley East (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Barnsley East in South Yorkshire in 2010.
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
|Electorate||68,243 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Michael Dugher (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Replaced by||Barnsley East|
|Created from||Barnsley and Dearne Valley|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Eight candidates competed for the seat in the 2010 general election however the largest two opposition parties failed to gain more than 18.2% each and the winning candidate Michael Dugher managed to obtain 47% of all votes despite the presence of a candidate from the Socialist Labour Party, and although the percentage decline in the Labour vote was the largest in the country (at nearly 24%), they still won the seat safely.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire in the 2000s, the Boundary Commission for England divided the existing Barnsley East and Mexborough to split off Barnsley East from Mexborough, to create the new Barnsley East constituency.
The electoral wards used in the formation of the new constituency are the following:
Members of Parliament
|1996 by-election||Jeff Ennis||Labour|
|1997||Constituency abolished: see Barnsley East and Mexborough
and Barnsley Central
MPs since 2010
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Barnsley East|
|Liberal Democrat||John Brown||6,969||18.2||+4.1|
|Socialist Labour||Ken Capstick||601||1.6||−0.7|
Elections in the 1990s
Following the death of Terry Patchett on 11 October 1996, a by-election was held on 12 December 1996. The replacement Labour candidate Jeff Ennis held the seat for the party despite a low voter turnout.
|Barnsley East by-election, 1996|
|Liberal Democrat||David Willis||1,502||8.4||−0.2|
|Socialist Labour||Ken Capstick||949||5.3||N/A|
|UKIP||Count Nikolai Tolstoy||378||2.1||N/A|
|Socialist Equality||Julie Hyland||89||0.5||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Barnsley East|
|Conservative||John M. Procter||5,569||14.2||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Sylvia Anginotti||3,399||8.6||−2.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Barnsley East|
|General Election 1983: Barnsley East|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Barnsley East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1987. Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- BBC Election 2005
- BBC Vote 2001
- Guardian Unlimited Politics (Election results from 1992 to the present)