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Coordinates: 53°31′52″N 1°21′40″W / 53.531°N 1.361°W
Barnsley East and Mexborough was a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The constituency was created in 1997, partially replacing Barnsley East, and was a safe seat for the Labour Party. At the 2010 general election, it was largely replaced by a re-established Barnsley East constituency.
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Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency covered the eastern part of the Borough of Barnsley and included the town of Mexborough (in the borough of Doncaster). It bordered the constituencies of Barnsley Central, Barnsley West and Penistone, Wentworth, Don Valley, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North, Selby, and Hemsworth.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has split the existing Barnsley East seat from Mexborough, to create a smaller modified Barnsley East constituency.
This means the 2005 election was the last for the current Barnsley East/Mexborough constituency. The electoral wards used in the formation of the new East division are:
- Cudworth, Darfield, Hoyland Milton, North East, Rockingham, Stairfoot, Wombwell and Worsbrough.
The new Wentworth and Dearne seat shall include the wards of Dearne North and Dearne South. This area includes Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe
Members of Parliament
The constituency had one Member of Parliament since its creation in 1997, from the Labour Party.
Election results since 1983
Elections in the 2000s
Elections in the 1990s
Notes and references