Doncaster Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′40″N 1°07′19″W / 53.511°N 1.122°W / 53.511; -1.122

Doncaster Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Doncaster Central in South Yorkshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Electorate 73,874 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Doncaster
Current constituency
Created 1983 (1983)
Member of Parliament Rosie Winterton (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Doncaster
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Doncaster Central is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Rosie Winterton of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History and profile[edit]

Created in 1983, the seat covers most of the large Yorkshire town of Doncaster served by an international airport and the UK motorway network in the former Doncaster constituency and since its 1983 inception has been a Labour stronghold.

Boundaries[edit]

It includes most of the town of Doncaster and neighbours the Doncaster North, Don Valley seats.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Harold Walker Labour
1997 Rosie Winterton Labour

Elections[edit]

General election results since 1983

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Doncaster Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 16,569 39.7 −11.3
Conservative Gareth Davies 10,340 24.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 8,795 21.1 −2.6
English Democrats Lawrence Parramore 1,816 4.4 N/A
BNP John Bettney 1,762 4.2 +0.9
UKIP John Andrews 1,421 3.4 0
Independent Scott Pickles 970 2.3 N/A
Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality Derek Williams 72 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,229 14.9 −13.6
Turnout 41,745 55.5 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -8.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 17,617 51.3 −7.8
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 7,815 22.8 +9.9
Conservative Stefan Kerner 6,489 18.9 −4.8
BNP John Wilkinson 1,239 3.6 +3.6
UKIP Alan Simmons 1,191 3.5 +0.8
Majority 9,802 28.5
Turnout 34,351 52.3 0.7
Labour hold Swing −8.8
General Election 2001: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 20,034 59.1 −3.0
Conservative Gary Meggitt 8,035 23.7 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Mike Southcombe 4,390 12.9 +3.5
UKIP David Gordon 926 2.7 +1.7
Socialist Alliance Janet Terry 517 1.5 N/A
Majority 11,999 35.4
Turnout 33,902 51.6 -12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 26,961 62.1 +7.8
Conservative David Turtle 9,105 21.0 −12.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Tarry 4,091 9.4 −2.4
Referendum Party Mike Cliff 1,273 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Mick Kenny 854 2.0 N/A
ProLife Alliance Jonathan Redden 694 1.6 N/A
UKIP Peter Davies 462 1.1 N/A
Majority 17,856 38.7
Turnout 46,170 63.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Doncaster Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 27,795 54.3 +3.2
Conservative William Glossop 17,113 33.5 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Cliff J. Hampson 6,057 11.8 −1.8
Workers Revolutionary Michael R. Driver 184 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,682 20.9 +4.9
Turnout 51,149 74.2 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 26,266 51.2 +9.2
Conservative P. E. Rawlings 18,070 35.2 −1.9
Social Democrat J. A. Gore-Browne 7,004 13.6 −7.3
Majority 8,196 16.0
Turnout 51,340 73.7
Labour hold Swing +5.6
General Election 1983: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 21,154 42.0 N/A
Conservative J. Somers 18,646 37.1 N/A
Social Democrat T. Stables 10,524 20.9 N/A
Majority 2,508 5.0 N/A
Turnout 50,324 70.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Doncaster Central". BBC News: Election 2010. BBC. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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