Doncaster North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°34′37″N 1°03′18″W / 53.577°N 1.055°W / 53.577; -1.055

Doncaster North
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Doncaster North in South Yorkshire.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Electorate 72,855 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Mexborough, Stainforth[2]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Ed Miliband (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Dearne Valley, Don Valley and Goole
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Doncaster North is a constituency[n 1] in South Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Don Valley and Goole, and has been a Labour stronghold ever since, currently represented by Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Opposition.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Adwick, Askern, Bentley Central, Bentley North Road, Hatfield, Stainforth, and Thorne.

1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Adwick, Askern, Bentley Central, Bentley North Road, Stainforth, and Thorne.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Adwick, Askern Spa, Bentley, Great North Road, Mexborough, Sprotbrough, Stainforth, and Moorends.

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency covers largely rural areas north of Doncaster, stretching to partly suburban Mexborough in the west, Bentley that lies on the northern banks of the River Don and Adwick which is farther north. The seat is an area with moderate typical incomes which has yet to recover fully from the almost total end locally in the coal mining industry[n 3] but large numbers of constituents work in construction and manufacturing.[3][4][5][6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[7] Party
1983 Michael Welsh Labour
1992 Kevin Hughes Labour
2005 Ed Miliband Labour

Elections[edit]

General election results since 1983
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General Election 2010 [8]
Turnout: 41,483 (57.3%) +4.7
Labour hold
Majority: 10,909 (26.3%) −12.7
Swing: 2.8% from Lab to Con
Ed Miliband Labour 19,637 47.3 −8.8
Sophie Brodie Conservative 8,728 21.0 +6.8
Ed Sanderson Liberal Democrat 6,174 14.9 −0.8
Pamela Chambers BNP 2,818 6.8 +2.8
Wayne Crawshaw English Democrats 2,148 5.2 +3.7
Liz Andrews UKIP 1,797 4.3 +2.1
Bill Rawcliffe TUSC 181 0.4 +0.4
General Election 2005 [9]
Turnout: 31,578 (51.1%) +0.6
Labour hold
Majority: 12,656 (40.1%) −8.3
Swing: 4.2% from Lab to Con
Ed Miliband Labour 17,531 55.5 −7.6
Martin Drake Conservative 4,875 15.4 +0.7
Doug Pickett Liberal Democrat 3,800 12.0 +1.4
Martin Williams Community Group 2,365 7.5 +7.5
Lee Hagan BNP 1,506 4.8 +4.8
Robert Nixon UKIP 940 3.0 +0.7
Michael Cassidy English Democrats 561 1.8 +1.8
General Election 2001 [10]
Turnout: 31,363 (50.5%) −12.8
Labour hold
Majority: 15,187 (48.4%) −6.6
Swing: 3.3% from Lab to Con
Kevin Hughes Labour 19,788 63.1 −6.7
Anita Kapoor Conservative 4,601 14.7 −0.1
Colin Ross Liberal Democrat 3,323 10.6 +2.1
Martin Williams Independent 2,926 9.3 +6.4
John Wallis UKIP 725 2.3 N/A
General Election 1997 [11][12][13][14]
Turnout: 39,888 (63.3%)
Labour hold
Majority: 21,937 (55.0%) +12.9
Swing: 6.6% from Con to Lab
Kevin Hughes Labour 27,843 69.8 +5.4
Peter Kennerley Conservative 5,906 14.8 −7.5
Michael Cook Liberal Democrat 3,369 8.4 −4.5
Ron Thornton Referendum Party 1,589 4.0 N/A
Neil Swan Anti Sleaze Labour [15] 1,181 3.0 N/A
General Election 1992 [16]
Turnout: 55,244 (73.9%) +0.8
Labour hold
Majority: 19,813 (35.9%) −1.5
Swing: 0.7% from Lab to Con
Kevin Hughes Labour 34,135 61.8 +0.0
Robert C. Light Conservative 14,322 25.9 +1.5
Steve Whiting Liberal Democrat 6,787 12.3 −1.6
General Election 1987
Turnout: 53,359 (73.1%) +3.4
Labour hold
Majority: 19,935 (37.4%) +12.2
Swing: 6.1% from Con to Lab
Michael Welsh Labour 32,950 61.8 +9.0
R. J. Shepherd Conservative 13,015 24.4 −3.2
P. Norwood Social Democratic 7,394 13.9 −5.8
General Election 1983
New constituency
Turnout: 69.9%
Labour win
Majority: 12,711 (25.2%)
Michael Welsh Labour 26,626 52.8 N/A
Michael Stephen Conservative 13,915 27.6 N/A
D. Orford Social Democratic 9,916 19.7 N/A

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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.
  3. ^ See British Coal
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007. The National Archives. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  3. ^ 2001 Census
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ Guardian Unlimited Politics Election results from 1992 to the present
  6. ^ Politics Resources Election results from 1945 to present
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  8. ^ "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Doncaster North". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Doncaster North: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  10. ^ "BBC NEWS > VOTE 2001 > RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES > Doncaster North". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  12. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.67 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  13. ^ The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  14. ^ "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Doncaster North". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  15. ^ "Doncaster North constituency". The Guardian politics. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 

Sources[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Camberwell and Peckham
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
2010–present
Incumbent