Doncaster North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Doncaster North in South Yorkshire.
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
|Electorate||72,855 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Mexborough, Stainforth|
|Member of parliament||Ed Miliband (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Dearne Valley, Don Valley and Goole|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Don Valley and Goole, and has been a Labour stronghold ever since. Its most high-profile MP has been Ed Miliband, who was Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2010 to 2015.
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.
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.
Since Doncaster North constituency was formed in 1983, it has only elected Labour MPs.
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2015: Doncaster North|
|Liberal Democrat||Penny Baker||1,005||2.5||-12.3|
|English Democrats||David Allen||448||1.1||-4.0|
|Monster Raving Loony||Nick the Flying Brick||162||0.4||+0.4|
|General Election 2010 
Turnout: 41,483 (57.3%) +4.7
Majority: 10,909 (26.3%) −12.7
Swing: 2.8% from Lab to Con
|Ed Sanderson||Liberal Democrat||6,174||14.9||−0.8|
|Wayne Crawshaw||English Democrats||2,148||5.2||+3.7|
|General Election 2005 
Turnout: 31,578 (51.1%) +0.6
Majority: 12,656 (40.1%) −8.3
Swing: 4.2% from Lab to Con
|Doug Pickett||Liberal Democrat||3,800||12.0||+1.4|
|Martin Williams||Community Group||2,365||7.5||+7.5|
|Michael Cassidy||English Democrats||561||1.8||+1.8|
|General Election 2001 
Turnout: 31,363 (50.5%) −12.8
Majority: 15,187 (48.4%) −6.6
Swing: 3.3% from Lab to Con
|Colin Ross||Liberal Democrat||3,323||10.6||+2.1|
|General Election 1997 
Turnout: 39,888 (63.3%)
Majority: 21,937 (55.0%) +12.9
Swing: 6.6% from Con to Lab
|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||1,181||3.0||N/A|
|General Election 1992 
Turnout: 55,244 (73.9%) +0.8
Majority: 19,813 (35.9%) −1.5
Swing: 0.7% from Lab to Con
|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
Majority: 19,935 (37.4%) +12.2
Swing: 6.1% from Con to Lab
|Michael Collins Welsh||Labour||32,950||61.8||+9.0|
|Richard James Shepherd||Conservative||13,015||24.4||−3.2|
|Peter Richard Norwood||Social Democratic||7,394||13.9||−5.8|
|General Election 1983
Majority: 12,711 (25.2%)
|Michael Collins Welsh||Labour||26,626||52.8||N/A|
|D. Orford||Social Democratic||9,916||19.7||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007. The National Archives. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
- "Check Browser Settings". statistics.gov.uk.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Guardian Unlimited Politics Election results from 1992 to the present
- Politics Resources Election results from 1945 to present
- "Doncaster North". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Doncaster North". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "Doncaster North: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 5 May 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
- "BBC NEWS > VOTE 2001 > RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES > Doncaster North". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.67 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
- "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Doncaster North". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
- "Doncaster North constituency". The Guardian politics. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- Ed Miliband, MP for Doncaster North The website of Ed Miliband
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