Elmet and Rothwell (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 1°24′14″W / 53.818°N 1.404°W / 53.818; -1.404

Elmet and Rothwell
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Elmet and Rothwell in West Yorkshire.
Outline map
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
County West Yorkshire
Electorate 77,994 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Rothwell, Garforth, Wetherby
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Elmet, Morley and Rothwell
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Elmet and Rothwell is a constituency in West Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Alec Shelbrooke, a Conservative.[n 1]

History[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary boundaries in West Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England created this constituency for the 2010 election which principally contains the three towns of Garforth, Rothwell and Wetherby.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is made up of five electoral wards of the City of Leeds:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Alec Shelbrooke Conservative

Elections[edit]

For results before 2010, see Elmet and for part of the seat see Morley and Rothwell

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

This new constituency of Elmet and Rothwell was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election.

General Election 2010: Elmet and Rothwell[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alec Shelbrooke 23,778 42.6 +8.1
Labour James Lewis 19,257 34.5 -11.4
Liberal Democrat Stewart Golton 9,109 16.3 -1.0
BNP Sam Clayton 1,802 3.2 +0.9
UKIP Darren Oddy 1,593 2.9 +2.9
Independent Christopher Nolan 250 0.4 +0.4
Majority 4,521 8.1
Turnout 55,789 71.8 +2.0

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ 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 "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Elmet & Rothwell". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.