Leeds North West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Leeds North West|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Leeds North West in West Yorkshire.
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
(West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974)
|Electorate||65,047 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Yeadon, Otley and Headingley|
|Member of parliament||Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
The constituency covers the north western part of the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire. It stretches from Yeadon in the north west and Otley in the north east to Headingley in the south in terms of major settlements.
- Adel and Wharfedale (includes Bramhope, Cookridge, Holt Park)
- Otley and Yeadon
- Weetwood (includes Far Headingley, Ireland Wood and part of West Park)
The constituency was created in 1950, as Leeds North-West; the name was changed by dropping the hyphen in 1955. Before the 1950 general election, Leeds was represented by the constituencies of: Leeds Central, Leeds North, Leeds South, Leeds West, (all created 1885); Leeds North-East and Leeds South-East (both created 1918). There were also constituencies of Batley and Morley (created 1918) and Pudsey and Otley (created 1918 replacing Pudsey). Leeds North West was created before the 1950 election, and at the same time the Pudsey and Otley constituency was abolished, re-creating the Pudsey constituency and moving Otley into the Ripon constituency. The Leeds North West boundary was revised prior to the 1983 general election, bringing in Otley and the nearby villages of Bramhope, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Arthington from the abolition of the Ripon constituency.
The constituency was held for the Conservative Party by Donald Kaberry from its creation in 1950 until his retirement in 1983, and then by Keith Hampson (1983–1997), who had previously been MP for Ripon. It was taken for Labour in the 1997 general election by Harold Best, who was re-elected in the 2001 general election. Best retired at the 2005 general election. The seat was contested for Labour by Judith Blake (at that time Deputy Leader of the Labour Group on Leeds City Council, and later also Labour's candidate in the 2010 general election), but it was taken for the Liberal Democrats by Greg Mulholland.
This constituency has one of the biggest student populations in the country; over a quarter of the electorate, comprises outer Leeds suburbs being professional, middle-to-high income and residential.
Members of Parliament
|1950||Sir Donald Kaberry||Conservative|
|2005||Greg Mulholland||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Leeds North West|
|Yorkshire First||Bob Buxton|
|Alliance for Green Socialism||Mike Davies|
|Above and Beyond||Mark Flanagan|
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Mulholland|
|Conservative||Alex Story|
|General Election 2010: Leeds North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Mulholland||20,653||47.5||+10.6|
|English Democrats||Alan Procter||153||0.4||-1.0|
|Alliance for Green Socialism||Trevor Bavage||121||0.3||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+5.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Leeds North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Mulholland||16,612||37.2||+10.3|
|English Democrats||Adrian Knowles||545||1.2||N/A|
|Alliance for Green Socialism||Jeannie Sutton||181||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||9.6|
|General Election 2001: Leeds North West|
|Liberal Democrat||David Hall-Matthews||11,431||26.9||+3.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Leeds North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Barbara Pearce||11,689||23.7||-3.6|
|Referendum Party||Sean Emmett||1,325||2.7||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Roger Lamb||335||0.7||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Sean Emmett||251||0.5||N/A|
|Ronnie The Rhino||Daniel Duffy||232||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.8|
|General Election 1992: Leeds North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Barbara A. Pearce||14,079||27.8||−5.6|
|Labour||Miss Sue Egan||13,782||27.3||+5.5|
|Green||David C. Webb||519||1.0||−0.3|
|Liberal||Noel A.B. Nowosielski||427||0.8||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Leeds North West|
|General Election 1983: Leeds North West|
|Social Democratic||Norman Jones||14,042||28.96|
|Independent Conservative||C. Haygreen||437||0.90|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Leeds North West|
|Labour||Peter A. O'Grady||17,623||35.10|
|Liberal||Laurence Walter Keates||7,899||15.73|
|General Election October 1974: Leeds North West|
|General Election February 1974: Leeds North West|
|General Election 1970: Leeds North West|
|Labour||Kenneth John Woolmer||20,795||37.09|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Leeds North West|
|General Election 1964: Leeds North West|
|Labour||Dennis Burrill Matthews||18,862||32.83|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Leeds North West|
|Labour||Dennis Burrill Matthews||18,508||34.45|
|General Election 1955: Leeds North West|
|Labour||Dennis Burrill Matthews||16,594||34.20|
|General Election 1951: Leeds North West|
|General Election 1950: Leeds North West|
|Liberal||Joseph Owen Hogley||3,078||7.36|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census see student population of wards
- The Guardian constituency profile, written 2010
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Member of Parliament for Leeds North West". YourNextMP. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Mark Flanagan PPC page". Independent (politician). Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "leeds-northwest". Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- http://www.labour.org.uk/leeds-north-west-alex- sobel
- "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Leeds North West". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- "BBC 1997 elections results". Retrieved 2007-10-11.[dead link]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.