List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Yorkshire

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The English ceremonial county of West Yorkshire is divided into 22 parliamentary constituencies: 12 borough constituencies and 10 county constituencies.

2010 constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.

Name[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Batley and Spen CC 77,472 4,406 Mike Wood Janice Small
A medium-sized constituency located in the centre of the county.
Bradford East BC 70,863 365 David Ward Terry Rooney
A medium-sized constituency located in the south east of the county.
Bradford South BC 67,201 4,622 Gerry Sutcliffe Matthew Palmer
A medium-sized constituency, located to the north of the centre of the county. It is entirely bounded by other constituencies in the county.
Bradford West BC* 69,967 10,140 George Galloway Imran Hussain¤
A medium-to-large constituency, located in the southeast of the county.
Calder Valley CC 75,379 6,431 Craig Whittaker Steph Booth†
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county, to the east of two other small constituencies.
Colne Valley CC 78,355 4,837 Jason McCartney Nicola Turner¤
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county to the south of two equally small constituencies.
Dewsbury CC 76,886 1,526 Simon Reevell Shahid Malik
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.
Elmet and Rothwell CC 76,580 4,521 Alec Shelbrooke James Lewis†
A small-to-medium sized constituency in the north of the county.
Halifax BC 70,978 1,472 Linda Riordan Philip Alott
A medium sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Hemsworth CC 71,988 9,844 Jon Trickett Ann Myatt
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Huddersfield BC 66,275 4,472   Barry Sheerman   Karen Tweed
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Keighley CC 68,652 2,940 Kris Hopkins Jane Thomas†
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.
Leeds Central BC 78,941 10,645 Hilary Benn Michael Taylor†
A small-to-medium sized constituency in the north of the county.
Leeds East BC 67,571 10,293 George Mudie Barry Anderson
A medium sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Leeds North East BC 66,930 4,545 Fabian Hamilton Matthew Lobley
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Leeds North West BC 66,466 9,103   Greg Mulholland   Julia Mulligan
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Leeds West BC 67,629 7,016   Rachel Reeves   Ruth Coleman
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Morley and Outwood CC 69,583 1,101 Ed Balls Antony Calvert†
A small-to-medium sized constituency in the north of the county.
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford CC 78,641 10,979 Yvette Cooper Nick Pickles
A medium sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Pudsey BC 68,150 1,659 Stuart Andrew Jamie Hanley
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Shipley CC 69,427 9,944   Philip Davies   Susan Hinchcliffe
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Wakefield CC 71,347 1,613   Mary Creagh   Alex Story
A large constituency in the south of the county.

Results[edit]

2005 2010
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1997-2010 constituencies[edit]

  1. Batley and Spen BC
  2. Bradford North BC
  3. Bradford South BC
  4. Bradford West BC
  5. Calder Valley CC
  6. Colne Valley CC
  7. Dewsbury CC
  8. Elmet CC
  9. Halifax BC
  10. Hemsworth CC
  11. Huddersfield BC
  12. Keighley CC
  13. Leeds Central BC
  14. Leeds East BC
  15. Leeds North East BC
  16. Leeds North West BC
  17. Leeds West BC
  18. Morley and Rothwell BC
  19. Normanton CC
  20. Pontefract and Castleford CC
  21. Pudsey BC
  22. Shipley CC
  23. Wakefield CC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 677–689.
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007

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