Morley and Outwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°44′56″N 1°36′07″W / 53.749°N 1.602°W / 53.749; -1.602

Morley and Outwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire.
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Location of West Yorkshire within England.
County West Yorkshire
Electorate 75,163 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Ed Balls (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Morley and Rothwell, Normanton
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Morley and Outwood is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls of the Labour Party and of the Co-operative Party.[n 2]


This is largely the successor seat to Morley and Rothwell and was first contested in 2010 although it also received Outwood from the abolished seat of Normanton.

Post 2010 Constituencies of other parts of the abolished seats

Rothwell is in a newly formed constituency of Elmet and Rothwell, and the Leeds suburb of Middleton has been transferred to Leeds Central. The remainder of Normanton was in 2010 divided between Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and Wakefield.


Parliament approved the recommendation of the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies to create this new ("cross-border") constituency as a consequence of West Yorkshire losing one parliamentary seat following more rapid population increase in other regions.[2]

The constituency has electoral wards:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Ed Balls Labour Co-op[5]

Election results[edit]

General Election 2015: Morley and Outwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ed Balls
Yorkshire First Arnie Craven
UKIP David Dews
Green Martin Hemingway[7]
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns[8]
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Taylor[9]

Yorkshire First originally selected Richard Carter as their candidate for 2015.[10]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General Election 2010
Electorate: 75,163
Turnout: 48,856 (65.8%) +7.4
Labour Co-op hold
Majority: 1,101 (2.3%) -18.7
Swing: -9.3% from Labour Co-op to Con
Ed Balls Labour Co-op 18,365 37.6 -8.4
Antony Calvert Conservative 17,264 35.3 +10.3
James Monaghan Liberal Democrat 8,186 16.8 +6.7
Chris Beverley BNP 3,535 7.2 +1.9
David Daniel UKIP 1,505 3.1 N/A

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Notes and references[edit]

  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.