Morley and Outwood (UK Parliament constituency)
|Morley and Outwood|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire.
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
|Electorate||75,163 (December 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]
- 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.
The constituency has electoral wards:
Members of Parliament
|2010||Ed Balls||Labour Co-op|
|General Election 2010
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|
|James Monaghan||Liberal Democrat||8,186||16.8||+6.7|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2011 census interactive maps
- 2010 post-revision map Greater London and metropolitan areas of England
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Ed Balls (MP for Morley & Outwood)". The co-operative party. Retrieved 6 July 2010. Note that other sources and the "Statement of persons nominated" refer to Balls as "Labour".