Sheffield Heeley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°22′08″N 1°28′01″W / 53.369°N 1.467°W / 53.369; -1.467

Sheffield Heeley
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Sheffield Heeley in South Yorkshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Electorate 66,432 (December 2010)
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament Meg Munn (Labour Co-op)
Number of members One
Created from Sheffield Ecclesall
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Sheffield Heeley is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2001 by Meg Munn, a member of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

This seat was created in 1950, largely replacing the former Sheffield Ecclesall constituency, its boundaries being significantly altered in 1955 with the abolition of Sheffield Neepsend. In the first five elections, up to but excluding 1966, the seat was won by a Conservative, Peter Roberts, it changed hands three times between 1966 and 1974.

Seeing a reverse-swing to that nationally, the 1979 election saw Sheffield Heeley move away from being a marginal Labour seat to a solid majority — in the seven elections since, only the first and the last have been fairly marginal, the others have suggested a safe seat. In the 2010 election the Liberal Democrat had more than a quarter of the vote, whereas the Conservative garnered 3% more votes than in 2005, on 17.3%.[n 3]

Boundaries[edit]

Sheffield Heeley constituency is centred on the district of Heeley. Since 2010 the seat has electoral wards:

Constituency profile[edit]

This constituency has a moderate Labour majority and contains a mixture of urban areas, in 2010 the BNP unusually in Britain achieved more than the 5% deposit threshold share of the vote, however only 5.5% of the vote, a record in Sheffield.

The constituency consists of Census Output Areas a local government districts with: a working population whose income is marginally below the national average and that has close to average reliance upon social housing.[1] At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 5.7% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 4.7%.[2] The district contributing to the seat has a medium 33% of its population without a car.[n 4] A medium 24.3% of the City's population are without qualifications, a high 15.8% of the population with level 3 qualifications and a medium 25.7% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure a relatively low 58.3% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage by occupants as at the 2011 census across the district.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Peter Roberts Conservative
1966 Frank Hooley Labour
1970 John Spence Conservative
Feb 1974 Frank Hooley Labour
1983 Bill Michie Labour
2001 Meg Munn Labour Co-operative

Elections[edit]

Heeley general election results

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Meg Munn 17,409 42.6 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Clement-Jones 11,602 28.4 +7.0
Conservative Anne Crampton 7,081 17.3 +3.0
BNP John Beatson 2,260 5.5 +2.1
UKIP Charlotte Arnott 1,530 3.7 +1.4
Green Gareth Roberts 989 2.4 -1.2
Majority 5,807 14.2 -19.5
Turnout 40,871 62.0 +4.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing -9.25

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election of 2005
General Election 2005: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Munn 18,405 53.98 -2.99
Liberal Democrat Colin Ross 7,035 20.63 -2.06
Conservative Aster Crawshaw 4,987 14.63 +0.38
BNP John Beatson 1,314 3.85 N/A
Green Rob Unwin 1,312 3.85 +1.58
UKIP Mark Suter 775 2.27 +0.42
Socialist Alternative Mark Dunnell 265 0.78 N/A
Majority 11,370 33.35
Turnout 34,093 57.06
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election of 2001
General Election 2001: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Meg Munn 19,452 57.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Dave Willis 7,748 22.7 +1.4
Conservative Carolyn Abbott 4,864 14.2 -1.4
Green Rob Unwin 774 2.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Brian Fischer 667 2.0 N/A
UKIP David Dunn 634 1.9 N/A
Majority 11,704 34.3
Turnout 34,139 55.1 -9.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election of 1997
General Election 1997: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie 26,274 60.7 + 5.0
Liberal Democrat Roger Davison 9,196 21.3 + 2.9
Conservative John Harthman 6,767 15.6 - 10.3
Referendum Party David Mawson 1,029 2.4 N/A
Majority 17,078 39.5 + 9.8
Turnout 43,266 65.0 - 5.9
Labour hold Swing
General election of 1992
General Election 1992: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie 28,005 55.7 + 2.3
Conservative David Beck 13,051 25.9 - 0.4
Liberal Democrat Peter Moore 9,247 18.4 - 1.9
Majority 14,954 29.7 + 2.6
Turnout 70.9 - 1.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General election of 1987
General Election 1987: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie 28,425 53.4 + 7.6
Conservative Nicholas Mearing-Smith 13,985 26.3 - 3.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance Peter Moore 10,811 20.3 - 4.0
Majority 14,440 27.1 + 11.2
Turnout 72.0 + 1.5
Labour hold Swing
General election of 1983
General Election 1983: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Michie 24,111 45.8 - 4.0
Conservative Sidney Cordle 15,743 29.9 - 10.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Day 12,813 24.3 + 14.8
Majority 8,368 15.9 + 5.2
Turnout 70.5 - 6.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General election of 1979
General Election 1979: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Hooley 24,618 49.8
Conservative Danny George 19,845 40.1
Liberal Rodney Webb 4,708 9.5
National Front P. K. Thorpe 274 0.6
Majority 4,773 9.65
Turnout 77.3
Labour hold Swing
General election of October 1974
General Election October 1974: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Hooley 24,728 51.6
Conservative Alan Page 15,322 32.0
Liberal Royden Fairfax 7,151 14.9
National Front Peter Revell 723 1.5
Majority 9,406 19.6
Turnout 73.5
Labour hold Swing
General election of February 1974
General Election February 1974: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Hooley 25,317 47.7
Conservative Robert Ingle 18,732 35.3
Liberal Anthony Singleton 9,061 17.0
Majority 6,585 12.4
Turnout 82.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election of 1970
General Election 1970: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Deane Spence 27,950 47.0
Labour Frank Hooley 27,237 45.9
Liberal Anthony Singleton 4,220 7.1
Majority 713 1.2
Turnout 73.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General election of 1966
General Election 1966: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Hooley 31,996 54.0
Conservative John Deane Spence 27,267 46.0
Majority 4,729 8.0
Turnout 78.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election of 1964
General Election 1964: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Roberts 29,587 51.5
Labour Frank Hooley 27,883 48.5
Majority 1,704 3.0
Turnout 76.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General election of 1959
General Election 1959: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Roberts 33,236 59.0
Labour Joan Mellors 23,109 41.0
Majority 10,127 18.0
Turnout 77.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election of 1955
General Election 1955: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Roberts 30,798 60.9
Labour John Sewell 19,747 39.1
Majority 11,051 21.8
Turnout 77.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election of 1951
General Election 1951: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Roberts 27,776 61.0
Labour Arnold Jennings 17,729 39.0
Majority 10,047 22.0
Turnout 84.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election of 1950
General Election 1950: Sheffield Heeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Roberts 26,560 56.3
Labour Arnold Jennings 17,856 37.8
Liberal Phillip Beckerlegge 2,779 5.9
Majority 8,704 18.5
Turnout 88.1
New creation: Conservative gain. Swing N/A

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Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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.
  3. ^ The 8th different candidate, one for each election, since 1979.
  4. ^ This falls within the centrally coloured banding for metropolitan areas
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