Sheffield Hillsborough (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°24′29″N 1°29′17″W / 53.408°N 1.488°W / 53.408; -1.488

Sheffield Hillsborough
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Sheffield Hillsborough in South Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
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Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
19182010
Replaced by Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, Sheffield Hallam, Penistone and Stocksbridge
Created from Hallamshire and Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hillsborough was a Parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. It was considered a safe Labour seat and was represented by Helen Jackson from 1992 to 2005. She did not stand again in the 2005 general election and was succeeded by Angela Smith. The Sheffield Hillsborough constituency was abolished at the 2010 General Election. It was divided up and incorporated into the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, Sheffield Hallam and Penistone and Stocksbridge constituencies.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-2010: The City of Sheffield wards of Chapel Green, Hillsborough, South Wortley, Stocksbridge, and Walkley.

The constituency covered north west Sheffield. It was named for Hillsborough and reached north west to Stocksbridge.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Arthur Neal Coalition Liberal
1922 A. V. Alexander Labour Co-op
1931 Joseph Gurney Braithwaite Conservative
1935 A. V. Alexander Labour Co-op
1950 George Darling Labour Co-op
Feb 1974 Martin Flannery Labour
1992 Helen Jackson Labour
2005 Angela Christine Smith Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, Sheffield Hallam and Penistone and Stocksbridge

Elections[edit]

General election results since 1918–2005

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Smith 23,477 51.17 -5.66
Liberal Democrat John Commons 12,234 26.66 +4.09
Conservative Jackie Doyle-Price 6,890 15.02 -3.32
BNP David Wright 2,010 4.38 N/A
UKIP Maurice Patterson 1,273 2.77 +0.51
Majority 11,243
Turnout 45,844 60.61
Labour hold Swing -4.87
General Election 2001: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson 24,170 56.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrat John Commons 9,601 22.6 -3.3
Conservative Graham King 7,801 18.3 +3.8
UKIP Peter Webb 964 2.3 N/A
Majority 14,569 34.2
Turnout 42,536 57.3 -13.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson 30,150 56.9
Liberal Democrat Arthur Dunworth 13,699 25.8
Conservative David Nuttall 7,707 14.5
Referendum Party John Rusling 1,468 2.8
Majority 16,451 31.0
Turnout 53,024 71.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Jackson 27,568 46.2
Liberal Democrat David Chadwick 20,500 34.3
Conservative Sid Cordle 11,640 19.5
Majority 7,068 11.8
Turnout 77.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Flannery 26,208 44.0
Liberal David Chadwick 22,922 38.5
Conservative John Sykes 10,396 17.5
Majority 3,286 5.5
Turnout 78.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Flannery 20,901 37.2
Liberal David Chadwick 19,355 34.5
Conservative Christine Smith 15,881 28.3
Majority 1,546 2.8
Turnout 75.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Flannery 20,556 56.8
Conservative Irvine Patnick 12,206 33.7
Liberal P. A. Neale 3,088 8.5
National Front S. Williams 326 0.9
Majority 8,350 23.1
Turnout 70.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Flannery 21,026 60.7
Conservative Brian Williamson 8,718 25.2
Liberal Robin Osner 4,912 14.2
Majority 12,308 35.5
Turnout 66.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Flannery 22,065 55.6
Conservative Brian Williamson 10,785 27.2
Liberal Robin Osner 6,863 17.3
Majority 11,280 28.4
Turnout 76.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 18,775 62.1
Conservative Irvine Patnick 11,445 37.9
Majority 7,330 24.3
Turnout 65.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 22,799 67.9
Conservative Michael Mallett 10,774 32.1
Majority 12,025 35.8
Turnout 70.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1964: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 22,071 62.4
Conservative Robert Lawther 13,278 37.6
Majority 8,793 24.9
Turnout 74.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 21,888 56.5
Conservative Kenneth Arnold 16,845 43.5
Majority 5,043 13.0
Turnout 75.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1955: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 23,438 58.8
Conservative Stanley Arnold 16,428 41.2
Majority 7,010 17.6
Turnout 73.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1951: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 28,274 59.0
Liberal National George Wadsworth 19,617 41.0
Majority 8,657 18.1
Turnout 84.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1950: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op George Darling 28,295 58.7
Conservative Knowles Edge 19,613 39.8
Communist M. Bennett 759 1.5
Majority 9,312 18.0
Turnout 87.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 24,959 63.4
Liberal National R. H. Herbert 14,403 36.6
Majority 10,556 26.8
Turnout 76.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 21,025 54.3
Conservative Joseph Gurney Braithwaite 17,721 45.7
Majority 3,304 8.6
Turnout 76.8
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Gurney Braithwaite 23,819 57.9
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 17,319 42.1
Majority 6,500 15.8
Turnout 81.6
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929

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Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 20,941 57.3
Conservative Albert Harland 10,489 28.8
Liberal E. Hugh F. Morris 5,053 13.9
Majority 10,452 28.5
Turnout 77.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1924: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 16,573 56.9
Conservative N. G. Thwaites 12,554 43.1
Majority 4,019 13.8
Turnout 77.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1923: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 15,087 55.7
Conservative C. Boot 8,369 30.9
Liberal Ernest Woodhead 3,636 13.4
Majority 6,718 24.8
Turnout 73.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1922: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op A. V. Alexander 15,130 56.2
National Liberal Arthur Neal 11,812 43.8
Majority 3,318 12.4
Turnout 74.7
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Arthur Neal
General Election 1918: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Arthur Neal 11,171 73.4
Co-operative Party Arthur Lockwood 4,050 26.6
Majority 7,121 46.8
Turnout 42.2
Coalition Liberal hold Swing

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