Barnsley East and Mexborough (UK Parliament constituency)
|Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Barnsley East and Mexborough in South Yorkshire in 2005.
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
|Major settlements||Wombwell, Mexborough|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Barnsley East, Don Valley|
|Created from||Barnsley East|
|European Parliament constituency||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The constituency was created in 1997, partially replacing Barnsley East, and was a safe seat for the Labour Party. At the 2010 general election, it was largely replaced by a re-established Barnsley East constituency.
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The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley wards of Brierley, Darfield, Dearne South, Dearne Thurnscoe, Wombwell North, and Wombwell South, and the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Mexborough and Richmond.
Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency covered the eastern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and included the town of Mexborough (in the borough of Doncaster). It bordered the constituencies of Barnsley Central, Barnsley West and Penistone, Wentworth, Don Valley, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North, Selby, and Hemsworth.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has split the existing Barnsley East seat from Mexborough, to create a smaller modified Barnsley East constituency.
This means the 2005 election was the last for the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency. The electoral wards used in the formation of the new East division are:
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Barnsley East and Don Valley|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Liberal Democrat||Sharron Brook||6,654||20.1||+4.2|
|Socialist Labour||Terry Robinson||740||2.2||0.0|
|General Election 2001: Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Sharron Brook||5,156||15.9||+5.5|
|Socialist Labour||Terry Robinson||722||2.2||-0.6|
|UKIP||George C. Savage||662||2.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Liberal Democrat||David G. Willis||4,489||10.4||+2.0|
|Socialist Labour||Ken Capstick||1,213||2.8||-2.5|
|Referendum||Arthur J. Miles||797||1.8||N/A|
|Independent||Miss Julie E. Hyland||201||0.5||0.0|
Notes and references
- BBC Election 2005
- BBC Vote 2001
- Guardian Unlimited Politics (Election results from 1992 to the present)
- Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources (1983 and 1987 results)