Barnsley West and Penistone (UK Parliament constituency)
|Barnsley West and Penistone|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Barnsley West and Penistone in South Yorkshire in 2005.
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Barnsley Central, Penistone & Stocksbridge|
|Created from||Barnsley and Penistone|
Barnsley West and Penistone was a parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.
The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley wards of Darton, Dodworth, Hoyland East, Hoyland West, Park, Penistone East, Penistone West, and Worsbrough.
Barnsley West and Penistone constituency was created in 1983 when the former Barnsley constituency was split into three divisions. This seat also contained parts of the former Penistone constituency, which was abolished in the same boundary review: in total it covered the western part of the Borough of Barnsley and included the town of Penistone. It bordered the constituencies of Sheffield Hillsborough, Wentworth, Barnsley East and Mexborough, Barnsley Central, Hemsworth, Wakefield, Colne Valley, and High Peak. Penistone itself provides the highest Tory vote in the Borough of Barnsley (although not always a majority - see for instance Barnsley Council election, 1998 and Barnsley Council election, 2008), but the other small towns and villages, mostly former mining areas, are safely Labour.
Following the Boundary Commission for England's report on South Yorkshire's Parliamentary constituencies in 2004 and the subsequent inquiry in 2005 it was announced that the constituency of Barnsley West and Penistone would be abolished for future elections. The revisions split the constituency in two: the easternmost wards were to become part of a revised Barnsley Central constituency, while the westernmost wards, around Penistone, would be combined with the northern wards from the Sheffield Hillsborough constituency. This new constituency was to be named Penistone and Stocksbridge, and covers a similar area to the historic Penistone constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Barnsley Central & Penistone and Stocksbridge|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Alison Brelsford||7,422||20.1||+1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Miles Crompton||6,428||18.6||+0.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Winifred Knight||7,613||18.0||+6.3|
|Labour Co-op||Michael Clapham||27,965||58.3||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Hugh Nicolson||5,610||11.7||−4.3|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−0.2|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Richard Hall||7,409||16.0|
The first general election in this constituency was won by Allen McKay, who had been the MP for the abolished Penistone constituency since 1978.
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||J. Evans||9,624||21.7|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.120 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.