Doncaster Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′40″N 1°07′19″W / 53.511°N 1.122°W / 53.511; -1.122

Doncaster Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Doncaster Central in South Yorkshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Electorate 73,874 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Doncaster
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Rosie Winterton (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Doncaster and Don Valley[2]
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Doncaster Central is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Rosie Winterton of the Labour Party.[n 2] Since 2017 Winterton has served as Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, one of three Deputy Speakers of the House; she is the second MP for the constituency to be a Deputy Speaker, after Harold Walker.

History and profile[edit]

Created in 1983, the seat covers most of the large Yorkshire town of Doncaster served by an international airport and the UK motorway network in the former Doncaster constituency and since its 1983 inception has been a Labour stronghold.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Armthorpe, Balby, Bessacarr, Central, Intake, Town Field, and Wheatley.

2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Armthorpe, Balby, Bessacarr and Cantley, Central, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun, Town Moor, and Wheatley.

The constituency includes most of the town of Doncaster and neighbours the Doncaster North and Don Valley seats.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party Notes
1983 Sir Harold Walker Labour Previously MP for Doncaster 1964-1983. Chairman of Ways and Means 1983-1992, knighted 1992
1997 Rosie Winterton Labour Labour Chief Whip 2010-2016; Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means 2017-present

Elections[edit]

General election results since 1983

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Doncaster Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 24,915 57.9 +8.8
Conservative Tom Hunt 14,784 34.4 +13.6
Yorkshire Party Chris Whitwood 1,346 3.1 N/A
Independent Eddie Todd 1,006 2.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Alison Brelsford 973 2.3 -2.0
Majority 10,131 23.5 -1.5
Turnout 43,024 60.0 +3.2
Labour hold Swing -2.4
General Election 2015: Doncaster Central[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 19,840 49.1 +9.4
UKIP Chris Hodgson 9,747 24.1 +20.7
Conservative Zoe Metcalfe 8,386 20.7 −4.0
Liberal Democrat John Brown 1,717 4.2 −16.8
TUSC Mev Akram 421 1.0 +1.0
English Democrat David Burnett 309 0.8 −3.6
Majority 10,093 25.0 +10.1
Turnout 40,420 56.8 +1.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: Doncaster Central[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 16,569 39.7 −11.3
Conservative Gareth M. Davies 10,340 24.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 8,795 21.1 −2.6
English Democrat Lawrence E. Parramore 1,816 4.4 N/A
BNP John Bettney 1,762 4.2 +0.9
UKIP John Andrews 1,421 3.4 0
Independent Scott A. Pickles 970 2.3 N/A
Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality Derek A. Williams 72 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,229 14.9 −13.6
Turnout 41,745 55.5 +3.5
Labour hold Swing −8.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Doncaster Central[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 17,617 51.3 −7.8
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 7,815 22.8 +9.9
Conservative Stefan Kerner 6,489 18.9 −4.8
BNP John Wilkinson 1,239 3.6 +3.6
UKIP Alan Simmons 1,191 3.5 +0.8
Majority 9,802 28.5
Turnout 34,351 52.3 0.7
Labour hold Swing −8.8
General Election 2001: Doncaster Central[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 20,034 59.1 −3.0
Conservative Gary Meggitt 8,035 23.7 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Michael Southcombe 4,390 12.9 +3.5
UKIP David Gordon 926 2.7 +1.7
Socialist Alliance Janet Terry 517 1.5 N/A
Majority 11,999 35.4
Turnout 33,902 51.6 −12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Doncaster Central[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosie Winterton 26,961 62.1 +7.8
Conservative David Turtle 9,105 21.0 −12.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Tarry 4,091 9.4 −2.4
Referendum Michael Cliff 1,273 2.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Michael Kenny 854 2.0 N/A
ProLife Alliance Jonathan Redden 694 1.6 N/A
UKIP Peter Davies 462 1.1 N/A
Majority 17,856 38.7
Turnout 43,440 63.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Doncaster Central[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Walker 27,795 54.3 +3.2
Conservative George Glossop 17,113 33.5 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Clifford Hampson 6,057 11.8 −1.8
Workers Revolutionary Michael Driver 184 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,682 20.9 +4.9
Turnout 51,149 74.2 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Doncaster Central[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Walker 26,266 51.2 +9.2
Conservative Patricia Rawlings 18,070 35.2 −1.9
Social Democratic James Gore-Browne 7,004 13.6 −7.3
Majority 8,196 16.0
Turnout 51,340 73.7
Labour hold Swing +5.6
General Election 1983: Doncaster Central[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Walker 21,154 42.0 N/A
Conservative John Somers 18,646 37.1 N/A
Social Democratic Trevor Stables 10,524 20.9 N/A
Majority 2,508 5.0 N/A
Turnout 50,324 70.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

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.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "'Doncaster Central', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000668
  5. ^ "Doncaster Central". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster Central". BBC News: Election 2010. BBC. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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