List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Yorkshire

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The English ceremonial county of West Yorkshire is divided into 22 parliamentary constituencies: 12 borough constituencies and 10 county constituencies.

2015 constituencies[edit]

  †Conservative   ‡Labour   ¤Liberal Democrat   Respect Party   UK Independence Party   English Democrats

(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.

Name[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Batley and Spen CC 78,373 16,537 Tracy Brabin Therese Hirst
A medium-sized constituency located in the centre of the county.
Bradford East BC 66,123 7,084 Imran Hussain David Ward¤
A medium-sized constituency located in the south east of the county.
Bradford South BC 63,669 6,450 Judith Cummins Tanya Graham†
A medium-sized constituency, located to the north of the centre of the county. It is entirely bounded by other constituencies in the county.
Bradford West BC 63,371 11,420 Naz Shah George Galloway
A medium-to-large constituency, located in the southeast of the county.
Calder Valley CC 77,754 4,427 Craig Whittaker Joshua Fenton-Glynn‡
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county, to the east of two other small constituencies.
Colne Valley CC 82,510 5,378 Jason McCartney Jane East‡
A small constituency, located in the centre of the county to the south of two equally small constituencies.
Dewsbury CC 79,765 1,451 Paula Sherriff Simon Reevell
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.
Elmet and Rothwell CC 79,143 8,490 Alec Shelbrooke Veronica King‡
A small-to-medium-sized constituency in the north of the county.
Halifax BC 70,462 428 Holly Lynch Philip Allott†
A medium-sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Hemsworth CC 72,714 12,078 Jon Trickett Chris Pearson†
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Huddersfield BC 65,265 7,345   Barry Sheerman   Itrat Ali†
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Keighley CC 68,864 3,053 Kris Hopkins John Grogan
A small constituency, situated in the centre of the county to the west of two similarly-sized constituencies.
Leeds Central BC 81,799 16,967 Hilary Benn Nicola Wilson†
A small-to-medium-sized constituency in the north of the county.
Leeds East BC 64,754 12,533 Richard Burgon Ryan Stephenson†
A medium-sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Leeds North East BC 69,097 7,250 Fabian Hamilton Simon Wilson†
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Leeds North West BC 61,974 2,907   Greg Mulholland¤ Alex Sobel‡
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Leeds West BC 64,950 10,727   Rachel Reeves Alex Pierre-Traves†
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Morley and Outwood CC 75,820 422 Andrea Jenkyns Ed Balls
A small-to-medium-sized constituency in the north of the county.
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford CC 82,592 15,428 Yvette Cooper Nathan Garbutt
A medium-sized constituency situated in the north west of the county.
Pudsey BC 70,533 4,501 Stuart Andrew Jamie Hanley‡
A very large constituency. It consists of the eastern portion of the county. It also includes the entirety of a second, smaller county, located to the east of the larger county.
Shipley CC 70,465 9,624   Philip Davies   Steve Clapcote‡
A large constituency in the south of the county.
Wakefield CC 70,521 2,613   Mary Creagh   Antony Calvert†
A large constituency in the south of the county.

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
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Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies proposed in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies covering an area across North, South and West Yorkshire.[4]

1997-2010 constituencies[edit]

  1. Batley and Spen BC
  2. Bradford North BC
  3. Bradford South BC
  4. Bradford West BC
  5. Calder Valley CC
  6. Colne Valley CC
  7. Dewsbury CC
  8. Elmet CC
  9. Halifax BC
  10. Hemsworth CC
  11. Huddersfield BC
  12. Keighley CC
  13. Leeds Central BC
  14. Leeds East BC
  15. Leeds North East BC
  16. Leeds North West BC
  17. Leeds West BC
  18. Morley and Rothwell BC
  19. Normanton CC
  20. Pontefract and Castleford CC
  21. Pudsey BC
  22. Shipley CC
  23. Wakefield CC

Historical representation by party[edit]

Data given is for the West Riding of Yorkshire before 1983.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Independent Labour   Independent Liberal   Labour   Liberal   Liberal-Labour   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 86 1886 88 89 1892 93 93 94 95 1895 96 97 99 1900 02 04 05 1906 06 07 08 09 Jan 10 10 Dec 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18
Sheffield, Central Vincent Hope
Sheffield, Ecclesall Ashmead-Bartlett Roberts
Barkston Ash Gunter Andrews Lane-Fox
Ripon Harker Wharton Lynch Wood
Sheffield, Hallam Stuart-Wortley Fisher
Wakefield Green Charlesworth W. Wentworth-Fitzwilliam Brotherton Marshall
Leeds Central Balfour Armitage
Leeds East Dawson Gane Leuty Cautley O'Grady
Doncaster Shirley H. Wentworth-FitzWilliam Fleming Fison C. Nicholson
Bradford East Holden Reed Caine Reed Greville Priestley
Bradford West Illingworth Flower Jowett
Leeds North Jackson R. Barran
Otley Fairbairn J. Barran Wyvill Duncan
Halifax Stansfeld Arnold Crossley Parker
T. Shaw W. Shaw Billson Whitley
Pontefract Winn Reckitt Nussey Booth
Bradford Central Forster Shaw-Lefevre Wanklyn Robertson Hill
Shipley Craven Byles Flannery Illingworth Partington
Skipton M. Wilson Morrison Roundell Morrison Thomson Clough
Colne Valley Beaumont --> Kitson Grayson Leach Mallalieu
Sheffield, Brightside Mundella Maddison Hope Walters
Huddersfield Leatham Summers Crosland Woodhouse Sherwell
Pudsey Priestley Whiteley Oddy Ogden
Barnsley Kenny Compton Walton
Sowerby Crossley Mellor Higham
Dewsbury Simon Oldroyd Runciman
Spen Valley Woodhead Whittaker
Elland Wayman Trevelyan
Osgoldcross Ramsden --> Austin --> Compton-Rickett
Hallamshire Mappin Wadsworth -->
Holmfirth H. Wilson Arnold
Leeds South Playfair Walton Middlebrook
Keighley Holden Brigg Buckmaster Smith Somervell
Leeds West Gladstone Harvey
Morley Gaskell Hutton France
Rotherham Dyke Acland Holland Pease Richardson
Sheffield Attercliffe Coleridge Langley Pointer Anderson
Normanton Pickard Parrott Hall -->
Constituency 1885 86 1886 88 89 1892 93 93 94 95 1895 96 97 99 1900 02 04 05 1906 06 07 08 09 Jan 10 10 Dec 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Coalition National Democratic & Labour   Common Wealth   Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal   National Labour   National Liberal (1931-68)   Speaker

Constituency 1918 19 21 1922 23 1923 1924 25 28 1929 30 31 1931 32 33 34 1935 38 39 40 41 42 44 1945 46 47 49
Barkston Ash Lane-Fox Ropner
Ripon Wood J. Hills York
Sheffield, Ecclesall S. Roberts Harland S. Roberts jnr Ellis P. Roberts
Sheffield, Hallam Vickers Sykes L. Smith Jennings
Skipton Roundell Bird Rickards Lawson Drayson
Pudsey and Otley Barrand Fawkes Watson Gibson Stoddart-Scott
Leeds North Farquharson Butler Beckett Peake
Leeds North East Birchall Craik-Henderson Bacon
Sheffield, Central Hope Hoffman Boulton Morris
Bradford North Boyd-Carpenter Rea E. Ramsden Angell Ramsden Nichol
Leeds Central Armitage Willey Wilson Denman --> Porter
Sowerby Barker Simpson-Hinchliffe A. Williams Shaw Tout McCorquodale Belcher Houghton
Elland G. Ramsden Robinson Kay Robinson Buxton Levy Cobb
Leeds West Harvey --> Stamford Adams Stamford Pannell
Huddersfield Sykes Marshall Hudson Mabane J. Mallalieu
Halifax Whitley --> Longbottom Gledhill Brook
Bradford East Loseby Jowett Fenby Jowett Hepworth McLeavy
Shipley Rae Mackinder Lockwood Creech Jones
Wakefield Brotherton Ellis Sherwood Ellis Sherwood Hillman Greenwood
Sheffield, Park Stephenson --> Deans Lathan Benn Lathan Burden
Rotherham Kelley Lindley Herbert Dobbie
Bradford Central Ratcliffe Leach Gadie Leach Eady Leach Webb
Keighley Clough Lees-Smith Pilkington Lees-Smith Harvie-Watt Lees-Smith Bulmer-Thomas -->
Pontefract Compton-Rickett Forrest T. Smith Brooke T. Smith Sotheron-Estcourt A. Hills Barstow
Sheffield, Hillsborough Neal Alexander Braithwaite Alexander
Sheffield Attercliffe Casey Wilson Pike Wilson Hynd
Sheffield, Brightside Walters Ponsonby Marshall Russell Marshall
Penistone Arnold Gillis Pringle R. Smith Glossop McGhee
Leeds South Middlebrook Charleton Whiteside Charleton Gaitskell
Doncaster R. Nicholson W. Paling Molson Short Morgan Walkden
Barnsley Joseph Walton Potts Soper Potts Collindridge
Batley and Morley France Turner Forrest Turner Wills Brooke Beaumont Broughton
Bradford South Willey Spencer Hirst Holdsworth --> Titterington Craddock
Dewsbury Pickering Riley Harvey Riley Rea Riley W. T. Paling
Colne Valley F. Mallalieu Snowden --> E. Mallalieu Marklew Hall
Don Valley James Walton T. Williams
Hemsworth Guest Price Griffiths Holmes
Leeds South East O'Grady Slesser Milner
Normanton Hall T. Smith Sylvester
Rother Valley Grundy Dunn Griffiths
Rothwell Lunn Brooks
Spen Valley Whittaker Myers Simon --> Woolley Sharp
Wentworth Hirst W. Paling
Constituency 1918 19 21 1922 23 1923 1924 25 28 1929 30 31 1931 32 33 34 1935 38 39 40 41 42 44 1945 46 47 49

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)   Social Democratic

Constituency 1950 50 1951 52 53 54 1955 56 59 1959 60 62 63 1964 1966 68 1970 73 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 76 78 1979 81
Leeds North Peake
Barkston Ash Ropner Alison
Leeds North West Kaberry
Harrogate York Ramsden Banks
Pudsey Banks Hiley Shaw
Ripon Stoddart-Scott Austick Hampson
Sheffield Hallam Jennings Osborn
Shipley Hirst Fox
Skipton Drayson Watson
Leeds North East Bacon Peake Joseph
Sheffield Heeley Roberts Hooley Spence Hooley
Bradford North Taylor Ford
Doncaster Gunter Barber Walker
Halifax Brook Macmillan Summerskill
Bradford Central / Brad W (1955) Webb Tiley Haseldine Wilkinson Lyons -->
Keighley Hobson Worsley Binns Hall Cryer
Brighouse and Spenborough Cobb Edwards Shaw Jackson Proudfoot Jackson Waller
Huddersfield West Wade Lomas Dickens
Sowerby Houghton Madden Thompson
Colne Valley Hall Duffy R. Wainwright Clark R. Wainwright
Barnsley Collindridge Schofield Mason
Batley and Morley Broughton Woolmer
Bradford South Craddock Torney
Dearne Valley W. Paling E. Wainwright
Dewsbury W. T. Paling Ginsburg -->
Don Valley Williams Kelley Welsh
Hemsworth Holmes Beaney Woodall
Huddersfield East J. Mallalieu Sheerman
Leeds South Gaitskell Rees
Leeds South East Milner Healey Bacon Cohen
Leeds West Pannell Dean
Normanton Brooks Roberts
Penistone McGhee Mendelson McKay
Pontefract / & Castleford (1974) Sylvester Harper Lofthouse
Rother Valley Griffiths Hardy
Rotherham Jones O'Malley Crowther
Sheffield Attercliffe Hynd Duffy
Sheffield Brightside Winterbottom Griffiths Maynard
Sheffield Hillsborough Darling Flannery
Sheffield Park Mulley
Wakefield Greenwood Creech Jones Harrison
Bradford East McLeavy Lyons
Leeds East Healey
Leeds Central Porter
Sheffield Neepsend Morris Soskice

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats   Respect

Constituency 1983 1987 90 91 1992 94 96 1997 99 2001 2005 2010 12 2015 16 16
Shipley Fox Leslie Davies
Calder Valley Thompson McCafferty Whittaker
Colne Valley Wainwright Riddick Mountford McCartney
Keighley Waller Cryer Hopkins
Pudsey Shaw Truswell Andrew
Elmet / Elmet and Rothwell (from 2010) Batiste Burgon Shelbrooke
Leeds North West Hampson Best Mulholland
Leeds North East Joseph Kirkhope Hamilton
Batley and Spen Peacock Wood Cox Brabin
Dewsbury Whitfield Taylor Malik Reevell Sherriff
Halifax Galley Mahon Riordan Lynch
Bradford North / Bradford East (from 2010) Lawler Wall Rooney Ward Hussain
Morley and Leeds South / M & Rothwell (1997) / M & Outwood (2010) Rees Gunnell Challen Balls Jenkyns
Bradford South Torney Cryer Sutcliffe Cummins
Bradford West Madden Singh Galloway Shah --> -->
Hemsworth Woodall Buckley Enright Trickett
Huddersfield Sheerman
Leeds Central Fatchett Benn
Leeds East Healey Mudie Burgon
Leeds West Meadowcroft Battle Reeves
Pontefract and Castleford / Normanton, Pont & Castleford (2010) Lofthouse Cooper
Wakefield Harrison Hinchliffe Creagh
Normanton O'Brien Balls

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Electorates". 
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  4. ^ Initial Proposals for Yorkshire and The Humber Boundary Commission for England

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