List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Yorkshire
- Batley and Spen BC
- Bradford North BC
- Bradford South BC
- Bradford West BC
- Calder Valley CC
- Colne Valley CC
- Dewsbury CC
- Elmet CC
- Halifax BC
- Hemsworth CC
- Huddersfield BC
- Keighley CC
- Leeds Central BC
- Leeds East BC
- Leeds North East BC
- Leeds North West BC
- Leeds West BC
- Morley and Rothwell BC
- Normanton CC
- Pontefract and Castleford CC
- Pudsey BC
- Shipley CC
- Wakefield CC
Proposed boundary changes
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.
On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries. Subsequently, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 was passed into law on 14 December 2020. This formally removed the duty to implement the 2018 review and set out the framework for future boundary reviews. The Act provided that the number of constituencies should remain at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.
The Act specified that the next review should be completed no later than 1 July 2023 and the Boundary Commission formally launched the 2023 Review on 5 January 2021. See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.
Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising West Yorkshire in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
Historical representation by party
Data given is for the West Riding of Yorkshire before 1983. A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918
Areas currently in North Yorkshire
|Constituency||1885||1886||1892||1895||1900||05||1906||Jan 1910||Dec 1910|
Areas currently in West Yorkshire
Areas currently in South Yorkshire
|Constituency||1885||1886||88||89||1892||94||1895||97||99||1900||02||1906||08||09||Jan 1910||10||Dec 1910||12||14||15||16||17|
|Doncaster||Shirley||H. Wentworth-FitzWilliam||Fleming||Fison||C. Nicholson|
1918 to 1950
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
1950 to 1983
1983 to present
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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- "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
- "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
- "Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020".
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- Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".