Sheffield South East (UK Parliament constituency)
|Sheffield South East|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||67,031 (December 2019)|
|Member of Parliament||Clive Betts (Labour)|
|Created from||Sheffield Attercliffe|
This seat succeeded Sheffield Attercliffe (represented by the Labour MP Clive Betts since 1992) following a minor change[n 3] recommended by the Boundary Commission for England for the 2010 general election and accepted by Parliament.
History of predecessor
The predecessor, Sheffield Attercliffe, was a Labour seat from 1935 since which date candidates of the party had received substantial majorities.
The City of Sheffield wards of Beighton, Birley, Darnall, Mosborough, and Woodhouse.
Labour majorities from 1935 until 2019 were substantial, making it one of the party's safe seats. In 2010, the closest runner-up was the Liberal Democrat candidate. In 2015, UKIP came second, with nearly 22% of the vote, beating both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats (the Liberal Democrat vote declining by 18%). In 2019, a collapse in the Labour vote reduced the party's majority to a little over 4,000 votes, making it a marginal seat between them and the Conservative Party.
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of local government districts with a working population whose income is close to or slightly below the national average, and close to average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012, the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 4.4% of the population claiming jobseekers' allowance (see table).
|Sheffield's Seats Compared - worklessness|
|Office for National Statistics November 2012||Jobseekers Claimant Count|
|Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough||7.6%[n 4]|
|Sheffield South East||4.4%|
The district contributing to the seat has a medium 33% of its population without a car.[n 5] A medium 24.3% of the City's population are without qualifications, a high 15.8% of the population with level 3 qualifications and a medium 25.7% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure a relatively low 58.3% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage by occupants as at the 2011 census across the district.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Brexit Party||Kirk Kus||4,478||10.7||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Rajin Chowdhury||2,125||5.1||+1.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Colin Ross||1,432||3.3||-2.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Gail Smith||2,226||5.3||-18.0|
|English Democrat||Matthew Roberts||141||0.3||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Gail Smith||9,664||23.3||+6.4|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire
- List of United Kingdom Parliament constituencies
- The predecessor seat: Sheffield Attercliffe
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- The only change being the loss in 2010 of the shared part of the Richmond, South Yorkshire ward to the Sheffield Heeley constintuency.
- Brightside and Hillsborough also saw the widest gender disparity with 10.5% of men were claimants, vs. 4.8% of women
- This falls within the centrally coloured banding for metropolitan areas
- "Constituency data: electorates – House of Commons Library". Parliament UK. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
- 2001 Census
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2011 census interactive maps Archived 2016-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)
- "Sheffield South East Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
- "Sheffield South East". Sheffield City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Sheffield South East". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- BBC Election 2010
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