Wentworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°28′30″N 1°22′30″W / 53.475°N 1.375°W / 53.475; -1.375

Wentworth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Wentworth in South Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
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Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Major settlements Wath-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Rawmarsh, Bramley, Wickersley
19832010
Number of members One
Replaced by Wentworth and Dearne
Created from Dearne Valley, Rother Valley
19181950
Replaced by Dearne Valley
Created from Barnsley, Doncaster, Hallamshire, Holmfirth

Wentworth was a parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. Originally created in 1918 and was abolished in 1950, the name was revived when a new constituency was created from 1983 to 2010. Throughout its history, Wentworth was a safe seat for the Labour Party.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham wards of Bramley, Ravenfield and Wickersley; Brampton, Melton and Wentworth; Dalton; Hooton Roberts and Thrybergh; Rawmarsh East; Rawmarsh West; Swinton; and Wath.

At its abolition in 2010, Wentworth constituency consisted of the northern part of the Borough of Rotherham and part of the Borough of Barnsley, and was bordered by the constituencies of Barnsley East and Mexborough, Barnsley West and Penistone, Don Valley, Rotherham, Rother Valley, and Sheffield Hillsborough.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England created an extended Wentworth constituency to include electoral wards from the Borough of Barnsley. This new Wentworth and Dearne constituency was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1918-1950[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 George Henry Hirst Labour
1933 by-election Wilfred Paling Labour
1950 Constituency abolished

MPs 1983-2010[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Peter Hardy Labour
1997 John Healey Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Wentworth and Dearne

Elections[edit]

Election results for Wentworth, 1918–1950 & 1983–2005.

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Healey 21,225 59.63 -7.87
Conservative Mark Hughes 6,169 17.33 -1.47
Liberal Democrat Keith Orrell 4,800 13.48 +2.67
BNP Jonathan Pygott 1,798 5.05 N/A
UKIP John Wilkinson 1,604 4.51 +1.61
Majority 15,056 42.3
Turnout 35,596 56.00
Labour hold Swing -3.2
General Election 2001: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Healey 22,798 67.5 -4.8
Conservative Mike Roberts 6,349 18.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrat David Wildgoose 3,652 10.8 +1.6
UKIP John Wilkinson 979 2.9
Majority 16,449 48.7
Turnout 33,778 52.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Healey 30,225 72.3
Conservative Karl Hamer 6,266 15.0
Liberal Democrat James Charters 3,867 9.3
Referendum Andrew Battley 1,423 3.4
Majority 23,959 57.3
Turnout 65.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Wentworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hardy 32,939 68.5 +3.4
Conservative Michael J. Brennan 10,490 21.8 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Christine Roderick 4,629 9.6 −3.4
Majority 22,449 46.7 +3.4
Turnout 48,058 74.0 +1.5
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hardy 30,205 65.2
Conservative William Hague 10,113 21.8
Social Democratic D. M. Elgin 6,031 13.0
Majority 20,092 43.4
Turnout 72.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hardy 27,498 59.1
Conservative Richard Norton 9,603 22.2
Social Democratic M. Tildsley 8,082 18.7
Majority 15,935 36.9
Turnout 69.7
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilfred Paling 44,080 83.6
Conservative Aymée Lavender Gandar Dower 8,670 16.4
Majority 35,410 67.2
Turnout 78.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilfred Paling 37,471 82.1
Conservative Arthur Gerard Hargreaves 8,167 17.9
Majority 29,304 64.2
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Wentworth by-election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert James McMordie Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
General Election 1931: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst 31,861 68.8
Liberal National Charlotte Isabel Hilyer 14,462 31.2
Majority 17,399 37.6
Turnout 77.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst 35,276 75.1 n/a
Liberal Philip Brady Nicholson 7,955 17.0 n/a
Unionist Benjamin Hubert Oates 3,684 7.9 n/a
Majority 27,321 58.1 n/a
Turnout 80.3 n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
General Election 1923: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst Unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Wentworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Hirst 13,029 59.8
Conservative Thomas Wilfred Howe Mitchell 5,315 24.4
Liberal Frederick Booth 3,453 15.8
Majority 7,714 35.4
Turnout 60.5

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