Barnsley Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Barnsley Central (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Barnsley Central
Map1 = BarnsleyCentral
Type = Borough
Map2 = SouthYorkshire
Entity = South Yorkshire
County = South Yorkshire
Year = 1983
MP = Eric Illsley
Party = Labour
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Barnsley Central is a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the British House of Commons, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Created in 1983, Barnsley Central covers a similar area to that of the former Barnsley constituency. It is considered a safe Labour seat and has been represented since 1987 by Eric Illsley.

Boundaries

Barnsley Central constituency covers most of the town of Barnsley, made up of the Ardsley, Athersley, Central, Cudworth, Monk Bretton, North West, Royston and South West wards. It borders the constituencies of Barnsley West and Penistone, Barnsley East and Mexborough, and Hemsworth.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified seat of Barnsley Central to be fought at the next UK general election.

The electoral wards used in the formation of the newly drawn seat are:
*Central, Darton East, Darton West, Kingstone, Monk Bretton, Old Town, Royston and St Helens.

Members of Parliament

The constituency has had two Members of Parliament since its creation in 1983, both of whom were from the Labour Party.

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

;General election of 2005Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Illsley
votes = 17,478
percentage = 61.1
change = -8.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Miles Crompton
votes = 4,746
percentage = 16.6
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Morel
votes = 3,813
percentage = 13.3
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Geoff Broadley
votes = 1,403
percentage = 4.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Donald Wood
votes = 1,175
percentage = 4.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,732
percentage = 44.5
change = -10.4
Election box turnout
votes = 28,615
percentage = 47.2
change = +1.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.2

;General election of 2001Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Illsley
votes = 19,181
percentage = 69.6
change = -7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Alan Hartley
votes = 4,051
percentage = 14.7
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ian McCord
votes = 3,608
percentage = 13.1
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Henry Rajch
votes = 703
percentage = 2.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 15,130
percentage = 54.9
change = -12.7
Election box turnout
votes = 27,543
percentage = 45.8
change = -13.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1990s

;General election of 1997Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Illsley
votes = 28,090
percentage = 77.0
change = +7.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = S. Gutteridge
votes = 3,589
percentage = 9.8
change = -9.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = D. Finlay
votes = 3,481
percentage = 9.5
change = -1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = J. Walsh
votes = 1,325
percentage = 3.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 24,501
percentage = 67.2
change = +17.6
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 59.7
change = -10.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1992Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Illsley
votes = 27,048
percentage = 69.2
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = D. Senior
votes = 7,687
percentage = 19.7
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = S. Cowton
votes = 4,321
percentage = 11.1
change = -4.0
Election box majority
votes = 19,361
percentage = 49.6
change = +0.9
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 70.5
change = +0.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

;General election of 1987Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eric Illsley
votes = 26,139
percentage = 66.8
change = +7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = V. Prais
votes = 7,088
percentage = 18.1
change = -2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = S.A.M. Holland
votes = 4,321
percentage = 15.1
change = -4.1
Election box majority
votes = 19,051
percentage = 48.7
change = +9.9
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 70.0
change = +3.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

;General election of 1983Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Roy Mason
votes = 21,847
percentage = 59.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = H. Oldfield
votes = 7,674
percentage = 21.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = SDP-Liberal Alliance
candidate = S.A.M. Holland
votes = 7,011
percentage = 19.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 14,173
percentage = 38.8
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 66.3
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire

ources

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/26.stm BBC Election 2005]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/026.stm BBC Vote 2001]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9338,-687,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics] (Election results from 1992 to the present)
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/psr.htm Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources] ( [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge83/i01.htm 1983] and [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge87/i01.htm 1987] results)


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