Doncaster Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Doncaster Central (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°30′40″N 1°07′19″W / 53.511°N 1.122°W / 53.511; -1.122

Doncaster Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Doncaster Central in South Yorkshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
Electorate 73,874 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983 (1983)
Member of Parliament Rosie Winterton (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Doncaster
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Doncaster Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Created in 1983, it covers a similar area to the former Doncaster constituency. It is a solidly Labour seat.

Contents

Boundaries

It includes most of the town of Doncaster and neighbours the Doncaster North, Don Valley and Barnsley East constituencies.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Harold Walker Labour
1997 Rosie Winterton Labour

Elections

General election results since 1983

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Doncaster Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 16,569 39.7 -11.3
Conservative Gareth Davies 10,340 24.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 8,795 21.1 -2.6
English Democrats Lawrence Parramore 1,816 4.4 N/A
BNP John Bettney 1,762 4.2 +0.9
UKIP John Andrews 1,421 3.4 0
Independent Scott Pickles 970 2.3 N/A
Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality Derek Williams 72 0.2 N/A
Majority 6,229 14.9 -13.6
Turnout 41,745 55.5 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -8.7

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 17,617 51.3 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Patrick Wilson 7,815 22.8 +9.9
Conservative Stefan Kerner 6,489 18.9 -4.8
BNP John Wilkinson 1,239 3.6 +3.6
UKIP Alan Simmons 1,191 3.5 +0.8
Majority 9,802 28.5
Turnout 34,351 52.3 0.7
Labour hold Swing -8.8
General Election 2001: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 20,034 59.1 -3.0
Conservative Gary Meggitt 8,035 23.7 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Mike Southcombe 4,390 12.9 +3.5
UKIP David Gordon 926 2.7 +1.7
Socialist Alliance Janet Terry 517 1.5 N/A
Majority 11,999 35.4
Turnout 33,902 51.6 -12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Winterton 26,961 62.1
Conservative David Turtle 9,105 21.0
Liberal Democrat Simon Tarry 4,091 9.4
Referendum Party M. Cliff 1,273 2.9
Socialist Labour M. Kenny 854 2.0
ProLife Alliance J. Redden 694 1.6
UKIP Peter Davies 462 1.1
Majority 17,856
Turnout 63.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Doncaster Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 27,795 54.3 +3.2
Conservative GW Glossop 17,113 33.5 −1.7
Liberal Democrat CJ Hampson 6,057 11.8 −1.8
Workers Revolutionary MR Driver 184 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,682 20.9 +4.9
Turnout 51,149 74.2 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 26,266 51.2
Conservative P. E. Rawlings 18,070 35.2
Social Democrat J. A. Gore-Browne 7,004 13.6
Majority 8,196 16.0
Turnout 73.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Doncaster Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Walker 21,154 42.0
Conservative J. Somers 18,646 37.1
Social Democrat T. Stables 10,524 20.9
Majority 2,508 5.0
Turnout 70.8
Labour hold Swing

See also

Notes and references

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