Wentworth (UK Parliament constituency)
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.
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Wentworth in South Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
|Major settlements||Wath-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Rawmarsh, Bramley, Wickersley|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Wentworth and Dearne|
|Created from||Dearne Valley, Rother Valley|
|Replaced by||Dearne Valley, Don Valley and Hemsworth|
|Created from||Barnsley, Doncaster, Hallamshire, Holmfirth|
1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Bolton-upon-Dearne, Darfield, Dodworth, Hoyland Nether, Thurnscoe, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wombwell, and Worsborough; and parts of the Rural Districts of Barnsley, and Rotherham.
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.
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 ParliamentEdit
|1918||George Henry Hirst||Labour|
|1933 by-election||Wilfred Paling||Labour|
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Wentworth and Dearne|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Orrell||4,800||13.48||+2.67|
|Liberal Democrat||David Wildgoose||3,652||10.8||+1.6|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||James Charters||3,867||9.3|
|Conservative||Michael J. Brennan||10,490||21.8||+0.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Christine Roderick||4,629||9.6||−3.4|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Social Democratic||David Elgin||6,031||13.0|
|Social Democratic||M. Tildsley||8,082||18.7|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1940sEdit
|Conservative||Aymée Lavender Gandar Dower||8,670||16.4|
Elections in the 1930sEdit
|Conservative||Arthur Gerard Hargreaves||8,167||17.9|
|Liberal National||Charlotte Isabel Hilyer||14,462||31.2|
Elections in the 1920sEdit
|Liberal||Philip Brady Nicholson||7,955||17.0||n/a|
|Unionist||Benjamin Hubert Oates||3,684||7.9||n/a|
Elections in the 1910sEdit
|C||Unionist||Thomas Wilfred Howe Mitchell||5,315||24.4|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
Notes and referencesEdit
- Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 2)
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.