|Former County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Garforth, Wetherby|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Elmet and Rothwell|
|Created from||Barkston Ash, Leeds East and Normanton|
Elmet was a county constituency in West Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
From 1997 the MP was Colin Burgon of Labour, who did not stand in the 2010 general election.
The City of Leeds wards of Barwick and Kippax, Garforth and Swillington, Wetherby, and Whinmoor.
The constituency was created in 1983 to cover the far eastern wards of Leeds and neighbouring areas, notably Wetherby, Barwick-in-Elmet, Kippax, Garforth and Swillington. It also includes the Whinmoor area of east Leeds. Initially the Boundary Commission for England proposed calling the constituency Leeds East, with the existing Leeds East constituency being renamed Leeds East Central.This was opposed during local enquiries where the seat was instead named for the ancient kingdom of Elmet although it covers a significantly smaller area. Wetherby and Garforth were the largest settlements in the constituency.
Following their review of parliamentary representations in West Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England created a new seat, Elmet and Rothwell, reducing the number of seats in the region by one.
The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Barkston Ash, Leeds East, and Normanton. Elmet was historically always a marginal seat due to the demographic makeup of the region, in contrast to Barkston Ash which was traditionally Tory.
After the 1983 general election the metropolitan district of the City of Leeds was represented by the constituencies of Elmet, Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds West, Morley and Leeds South and Pudsey.
|2010||constituency abolished: see Elmet and Rothwell|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Liberal Democrats||Ann Beck||6,144||10.5||−5.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Jennings||4,691||8.7||−1.8|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Madeleine Kirk||5,001||10.9||+2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Madeleine Kirk||5,923||12.6||+1.7|
Whinmoor is residential area of east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Garforth is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Barwick-in-Elmet is a village in West Yorkshire, 7 miles (11 km) east of Leeds city centre. It is one of only three places in the area to be explicitly associated with the ancient Romano-British kingdom of Elmet, the others being Scholes-in-Elmet and Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Scholes-in-Elmet is a village in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Its name is a plural of Old Norse skáli meaning "temporary shed".
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Kippax is a village and civil parish in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated to the east of the city, near to Garforth and Great Preston. The Kippax and Methley ward of Leeds City Council was part of the former UK Parliament constituency of Elmet, which became Elmet and Rothwell at the 2010 UK general election. The population of Kippax parish at the 2011 Census was 9,785. Kippax was a separate civil parish, in Tadcaster Rural District, until 1939, when it was annexed to Garforth. It re-acquired civil parish status and a parish council on 1 April 2004.
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