Morley and Outwood (UK Parliament constituency)

Last updated

Coordinates: 53°44′56″N1°36′07″W / 53.749°N 1.602°W / 53.749; -1.602

Contents

Morley and Outwood
County constituency
for the House of Commons
MorleyOutwood2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire
EnglandWestYorkshire.svg
Location of West Yorkshire within England
County West Yorkshire
Electorate 78,803 (December 2019) [1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Andrea Jenkyns (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created from Morley and Rothwell, Normanton

Morley and Outwood is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Andrea Jenkyns of the Conservative Party. [n 2]

History

Forerunners and boundaries

The Morley and Outwood constituency was first contested in 2010. It consists of the town of Morley, in the City of Leeds metropolitan district, and around Outwood in the City of Wakefield district. It is largely a successor to the previous Morley and Rothwell seat, which existed from 1997 until 2010; Rothwell was transferred to a new Elmet and Rothwell seat, while Outwood was previously part of the abolished Normanton constituency. At the same time, the Leeds suburb of Middleton was transferred to Leeds Central. The remainder of the former Normanton constituency was divided between the Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford constituency and the Wakefield constituency.

Political history

At the 2010 general election, Morley and Outwood was won by Ed Balls of the Labour Party, who had been MP for Normanton since 2005, and served as Labour's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015. Balls narrowly lost the seat at the 2015 general election to the Conservative Party candidate Andrea Jenkyns which was described by Larry Elliott of The Guardian as a "Portillo moment". [2] The 2015 general election result gave the Conservatives that year their sixth-most marginal majority of their 331 seats won, by percentage of majority. [3] Third parties have not polled strongly in the seat to date the combined votes of the two largest UK parties' candidates exceeded 72.9% of the total in 2010 and 2015, 97.4% in 2017, and 91.7% in 2019.

Boundaries

Parliament approved the recommendation of the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies to create this new ("cross-border") constituency as a consequence of West Yorkshire losing one parliamentary seat following more rapid population increase in other regions. [4]

The constituency comprises the following electoral wards:

In the September 2016 Boundary Commission constituency proposals, this seat is set to disappear and its territory split between two new constituencies: Batley and Morley; and Normanton, Castleford and Outwood.

Members of Parliament

Andrea Jenkyns, Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since 2015 Official portrait of Mrs Andrea Jenkyns MP crop 3.jpg
Andrea Jenkyns, Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since 2015
ElectionMember [6] Party
Created from Morley and Rothwell and Normanton
2010 Ed Balls Labour Co-op [7]
2015 Andrea Jenkyns Conservative

Election results

Elections in the 2010s

Election Results for the Morley and Outwood UK Parliamentary constituency at General Elections between 2010 and 2019 Morley & Outwood Results.png
Election Results for the Morley and Outwood UK Parliamentary constituency at General Elections between 2010 and 2019
General election 2019: Morley and Outwood [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns 29,424 56.7 +6.0
Labour Deanne Ferguson18,15735.0-11.7
Liberal Democrats Craig Dobson2,2854.4+1.8
Green Chris Bell1,1072.1N/A
Yorkshire Dan Woodlock9571.8N/A
Majority11,26721.7+17.7
Turnout 51,93065.9-2.1
Conservative hold Swing +8.8
General election 2017: Morley and Outwood
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns 26,550 50.7 +11.8
Labour Co-op Neil Dawson24,44646.7+8.7
Liberal Democrats Craig Dobson1,3612.6-0.4
Majority2,1044.0+3.1
Turnout 52,35768.0+4.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General election 2015: Morley and Outwood [9] [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns 18,776 38.9 +3.6
Labour Co-op Ed Balls 18,35438.0+0.4
UKIP David Dews7,95116.5+13.4
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Taylor 1,4263.0−13.8
Green Martin Hemingway1,2642.6N/A
Yorkshire First Arnie Craven4791.0N/A
Majority4220.9N/A
Turnout 48,25063.3-2.5
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing +1.6
General election 2010: Morley and Outwood [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Co-op Ed Balls 18,365 37.6 N/A
Conservative Antony Calvert17,26435.3N/A
Liberal Democrats James Monaghan8,18616.8N/A
BNP Chris Beverley3,5357.2N/A
UKIP David Daniel1,5053.1N/A
Majority1,1012.3N/A
Turnout 48,85565.8N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. "Morley and Outwood Parliamentary constituency". BBC. 12 December 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  2. Elliott, Larry (8 May 2015). "Defeat of Ed Balls gives Tories their 'Portillo moment'". The Guardian .
  3. List of Conservative MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 29 January 2017
  4. "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on 29 January 2016.
  5. 2010 post-revision map Greater London and metropolitan areas of England
  6. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)
  7. "Ed Balls (MP for Morley & Outwood)". Co-operative Party . Retrieved 6 July 2010.[ permanent dead link ] Note that other sources and the "Statement of persons nominated" refer to Balls as "Labour".
  8. "Morley & Outwood Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  9. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. "Morley & Outwood". BBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  11. "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.

Related Research Articles

Morley, West Yorkshire Market town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, England

Morley is a market town and a civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England.

Colin Robert Challen is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Morley and Rothwell from 2001 until the constituency's abolition at the 2010 election.

Elmet (UK Parliament constituency)

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.

Leeds North East (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Leeds North East is a constituency which has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Fabian Hamilton of the Labour Party.

Leeds North West (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Leeds North West is a constituency in the City of Leeds which has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Alex Sobel, of the Labour and Co-operative Party.

Morley and Rothwell (UK Parliament constituency)

Morley and Rothwell was a parliamentary constituency 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.

Normanton (UK Parliament constituency)

Normanton was a county constituency 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.

Pontefract and Castleford (UK Parliament constituency)

Pontefract and Castleford was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until the 2010 general election. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Wakefield (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Wakefield is a constituency created in 1832 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Imran Ahmad-Khan, a member of the Conservative Party.

Leeds East (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Leeds East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Richard Burgon of the Labour Party.

Hemsworth (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Hemsworth is a constituency in West Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons since 1996 by Jon Trickett of the Labour Party.

Enfield Southgate (UK Parliament constituency)

Enfield Southgate is a constituency in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It was created in 1950, and has been represented since 2017 by Bambos Charalambous, a member of the Labour Party.

Elmet and Rothwell (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Elmet and Rothwell is a constituency in West Yorkshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Alec Shelbrooke, a Conservative. In the 2017 general election, Elmet and Rothwell recorded the largest turnout of any seat in West or South Yorkshire, with almost 60,000 electors casting a vote.

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Yvette Cooper of the Labour Party since its 2010 creation. Cooper has served under the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown alongside her husband Ed Balls, and served as Shadow Home Secretary under the leadership of Ed Miliband. She is now the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Blackley and Broughton (UK Parliament constituency)

Blackley and Broughton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Graham Stringer. He was first elected in 1997 for the former Manchester Blackley and prior to this was Leader of Manchester City Council.

Ed Balls Former British Labour Co-op politician

Edward Michael Balls is a retired British Labour and Co-operative politician who was the member of parliament (MP) for Normanton from 2005 to 2010, and for Morley and Outwood from 2010 to 2015.

Andrea Jenkyns British Conservative politician

Andrea Marie Jenkyns is a British politician serving as Deputy Chairwoman of the European Research Group (ERG) since 2019. She was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire at the 2015 general election, defeating Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. She is an advocate for the Eurosceptic organisation Leave Means Leave. She was a strong critic of Theresa May during her leadership of the Conservative Party due to her handling of Brexit.

This page includes the election results of the Yorkshire Party, a regional political party based in Yorkshire.