|Morley and Outwood|
| County constituency |
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire
Location of West Yorkshire within England
|Electorate||78,803 (December 2019)|
|Member of Parliament||Andrea Jenkyns (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Morley and Rothwell, Normanton|
Morley and Outwood is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Andrea Jenkyns of the Conservative Party.
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.
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". — 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.The 2015 general election result gave the Conservatives that year their sixth-most marginal majority of their 331 seats won, by percentage of majority. Third parties have not polled strongly in the seat to date
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.
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.
|Created from Morley and Rothwell and Normanton|
|2010||Ed Balls||Labour Co-op|
|Liberal Democrats||Craig Dobson||2,285||4.4||+1.8|
|Labour Co-op||Neil Dawson||24,446||46.7||+8.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Craig Dobson||1,361||2.6||-0.4|
|Labour Co-op||Ed Balls||18,354||38.0||+0.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Rebecca Taylor||1,426||3.0||−13.8|
|Yorkshire First||Arnie Craven||479||1.0||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour Co-op||Swing||+1.6|
|Labour Co-op||Ed Balls||18,365||37.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||James Monaghan||8,186||16.8||N/A|
|Labour Co-op win (new seat)|
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