Sheffield Brightside (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sheffield, Brightside
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Sheffield, Brightside in South Yorkshirefor the 2005 general election
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Location of South Yorkshire within England
County South Yorkshire
18852010
Replaced by Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
Created from Sheffield

Sheffield, Brightside was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. Created for the 1885 general election, and replaced at the 2010 general election by the new constituency of Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, using the first-past-the-post voting system.

In its first fifty years, Brightside returned a variety of Liberal, Conservative and Labour MPs. However, from 1945 onwards, it became one of the Labour Party's safest seats in the United Kingdom. It was represented by David Blunkett from 1987 until its abolition; he continued to hold the successor seat until he retired in 2015, becoming the seat's longest-serving MP.

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Sheffield ward of Brightside.

1918–1950: The County Borough of Sheffield wards of Brightside and Burngreave.

1950–1983: The County Borough of Sheffield wards of Brightside, Firth Park, Nether Shire, and Southey Green.

1983–2010: The City of Sheffield wards of Brightside, Firth Park, Nether Shire, Owlerton, and Southey Green.

Sheffield Brightside covered the north of the city. It bordered the constituencies of Rotherham, Sheffield Central, Sheffield Heeley and Sheffield Hillsborough.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that Sheffield Brightside should gain all of Burngreave and Hillsborough wards, with Walkley moving to Sheffield Central, and that the constituency be renamed Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.

History

Sheffield Brightside was created in 1885 when the former Sheffield constituency was split into five constituencies.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
1885 A. J. Mundella Liberal
1897 by-election Fred Maddison Liberal
1900 James Hope Conservative
1906 Tudor Walters Liberal
1922 Arthur Ponsonby Labour
1930 by-election Fred Marshall Labour
1931 Hamer Russell Conservative
1935 Fred Marshall Labour
1950 Richard Winterbottom Labour
1968 by-election Edward Griffiths Labour
Oct 1974 Joan Maynard Labour
1987 David Blunkett Labour
2010 constituency abolished

Elections

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% poll by year

Elections in the 1880s

A. J. Mundella 0001.jpg
General election 1885: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella 4,616 57.7
Conservative Edmund Fitzalan-Howard 3,38242.3
Majority1,23415.4
Turnout 7,99886.0
Registered electors 9,298
Liberal win (new seat)

Mundella was appointed President of the Board of Trade, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 9 Feb 1886: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella Unopposed
Liberal hold
Lord E. Talbot Edmund FitzAlan-Howard.jpg
Lord E. Talbot
General election 1886: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella 4,280 55.7 2.0
Conservative Edmund Fitzalan-Howard 3,39844.3+2.0
Majority88211.44.0
Turnout 7,67882.63.4
Registered electors 9,298
Liberal hold Swing 2.0

Elections in the 1890s

A.J. Mundella Anthony John Mundella.jpg
A.J. Mundella
General election 1892: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella 4,938 57.4 +1.7
Conservative Bargrave Deane [2] 3,66142.61.7
Majority1,27714.8+3.4
Turnout 8,59982.7+0.1
Registered electors 10,400
Liberal hold Swing +1.7

Mundella was appointed President of the Board of Trade, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 23 Aug 1892: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella Unopposed
Liberal hold
General election 1895: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal A. J. Mundella Unopposed
Liberal hold

Mundella's death caused a by-election.

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F. Maddison
1897 Sheffield Brightside by-election [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Lib-Lab Frederick Maddison 4,289 51.1 N/A
Conservative James Hope 4,10648.9New
Majority1832.2N/A
Turnout 8,39574.3N/A
Registered electors 11,301
Lib-Lab hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Hope 4,992 55.3 N/A
Lib-Lab Frederick Maddison 4,02844.7N/A
Majority96410.6N/A
Turnout 9,02077.1N/A
Registered electors 11,700
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General election 1906: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Tudor Walters 5,409 55.1 +10.4
Conservative James Hope 4,40844.910.4
Majority1,00110.2N/A
Turnout 9,81781.1+4.0
Registered electors 12,108
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +10.4

Elections in the 1910s

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Walters
General election January 1910: Sheffield Brightside [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Tudor Walters 6,156 56.6 +1.5
Conservative Douglas Vickers 4,20038.76.2
Social Democratic Federation Charles Lapworth 5104.7New
Majority1,95617.9+7.7
Turnout 10,86686.5+5.4
Registered electors 12,564
Liberal hold Swing +3.9
General election December 1910: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Tudor Walters 5,766 59.6 +3.0
Conservative Douglas Vickers 3,90640.4+1.7
Majority1,86419.2+1.3
Turnout 9,67277.09.5
Registered electors 12,564
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
General election 1918
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Liberal Tudor Walters 12,16464.2+4.6
Labour Richard Edward Jones6,78135.8New
Majority5,38328.4+9.2
Turnout 18,94552.025.0
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

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Arthur Ponsonby
General election 1922: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Ponsonby 16,692 60.4 +24.6
National Liberal Tudor Walters 10,94939.6-24.6
Majority5,74320.8N/A
Turnout 27,64175.0+23.0
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing
General election 1923: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Ponsonby 14,741 53.0 -7.4
Unionist Matthew Sheppard9,40833.8New
Liberal Thomas Illingworth Clough3,68413.2-26.4
Majority5,33319.2-1.6
Turnout 27,83373.0-2.0
Labour hold Swing N/A
General election 1924: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Ponsonby 17,053 55.4 +2.4
Unionist Matthew Sheppard13,70844.6+10.8
Majority3,34510.8-8.4
Turnout 30,76178.9+5.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1929: Sheffield Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Ponsonby 20,277 55.2 -0.2
Unionist R.I. Money9,82826.8-17.8
Liberal W.A.Lambert 6,62118.0New
Majority10,44928.4+17.6
Turnout 36,72677.3-1.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

1930 Sheffield Brightside by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Fred Marshall 11,543 46.3 -8.9
Conservative Hamer Russell 8,61234.6+7.8
Liberal W.A. Lambert 3,65014.7-3.3
Communist J. T. Murphy 1,0844.4New
Majority2,93111.7-16.7
Turnout 24,889
Labour hold Swing
General election 1931: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Hamer Russell 20,270 53.1 +26.3
Labour Fred Marshall 15,52840.6-14.6
Communist J. T. Murphy 1,5714.1N/A
New Party E. C. Snelgrove8472.2New
Majority4,74212.5N/A
Turnout 38,21679.6+2.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Fred Marshall 18,985 58.5 +17.9
Conservative Hamer Russell 13,46741.511.6
Majority5,51817.0N/A
Turnout 32,45268.7-10.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Fred Marshall 19,373 61.2 +2.7
Conservative Brian Taylor8,17725.815.7
Communist Howard Hill4,11513.0New
Majority11,19635.4+18.4
Turnout 31,66575.5+6.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Sheffield, Brightside [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 32,542 69.6 +8.4
Conservative and National Liberal H. S. V. Smith13,13628.1+2.3
Communist Howard Hill1,0812.3-11.7
Majority19,40641.5+6.1
Turnout 46,75984.6+9.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Sheffield, Brightside [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 31,519 69.9 +0.3
Conservative and National Liberal Alfred L Wood12,43327.60.5
Communist Howard Hill1,1162.5+0.2
Majority19,08642.3+0.8
Turnout 45,06881.43.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Sheffield, Brightside [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 27,643 66.9 3.0
Conservative and National Liberal Edward W Flynn12,23929.6+2.0
Communist Howard Hill1,4613.5+1.0
Majority15,40437.35.0
Turnout 41,34371.110.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 28,302 67.5 +0.6
Conservative Hugo Clifford Holmes12,26929.30.3
Communist Howard Hill1,3733.30.2
Majority16,03338.2+0.9
Turnout 41,94473.5+2.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 27,317 70.7 +3.2
Conservative Alexander Leitch9,96325.83.5
Communist Howard Hill1,3563.5+0.2
Majority17,35444.9+6.7
Turnout 29,66970.33.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Richard Winterbottom 26,653 75.9 +5.2
Conservative Raymond Whitley Hadfield7,47621.34.5
Communist Howard Hill9892.80.7
Majority19,17754.6+9.7
Turnout 35,11866.24.1
Labour hold Swing
1968 Sheffield Brightside by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Griffiths 14,179 55.2 -20.7
Conservative Colin Renfrew 8,93134.8+13.5
Communist Robert Wilkinson1,0694.1+1.3
Independent Ronald Guest9183.6New
Independent H. L. Lambert5862.3New
Majority5,24820.4-34.2
Turnout 25,683
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Griffiths 23,941 72.2 3.7
Conservative Tony Newton 8,57225.8+4.5
Communist Gordon Ashberry6652.00.8
Majority15,36946.48.2
Turnout 33,17862.04.2
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Griffiths 27,363 68.4 3.8
Conservative John Smith6,79617.08.8
Liberal Thomas Blades5,34713.4New
Communist Violet Gill5131.30.7
Majority20,56751.4+5.1
Turnout 40,01974.5+12.5
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Joan Maynard 18,108 49.7 18.7
Independent Labour Edward Griffiths 10,18227.9New
Conservative Roy Walker4,90513.5- 3.5
Liberal Thomas Blades3,2719.04.4
Majority7,92621.829.6
Turnout 36,46667.47.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Sheffield, Brightside
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Joan Maynard 25,672 68.5 +18.8
Conservative Betty Knightly7,97921.2+7.7
Liberal Malcolm Johnson3,4829.3+0.3
National Front K. T. Brack3540.9New
Majority17,69347.3+25.5
Turnout 37,48768.8+1.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Sheffield, Brightside [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Joan Maynard 25,531 58.0 10.5
Liberal Francis Butler10,32223.4+14.1
Conservative David Grayson7,88817.93.3
National Front P. A. Spinks2860.70.2
Majority15,20934.514.8
Turnout 44,03765.53.3
Labour hold Swing
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David Blunkett
General election 1987: Sheffield, Brightside [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Blunkett 31,208 69.9 +11.9
Conservative Mary Glyn7,01715.72.2
Liberal John Leeman6,43414.49.0
Majority24,19154.2+19.7
Turnout 44,65968.7+3.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

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Tim Loughton
General election 1992: Sheffield, Brightside [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Blunkett 29,771 70.4 +0.5
Conservative Tim Loughton 7,09016.8+1.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Franklin 5,27312.51.9
International Communist David Hyland1500.4New
Majority22,68153.70.5
Turnout 42,22466.32.4
Labour hold Swing
General election 1997: Sheffield, Brightside [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Blunkett 24,901 73.5 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Francis Butler4,94714.6+2.1
Conservative Christopher Buckwell2,8508.48.4
Referendum Brian Farnsworth6241.8New
Socialist Labour Paul Davidson4821.4New
Natural Law Richard Scott610.2New
Majority19,95458.9+5.2
Turnout 33,86557.5-8.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Sheffield, Brightside [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Blunkett 19,650 76.9 +3.4
Conservative Matthew Wilson2,60110.2+1.8
Liberal Democrats Alison Firth2,2388.85.8
Socialist Alliance Brian Wilson3611.4New
Socialist Labour Robert Morris3541.4New
UKIP Anthony Suter3481.4New
Majority17,04966.7+7.8
Turnout 25,55247.210.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 2005: Sheffield, Brightside [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Blunkett 16,876 68.5 8.4
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Harston3,23213.1+4.3
Conservative Tim Clark2,2059.01.2
BNP Christopher Hartigan1,5376.2New
UKIP Judith Clarke7793.2+1.8
Majority13,64455.4-11.3
Turnout 24,62948.5+1.3
Labour hold Swing 6.4

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