|Barnsley East and Mexborough|
|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Wombwell, Mexborough|
|Created from||Barnsley East|
|Replaced by||Barnsley East, Don Valley, Doncaster North|
The constituency was created in 1997, partially replacing Barnsley East, and was a safe seat for the Labour Party. At the 2010 general election, it was largely replaced by a re-established Barnsley East constituency.
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The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley wards of Brierley, Darfield, Dearne South, Dearne Thurnscoe, Wombwell North, and Wombwell South, and the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster wards of Mexborough and Richmond.
Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency covered the eastern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and included the town of Mexborough (in the borough of Doncaster). It bordered the constituencies of Barnsley Central, Barnsley West and Penistone, Wentworth, Don Valley, Doncaster Central, Doncaster North, Selby, and Hemsworth.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has split the existing Barnsley East seat from Mexborough, to create a smaller modified Barnsley East constituency.
This means the 2005 election was the last for the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency. The electoral wards used in the formation of the new East division are:
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Barnsley East and Don Valley|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Sharron Brook||6,654||20.1||+4.2|
|Socialist Labour||Terry Robinson||740||2.2||0.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Sharron Brook||5,156||15.9||+5.5|
|Socialist Labour||Terry Robinson||722||2.2||−0.6|
|UKIP||George C. Savage||662||2.0||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||David G. Willis||4,489||10.4||+2.0|
|Socialist Labour||Ken Capstick||1,213||2.8||−2.5|
|Referendum||Arthur J. Miles||797||1.8||New|
|Independent||Julie E. Hyland||201||0.5||0.0|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
- "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.