Barnsley East and Mexborough (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°31′52″N 1°21′40″W / 53.531°N 1.361°W / 53.531; -1.361
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53°31′52″N 1°21′40″W / 53.531°N 1.361°W / 53.531; -1.361

Barnsley East and Mexborough
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Barnsley East and Mexborough in South Yorkshire in 2005.
Outline map
Location of South Yorkshire within England.
CountySouth Yorkshire
Major settlementsWombwell, Mexborough
Created fromBarnsley East
Replaced byBarnsley East, Don Valley, Doncaster North

Barnsley East and Mexborough was a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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.



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.

Boundary review[edit]

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:

  • Cudworth, Darfield, Hoyland Milton, North East, Rockingham, Stairfoot, Wombwell and Worsbrough.

The new Wentworth and Dearne seat includes the wards of Dearne North and Dearne South. This area includes Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency had one Member of Parliament since its creation in 1997, from the Labour Party.

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Jeff Ennis Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Barnsley East and Don Valley


Election results since 1983

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Barnsley East and Mexborough[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff Ennis 20,779 62.9 −4.6
Liberal Democrats Sharron Brook 6,654 20.1 +4.2
Conservative Carolyn Abbott 4,853 14.7 +2.3
Socialist Labour Terry Robinson 740 2.2 0.0
Majority 14,125 42.8 −8.8
Turnout 33,026 49.3 −0.2
Labour hold Swing −4.4
General election 2001: Barnsley East and Mexborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff Ennis 21,945 67.5 −5.6
Liberal Democrats Sharron Brook 5,156 15.9 +5.5
Conservative Matthew Offord 4,024 12.4 +1.0
Socialist Labour Terry Robinson 722 2.2 −0.6
UKIP George C. Savage 662 2.0 New
Majority 16,789 51.6 −10.1
Turnout 32,509 49.5 −14.1
Labour hold Swing −5.1

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Barnsley East and Mexborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff Ennis 31,699 73.1 −3.3
Conservative Jane Ellison 4,936 11.4 +4.1
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
Majority 26,763 61.7 −1.3
Turnout 43,335 63.6 −9.1
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.