- Morley and Outwood (UK Parliament constituency)
Morley and Outwood County constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire.
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
County West Yorkshire Electorate 75,163 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 2010 Member of Parliament Ed Balls (Labour) Number of members One Created from Morley and Rothwell, Normanton Overlaps European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber
Morley and Outwood is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
This is the successor seat to Morley and Rothwell, and was first contested in 2010. Rothwell is in a newly formed constituency of Elmet and Rothwell, and the suburb of Middleton has been transferred to Leeds Central. Outwood was previously in the abolished seat of Normanton, the remainder of which is now part of Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and part of Wakefield.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in West Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England created this new cross-border constituency as a consequence of the county losing one parliamentary seat following population decline.
It is made up of three Leeds City Council wards:
and two Wakefield City Council wards:
Members of Parliament
Election Member  Party 2010 Ed Balls Labour Co-op
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±% General Election 2010
Turnout: 48,856 (65.8%) +7.4
Labour Co-op hold
Majority: 1,101 (2.3%) -18.7
Swing: -9.3% from Labour Co-op to Con
Ed Balls Labour Co-op 18,365 37.6 -8.4 Antony Calvert Conservative 17,264 35.3 +10.3 James Monaghan Liberal Democrat 8,286 16.8 +6.7 Chris Beverley BNP 3,535 7.2 +1.9 David Daniel UKIP 1,505 3.1 N/A
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)
- ^ "Ed Balls (MP for Morley & Outwood)". The co-operative party. http://party.coop/co_operative.php?bck=1&article_id=58. Retrieved 6 July 2010. Note that other sources and the "Statement of persons nominated" refer to Balls as "Labour".
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