Leeds Constituencies - Elmet & Rothwell

The constituency was established in 2010.

It is a rural area with farming its principal occupation but over the centuries mining, wool textiles and the leather industry have featured. Garforth, Rothwell and Kippax are dormitory suburbs for Leeds commuters, the Harewood estate boasts Harewood House whilst Wetherby has been a market town since 1240. The population is mainly made up of white owner-occupiers with only 10 per cent requiring social housing. Some 40 per cent of the population are employed professionally, managerially or in technical occupations, about 25 per cent are in retail and manufacturing, whilst 28 per cent hold a university degree or higher qualification. The constituency is named after the pre-Anglian British kingdom of Elmet and Rothwell, originally the Danish town of Rodewell.

 


Elmet & Rothwell in 2010

 

BOUNDARIES

2010– : The constituency was created from Garforth and Swillington Ward, Harewood Ward, Kippax and Methley Ward, Rothwell Ward, and Wetherby Ward.

 

TURNOUT


For elections after 1929 when universal suffrage had been granted

Electorate Total votes cast Turnout
2010 77,724 55,789 71.78%
2015 79,143 57,797 73.03%
2017 80,291 59,542 74.16%

 

HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2017 – A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 32,352

LOWEST NUMBER OF VOTES RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2010 A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 23,778

HIGHEST MAJORITY RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2017 – A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 9,805

LOWEST MAJORITY RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE

2010 A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 4,521

 

RESULTS

 

Boundary Commission 2010

2010 - 6th May

Elmet & Rothwell
A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 23,778
J. Lewis (Labour) 19,257
S. Golton (Liberal Democrat) 9,109
S. M. Clayton (British National) 1,802
D. P. Oddy (United Kingdom Independence) 1,593
C. Nolan (Independent) 250


2015 - 7th May

Elmet & Rothwell
A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 27,978
V. King (Labour) 19,488
P. Spivey (United Kingdom Independence) 6,430
S. Golton (Liberal Democrat) 2,640
D. Brooks (Green) 1,261

 

2017 - 8th June

Elmet & Rothwell
A. Shelbrooke (Conservative) 32,352
D. P. Nagle (Labour) 22,547
S. Golton (Liberal Democrat) 2,606
M. Clover (Yorkshire) 1,042
D. Brown (Green) 995