Leeds Constituencies - Morley & Outwood

The constituency was established in 2010.

It comprises the ancient town of Morley from the Leeds Metropolitan Borough and the area around Outwood in the City of Wakefield district. In the nineteenth century Morley specialised in the manufacture of shoddy and mining. It was granted a Parliamentary seat in 1885 but the seat was merged with Batley in 1918. Batley & Morley constituency was abolished in 1983. The town had a population of 44,440 in the 2011 census. Outwood, originally a pit village, has seen a considerable amount of housing developments which have transformed the locality. It is situated within the rhubarb triangle. Wrenthorpe and Outwood West are affluent areas. Outwood had a population of 7,623 in the 2001 census.

 

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Morley & Outwood in 2015

 

BOUNDARIES

2010– : From Leeds Metropolitan Borough: Ardsley and Robin Hood Ward; Morley North Ward; Morley South Ward. From the City of Wakefield: Stanley and Outwood East Ward; Wrenthorpe and Outwood West Ward

 

TURNOUT

For elections after 1929 when universal suffrage had been granted

Electorate Total votes cast Turnout
2010 74,891 48,856 65.24%
2015 75,820 48,250 63.64%
2017 76,495 52,357 68.44%


HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2017 – A. Jenkyns (Conservative) 26,550

LOWEST NUMBER OF VOTES RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2010 E. Balls (Labour & Co-op) 18,365

HIGHEST MAJORITY RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2017 – A. Jenkyns (Conservative) 2,104

LOWEST MAJORITY RECORDED BY A WINNING CANDIDATE
2015 A. Jenkyns (Conservative) 422

 

 

RESULTS


Boundary Commission 2010

2010 - 6th May

Morley & Outwood
E. Balls (Labour & Co-op) 18,365
A. J. Calvert (Conservative) 17,264
J. Monaghan (Liberal Democrat) 8,186
C. Beverley (British National) 3,535
D. Daniel (United Kingdom Independence) 1,506



2015 - 7th May

Morley & Outwood
A. Jenkyns (Conservative) 18,776
E. Balls (Labour & Co-op) 18,354
D. Dews (United Kingdom Independence) 7,951
R. Taylor (Liberal Democrat) 1,426
M. Hemingway (Green) 1,264

 

2017 - 8th June

Morley & Outwood
A. Jenkyns (Conservative) 26,550
N. Dawson (Labour & Co-op) 24,446
C. Dobson (Liberal Democrat) 1,361