Yorkshire Boundary Review Proposals

Initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in Yorkshire and the Humber.  

Boundary Commission for England

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial non‑departmental public body which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

The 2018 Review

The BCE have the task of periodically reviewing the boundaries of all the Parliamentary constituencies in England.

They are currently conducting a review on the basis of rules set by Parliament in 2011. The rules tell us that we must make recommendations for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in September 2018.

They also result in a significant reduction in the number of constituencies in England (from 533 to 501), and require that every constituency – apart from two specified exceptions – must have an electorate that is no smaller than 71,031 and no larger than 78,507.

Initial proposals

The BCE published their initial proposals for the new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England on 13 September.

What this means for Doncaster

Yorkshire and the Humber have been allocated 50 constituencies – a reduction of 4 from the current number with only 3 unchanged. Yorkshire has been reduced from 44 constituencies to 41.

The review was based on the Parliamentary Electorate as of the 1st December 2015, at that time all three constituencies were just below the required electorate of 71,031 and therefore these changes have been proposed to bring those constituencies up to the required electorate size.

It is proposed that the existing Doncaster Central constituency only be changed by the inclusion within it of the divided Borough of Doncaster ward of Stainforth & Barnby Dun from the existing Doncaster North constituency. This change brings the Doncaster Central constituency within 5% of the electoral quota.

It is proposed to change the names of the existing Doncaster North and Don Valley constituencies to Doncaster West and Doncaster East. This because the geographical orientation of both the constituencies means their existing names are no longer appropriate.

Doncaster East constituency comprises six Borough of Doncaster wards, four from the existing Don Valley constituency and two from the existing Doncaster North constituency. The proposed Doncaster West constituency contains four wards from the existing Doncaster North constituency and three from the existing Don Valley constituency (all from the Borough of Doncaster). It also contains the Dearne North ward from the Borough of Barnsley.

All of the proposed changes made to the three Doncaster constituencies are in order to bring them within 5% of the electoral quota and to accommodate changes elsewhere in South Yorkshire (notably Sheffield) that have been made for the same reason.

Doncaster Central BC

Electorate: 72,729

Armthorpe

Doncaster

10,384

Balby South

Doncaster

7,028

Bessacarr

Doncaster

10,961

Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall

Doncaster

7,845

Hexthorpe & Balby North

Doncaster

6,751

Stainforth & Barnby Dun

Doncaster

7,069

Town

Doncaster

10,517

Wheatley Hills & Intake

Doncaster

12,174

 

Doncaster East CC

 Electorate: 71,593

Bentley

Doncaster

12,121

Finningley

Doncaster

12,233

Hatfield

Doncaster

11,324

Norton & Askern

Doncaster

10,922

Rossington & Bawtry

Doncaster

12,842

Thorne & Moorends

Doncaster

12,151

 

Doncaster West CC

Electorate: 74,312

Dearne North

Barnsley

7,367

Adwick le Street & Carcroft

Doncaster

11,142

Conisbrough

Doncaster

11,443

Edlington & Warmsworth

Doncaster

7,729

Mexborough

Doncaster

11,263

Roman Ridge

Doncaster

8,390

Sprotbrough

Doncaster

8,865

Tickhill & Wadsworth

Doncaster

8,113

The Yorkshire and Humber proposals.

View the proposals near you:

Doncaster Central Constituency

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Office
Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3BU

Doncaster North Constituency

Thorne Library
The Vermuyden Centre
Fieldside
Thorne
Doncaster
DN8 4BQ

Don Valley Constituency

Edlington Library
Martinwells Centre
Thompson Avenue
Edlington
Doncaster
DN12 1JD 

Have your say

The BCE are consulting on their initial proposals for a 12 ‑ week period, from 13th September to 5th December 2016.

They want everyone to use this opportunity to help us shape the new constituencies – the more views they get, the more informed our decisions will be when considering whether to revise their proposals.

Public meetings are taking place in the Yorkshire and Humber as follows:

Town

Location

Dates

Leeds

Aspire, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2JP

Thursday 13 – Friday 14 October 2016

Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 October 2016

Northallerton

Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, DL6 2UU

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 October 2016

Hull

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF

Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 October 2016

You can also follow the Boundary Commission on Twitter @BCE2018 or use the hashtag #2018boundaryreview

Last updated: 07 February 2017 15:32:23