Penistone & Stocksbrisdge Constituency
The constituency of Penistone & Stocksbridge was created in 2010 from the old constituencues of Sheffield Hillsborough and Banrnsley West and Penistone. It mirrors very closley the old Penistone constituency abolished at the 1983 General Election.
That seat was a bastion of Labour having been held by the party continually from the 1935 election to its abolition .Famous MPs of the past include John Mendelson and Allan Mackay who became the MP for Barnsley West and Penistone after that seat was disbanded.
The character of the seat rural is quite rural in large parts of it being within the boundaries of the Peak National Park. The eastern fringe of the constituency is where the majority of population live is urban in nature and stretches right in to the heart of Parson Cross in Sheffield and almost to the town centre of Barnsley.
2015 General Election Result