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Encyclopedia > Halifax (UK Parliament constituency)
Halifax
Borough constituency

Halifax shown within West Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire shown within England
Created: 1832
MP: Linda Riordan
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: West Yorkshire
EP constituency: Yorkshire and the Humber

Halifax is a 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. A borough constituency (in Scotland, a burgh constituency) is a type of parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links HalifaxConstituency. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: West Yorkshire Calder Valley (UK Parliament constituency) Shipley (UK Parliament constituency) Leeds Central (UK Parliament constituency) Elmet (UK Parliament constituency) Halifax (UK Parliament constituency) Dewsbury (UK Parliament constituency) Colne Valley (UK Parliament constituency) Bradford West (UK Parliament... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Linda Riordan (b. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is the principal left wing (debatable) political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Yorkshire and the Humber is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... British House of Commons Canadian House of Commons In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...

Contents


Boundaries

This constituency covers the town of Halifax in West Yorkshire. It also includes the town of Sowerby Bridge which adjoins Halifax but until 1974 was a separate Urban District. Halifax is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, northern England, with a population of about 90,000. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Sowerby Bridge is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, southwest of Halifax, at the junction between the Rochdale Canal and the Calder and Hebble Navigation, and on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. ...


Members of Parliament

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Election results

General Election 2005: Halifax
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Riordan 16,579 41.8 −7.2
Conservative Kris Hopkins 13,162 33.2 −0.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Taylor 7,100 17.9 +3.3
British National Geoff Wallace 2,627 6.6 N/A
National Front Thomas Holmes 191 0.5 N/A
Majority 3,417 8.6
Turnout 39,659 61.1 +3.3
Labour hold Swing −3.3
General Election 2001: Halifax
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Mahon 19,800 49.0 −5.3
Conservative James Walsh 13,671 33.8 +1.7
Liberal Democrats John Durkin 5,878 14.6 +2.6
UK Independence Helen Martinek 1,041 2.6 +1.0
Majority 6,129 15.2
Turnout 40,390 57.8 −12.7
Labour hold Swing

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See also

Constituencies in Yorkshire and the Humber
Labour

Barnsley Central | Barnsley East and Mexborough | Barnsley West and Penistone | Batley and Spen | Bradford North | Bradford South | Bradford West | Brigg and Goole | Calder Valley | City of York | Cleethorpes | Colne Valley | Dewsbury | Don Valley | Doncaster Central | Doncaster North | Elmet | Great Grimsby | Halifax | Hemsworth | Huddersfield | Keighley | Hull East | Hull North | Hull West and Hessle | Leeds Central | Leeds East | Leeds North East | Leeds West | Morley and Rothwell | Normanton | Pontefract and Castleford | Pudsey | Rother Valley | Rotherham | Scunthorpe | Selby | Sheffield Attercliffe | Sheffield Brightside | Sheffield Central | Sheffield Heeley | Sheffield Hillsborough | Wakefield | Wentworth The ceremonial county of West Yorkshire is divided into 23 Parliamentary constituencies - 13 Borough constituencies and 10 County constituencies. ... The Labour Party is the principal left wing (debatable) political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Barnsley Central is a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. ... Barnsley East and Mexborough is a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. ... Barnsley West and Penistone is a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. ... Batley and Spen is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bradford North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bradford South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bradford West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Brigg and Goole is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Calder Valley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The City of York is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Cleethorpes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Colne Valley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dewsbury is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Don Valley is a parliamentary constituency, created in 1915, it was long a coal mining stronghold. ... Doncaster Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Doncaster North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Elmet is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Great Grimsby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hemsworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Huddersfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Keighley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hull East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Kingston upon Hull North (usually just Hull North) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (usually just Hull West and Hessle) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leeds Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leeds East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leeds North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leeds West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Morley and Rothwell is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Normanton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Pontefract and Castleford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Pudsey is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Rother Valley is a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire named after the River Rother. ... Rotherham is a Parliamentary constituency covering Rotherham. ... Scunthorpe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Selby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sheffield Attercliffe is a parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. ... Sheffield Brightside is a parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. ... Sheffield Central is a Parliamentary constituency. ... Sheffield Heeley is a Parliamentary constituency covering south central Sheffield. ... Sheffield Hillsborough is a Parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. ... Wakefield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wentworth is a parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. ...

Conservative

Beverley and Holderness | East Yorkshire | Haltemprice and Howden | Richmond | Ryedale | Scarborough and Whitby | Shipley | Skipton and Ripon | Vale of York The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Beverley and Holderness (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... East Yorkshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Haltemprice and Howden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Richmond, North Yorkshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Ryedale is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Scarborough and Whitby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Shipley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Skipton and Ripon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Vale of York is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Liberal Democrat

Harrogate and Knaresborough | Leeds North West | Sheffield Hallam The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Harrogate and Knaresborough is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leeds North West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sheffield Hallam is a Parliamentary constituency covering the south west portion of the City of Sheffield, England. ...

Yorkshire and the Humber European constituency: Labour (2) | Conservative (2) | Liberal Democrats (1) | UKIP (1)

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Halifax shown within West Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire shown within England
Halifax is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
This constituency covers the town of Halifax in West Yorkshire.
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