Profile of Penistone & Stocksbridge
The constituency of Penistone & Stocksbridge lies in the the most southerly county in Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, and is made up of rural and urban landscapes which include:.
- the Dodworth, Penistone East, and Penistone West wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley
- the Stocksbridge and Upper Don, East Ecclesfield and West Ecclesfield wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield
The constituency has a number of communities which were founded on the coal and steel industries, and to this day steel remains an important local industry. The landscape is part rural with Yorkshire dry-stone walls, small hamlets and farms and part urban with busy communities largely built as a result of the seat's industrial heritage.
General Election 2019
There were 70,925 electors registered to vote in the 2019 General Election which saw a turnout of 69.8% with the following vote share:
47.8% - Conservative
33.3% - Labour
10.2% - Liberal Democrat
8.7% - The Brexit Party