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 Sheffield Central
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Richard Caborn Labour 18,477 61.4 -2.2
Ali Qadar Liberal Democrat 5,933 19.7 +2.5
Noelle Brelsford Conservative 3,289 10.9 -1.0
Bernard Little Green 1,008 3.4 +0.8
Nick Riley Socialist Alliance 754 2.5  
David Hadfield Socialist Labour 289 1.0  
Elizabeth Schofield UK Independence 257 0.9  
Robert Driver Workers Rev 62 0.2 0.0
Majority 12,544 41.7
Turnout 30,069 48.5 -4.5
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.3% from Labour to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 0.6% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The centre of Sheffield was heavily bombed during the war, and this in tandem with the council's slum clearance programmes have completely transformed the centre of the city with massive new developments of commerce and working-class accommodation.

Much of the high-rise housing has won praise for its striking and original design, enhanced in no small part by the hilly geography of the city. The seat benefits from a state of the art sports centre constructed for the 1992 World Student Games - an event which lost money for Sheffield - as well as the Crucible Theatre, venue for the World Snooker Championships.

Sheffield Central is also home to Bramall Lane football stadium - the ground of Sheffield United FC.

Boundary changes before the last election saw the seat take in over 14,000 voters from Sheffield Hallam.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Sheffield Central
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Richard Caborn Labour 23,179 63.6
Ali Qadar Liberal Democrat 6,273 17.2
Martin Hess Conservative 4,341 11.9
Andy D'Agorne Green 954 2.6
Anthony Brownlow Referendum 863 2.4
Ken Douglas Socialist Party 466 1.3
Maureen Aitken ProLife Alliance 280 0.8
Michael Driver Workers Rev 63 0.2
Majority 16,906 46.4
Turnout 36,419 53.0
 
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