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 Sheffield Hillsborough
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Helen Jackson Labour 24,170 56.8 -0.1
John Commons Liberal Democrat 9,601 22.6 -3.2
Graham King Conservative 7,801 18.3 +3.8
Peter Webb UK Independence 964 2.3  
Majority 14,569 34.3
Turnout 42,536 56.6 -14.4
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.6% from Liberal Democrat to Labour
Lab-Con (against 1997) 2.0% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Sheffield Hillsborough is a highly diverse seat, which includes large stretches of moor land, some farmland, villages, small towns and residential areas that become more concentrated towards the city's centre. Principally it is a residential seat from which people commute to other parts of the city. Confusingly, Sheffield Wednesday's Hillborough Football Stadium, (scene of the 1989 tragedy), is not in this seat but actually in neighbouring Brightside.

The largest employer here is one of the city's few remaining steel works, Stocksbridge, where around 1,400 workers produce specialist steels. Many are also employed on the Thorncliff Industrial Estate which straddles the M1 near Chapel Town.

The seat is mixed geographically and stretches into the countryside of the Peak District.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Sheffield Hillsborough
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Helen Jackson Labour 30,150 56.9
Arthur Dunworth Liberal Democrat 13,699 25.8
David Nuttall Conservative 7,707 14.5
John Rusling Referendum 1,468 2.8
Majority 16,451 31.0
Turnout 53,024 71.0
 
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