Please note this website was created for the 2015 General Election. Due to the lack of preparation time, we have not updated this website for the 2017 Election. Why?
Please note that we are currently updating our website to represent the results of the 2015 General Election, the newly elected MPs and their respective constituencies.
The Leeds Central constituency has a total population of 135,348, of which 108,643 are eligible (18+) to vote (80.3%).
Leeds Central ranks 439th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 9th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Hilary James Wedgwood Benn (born 26 November 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds Central since 1999. He served in the Cabinet as the Secretary of State for International Development from 2003 to 2007 and as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2007 to 2010. Currently, Benn is the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Benn
Election turnout for the Leeds Central constituency in 2015 was 55.10%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Emma Spriggs||Liberal Democrat||Female||-||-||-|
|Hilary Benn||Labour||Male||26 November 1953 (64)||-||-|
|Liz Kitching||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||Female||-||-||-|
|Luke Senior||UK Independence Party||Male||-||-||-|
|Liberal Democrat||Taylor, Michael|
Election turnout for the Leeds Central constituency in 2010 was 57.8%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
This graph shows the results from 117 people in the Leeds Central constituency who have taken our quiz, displaying which party best matches their opinions of the series of questions we ask.
If you haven't taken our insightful quiz that shows you who you should be voting for at the 2015 general election, why not give it a go:
Information about what to expect at the general election 2015, including timetable of events, results and guides.
Watch political debates, party political broadcasts, PMQ's and interviews with party candidates and MPs.
How does your city compare with others across the UK, including population, employment and earnings.
Find out more about your local constituency, including local information, polls and MPs.