Constituency profile: Penistone and Stocksbridge

A seat created for the 2010 election from parts of the Sheffield Hillsborough, and Barnsley West and Penistone constituencies. It has been held by Labour’s Angela Smith for the past seven years. In 2015, she had a majority of 6,700.

Penny Baker (Liberal Democrat)

A councillor for Stannington, Penny Baker stood for the Doncaster North constituency in 2015 where she finished fourth with a 12.3% swing against the party’s vote. In 2010 the party received nearly 10,000 votes in the constituency.

John Booker (UKIP)

UKIP received nearly 11,000 votes in 2015, and with Labour under pressure in the seat, the destination of those voters could be key to Smith’s survival. The Conservatives only need 7000 of those votes to take the seat.

Angela Smith (Labour)

A member of the Labour Party since she was 16, Angela Smith has been an MP since 2005. She was an English lecturer at Dearne College from 1994-2003, and was a councillor at Sheffield City Council for eight years.

Nicola Wilson (Conservative)

If results go Nicola’s way on 8 June, she could a member of the Conservative’s new intake. She was previously runner-up to Hilary Benn in Leeds Central in 2015.

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