Barnsley East

Current parliamentary constituency

At the next election, this constituency will be divided into two new constituencies:

Barnsley North

Will cover approximately 26% of this constituency’s population, and 34% of this constituency’s area.

Barnsley South

Will cover approximately 74% of this constituency’s population, and 66% of this constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

8th Jun 2017

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

72%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

59%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

53%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

54%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

87%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

20%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Reform UK

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

32%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

20%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

48%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 22% 18.7%
Net agree 68% 72.5%
Net disagree 10% 8.7%
Partly agree 37% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 31% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 4% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

44%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

31%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

14%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 26% 23.5%
Net agree 55% 58.8%
Net disagree 20% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 33% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 11% 10.6%
Strongly agree 22% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 9% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 50% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 50% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

80%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

36%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

45%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 12.1% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 11.2% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 12.3% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 12.7% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 11.7% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 14.6% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 11.7% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 9% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 4.9% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

35.6%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.5% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.4% 1.4%
Arab 0.1% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.0% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.1% 0.9%
Chinese 0.1% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 93.6% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.1% 0.1%
Indian 0.1% 2.8%
Irish 0.2% 0.8%
Other Asian 0.3% 1.5%
Other Black 0.1% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.2% 0.7%
Other White 3.3% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.1% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.2% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.2% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.3% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 4.5% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 6.5% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 11.3% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 15.7% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 7.8% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 10.7% 8.5%
Routine occupations 19.6% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 14.4% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 9.6% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

0

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

0

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

0

1.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

1

2.4 national average

Number of Women’s Institute groups

Wildlife Trusts Reserves

  • Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve