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Pudsey is a constituency represented in the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency should consist of-

The constituency covers a number of the suburbs to the west and north-west of Leedsmarker, including Pudseymarker, Farsleymarker, Horsforthmarker, Yeadonmarker and Guiseleymarker. It was usually a fairly safe Tory seat before Labour gained it for the first time in 1997.

After the proposed boundary changes it will be made up of four Leeds City Council wards:


The constituency has been in use for two separate periods. It was first created in 1885 by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and was first used in the general election of that year. The seat had formerly been part of Eastern West Riding of Yorkshire constituency.

The constituency was abolished in 1918 and replaced by the constituency of Pudsey and Otley until 1950.

The constituency was recreated in 1950 and used in the 1950 general election and has existed ever since. In their Third Periodic Review of parliamentary constituencies (1976-1983) the Boundary Commission for England initially suggested renaming the constituency Leeds West, with the existing Leeds West constituency in turn being renamed Leeds West Central. This was opposed at local enquiries where the current name was retained.

On 1 June 1908 George Whiteley resigned from Parliament by accepting appointment as Steward of the Manor of Northstead, resulting in a by-election in the constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Briggs Priestley Liberal
1900 George Whiteley Liberal
1908 by-election John James Oddy Conservative
Jan 1910 Frederick Ogden Liberal
1918 constituency abolished: see Pudsey & Otley
1950 constituency re-created
1950 Cyril Banks Conservative
1959 Joseph Hiley Conservative
Feb 1974 Sir Giles Shaw Conservative
1997 Paul Truswell Labour


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Elections in the 1910s

Elections in the 1900s

Elections in the 1890s

Elections in the 1880s

See also


  1. Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  2. Boundary Commission for England, Third Periodic Report, 1983

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