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Leeds North West

Leeds North West is a borough constituency in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire. A Parliamentary constituency called Leeds North West has existed since the 1950 general election. At that time the constituency was centred on Headingley. The shape of the modern day constituency dates back to the boundaries recommended by the Boundary Commission for England's Third Periodical Review. These were first used in the 1983 general election.

Since the 2010 boundary changes it is made up of four Leeds City Council wards:

  • Adel and Wharfedale (includes Bramhope, Cookridge, Holt Park)
  • Headingley
  • Otley and Yeadon
  • Weetwood (includes Far Headingley, Ireland Wood and part of West Park)

Headingley is still in the constituency and is synonymous with the cricket ground, first used by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1891, and now the club's headquarters. The modern constituency also includes the Leeds Bradford International airport and now extends to Otley and Bramhope. In my maiden speech in Parliament I described Leeds North West as an extraordinarily diverse seat that consists of urban and suburban communities, as well as large amounts of farmland and beautiful countryside, which make up more than half of the constituency.

By the River in Otley

By the River Wharfe in Otley