Sheffield Central was created in 1983 and at present covers parts of a number of council wards, including Broomhill & Sharrow Vale, City, Manor Castle, Nether Edge & Sharrow, and Walkley. Central is the largest student constituency in the country - 30% of residents also study at Sheffield or Hallam. It has been a Labour seat since it was re-created for the 1983 General Election, and since 2010 has been represented by Paul Blomfield, a former general manager of our Students' Union. In 2015, he increased his majority by nearly 39%, winning 24,308 votes. The Green Party came second with 6,999 - the third-best result nationwide for the party in the election. They are hoping to go one better this year and gain their first Parliamentary seat in the North.
Paul Blomfield is re-elected