Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Pontefract. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Pontefract RDean                  
Pontefract All Saints EP                  
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Pontefract EP                  

Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Pontefract.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies associated with Pontefract.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Pontefract PBCon 1832 1918
West Riding of Yorkshire Pontefract PDivCon 1918 1948

Additional constituencies that covered Pontefract may be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Pontefract:

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Pontefract CP/APtick tick ticktick  tick
Tanshelf Tn/CPtick tick  tick   
Pontefract MBtickticktickticktickticktick  
West Riding Riding  tick tick   tick
Pontefract PLU/RegDtickticktick  tick   
Wakefield Districttickticktickticktickticktick  
Tadcaster PLU/RegDtickticktick  tick   
York County West Riding O41area  tick tick    
Great Preston GilU         
West Riding RegCticktickticktick tick   
West Riding AdmCtickticktickticktickticktick tick
Yorkshire AncCtick tick ticktick  tick
West Yorkshire Met.Ctickticktickticktickticktick  
Yorkshire and the Humber GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
England and Wales Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Pontefract.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Pontefract PBCon18321917
West Riding of Yorkshire Pontefract PDivCon19181948
Pontefract and Castleford BCon/CCon19492009
Normanton Pontefract and Castleford CCon2010

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Pontefract. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.