Hallam constituency extends from Stannington in the north to Dore in the south and includes small parts of the city centre in the east. It includes the wards of Crookes, Dore and Totley, Ecclesall, Fulwood and Stannington.
The large majority of Hallam is rural, spreading in the west in to the Peak District National Park. It also contains some of the least deprived wards in the country, has low unemployment and a high rate of owner occupancy. Since the recent boundary changes, neither of Sheffield's universities have a campus in the constituency, but it still includes areas where many students live.
Hallam borders onto the constituencies of High Peak, North East Derbyshire, Sheffield Central, Sheffield Heeley and Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.
The Boundary Commission's final recommendations for boundary reform (published 14 September 2005) proposed that Hallam lose Broomhill ward to Sheffield Central and gain Stannington from Sheffield Hillsborough, which is to be abolished. These changes came into force for the 2010 general election
The constituency should not be confused with the former Hallamshire constituency.
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