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Camborne (UK Parliament constituency)

 

Camborne (UK Parliament constituency)

Camborne
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Falmouth and Camborne
Created from West Cornwall

Camborne was a county constituency in Cornwall which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Falmouth and Camborne.

Between 1885 and 1918 its official name was The North West or Camborne Division of Cornwall, and it was sometimes referred to simply as North West Cornwall.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Elections 3
    • Elections in the 1880s 3.1
    • Elections in the 1890s 3.2
    • Elections in the 1900s 3.3
    • Elections in the 1910s 3.4
    • Elections in the 1920s 3.5
    • Elections in the 1930s 3.6
    • Elections in the 1940s 3.7
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Boundaries

Camborne within Cornwall and Devon, 1918–45

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare Independent Liberal (Radical)
1886 Liberal
1895 Arthur Strauss Liberal Unionist Party
1900 William Sproston Caine Liberal
1903 by-election Sir Wilfrid Lawson Liberal
1906 Albert Edward Dunn Liberal
Dec. 1910 Sir Francis Dyke Acland, Bt. Liberal
1922 Algernon Henry Moreing National Liberal
1923 Leifchild Stratten Jones Liberal
1924 Algernon Henry Moreing Constitutionalist
1929 Leifchild Stratten Jones Liberal
1931 Sir Peter Garnett Agnew Conservative
1950 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1885 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare 2,926 53.2 n/a
Liberal A P Vivian 2,577 46.8 n/a
Majority 349 6.4 n/a
Turnout 77.1 n/a
General Election 1886 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare 3,156 61.6 n/a
Liberal Unionist J D Gay 1,969 38.4 n/a
Majority 1,187 23.2 n/a
Turnout 71.8
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1892 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare 3,073 53.8 -7.8
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,635 46.2 +7.8
Majority 438 7.6 -15.6
Turnout 75.0
Liberal hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1895 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 3,166 53.9 +7.7
Liberal Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare 2,704 46.1 -7.7
Majority 462 15.4
Turnout 75.3 +0.3
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +7.7

Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1900 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Sproston Caine 3,101 50.9
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,993 49.1
Majority 108 1.8
Turnout
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing
Camborne by-election, 1903 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Lawson 3,558 55.4 +4.5
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,869 44.6 -4.5
Majority 689 10.8 +9.0
Turnout 74.2
Liberal hold Swing +4.5
Edward Dunn
General Election 1906 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Albert Edward Dunn 4,614 65.0
Conservative Sir Thomas Hewitt 2,384 33.5
Majority 2,230 31.5
Turnout 77.2
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s

General Election January 1910 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 32.0 +1.0
Turnout 81.2 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.5
General Election December 1910 [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 2,093 31.0 -1.0
Turnout 71.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.5

General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1914 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Francis Acland
General Election 1918[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 532 4.0
Turnout 41.8
Liberal hold Swing
  • No Coupon was issued

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 268 1.3
Turnout 60.5
National Liberal gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority
Turnout 58.0
Independent Liberal gain from Liberal Swing
  • The local Liberal Association was unable to agree to a candidate, but Moreing was recognised as the official candidate by Liberal Party HQ. Upon election, Jones took the Liberal whip.
General Election 1924[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 2,310 10.4
Turnout 64.6
  • Moreing later took the Unionist whip.
General Election 1929: Camborne [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,031 3.2 13.6
Turnout 70.8 +6.2

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 3,824 11.3
Turnout 33,784 75.8
General Election 1935[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 6,905 22.5 -11.2
Turnout 66.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Conservative: Peter Agnew
  • Liberal:
  • Labour: J J H Moses
General Election 1945[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 584 1.8
Turnout 64.3
Conservative hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
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