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Knutsford (UK Parliament constituency)

Knutsford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one

Knutsford was a county constituency in Cheshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

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
    • Elections in the 1950s 3.8
    • Elections in the 1960s 3.9
    • Elections in the 1970s 3.10
  • References 4

Boundaries

1950-1974: The urban districts of Alderley Edge, Bowdon, Hale, Knutsford, and Wilmslow; and the rural districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

1974-1983: The urban districts of Bowdon, Hale, and Knutsford; and the rural districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Alan Egerton Conservative
1906 Alfred John King Liberal
Jan 1910 Alan John Sykes Conservative
1922 Ernest Makins Conservative
1945 Walter Bromley-Davenport Conservative
1970 John Davies Conservative
1979 by-election Jock Bruce-Gardyne Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

Alan Egerton
General Election 1885: Knutsford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton 4,663 57.7 n/a
Liberal John Emmott Barlow 3,419 42.3 n/a
Majority 1,244 15.4 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Knutsford [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1892: Knutsford [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton 4,754 63.0 n/a
Liberal Alexander Mere Latham 2,792 37.0 n/a
Majority 26.0 n/a
Turnout 80.7 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Knutsford [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1900: Knutsford [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Alfred John King
General Election 1906: Knutsford [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred John King 5,296 53.5 n/a
Conservative Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton 4,596 46.5 n/a
Majority 7.0 n/a
Turnout 88.8 n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s

General Election January 1910: Knutsford [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan John Sykes 6,199 54.9
Liberal Alfred John King 5,084 45.1
Majority 1,115 9.8
Turnout 92.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: Knutsford [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan John Sykes 6,127 56.8 +1.9
Liberal J.H. Whitworth 4,658 43.2 -1.9
Majority 13.6 +3.8
Turnout 88.8 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

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 1918: Knutsford[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922: Knutsford[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 15,650 57.9 n/a
Liberal Percy Butlin 11,388 42.1 n/a
Majority 4,262 15.8 n/a
Turnout 77.2 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Knutsford[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 13,838 50.1 -7.8
Liberal Hon. Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley 13,758 49.9 +7.8
Majority 80 0.2 -15.6
Turnout 76.8 -1.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1924: Knutsford[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 18,199 60.5 +10.4
Liberal J. P. McDougall 11,885 39.5 -10.4
Majority 6,314 21.0 +20.8
Turnout 80.9 +4.1
Unionist hold Swing +10.4
General Election 1929: Knutsford[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 22,605 53.5 -7.0
Liberal Arthur Edgar Jalland 19,629 46.5 +7.0
Majority 2,976 7.0 -14.0
Turnout 80.5 -0.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Makins Unopposed n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Makins 30,252 63.7 n/a
Liberal Harold Heathcote-Williams 17,253 36.3 n/a
Majority 12,999 27.4 n/a
Turnout 76.3 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Knutsford[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lt-Col. Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 33,056 56.2
Labour Lt. Frederick Lockwood Tyler 14,416 24.5
Liberal Maj. Lawrence Lauderdale Maitland 10,703 18.2
Majority 18,640 31.7
Turnout 77.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1950: Knutsford[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 16,913 33.69
Turnout 50,204
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Knutsford[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 19,474 39.94
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Knutsford[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 19,486 50.40
Turnout 38,662
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Knutsford[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 19,153 44.2 -6.2
Turnout 43,332 81.8
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1964: Knutsford[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 14,327 28.5 -15.7
Turnout 50,207
Conservative hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1966: Knutsford[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 13,711 26.6 -1.9
Turnout 51,563 79.1 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing -1.0

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1970: Knutsford[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 21,582 38.89
Turnout 55,490 74.75
Conservative hold Swing
John Davies
General Election February 1974: Knutsford[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 11,090 24.64
Turnout 45,014
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Knutsford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 10,426 24.6
Turnout 42,411 76.8
Conservative hold Swing
Knutsford by-election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 16,880 51.3 +26.7
Turnout 32,902
Conservative hold Swing +13.4
General Election 1979: Knutsford[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 17,803 39.58
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)
  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 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  14. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  16. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  17. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  18. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  19. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  20. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  21. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  22. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  23. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974-1983 by FWS Craig
  24. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974-1983 by FWS Craig
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