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New Forest and Christchurch (UK Parliament constituency)

New Forest and Christchurch
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one

New Forest and Christchurch was a county constituency in Hampshire which elected one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1918 general election, partially replacing the previous New Forest constituency, and was abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was partially replaced by a recreated New Forest constituency.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • History 2
  • Members of Parliament 3
  • Election Results 4
    • Elections in the 1910s 4.1
    • Elections in the 1920s 4.2
    • Elections in the 1930s 4.3
    • Elections in the 1940s 4.4
  • References 5

Boundaries

The Municipal Boroughs of Christchurch, Lymington, and Romsey, and the Rural Districts of Christchurch, Fordingbridge, Lymington, New Forest, Ringwood, and Romsey.

History

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Walter Perkins Coalition Conservative
1922 Wilfrid Ashley Conservative
1932 by-election John Mills Conservative
1945 Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre Conservative
1950 constituency abolished: see New Forest

Election Results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: New Forest and Christchurch[1]
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: New Forest and Christchurch[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Wilfrid William Ashley unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: New Forest and Christchurch[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Wilfrid William Ashley 13,900 53.9
Liberal Alexander Claude Forster Boulton 11,889 46.1
Majority 2,011 7.8
Turnout 68.8
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1924: New Forest and Christchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Wilfrid William Ashley 17,945 64.6
Liberal Alexander Claude Forster Boulton 6,681 24.1
Labour C Lincoln Brighton 3,137 11.3
Majority 11,264 40.5
Turnout 71.4
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: New Forest and Christchurch[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Wilfrid William Ashley 22,122 55.5 -9.1
Liberal Marcus John Cheke 11,520 28.9 +4.8
Labour G W Austin 6,206 15.6 +4.3
Majority 10,602 26.6 -13.9
Turnout 72.6 +1.2
Unionist hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931: New Forest and Christchurch[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Wilfrid William Ashley 35,544 83.3
Labour Frank Stainer 7,130 16.7
Majority 28,414 66.6
Turnout 47,067 71.9
Conservative hold Swing
New Forest and Christchurch by-election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Digby Mills 23,327 82.0
Independent Labour Charles Andrew Smith 5,135 18.0
Majority 64.0
Turnout 48.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: New Forest and Christchurch[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Digby Mills 32,209 74.8
Labour Mrs CM Wadham 10,876 25.2
Majority 21,333 49.6
Turnout 43,085 64.5
Conservative hold Swing

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: New Forest and Christchurch[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Eyre Crosthwaite-Eyre 31,888 50.9
Labour Horace Maybray King 22,478 35.9
Independent Liberal JW Howlett 8,299 13.2
Majority 9,410 15.0
Turnout 71.3
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • "UK General Elections since 1832". 
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
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