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Warrington (UK Parliament constituency)

Warrington
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18321983
Number of members One
Replaced by Warrington North and Warrington South
Created from Lancashire

Warrington was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. From 1832 to 1983 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Boundaries 2
  • Members of Parliament 3
  • Elections 4
    • Elections in the 1920s 4.1
    • Elections in the 1930s 4.2
    • Elections in the 1940s 4.3
    • Elections in the 1950s 4.4
    • Elections in the 1960s 4.5
    • Elections in the 1970s 4.6
    • Elections in the 1980s 4.7
  • References 5

History

The Warrington constituency covered the central part of the town of Warrington in Lancashire and surrounding area.

In 1983 it was abolished and replaced by Warrington North and Warrington South constituencies.

Boundaries

The Parliamentary Borough of Warrington was defined by the Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1832 as comprising:

The respective Townships of Warrington and Latchford; and also those two detached portions of the township of Thelwall which lie between the boundary of the township of Latchford and the River Mersey[1][2]

It was this area that was incorporated as a Municipal Borough in 1847.[3] The boundaries were unchanged until 1918 when the constituency was redefined as being identical with the area of the County Borough of Warrington.[4] The constituency boundaries were widened to reflect those of the County Borough in 1950, at the same time it was renamed as Warrington Borough Constituency.[5][6]

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1832)
Arthur Crosfield
Election Member Party
1832 William Edmund George Hornby Liberal
1835 John Ireland Blackburne Conservative
1847 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1868 Peter Rylands Liberal
1874 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1880 John Gordon McMinnies Liberal
1885 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1892 Robert Pierpont Conservative
1906 Arthur Crosfield Liberal
1910 (December) Sir Harold Smith Conservative
1922 Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1923 Charles Dukes Labour
1924 Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1929 Charles Dukes Labour
1931 Noel Barré Goldie Conservative
1945 Edward Porter Labour
1950 Hyacinth Morgan Labour
1955 Edith Summerskill Labour
1961 by-election Thomas Williams Labour Co-operative
1981 by-election Doug Hoyle Labour
1983 Constituency abolished. See Warrington North and Warrington South

Elections

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929: Warrington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Dukes 21,610 50.6 +3.0
Unionist Noel Barre Goldie 18,025 42.2 -10.2
Liberal Alison Vickers Garland 3,070 7.2 n/a
Majority 3,585 8.4 13.2
Turnout -
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1930s

Warrington, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Noel Barré Goldie 24,400 56.15
Labour Charles Dukes 19,055 43.85
Majority 5,345 12.30
Turnout 72.43
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Warrington, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Noel Barré Goldie 21,324 50.7
Labour Edward Porter 20,720 49.3
Majority 604 1.4
Turnout 84.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

Warrington 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Porter 22,265 62.9
Conservative Noel Barré Goldie 13,110 37.1
Majority 9,155 25.9
Turnout 73.8

Elections in the 1950s

Warrington, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hyacinth Bernard Morgan 26,482 56.8
Conservative Francis L Neep 17,730 38.0
Liberal James Campbell Park 1,899 4.1
Communist James Joseph Grady 496 1.1
Majority 8,752 18.8
Turnout 86.0
Warrington, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hyacinth Bernard Morgan 26,225 57.8
Conservative Miss F Joan Crowther 17,623 38.8
Liberal James Campbell Park 1,537 3.4
Majority 8,602 18.9
Turnout 82.8
Warrington, 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Clara Summerskill 22,721 57.1
Conservative Herbert Davies 17,075 42.9
Majority 5,646 14.2
Turnout 73.9
Warrington, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Clara Summerskill 22,890 56.3
Conservative Frank O Stansfield 17,791 43.7
Majority 5,099 12.5
Turnout 73.9

Elections in the 1960s

Warrington by-election, 1961
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 16,149 55.84
Conservative Beata Ann Brookes 9,149 32.08
Liberal Frank R Tetlow 3,623 12.53
Majority 7,000 23.76
Labour hold Swing
Warrington, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 20,551 57.1
Conservative William A Lowe 11,297 31.4
Liberal Michael Ford Pitts 4,119 11.5
Majority 9,254 25.7
Turnout 71.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Warrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 21,930 64.7
Conservative W Peter Adshead 8,918 26.3
Liberal Edward J Woods 3,070 9.1
Majority 13,012 38.4
Turnout 68.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1970: Warrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 20,970 64.3
Conservative Alfred B Gooch 11,647 35.7
Majority 9,323 28.6
Turnout 65.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Warrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,550 57.2
Conservative JW Hayton 8,444 24.7
Liberal FJ Deakin 6,187 18.1
Majority 11,106 32.5
Turnout 73.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Warrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,882 62.8
Conservative JW Heaton 7,621 24.1
Liberal FJ Deakin 4,158 13.1
Majority 12,261 38.7
Turnout 68.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Warrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,306 61.6
Conservative G Povey 9,032 28.8
Liberal Iain Brodie Browne 2,883 9.1
Social Democrat (1979) C Campbell 144 0.5
Majority 10,274 32.8
Turnout 71.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

Warrington by-election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Douglas Hoyle 14,280 48.4 – 13.3
Social Democratic Roy Harris Jenkins 12,521 42.4 N/A
Conservative Stanley Sorrell 2,102 7.1 – 21.7
Ecology Neil Chantrell 219 0.8 N/A
United Democratic Labour Party Daniel Hussey 149 0.5 N/A
Citizen's Band Radio Party Iain Leslie 111 0.4 N/A
Independent Labour John Fleming 53 0.2 N/A
Social Democrat (1979) Donald Kean 38 0.1 – 0.4
Democratic Monarchist Bill Boaks 14 0.1 N/A
English Democratic Party Harry Wise 11 0.0 N/A
More Prosperous Britain Tom Keen 10 0.0 N/A
Majority 1,759 6.0 – 26.8
Turnout 67.0 – 4.3
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1832 (1832 c.64) Schedule O
  2. ^ The Maxima Charta of 1832, for England, Scotland and Ireland comprising the various statutes passed in the reign of William IV for amending the representation of the people in the commons House of Parliament, also the statutes which describe the boundaries. London: H Fisher, R Fisher & P Jackson. 1832. p. 101. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20621. p. 2532. 10 July 1846. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918 (c. 64), Ninth Schedule: Redistribution of Seats
  5. ^ Representation of the People Act 1948 (c.65) First Schedule
  6. ^ Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1991). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.2: Northern England. London:  
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
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  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
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