Ashton-under-Lyne (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ashton under Lyne
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 68,553 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ashton-under-Lyne, Failsworth, Hollinwood and Droylsden
Current constituency
Created 1832
Member of Parliament David Heyes (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Lancashire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Ashton-under-Lyne is a constituency[n 1] centred on the town of Ashton-under-Lyne that is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2001 by David Heyes of the Labour Party.[n 2] In the most recent six national elections its voters have given strong majorities to the Labour Party candidate.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the Failsworth East, Failsworth West and Hollinwood electoral wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham and the Ashton Hurst, Ashton St. Michael's, St. Peter's, Ashton Waterloo, Droylsden East and Droylsden West wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1832 George Williams Liberal
1835 Charles Hindley Liberal
1857 Thomas Milner Gibson Liberal
1868 Thomas Walton Mellor Conservative
1880 Hugh Mason Liberal
1885 John Edmund Wentworth Addison Conservative
1895 Herbert Whiteley Conservative
1906 Alfred Henry Scott Liberal
1910 Sir Max Aitken Conservative
1916 by-election Sir Albert Henry Stanley Conservative
1920 Sir Walter de Frece Conservative
1924 Cornelius Homan Conservative
1928 Albert Bellamy Labour
1931 John Broadbent Conservative
1935 Fred Brown Simpson Labour
1939 Sir William Jowitt Labour
1945 Hervey Rhodes Labour
1964 Robert Sheldon Labour
2001 David Heyes Labour

In the 1886 election, voting resulted in a tie between incumbent John Edmund Wentworth Addison and the Liberal candidate. Under the law of the day, the presiding officer chose the winner, and Addison was reelected. In the bye-election of 29/10/1928, a turnout of 89.1% was recorded, a record for "Great Britain". The mayor arranged for the result to be signaled by coloured rockets.[3]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Ashton-under-Lyne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Angela McManus
Labour Angela Rayner
General Election 2010: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Heyes 18,604 48.4 −10.1
Conservative Seema Kennedy 9,510 24.7 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Larkin[5] 5,703 14.8 +3.2
BNP David Lomas 2,929 7.6 +1.7
UKIP Angela McManus 1,686 4.4 +2.3
Majority 9.094 23.7
Turnout 38,432 56.9 +5.4
Labour hold Swing −7.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Heyes 21,211 57.4 −5.1
Conservative Graeme Brown 7,259 19.6 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Les Jones 5,108 13.8 +2.0
BNP Anthony Jones 2,051 5.5 +1.0
UKIP John Whittaker 768 2.1 N/A
Local Community Party Jack Crossfield 570 1.5 N/A
Majority 13,952 37.7
Turnout 36,967 51.3 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -2.8
General Election 2001: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Heyes 22,340 62.5 −5.0
Conservative Tim Charlesworth 6,822 19.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Kate Fletcher 4,237 11.8 +2.1
BNP Roger Woods 1,617 4.5 N/A
Green Nigel Rolland 748 2.1 N/A
Majority 15,518 43.4
Turnout 35,764 49.1 −16.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 31,919 67.5 +10.9
Conservative Richard Mayson 8,954 18.9 −12.5
Liberal Democrat Tim Pickstone 4,603 9.7 +0.5
Referendum Party Lorraine Clapham 1,346 2.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Prince Cymbal 458 1.0 N/A
Majority 22,965 48.6
Turnout 47,280 65.5 −8.4
Labour hold Swing +11.7
General Election 1992:Ashton-under-Lyne[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,550 56.6 +4.8
Conservative John R. Pinniger 13,615 31.4 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Charles W. Turner 4,005 9.2 −8.7
Liberal Colin L. Hall 907 2.1 −15.8
Natural Law John Brannigan 289 0.7 +0.7
Majority 10,935 25.2 +3.7
Turnout 43,366 73.9 −0.1
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 22,389 51.8 +2.1
Conservative Henry Linton Cadman 13,103 30.3 −1.2
Liberal Mark Hunter 7,760 18.0 N/A
Majority 9,286 21.5
Turnout 43,250 74.0 +2.4
Labour hold Swing +1.7
General Election 1983: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 20,987 49.7 −5.0
Conservative Richard Spring 13,290 31.5 −4.5
Social Democratic J. Adler 7,521 17.8 N/A
Independent D. Hallsworth 407 1.0 N/A
Majority 7,697 18.2
Turnout 42,196 71.6 −5.0
Labour hold Swing −0.3

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,535 54.7 +0.8
Conservative A. Fearn 16,156 36.0 +6.7
Liberal G. Taylor 3,699 8.2 -8.7
National Front D. Jones 486 1.1 N/A
Majority 8,379 18.7
Turnout 44,876 76.6 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -3.0
General Election October 1974: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,490 53.9 +5.5
Conservative M. H. Litchfield 12,763 29.3 -1.6
Liberal T. G. Jones 7,356 16.9 -3.8
Majority 10,727 24.6
Turnout 43,609 72.2 -7.3
Labour hold Swing +3.6
General Election February 1974: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,019 48.4 -6.1
Conservative T. Aitken 14,718 30.9 -14.6
Liberal J. G. Jones 9,837 20.7 N/A
Majority 8,301 17.5
Turnout 47,574 79.5 +8.1
Labour hold Swing +4.3
General Election 1970: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,927 54.5 -4.2
Conservative A. d'A. Fearn 19,973 45.5 +4.2
Majority 3,954 9.0
Turnout 43,900 71.4 -2.3
Labour hold Swing -4.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,728 58.7 +4.2
Conservative H. D. Moore 17,396 41.3 -4.2
Majority 7,332 17.4
Turnout 42,124 73.7 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +4.2
General Election 1964: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,657 54.5 +1.7
Conservative H. D. Moore 20,550 45.5 -1.7
Majority 4,107 9.1
Turnout 45,213 77.4 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hervey Rhodes 25,991 52.8 +0.8
Conservative R. Horrocks 23,239 47.2 -0.9
Majority 2,752 5.6
Turnout 49,230 81.1 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1955: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hervey Rhodes 26,216 52.0 -0.1
Conservative E. Hodson 24,251 48.1 +0.1
Majority 1,965 3.1
Turnout 50,467 80.1 -4.8
Labour hold Swing -0.1
General Election 1951: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hervey Rhodes 21,424 52.1 +1.5
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 19,740 48.0 -0.3
Majority 1,684 4.1
Turnout 41,164 84.9 -1.5
Labour hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1950: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hervey Rhodes 20,970 50.6 -3.5
Conservative G. B. Howcroft 20,046 48.3 +13.3
Communist H. H. Blackwell 459 1.1 N/A
Majority 924 2.2
Turnout 41,475 86.4 +15.9
Labour hold Swing -8.4

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hervey Rhodes 12,889 54.1 −2.3
Conservative R. A. Cary 8,360 35.0 −8.6
Liberal A. Beale 2,604 10.9 N/A
Majority 4,529 19.1 +6.3
Turnout 70.5 -8.1
Labour hold Swing +3.2
General Election 1945:

Ashton-under-Lyne

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Jowitt 14,998 56.4 +6.2
Conservative F. H. G. H. Goodhart 11,604 43.6 -6.2
Majority 3,394 12.8
Turnout 26,602 78.6 -2.4
Labour hold Swing +6.2

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

William Jowitt won the Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1939 unopposed.
General Election 1935: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Simpson 14,140 50.2 +13.1
Conservative John Broadbent 14,026 49.8 -2.7
Majority 114 0.4
Turnout 28,166 81.0 -4.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.9
General Election 1931: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Broadbent 15,652 52.5 +7.9
Labour J. W. Gordon 11,074 37.1 -2.3
Liberal J. T. Middleton 2,696 9.0 N/A
New Party C. B. Hobhouse 424 1.4 -14.6
Majority 4,578 15.4
Turnout 29,846 85.3 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Broadbent 12,420 44.6 +11.6
Labour J. W. Gordon 11,005 39.4 −5.0
New Party A. Young 4,472 16.0 N/A
Majority 1,415 5.2
Turnout 27,897 80.2 −5.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.3

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Bellamy 13,170 44.4 +3.8
Conservative John Broadbent 9,763 33.0 +2.7
Liberal W. Gilbert Greenwood 6,693 22.6 -6.5
Majority 3,407 11.4
Turnout 29,626 85.9 -3.2
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Bellamy 9,567 40.6 +7.8
Conservative Gordon Cosmo Touche 7,161 30.3 -9.2
Liberal W. Gilbert Greenwood 6,874 29.1 +1.4
Majority 2,406 10.3
Turnout 23,512 89.1 +0.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.5
General Election 1924: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cornelius Homan 8,971 39.5 +3.3
Labour Cecil L'Estrange Malone 7,451 32.8 +4.1
Liberal Henry Greenwood 6,692 27.7 -7.4
Majority 1,520 6.7
Turnout 23,114 88.3 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing -0.4
General Election 1923: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter de Frece 7,813 36.2 -21.4
Liberal Henry Greenwood 7,574 35.1 N/A
Labour Ellen Wilkinson 6,208 28.7 -13.7
Majority 239 1.1
Turnout 21,595 85.3 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1922: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter de Frece 12,006 57.6 +14.2
Labour Thomas W. Gillinder 8,834 42.4 +2.8
Majority 3,172 15.2
Turnout 20,840 83.3 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.7
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Sir Walter de Frece 8,864 43.3 −15.0
Labour William Cornforth Robinson 8,127 39.6 N/A
Liberal Sir Arthur Harold Marshall 3,511 17.1 N/A
Majority 738 3.7 −12.9
Turnout 20,502 82.3 +13.9
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Albert Henry Stanley 10,261 58.3 +7.2
NFDSS Thomas Frederick Lister 7,334 41.7 N/A
Majority 2,927 16.6
Turnout 17,595 68.4
Conservative hold Swing +7.2
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1916

In the Ashton-under-Lyne By-Election of 23 December 1916, Albert Henry Stanley, Conservative was elected unopposed.

General Election December 1910: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Max Aitken 4,044 51.1 +5.5
Liberal Alfred Henry Scott 3,848 48.8 -0.5
Majority 196 2.4
Turnout 7,652 91.8 -3.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.0
General Election January 1910: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Henry Scott 4,039 49.3 -7.0
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,746 45.9 +2.2
Independent Labour W Gee 413 5.0
Majority 293 3.6 -9.0
Turnout 8,198 95.4 +2.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.6

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Alfred Henry Scott
General Election 1906: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Henry Scott 4,310 56.3 +20.4
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,342 43.7 -9.4
Majority 968 12.6
Turnout 7,652 92.8 +6.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.8
General Election 1900: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,545 53.1 +0.5
Liberal E A Parkin 2,400 35.9 -5.1
Labour J Johnston 737 11.0 +4.6
Majority 1,145 17.2 +5.6
Turnout 6,682 86.2 -5.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,434 52.6 +1.6
Liberal W. Woods 2,680 41.0 -8.0
Ind. Labour Party James Sexton 415 6.4 N/A
Majority 754 11.6 +9.6
Turnout 6,529 91.3 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.8
General Election 1892: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Edmund Wentworth Addison 3,358 51.0 +1.0
Liberal Octavius Vaughan Morgan 3,223 49.0 -1.0
Majority 135 2.0 +2.0
Turnout 6,581 93.9 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing +1.0

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Edmund Wentworth Addison 3,050* 50.0 -0.4
Liberal A B Rowley 3,049 50.0 +0.4
Majority 1 0.0 -0.4
Turnout 6,099 93.1 -2.4
Conservative hold Swing -0.4
  • Both candidates having received 3,049 votes each, Addison was elected on the Returning Officer's casting vote.
General Election 1885: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Edmund Wentworth Addison 3,153 50.4 +3.8
Liberal Hugh Mason 3,104 49.6 -3.8
Majority 49 0.8
Turnout 6,257 95.5 +1.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.8
General Election 1880: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh Mason 2,966 53.4
Conservative J. R. Coulthart 2,586 46.6
Majority 380 6.8
Turnout 5552 94.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Walton Mellor
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Walton Mellor 2,269 51.4
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson 2,147 48.6
Majority 122 2.8
Turnout 4416 91.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Rallings & Thrasher. British Electoral Facts. p. 293. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Ashton-under-Lyne". YourNextMP. Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°29′N 2°06′W / 53.48°N 2.10°W / 53.48; -2.10