Brigg (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brigg
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lincolnshire (the area is now in North Lincolnshire)
18851974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Brigg & Scunthorpe
Created from North Lincolnshire

Brigg was a county constituency centred on the town of Brigg in North Lincolnshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election when it was replaced by the new constituency of Brigg and Scunthorpe.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson, Bt. Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 Samuel Danks Waddy Liberal
1894 by-election John Maunsell Richardson Conservative
1895 Harold James Reckitt Liberal
1907 by-election Sir Berkeley Digby George Sheffield Conservative
1910 (January) Sir (William) Alfred Gelder Liberal
1918 Charles Wesley Weldon McLean Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Berkeley Digby George Sheffield Conservative
1929 David John Kinsley Quibell Labour
1931 Michael John Hunter Conservative
1935 David Quibell Labour
1945 Tom Williamson Labour
1948 by-election Lance Mallalieu Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Brigg and Scunthorpe

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson 5,643 n/a
Conservative Henry John Farmer-Atkinson 3,006 n/a
Majority 2,637 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
Samuel Waddy
General Election 1886: Brigg[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 3,887
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 3,722
Majority 165
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 4,448
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,021
Majority 427
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
Harold Reckitt
Brigg by-election, 1894[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,377 50.4 +2.9
Liberal Harold James Reckitt 4,300 49.6 −2.9
Majority 77 0.9 −4.1
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.9
General Election 1895: Brigg[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold James Reckitt 4,886
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,110
Majority 776
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Brigg[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold James Reckitt 4,899
Conservative George Herbert Peake 4,077
Majority 822
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Brigg[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harold James Reckitt 5,753
Conservative Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth 4,027
Majority 1,726
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
Frederick Guest
Brigg by-election, 1907[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Berkeley Digby George Sheffield 5,389
Liberal Frederick Edward Guest 5,273
Majority 116
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Brigg[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir William Alfred Gelder
Conservative Sir Berkeley Digby George Sheffield
Majority
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election December 1910: Brigg[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir William Alfred Gelder 6,506
Conservative Thomas Jewell Bennett 5,637
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

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;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Brigg by-election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Lancelot Mallalieu 27,333 54.6 −4.3
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,746 45.4 +4.3
Majority 4,587 9.2 −8.6
Turnout 50,079 77.1 +0.5
Labour hold Swing −4.3

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950:Brigg[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Lancelot Mallalieu 28,934 52.7 -1.9
Conservative M. F. Staniland 18,521 33.7 -11.7
Liberal Denis Martin Cowley 7,438 13.6 n/a
Majority 10,413 19.0
Turnout 85.7 +8.6
Labour hold Swing +4.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "The Brigg Election". The Daily News. 10 December 1894. p. 3. 
  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, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  11. ^ politicsresources.net