Bristol North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bristol North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Bristol
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Bristol North East
Created from Bristol

Bristol North was a borough constituency 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 1950 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Lewis Fry Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Charles Townsend Liberal
1895 Lewis Fry Liberal Unionist
1900 Sir Frederick Wills, Bt. Liberal Unionist
1906 Augustine Birrell Liberal
1918 Edwin Stanley Gange Coalition Liberal
1922 Christian Henry Charles Guest National Liberal
1923 Walter Henry Ayles Labour
1924 Frederick Edward Guest Liberal
1929 Walter Henry Ayles Labour
1931 Robert Bernays Liberal
1936 National Liberal
1945 William Coldrick Labour Co-operative
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Augustine Birrell
General Election 1906: Bristol North[1]

Electorate 13,061

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Augustine Birrell 6,953 63.4 +17.5
Liberal Unionist J A Foote 4,011 36.6 -17.5
Majority 2,942 26.8 35.0
Turnout 83.9 +8.9
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +17.5

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Edwin Stanley Gange 11,400 60.2
Labour James Kaylor 5,007 26.5
National Party Ernest Willoughby Petter 2,520 13.3
Majority 6,393 33.8
Coalition Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Henry Guest 17,495 64.6
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 9,567 35.4
Majority 7,928 29.3
National Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1923: Bristol North

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 10,433 37.5
Liberal Henry Guest 8,770 31.5
Conservative Ernest Willoughby Petter 8,643 31.0
Majority 1,663 6.0
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1924: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Guest 17,799 59.1
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 12,319 40.9
Majority 5,480 18.2
Turnout 79.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1929: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 18,619 48.7
Independent Liberal Frederick Guest 12,932 33.8
Liberal John O.M. Skelton 6,713 17.5
Majority 5,687 14.9
Turnout 78.1
Labour gain from Independent Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Hamilton Bernays 27,040 66.2
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 13,826 33.8
Majority 13,214 32.3
Turnout 80.9
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Hamilton Bernays 20,977 56.5
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 16,149 43.5
Majority 4,828 13.0
Turnout 73.2
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Bristol North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Coldrick 22,819 57.8
Liberal National John Henshaw Britton 16,648 42.2
Majority 6,171 15.6
Turnout 39,467 74.0 +1.8
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)

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