Bury and Radcliffe (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bury and Radcliffe
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire, until 1974;
Greater Manchester, from 1974
Major settlements Bury and Radcliffe
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Bury North
Bury South
Created from Bury
Heywood and Radcliffe

Bury and Radcliffe was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Bury and Radcliffe in North West England. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was split into two new constituencies – Bury North and Bury South.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Sir Walter Fletcher Conservative
1955 John Bidgood Conservative
1964 David Ensor Labour
1970 Michael Fidler Conservative
Oct 1974 Frank White Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Bury North and Bury South

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Bury and Radcliffe, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Ensor 26,769 49.79
Conservative John Bidgood 22,298 41.48
Liberal C Scholes 4,694 8.73
Majority 4,471 8.32
Turnout 81.25
Labour hold Swing
Bury and Radcliffe, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Ensor 23,865 44.12
Conservative John Bidgood 22,639 41.85
Liberal C Scholes 7,589 14.03
Majority 1,226 2.27
Turnout 82.32
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Bury and Radcliffe, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bidgood 28,623 53.66
Labour R P Walsh 24,715 46.34
Majority 3,908 7.33
Turnout 82.19
Conservative hold Swing
Bury and Radcliffe, 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bidgood 28,080 53.58
Labour T Brennan 24,331 46.42 +3.94
Majority 3,749 7.15
Turnout 80.16
Conservative hold Swing
Bury and Radcliffe, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Fletcher 29,949 50.75 +4.97
Labour LET Wright 28,058 48.37 +3.94
Majority 1,891 3.26 +1.91
Turnout 86.46 -0.58
Conservative hold Swing
Bury and Radcliffe, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Fletcher 26,485 45.78
Labour J Owen 25,705 44.43
Liberal C Hindley 5,662 9.79
Majority 780 1.35
Turnout 87.04
Conservative hold Swing

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