Cleveland and Whitby (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cleveland and Whitby
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Langbaurgh, Scarborough
Created from Cleveland, Scarborough & Whitby

Cleveland and Whitby was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Whitby in northern England. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from February 1974 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Cleveland and Whitby largely replaced the previous Cleveland constituency. It was defined as covering the urban districts of Guisborough, Loftus, Saltburn and Marske by the Sea, Skelton and Brotton, Whitby, along with Whitby Rural District.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
Feb 1974 Leon Brittan Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1979: Cleveland and Whitby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leon Brittan 26,735 51.00
Labour Benjamin John Pimlott 19,818 36.80
Liberal M Pitts 5,870 11.20
Majority 6,917 13.19
Turnout 80.05
General Election October 1974: Cleveland and Whitby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leon Brittan 19,973 43.22
Labour Benjamin John Pimlott 18,445 39.91
Liberal GG Watson 7,795 16.87
Majority 1,528 3.31
Turnout 76.17
General Election February 1974: Cleveland and Whitby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leon Brittan 21,090 42.55
Labour JB Hewitson 17,448 35.20
Liberal GG Watson 11,030 22.25
Majority 3,642 7.35
Turnout 82.38

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