Faversham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Faversham was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Faversham in Kent which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election when it was replaced by the new constituencies of Sittingbourne and Sheppey & Faversham and Mid Kent.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1885 Herbert Knatchbull-Hugessen Conservative
1895 Frederic Barnes Conservative
1900 John Howard Conservative
1906 Thomas Napier Liberal
Jan 1910 Sir Granville Wheler, Bt. Conservative
1928 by-election Sir Adam Maitland Conservative
1945 Percy Wells Labour
1964 by-election Terry Boston Labour
1970 Sir Roger Moate Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Howard unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906

Electorate 14,860

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Bateman Napier 6,925 57.6 n/a
Conservative John Howard 5,091 42.4 n/a
Majority 1,834 15.2 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910

Electorate 14,649

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Granville Charles Hastings Wheler 7,438 58.0 +15.6
Liberal Thomas Bateman Napier 5,394 42.0 -15.6
Majority 2,044 16.0 31.2
Turnout 87.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +15.6
General Election December 1910

Electorate 14,649

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Granville Charles Hastings Wheler 6,897 57.4 -0.6
Liberal George Nicholls 5,111 42.6 +0.6
Majority 1,786 14.8 -1.2
Turnout 82.0 -5.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.6

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election, 29 October 1924: Faversham[2]

Electorate:

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Granville Charles Hastings Wheler 14,432 46.9
Labour Rev. Stanley J W Morgan 9,180 29.9
Liberal A J Soloman 7,132 23.2
Majority 5,252 17.0
Turnout 73.9
Conservative hold Swing
Faversham by-election, 1928[3]

Electorate: 43,122

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Maitland 12,997 41.7 -5.2
Labour Dudley Leigh Aman 11,313 36.2 +6.3
Liberal John Freeman Dunn 5,813 18.6 -4.6
Independent Conservative E. Augustine Hailwood 1,090 3.5 +3.5
Majority 1,684 5.5
Turnout 72.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, 30 May 1929: Faversham[4]

Electorate: 52,047

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Maitland 16,219 41.3 -0.4
Labour Dudley Leigh Aman 15,275 38.9 +2.7
Liberal Prof. Maurice Alfred Gerothwohl 7,782 19.8 +1.2
Majority 944 2.4
Turnout 75.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General election 1970: Faversham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 29,914 53.4
Labour Terence Boston 26,103 46.6
Majority 3,811 6.8
Turnout 56,013 78.09
General election February 1974[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 26,316 42.24
Labour M Freedman 20,909 33.56
Liberal P Morgan 14,927 23.96
Community E Dignan 151 0.24
Majority 5,407 8.68
Turnout 62,301 8.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election, October 1974: Faversham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 25,087 43.05
Labour M Freedman 22,210 38.11
Liberal PJ Morgan 10,979 18.84
Majority 2,877 4.94
Turnout 58,276 76.68
Conservative hold Swing
General election, 1979: Faversham[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 33,513 54.36
Labour T Sherwen 21,351 34.63
Liberal A Aldous 6,349 10.3
National Front A Webb 439 0.71
Majority 12,162 19.73
Turnout 61,653 78.53
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General election 1983: Faversham[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 29,849 53.1
Social Democratic M Goyder 15,252 27.1
Labour CM Bromley 11,130 19.79
Majority 14,597 25.96
Turnout 56,233 73.54
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: Faversham[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 31,074 51.1
Social Democratic EM Goyder 17,096 28.1
Labour P Dangerfield 12,616 20.8
Majority 13,978 23.0
Turnout 60,788 76.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election, 1992: Faversham[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Moate 32,755 50.1 −1.0
Labour Mrs. Helen R. Brinton 16,404 25.1 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Roger Truelove 15,896 24.3 −3.8
Natural Law Robin M. Bradshaw 294 0.5
Majority 16,351 25.0
Turnout 65,352 79.7
Conservative hold Swing










References[edit]

  • British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 by Fred W. S. Craig
  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1979)
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1979)
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (The Macmillan Press 1979)
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge70/i08.htm
  6. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74a/i08.htm
  7. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74b/i08.htm
  8. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge79/i08.htm
  9. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i09.htm
  10. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge87/i09.htm
  11. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/i09.htm