Houghton-le-Spring (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|County||County Durham until 1974, then Tyne and Wear|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Houghton & Washington|
|Created from||South Durham|
Centred on the town of Houghton-le-Spring in the City of Sunderland, it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election. It was abolished in 1983, and replaced by the new constituency of Houghton and Washington.
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Members of Parliament
|1892||Henry Thomas Fenwick||Liberal|
|1913 by-election||Thomas Edward Wing||Liberal|
|General Election January 1910
|Conservative||Hugh Sidney Streatfield||4,382||29.7|
|Houghton-le-Spring by-election, 1913
|Liberal||Thomas Edward Wing||6,930||43.6||-26.7|
|Labour||Ald. William House||4,165||26.2||+26.2|
A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place. House's parliamentary interests moved on to the Mid Durham constituency, while Richardson never stood again.
|General Election 1914/15
|Liberal||Thomas Edward Wing|
|Labour||William Pallister Richardson|
At the eleventh hour, the Labour party replaced W.P.Richardson as candidate with another local miner Robert Richardson
|General Election 14 December 1918
|Liberal||Thomas Edward Wing||6,626|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|
- Lindsley was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 270. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 344. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.