Littleborough and Saddleworth (UK Parliament constituency)
|Littleborough and Saddleworth|
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Major settlements||Littleborough, Saddleworth and Milnrow|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Oldham East and Saddleworth and Rochdale|
|Created from||Huddersfield West and Rochdale|
This Conservative-Liberal Democrat marginal was held by the Conservative Party at the three General Elections of its existence. The victorious MP on each of these occasions was Geoffrey Dickens, who was elected in 1979 for Huddersfield West (which was a predecessor constituency to this constituency). However, at a by-election called after Dickens' death in 1995, it was won by Chris Davies of the Liberal Democrats.
The Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale wards of Littleborough, Milnrow, and Wardle; and the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham wards of Crompton, Lees, Saddleworth East, Saddleworth West, and Shaw.
The constituency was centred on the towns of Littleborough, Milnrow and Saddleworth. In 1997, three quarters of the seat became part of the new Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency, with the remainder joining a changed Rochdale constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1995 by-election||Chris Davies||Liberal Democrat|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Oldham East and Saddleworth and Rochdale|
Elections in the 1990s
|By-election 1995: Littleborough and Saddleworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Davies||16,231||38.5||+2.7|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||782||1.9||N/A|
|Socialist (GB)||Andrew Pitts||46||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Littleborough and Saddleworth|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Davies||19,188||35.9||+4.9|
|Labour||Allen J. Brett||10,649||19.9||−6.1|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Littleborough and Saddleworth|
|General Election 1983: Littleborough and Saddleworth|
|Restoration of Capital and Corporal Punishment||R Barry||398||0.8||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.