Manchester Ardwick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester Ardwick
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Replaced by Manchester Central and Manchester Gorton
Created from Manchester East

Manchester Ardwick was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was established for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Augustine Hailwood Coalition Conservative
1922 Thomas Lowth Labour
1931 by-election Joseph Henderson Labour
1931 Albert George Hubert Fuller Conservative
1935 Joseph Henderson Labour
1950 Leslie Maurice Lever, later Baron Lever Labour
1970 Gerald Kaufman Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Manchester Ardwick

Electorate 47,658, Turnout 78.25%, Voters 37,294
Manchester County Borough wards of Ardwick, New Cross and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative AEG Fuller 21,630 58
Labour Joseph Henderson 15,664 42
Majority 5,966 16.0

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Manchester Ardwick

Electorate 32,821, Turnout 68.41%, Voters 22,453
Manchester County Borough wards of Ardwick, New Cross and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Henderson 14,360 63.96
Conservative N Beer 8,093 36.04
Majority 6,267 27.91

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, New Cross and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,628 55.84 -8.12
Conservative E Hodson 17,895 44.16 +8.12
Majority 4,733 11.68 -16.23
General Election 1951: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, New Cross and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,150 55.54 -0.30
Conservative E Hodson 17,732 44.46 +0.30
Majority 4,418 11.08 -0.60
General Election 1955: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Lukes and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,822 52.39 -3.15
Conservative G Hampson 20,740 47.61 +3.15
Majority 2,082 4.78 -6.30
General Election 1959: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Lukes and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 24,134 58.12 +5.73
Conservative H Sharp 17,392 41.88 -5.73
Majority 6,742 16.24 +11.46

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Lukes and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 20,248 61.21 +3.09
Conservative W A Panser 12,834 38.79 -3.09
Majority 7,414 22.41 +6.17
General Election 1966: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Lukes and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 17,274 63.23 +2.02
Conservative J G Cluff 9,251 33.86 -4.93
Union Movement F T Hamley 796 2.91 N/A
Majority 8,023 29.37 +6.96

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Lukes and St Marks

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Kaufman 13,728 56.14 -7.09
Conservative I K Paley 10,726 43.86 +10.00
Majority 3,002 12.28 +9.37
General Election Feb 1974: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight and Rusholme

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Kaufman 16,110 50.48 -5.66
Conservative R H Hargreaves 11,215 35.14 -8.72
Liberal A Maffia 4,590 14.38 N/A
Majority 4,895 15.34 +3.06
General Election Oct 1974: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight and Rusholme

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Kaufman 15,632 55.52 +5.04
Conservative R H Hargreaves 8,849 31.43 -3.71
Liberal G Willmott 3,675 13.05 -1.33
Majority 6,783 24.09 +8.75
General Election 1979: Manchester Ardwick

Manchester County Boroughs of Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight and Rusholme

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Kaufman 17,235 56.66 +1.14
Conservative W R Swan 9,963 32.75 +1.32
Liberal P Thomson 2,934 9.65 -3.40
Socialist Unity J S West 287 0.94 N/A
Majority 7,272 23.91 -0.18

Constituency was abolished in the boundary changes prior to 1983 election.

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