Northwich (UK Parliament constituency)

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Northwich
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one

Northwich was a constituency in Cheshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Brunner Liberal
1886 Robert Verdin Liberal Unionist
1887 by-election Sir John Brunner Liberal
Jan 1910 Sir John Brunner II Liberal
1918 Harry Dewhurst Coalition Conservative
1922 Lord Colum Crichton-Stuart Conservative
1945 Sir John Foster Conservative
Feb 1974 Alastair Goodlad Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

John Tomlinson Brunner

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Northwich [1]

Electorate 10,577

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,023 n/a
Conservative W H Verdin 3,995 n/a
Majority 1,028 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win
General Election 1886: Northwich [2]

Electorate 10,577

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Robert Verdin 4,416
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 3,958
Majority 458
Turnout
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Northwich by-election, 1887[3]

Electorate 10,868

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,112
Liberal Unionist Lord H Grosvenor 3,983
Majority 1,129
Turnout
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Northwich [4]

Electorate 11,750

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,580
Conservative G Whiteley 4,325
Majority 1,255
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Northwich [5]

Electorate 11,788

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 5,706
Conservative Thomas Ward 4,068
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Northwich [6]

Electorate 12,067

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 5,377
Conservative C L Samson 4,678
Majority 699
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Northwich [7]

Electorate 12,527

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 6,343
Liberal Unionist B North 4,551
Majority 1,792
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Northwich [8]

Electorate 13,389

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Fowler Leece Brunner
Conservative C Williams
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Northwich [9]

Electorate 13,389

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Fowler Leece Brunner 6,071
Liberal Unionist J de Knoop 5,741
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1914 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1918: Northwich[10]

Electorate 39,269

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 15,444 61.4
Liberal Sir John Fowler Leece Brunner 9,723 38.6
Majority 5,721 22.8
Turnout 64.1
Unionist hold Swing
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Northwich[11]

Electorate 39,856

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 15,454 54.2
Labour John Williams 13,066 45.8
Majority 8.4
Turnout 71.6 +7.5
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Northwich[12]

Electorate 40,440

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 11,835
Liberal Arthur Mort 9,765
Labour John Williams 9,183
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1924: Northwich[13]

Electorate 41,670

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 14,545
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 11,630
Liberal Arthur Mort 7,465
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Northwich[14]

Electorate 53,988

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 15,477 34.3
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 15,473 34.3
Liberal John Denman Barlow 14,163 31.4
Majority 4 0.0
Turnout 83.6
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Northwich[15]

Electorate 55,290

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 30,061 65.6
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 15,746 34.4
Majority 14,315 31.2
Turnout 82.8 -3.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Northwich[16]

Electorate 57,231

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 24,316 54.5
Labour Thomas Reid 20,289 46.5
Majority 4,027 9.0
Turnout 77.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945: Northwich[17]

Electorate 62,541

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brig. John Galway Foster 20,198 41.4
Labour Prof. Robert Samuel Theodore Chorley 20,183 41.3
Liberal Sir Felix John Morgan Brunner 8,460 17.3
Majority 15 0.1
Turnout 78.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig