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]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

John Brunner
General Election 1885: Northwich [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,023 55.7 n/a
Conservative William Henry Verdin 3,995 44.3 n/a
Majority 1,028 11.4 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win
General Election 1886: Northwich [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Robert Verdin 4,416 52.7
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 3,958 47.3
Majority 458 5.4
Turnout 79.2
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Northwich by-election, 1887[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,112 56.2
Liberal Unionist Lord Henry George Grosvenor 3,983 43.8
Majority 1,129 12.4
Turnout 83.7
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

George Whiteley
General Election 1892: Northwich [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Tomlinson Brunner 5,580 56.3
Conservative George Whiteley 4,325 43.7
Majority 1,255 12.6
Turnout 84.3
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Northwich [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 5,706 58.4
Conservative Thomas Ward 4,068 41.6
Majority 1,638 16.8
Turnout 82.9
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Northwich [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 5,377 53.5
Conservative Charles Leopold Samson 4,678 46.5
Majority 699 7.0
Turnout 83.3
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Northwich [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 6,343 58.2
Liberal Unionist Bordrigge North North 4,551 41.8
Majority 1,792 16.4
Turnout 87.0
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Northwich [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Fowler Leece Brunner 6,661 54.6
Liberal Unionist Charles Williams 5,542 45.4
Majority 9.2
Turnout 91.1
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Northwich [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Fowler Leece Brunner 6,071 51.4
Conservative Julius John Jersey de Knoop 5,740 48.6
Majority 331 2.8
Turnout 88.2
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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 15,444 61.4
Liberal John Fowler Leece Brunner 9,723 38.6
Majority 5,721 22.8
Turnout 64.1
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Northwich[11]
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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 11,835 38.5
Liberal Arthur Mort 9,765 31.7
Labour John Williams 9,183 29.8
Majority 2,070 6.8
Turnout 76.1
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1924: Northwich[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 14,545 43.2
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 11,630 34.6
Liberal Arthur Mort 7,465 22.2
Majority 2,915 8.6
Turnout 80.7
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Northwich[14]
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]
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]
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]
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

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Northwich [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Galway Foster 25,144 48.4
Labour Charles Mapp 19,886 38.2
Liberal Dr. Walter Norman Leak 6,989 13.4
Majority 5,258 10.2
Turnout 87.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Northwich [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Galway Foster 29,375 56.8
Labour Robert Patrick Walsh 22,300 43.2
Majority 7,075 13.6
Turnout 83.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Northwich [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Galway Foster 20,697 59.4
Labour John Derek Page 14,142 40.6
Majority 6,555 18.8
Turnout 79.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Northwich [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Galway Foster 20,396 54.5
Labour John Crawford 12,426 33.2
Liberal Richard Eric Lewis 4,602 12.3
Majority 7,970 21.3
Turnout 84.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Northwich [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Galway Foster 17,277 47.4
Labour John Crawford 12,892 35.3
Liberal Geoffrey Johnson Tordoff 6,331 17.3 n/a
Majority 4,385 12.1
Turnout 83.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Northwich [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Galway Foster 16,483 45.1
Labour Stephen Barry Jones 15,780 43.1
Liberal Douglas Bedford Taylor 4,310 11.8
Majority 703 2.0
Turnout 82.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Northwich [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Galway Foster 20,366 51.3
Labour Alfred Bates 15,746 39.6
Liberal Thomas Noel Armstrong 3,604 9.1
Majority 4,620 11.7
Turnout 78.5
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
  18. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  19. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  20. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  21. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  22. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  23. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  24. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig