Pudsey (UK Parliament constituency)

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Pudsey
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Pudsey in West Yorkshire.
Outline map
Location of West Yorkshire within England.
County West Yorkshire
Electorate 69,738 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament Stuart Andrew (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Pudsey and Otley
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Pudsey and Otley
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Yorkshire and the Humber

Pudsey is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Stuart Andrew, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Historic boundaries

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency should consist of:

Current boundaries

After the 2010 boundary changes it is made up of four Leeds City Council wards:

History[edit]

1885-1950

The Pudsey constituency was first created in 1885 by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and was first used in the general election that year. The seat had formerly been part of Eastern West Riding of Yorkshire constituency. On 1 June 1908 George Whiteley voluntarily resigned from Parliament[n 4] resulting in a by-election in the constituency.[3]

The constituency was abolished in 1918 and replaced by the constituency of Pudsey and Otley until 1950.

1950-date

The constituency was recreated for contesting in the 1950 general election and has existed ever since.

Nomenclature

In their Third Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (1976–1983) the Boundary Commission initially suggested renaming the constituency Leeds West, with the existing Leeds West constituency in turn being renamed Leeds West Central. This was opposed at local enquiries where the current name was retained.[4]

Constituency profile[edit]

Since 1979 the constituency has been a bellwether. The constituency covers suburban settlements to the upland west and north-west of Leeds, including Pudsey, Farsley, Horsforth, Yeadon and Guiseley with low dependency on social housing, average workers' income close to the British average[5] and low unemployment.[6] This was from its 1950 recreation a win for candidates who were members of the Conservative Party before a member of the Labour Party gained it in the New Labour landslide of 1997.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[7] Party
1885 Briggs Priestley Liberal
1900 George Whiteley Liberal
1908 by-election John James Oddy Conservative
Jan 1910 Frederick Ogden Liberal
1918 constituency abolished: see Pudsey & Otley
1950 constituency re-created
1950 Cyril Banks Conservative
1959 Joseph Hiley Conservative
Feb 1974 Giles Shaw Conservative
1997 Paul Truswell Labour
2010 Stuart Andrew Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Pudsey[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Andrew
Labour Jamie Hanley
General Election 2010: Pudsey[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Andrew 18,874 38.5 +4.8
Labour Jamie Hanley 17,215 35.1 -10.3
Liberal Democrat Jamie Matthews 10,224 20.8 +2.7
BNP Ian Gibson 1,549 3.2 +3.2
UKIP David Dews 1,221 2.5 -0.3
Majority 1,659 3.4
Turnout 49,083 70.9 +4.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Pudsey[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Truswell 21,261 45.8 −2.3
Conservative Pamela Singleton 15,391 33.1 −2.5
Liberal Democrat James Keeley 8,551 18.4 +4.2
UKIP David Daniel 1,241 2.7 +0.6
Majority 5,870 12.6
Turnout 46,444 66.0 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +0.1
General Election 2001: Pudsey[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Truswell 21,717 48.1 0.0
Conservative John Procter 16,091 35.6 −0.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Boddy 6,423 14.2 +0.2
UKIP David Sewards 944 2.1 N/A
Majority 5,626 12.5
Turnout 45,175 63.3 −11.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Pudsey[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Truswell 25,370 48.1 19.8
Conservative Peter Bone 19,163 36.3 -7.81
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Brown 7,375 14.0 -12.7
Referendum Party David Crabtree 823 1.6 N/A
Majority 6,207 11.8
Turnout 52,731 74.3 -3.66
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.2
General Election 1992: Pudsey[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 25,067 44.2 -1.36
Labour A Giles 16,095 28.4 7.86
Liberal Democrat David Shutt 15,153 26.69 N/A
Green Mrs JL Wynne 466 0.82 N/A
Majority 8,972 15.80
Turnout 56,781 80.15 2.11
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Pudsey[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 25,457 45.51 -0.18
Liberal Julian P.F. Cummins 19,021 34.00 -1.76
Labour Neil Taggart 11,461 20.49 2.66
Majority 6,436 11.51
Turnout 55,939 78.04 2.20
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1983: Pudsey[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 24,455 45.69 0.58
Liberal J Cummins 19,141 35.76 6.74
Labour Susan Price 9,542 17.83 -7.35
Independent R Smith 387 0.72 N/A
Majority 5,314 9.93
Turnout 55,525 75.83 -4.51
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Pudsey[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 24,591 45.11 5.6
Liberal SJ Cooksey 15,852 29.08 -1.46
Labour PD McBride 13,727 25.18 -4.76
Ecology P Lewenz 340 0.62 N/A
Majority 8,739 16.03
Turnout 67,853 80.34 2.19
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election October 1974: Pudsey[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 20,180 39.51 -0.02
Liberal SJ Cooksey 15,599 30.54 -2.19
Labour K Targett 15,293 29.94 2.2
Majority 4,581 8.97
Turnout 65,354 78.15 -6.79
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election February 1974: Pudsey[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Giles Shaw 21,750 39.53 -9.7
Liberal SJ Cooksey 18,011 32.73 19.05
Labour K Targett 15,267 27.74 -9.35
Majority 3,739 6.79
Turnout 64,788 84.94 5.82
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1970: Pudsey[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hiley 24,308 49.23 4.58
Labour J Mann 18,313 37.09 -2.46
Liberal GVJ Pratt 6,754 13.68 -2.12
Majority 5,995 12.14
Turnout 62,403 79.12 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Pudsey[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hiley 20,782 44.65
Labour Eric Brierley 18,410 39.55
Liberal Robert HJ Rhodes 7,353 15.80
Majority 2,372 5.10
Turnout 55,860 83.32
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Pudsey[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hiley 21,581 46.50
Labour Bernard P Atha 16,100 34.69
Liberal J Trevor Wilson 8,732 18.81
Majority 5,481 11.81
Turnout 53,939 86.05
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Pudsey[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hiley 22,752 50.09 2.38
Labour VP Richardson 16,241 35.76 -1.30
Liberal Joseph Stanley Snowden 6,429 14.15 -1.08
Majority 6,511 14.33 3.68
Turnout 52,285 86.87 1.46
Conservative hold Swing 1.84
General Election 1955: Pudsey[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Banks 20,445 47.71 -6.03
Labour BA Payton 15,881 37.06 -9.20
Liberal Richard Scurrah Wainwright 6,526 15.23 NA
Majority 4,564 10.65 3.18
Turnout 50,175 85.41 -3.50
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1951: Pudsey[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Banks 24,138 53.74 12.41
Labour AG Collings 20,782 46.26 5.08
Majority 3,356 7.47 7.33
Turnout 50,521 88.91 0.02
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1950: Pudsey[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Banks 18,269 41.33 N/A
Labour AG Collings 18,205 41.18 N/A
Liberal Richard Scurrah Wainwright 7,731 17.49 N/A
Majority 64 0.14 N/A
Turnout 49,729 88.89 N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election Saturday 10 December 1910: Pudsey[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Ogden 6,518 52.54 -2.82
Conservative John James Oddy 5,888 47.46 2.82
Majority 630 5.08
Turnout 15,071 82.32
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General Election Saturday 22 January 1910: Pudsey[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Ogden 7,358 55.36 10.24
Conservative John James Oddy 5,934 44.64 0.46
Majority 1,424 10.71
Turnout 15,071 88.20
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

By-Election Saturday 20 June 1908: Pudsey[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John James Oddy 5,444 45.12 11.66
Liberal Frederick Ogden 5,331 44.18 -22.36
Labour Mr. J. W. Benson 1,291 10.70 NA
Majority 113 0.01 -33.08
Turnout 12066 78.27 11.74
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
George Whiteley
General Election Saturday 20 January 1906: Pudsey[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Whiteley 7,043 66.54 14.13
Conservative Lt. Col. C W Ford 3,541 33.46 -14.13
Majority 3,502 33.09 28.27
Turnout 15,909 66.53 -11.68
Liberal hold Swing
General Election Wednesday 10 October 1900: Pudsey[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Whiteley 5,973 52.41 0.20
Conservative E.B. Faber 5,424 47.59 -0.20
Majority 549 4.82 0.39
Turnout 11,397 78.21
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Briggs Priestley
General Election 13 July–17 August 1895: Pudsey[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Briggs Priestley 5,540 52.21 -0.65
Conservative Sir A Fairbairn 5,070 47.79 0.65
Majority 470 4.43 -1.34
Turnout 10610 77.03 2.16
Liberal hold Swing
General Election July 1892: Pudsey[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Briggs Priestley 5,523 52.87 -3.46
Conservative Mr. E Woodhouse 4,924 47.13 3.46
Majority 603 5.77 -6.90
Turnout 10447 74.87 -2.23
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1–27 July 1886: Pudsey[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Briggs Priestley 5,207 56.33 -4.84
Conservative A W Rücker 4,036 43.67 4.84
Majority 1,171 12.67 -9.67
Turnout 9,243 77.10 -9.66
General Election 24 November-18 December 1885: Pudsey[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Briggs Priestley 6,363 61.17
Conservative Surr William Duncan 4,039 38.83
Majority 2,324 22.34
Turnout 10,402 86.76

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ As the seats of Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North, Leeds South and Leeds West were also created in 1885, this by inference did not refer to the whole of the municipal borough of Leeds
  4. ^ by accepting appointment as Steward of the Manor of Northstead
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  3. ^ "Parliament - House Of Commons - New Writ". The Times. 4 June 1908. pp. page 6, column 1. 
  4. ^ Boundary Commission for England, Third Periodic Report, 1983
  5. ^ 2001 Census
  6. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  8. ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/pudsey/
  9. ^ "UK > England > Yorkshire & the Humber > Pudsey". Election 2010 (BBC). 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c Guardian.co.uk. "Guardian". The Guardian (London). 
  11. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: April 1992". 
  12. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: June 1987". 
  13. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: June 1983". 
  14. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: May 1979". 
  15. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: October 1974". 
  16. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: February 1974". 
  17. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results 1970". 
  18. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: March 1966". 
  19. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: October 1964". 
  20. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: October 1959". 
  21. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: May 1955". 
  22. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: October 1951". 
  23. ^ Richard Kimber. "Political Science Resources: UK General Election results: February 1950". 
  24. ^ "The Polls". The Times. 12 December 1910. pp. page 7, column 1. 
  25. ^ "The Polls". The Times. 24 January 1910. pp. page 6, column 1. 
  26. ^ "Election Intelligence". The Times. 22 June 1908. pp. page 9, column 2. 
  27. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 22 January 1906. pp. page 10, column 3. 
  28. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 11 October 1900. pp. page 8, column 2. 
  29. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 24 July 1895. pp. page 6, column 1. 
  30. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 15 July 1892. pp. page 4, column 2. 
  31. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 8 July 1886. pp. page 6, column 6. 
  32. ^ "The General Election - The Polls". The Times. 2 December 1885. pp. page 9, column 6.