Runcorn (UK Parliament constituency)

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Runcorn
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cheshire
19501983
Replaced by Halton and Warrington South

Runcorn was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Runcorn in Cheshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

In 1983 it was abolished and replaced by Halton and Warrington South constituencies.

Boundaries[edit]

The Runcorn constituency covered Runcorn town and the southern parts of Warrington.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Dennis Vosper Conservative
1964 Mark Carlisle Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Halton & Warrington South

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950:[1]

Electorate 46,253

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dennis Forwood Vosper N/A
Labour L H Wharrad N/A
Liberal Harold Griffiths N/A
Majority N/A
Turnout N/A
Conservative win
General Election 1951:[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955:[3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959:[4]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964:[5]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966:[6]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970:[7]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Runcorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Carlisle 25,047 46.15
Labour AJ Eccles 19,579 36.07
Liberal D Saunders 9,188 16.93
Independent N Dobson 464 0.85
Majority 5,468 10.07
Turnout 54,278 77.62
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: Runcorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Carlisle 32,907 51.48
Labour GJ Maudsley 22,226 34.77
Liberal R Kemp 8,783 13.74
Majority 10,681 16.71
Turnout 63,916 77.83
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig