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

Election results[edit]

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
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

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