Salford West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Salford West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one
Replaced by Eccles, Salford East and Worsley
Created from Salford North and Salford South

Salford West was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester from 1885 until 1983.[1] It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, which split the two-member Salford constituency into three divisions: Salford North, Salford South and Salford West. It was abolished for the 1983 general election .

Boundaries[edit]

Throughout its existence, Salford West was centred on the Pendleton, Broughton, Irlams o' th' Height, and docklands area of the Salford borough.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Benjamin Armitage Liberal
1886 Sir Lees Knowles Conservative
1906 Sir George William Agnew Liberal
1918 Frederick Wolfe Astbury Conservative
1923 Alexander Wilkinson Frederick Haycock Labour
1924 Frederick Wolfe Astbury Conservative
1929 Alexander Wilkinson Frederick Haycock Labour
1931 Frederick Wolfe Astbury Conservative
1935 James Frederick Emery Conservative
1945 Charles Royle Labour
1964 Stanley Orme Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 18,411 61.5
Conservative J Markwick 11,157 37.2
Workers Revolutionary S Carter 383 1.3
Majority 7,254 24.2
General Election October 1974: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 17,112 57.2
Conservative Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett 8,540 28.6
Liberal Albert Edward Arstall 4,237 14.2
Majority 8,572 28.7
General Election February 1974: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 16,808 51.3
Conservative Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett 10,346 31.6
Liberal Albert Edward Arstall 5,591 17.1
Majority 6,462 19.7
United Kingdom general election, 1970: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 16,986 54.3
Conservative AE Clark 14,310 45.7
Majority 2,676 8.5

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 19,237 59.2
Conservative AE Clark 13,257 40.8
Majority 5,980 18.4
United Kingdom general election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Orme 20,490 55.5
Conservative AE Clark 16,446 44.5
Majority 4,044 10.9

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Royle 23,167 53.3
Conservative HH Davies 20,306 46.7
Majority 2,861 6.6
United Kingdom general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Royle 22,413 51.0
Conservative HD Moore 21,554 49.0
Majority 859 2.0
United Kingdom general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Royle 27,542 53.4
Conservative GW Sinclair 24,055 46.6
Majority 3,487 6.8
United Kingdom general election, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Royle 26,885 51.1
Conservative S Bell 21,593 41.0
Liberal LH Storey 4,124 7.8
Majority 5,292 10.1

Election in the 1940s[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Royle 17,010 50.7
Conservative JF Emery 13,321 39.7
Liberal R Pugh 3,180 9.6
Majority 3,869 11

Election in the 1930s[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Frederick Emery 19,245 52.8
Labour AW Haycock 14,732 40.4
Liberal F Kenyon 2,492 6.8
Majority 4,513 12.4
United Kingdom general election, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lt-Cmdr Frederick Wolfe Astbury 24,083 66.2
Labour AW Haycock 12,320 33.8
Majority 11,763 32.3
Mary Grant
General Election 1929: Salford West[3]

Electorate 43,806

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alexander Wilkinson Frederick Haycock 15,647 42.8
Unionist Frederick Wolfe Astbury 15,289 41.8
Liberal Mary Pollock Grant 5,614 15.4
Majority 358 1.0
Turnout 83.4
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election December 1910 Salford West[4]

Electorate 15,083

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George William Agnew 6,633 53.3
Conservative George Edward Raine 5,802 46.7
Majority 831 6.6
Turnout 12,435 82.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election January 1910 Salford West[5]

Electorate 15,083

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George William Agnew 6,216 44.9
Liberal Unionist Carlyon Wilfroy Bellairs 5,238 37.8
Social Democratic Federation Albert Arthur Purcell 2,396 17.3 n/a
Majority 978 7.1
Turnout 13,850 91.8
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906 Salford West[6]

Electorate 13,814

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George William Agnew 7,329 58.9 +14.8
Conservative Sir Lees Knowles 5,119 41.1 -14.8
Majority 2,210 17.8 29.6
Turnout 90.1 +9.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.8

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Salford West 1885–1983. Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ Salford West - Boundaries Vision Of Britain
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS 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)

Further reading[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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