Sheffield Attercliffe (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°22′16″N 1°25′41″W / 53.371°N 1.428°W / 53.371; -1.428

Sheffield Attercliffe
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Sheffield Attercliffe in South Yorkshire for the 2005 general election.
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Location of South Yorkshire within England.
County South Yorkshire
18852010
Replaced by Sheffield South East
Created from Sheffield

Sheffield Attercliffe was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield. It was created at the 1885 general election and abolished at the 2010 general election, when it was replaced by a new Sheffield South East constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

From 1997, Sheffield Attercliffe covered much of the east and south east of the city including the wards of Beighton, Birley, Darnall, Mosborough, Woodhouse, and parts of Richmond ward. It bordered the constituencies of North East Derbyshire, Rotherham, Rother Valley, Sheffield Brightside, Sheffield Central and Sheffield Heeley.

History[edit]

Sheffield Attercliffe constituency was created when the two-seat Sheffield constituency was split into five single-member seats in 1885.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Bernard Coleridge (later Baron Coleridge) Liberal
1894 by-election J. Batty Langley Liberal
1909 by-election Joseph Pointer Labour
1914 by-election William Crawford Anderson Labour
1918 Thomas Worrall Casey Coalition Liberal
1922 Cecil Henry Wilson Labour
1931 Cecil Frederick Pike Conservative
1935 Cecil Wilson Labour
1944 by-election John Hynd Labour
1970 Patrick Duffy Labour
1992 Clive Betts Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Sheffield South East

Elections[edit]

Sheffield Attercliffe election results

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Betts 22,250 60.10 -7.69
Liberal Democrat Kevin Moore 6,283 16.97 +2.76
Conservative Tracy Critchlow 5,329 14.40 -0.80
UKIP Jonathan Arnott 1,680 4.54 +1.74
BNP Beverley Jones 1,477 3.99 N/A
Majority 15,967
Turnout 37,019 54.59
Labour hold Swing -5.22
General Election 2001: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Betts 24,287 67.8 +2.5
Conservative John Perry 5,443 15.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 5,092 14.2 -1.5
UKIP Pauline Arnott 1,002 2.8 N/A
Majority 18,844 52.6
Turnout 35,824 52.9 -11.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Betts 28,937 65.3 +7.8
Conservative Brendan Doyle 7,119 16.1 −10.2
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 6,973 15.7 +1.0
Referendum Party James Brown 1,289 2.9 N/A
Majority 21,818 49.2
Turnout 44,318 64.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Betts 28,563 57.5
Conservative Gordon Millward 13,083 26.3
Liberal Democrat Helen Wooley 7,283 14.7
Green Gordon Ferguson 751 1.5
Majority 15,480 31.2
Turnout 49,680 71.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 28,266 57.8
Conservative John Perry 11,975 22.7
Social Democratic Helen Woolley 9,549 19.5
Majority 17,191 35.2
Turnout 72.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 23,067 51.5
Conservative Gordon Millward 11,455 25.6
Social Democratic Irene Addison 10,241 22.9
Majority 11,612 25.9
Turnout 69.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 29,702 64.9
Conservative Douglas French 11,599 25.6
Liberal Dennis Boothroyd 4,017 8.8
National Front J. Mason 457 1.0
Majority 18,103 39.6
Turnout 72.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 29,601 69.0
Conservative Patricia Santhouse 8,043 18.7
Liberal Gerald Broadhead 5,282 12.3
Majority 21,558 50.2
Turnout 67.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 34,120 71.9
Conservative Patricia Santhouse 12,944 27.3
International Marxist Tariq Ali 424 0.9
Majority 21,176 44.6
Turnout 74.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Duffy 26,482 69.6
Conservative Patricia Santhouse 10,986 28.9
Independent Percy Sims 581 1.5
Majority 15,496 40.7
Turnout 63.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 32,336 77.3
Conservative Brian Marsden 9,511 22.7
Majority 22,825 54.5
Turnout 67.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 30,318 66.8
Conservative Herbert Lambert 10,223 22.5
Liberal Colin Wood 4,831 10.7
Majority 20,095 44.3
Turnout 72.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 33,676 68.8
Conservative Herbert Lambert 15,304 31.3
Majority 18,372 37.5
Turnout 75.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 33,071 71.0
Conservative Herbert Lambert 13,503 29.0
Majority 19,568 42.0
Turnout 72.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 29,958 71.1
Conservative Herbert Lambert 12,161 28.9
Majority 17,797 42.3
Turnout 82.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 30,726 71.6
Conservative Lionel Farris 12,185 28.4
Majority 18,541 43.2
Turnout 86.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Burns Hynd 23,468 81.4
Conservative Brian Paddon 5,376 18.6
Majority 18,092 62.8
Turnout 79.4
Labour hold Swing

The 1944 by-election was called following the resignation of Cecil Henry Wilson on 9 February. John Burns Hynd of the Labour Party was elected unopposed.

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 18,663 62.8
Conservative Cecil Frederick Pike 11,034 37.2
Majority 7,629 25.6
Turnout 73.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cecil Frederick Pike 15,185 46.0
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 15,020 45.5
Communist George Fletcher 2,790 8.5
Majority 165 0.5
Turnout 78.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929

Electorate 42,070

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 19,152 60.3
Conservative Wilfred Barnard Faraday 6,190 19.5
Liberal Tom Neville 4,652 14.7
Communist George H Fletcher 1,731 5.5
Majority 12,962 40.8
Turnout 75.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 16,802 63.6
Conservative Wilfred Barnard Faraday 9,629 36.4
Majority 7,173 27.2
Turnout 75.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 13,581 58.7
Conservative G. Terrell 6,106 26.4
Liberal H. A. Briggs 3,438 14.9
Majority 7,475 32.3
Turnout 66.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1922: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Henry Wilson 16,206 68.2
National Liberal Thomas Worrall Casey 7,562 31.8
Majority 8,644 36.4
Turnout 68.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Thomas Casey
General Election 1918

Electorate 35,923

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Thomas Worrall Casey 12,308 65.3
Labour William Crawford Anderson 6,539 34.7
Majority 5,769 30.6
Turnout 52.5
Coalition Liberal gain from Labour Swing

The by-election of 1914 was called following the death on 19 November of Joseph Pointer. William Crawford Anderson of the Labour Party was elected unopposed.

General Election December 1910: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Pointer 6,532 55.0
Conservative Samuel Walker 5,354 45.0
Majority 1,178 10.0
Turnout 72.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election January 1910: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Pointer 7,755 56.1
Conservative Sydney Charles King-Farlow 6,075 43.9
Majority 1,676 12.2
Turnout 83.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Sheffield Attercliffe by-election, 1909

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Pointer 3,531 27.5 N/A
Conservative Sydney Charles King-Farlow 3,380 26.2 -20.6
Liberal Richard Cornthwaite Lambert 3,175 24.6 -28.6
Independent Conservative Arnold Muir Wilson 2,803 21.7 N/A
Majority 151 1.3 -5.1
Turnout 77.3 -1.9
Labour gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General Election 1906: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. Batty Langley 6,523 53.2 N/A
Conservative Arnold Muir Wilson 5,736 46.8 N/A
Majority 787 6.4 N/A
Turnout 79.2 N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

In the 1900 general election, J. Batty Langley was elected unopposed.

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

In the 1895 general election, J. Batty Langley was elected unopposed.

This by-election was called due to the resignation on 26 June of Bernard John Seymour Coleridge following his inheritance of the title of Baron Coleridge.

J. Batty Langley
Sheffield Attercliffe by-election, 1894: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. Batty Langley 4,486 48.6
Conservative G. H. Smith 3,495 37.1
Ind. Labour Party Frank Smith 1,249 13.5
Majority 991 10.7
Turnout 79.0
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1892: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bernard John Seymour Coleridge 5,107 56.3
Conservative G. H. Smith 3,963 43.1
Majority 1,144 12.6
Turnout 80.2
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bernard John Seymour Coleridge 4,365 59.6
Conservative F. W. Maude 2,958 40.4
Majority 1,407 19.2
Turnout 75.1
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1885: Sheffield Attercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bernard John Seymour Coleridge 4,891 57.4
Conservative E. B. Hoare 3,633 42.6
Majority 1,258 14.8
Turnout 87.4
Liberal hold Swing

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