Sheffield Park (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sheffield Park
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Riding of Yorkshire, then South Yorkshire
19181983
Replaced by Sheffield Attercliffe and Sheffield Central
Created from Sheffield Attercliffe

Sheffield Park was a Parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield, England. The constituency was created in 1918 and abolished in 1983. The area formerly covered by this constituency is now mostly in the Sheffield Central constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The county borough of Sheffield wards of Burngreave, Castle, Manor, Park, and Sharrow.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Henry Kenyon Stephenson Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Richard Storry Deans Conservative and Liberal Unionist
1929 George Lathan Labour
1931 Sir Arthur Shirley Benn, later Baron Glenravel Conservative and Liberal Unionist
1935 George Lathan Labour
1942 by-election Thomas Burden Labour
1950 Fred Mulley Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Sheffield Central

Election results[edit]

General election results 1918–1983

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Mulley 27,483 68.6 - 2.8
Conservative Charles Cole 7,159 17.9 + 4.7
Liberal Francis Butler 4,737 8.5 - 6.0
National Front I. Pierson 302 0.8 N/A
Communist Gordon Ashberry 279 0.7 - 0.3
Workers Revolutionary Paul Littlehales 111 0.3 N/A
Majority 20,324 50.7 - 6.2
Turnout 64.5 + 2.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Mulley 30,057 71.4 + 6.4
Liberal Francis Butler 6,093 14.5 - 3.4
Conservative Robert Trench 5,539 13.2 - 2.9
Communist Gordon Ashberry 403 1.0 - 0.1
Majority 23,964 56.9 + 9.8
Turnout 62.4 - 9.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Mulley 31,273 65.0 - 10.3
Liberal Francis Butler 8,596 17.9 N/A
Conservative Eric Crewe 7,731 16.1 - 6.6
Communist Cyril Morton 521 1.1 - 1.0
Majority 22,677 47.1 - 11.4
Turnout 71.8 + 19.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 23,302 75.3 - 5.0
Conservative Timothy Renton 7,024 22.7 + 6.3
Communist Cyril Morton 637 2.1 - 1.2
Majority 16,278 58.5
Turnout 52.6 - 12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 24,550 80.3 + 4.7
Conservative Robert Burns 5,017 16.4 - 8.0
Communist Cyril Morton 1,022 3.3 N/A
Majority 19,533 63.9 + 12.7
Turnout 64.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 24,196 75.6 + 4.5
Conservative Frank Adams 7,816 24.4 - 4.5
Majority 16,380 51.2 + 9.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 26,078 71.1 - 2.1
Conservative John Neill 10,598 28.9 + 2.1
Majority 15,480 42.2 - 4.3
Turnout 71.2 - 0.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 28,904 73.2 + 4.0
Conservative Stanley Rippon 10,565 26.8 - 4.0
Majority 18,339 46.5 + 8.1
Turnout 71.3 - 11.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 30,842 69.2 + 1.5
Conservative Stanley Rippon 13,743 30.8 + 0.5
Majority 17,099 38.4 + 1.0
Turnout 82.5 - 2.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Mulley 30,558 67.7
Conservative H. Pryce 13,678 30.3
Communist A. Fullard 909 2.0
Majority 16,880 37.4
Turnout 85.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Burden 29,424 64.9
Conservative Geoffrey Stevens 15,882 35.1
Majority 13,542 29.8
Turnout 73.9
Labour hold Swing

In the 1942 by-election, Thomas Burden was elected unopposed.

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Lathan 21,153 51.5
Conservative Arthur Shirley Benn 19,947 48.5
Majority 1,206 3.0
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Shirley Benn 26,392 62.6
Labour George Lathan 15,783 37.4
Majority 10,609 25.2
Turnout 81.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929

Electorate 49,843

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Lathan 20,304 51.4
Conservative Richard Storry Deans 13,597 34.5
Liberal Ernest E. Dalton 5,560 14.1
Majority 6,707 16.9
Turnout 79.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1924: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Storry Deans 14,053 54.8
Labour George Lathan 11,576 45.2
Majority 2,477 9.6
Turnout 81.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1923: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Storry Deans 9,648 41.9
Labour George Lathan 9,050 39.4
Liberal Henry Kenyon Stephenson 4,296 18.7
Majority 598 2.5
Turnout 74.1
Conservative gain from National Liberal Swing
General Election 1922: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Henry Kenyon Stephenson 11,542 52.2
Labour Robert Morley 10,578 47.8
Majority 964 4.4
Turnout 73.0
National Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Sheffield Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Kenyon Stephenson 12,339 79.6
Labour Alf Barton 3,167 20.4
Majority 9,172 59.2
Turnout 49.6
Liberal hold Swing

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