Stalybridge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stalybridge
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cheshire
Major settlements Stalybridge
18681918
Number of members One
Replaced by Stalybridge & Hyde
Created from North Cheshire and South Lancashire

Stalybridge was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1868 until 1918. It was based around the borough of Stalybridge, partly situated in Lancashire and partly in Cheshire.

Since the 1918 general election, the town has been represented in parliament through the constituency of Stalybridge and Hyde.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • 1868 Constituency created

Previously part of North Cheshire and South Lancashire

Election Member Party
1868 James Sidebottom Conservative
1871 by-election Nathaniel Buckley Liberal
1874 Tom Harrop Sidebottom Conservative
1880 William Summers Liberal
1885 Tom Harrop Sidebottom Conservative
1900 Matthew White Ridley Conservative
1905 by-election John Frederick Cheetham Liberal
Jan. 1910 John Wood Conservative
1918 Constituency abolished: see Stalybridge and Hyde

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Stalybridge by-election, 1905[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Frederick Cheetham 4,029 56.7
Conservative J.T. Travis-Clegg 3,078 43.3
Majority 951 13.4
Turnout 7,601 93.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig