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 centred on 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[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Tom Sidebottom
General Election 1885: Stalybridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Harrop Sidebottom 3,169 51.8
Liberal William Summers 2,950 48.2
Majority 219 3.6
Turnout 95.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1886: Stalybridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Harrop Sidebottom 3,220 55.0 +3.2
Liberal JW Probyn 2,638 45.0 -3.2
Majority 582 10.0 +6.4
Turnout 91.2 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Stalybridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Harrop Sidebottom 3,280 52.7
Liberal Joshua Macer Wright 2,943 47.3
Majority 337 5.4
Turnout 92.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1895: Stalybridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Harrop Sidebottom 3,389 55.1 +2.4
Liberal Joshua Macer Wright 2,757 44.9 -2.4
Majority 632 10.2 +4.8
Turnout 88.1 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Stalybridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Baron Wensleydale, Matthew White Ridley 3,321 50.6
Liberal John Frederick Cheetham 3,241 49.4
Majority 80 1.2
Turnout 88.0
Conservative hold Swing
John Cheetham
Stalybridge by-election, 1905[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Frederick Cheetham 4,029 56.7 +7.3
Conservative James Travis Travis-Clegg 3,078 43.3 -7.3
Majority 951 13.4 14.6
Turnout 7,601 93.5 +5.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.3
General Election 1906: Stalybridge[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Frederick Cheetham 3,836 53.1 -3.6
Conservative James Travis Travis-Clegg 3,382 46.9 +3.6
Majority 454 6.2 -7.2
Turnout 93.8
Liberal hold Swing -3.6

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Stalybridge[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wood 3,736 50.4 +3.5
Liberal Allan Heywood Bright 3,679 49.6 -3.5
Majority 57 0.8 7.0
Turnout 94.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.5
General Election December 1910: Stalybridge[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wood 3,87 52.7 +2.3
Liberal Allan Heywood Bright 3,414 47.3 -2.3
Majority 393 5.4 +4.6
Turnout 91.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.3

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)