Stockport North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stockport North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by Denton & Reddish and Stockport
Created from Stockport

Stockport North was a borough constituency which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until 1983.


The constituency was an urban one, originally located in the County of Cheshire and comprising wards of the County Borough of Stockport (and in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport from April 1974 until the seat's abolition in 1983). In 1950 it was defined as the following wards:

  • Edgeley
  • Heaton Lane
  • Heaton Norris North
  • Heaton Norris South
  • Hollywood
  • Lancashire Hill
  • Old Road
  • Reddish North
  • Reddish South

All these wards had previously been part of the two-member constituency of Stockport.

A minor change in boundaries was made at the February 1974 election, because of changes in ward boundaries which had taken effect in 1971. The constituency was defined as the following wards:

  • Cheadle Heath
  • Edgeley
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heaton Mersey
  • Heaton Moor
  • Heaton Norris
  • Lancashire Hill
  • Longford
  • Reddish Green

The constituency was abolished at the 1983 general election, with 60% of the electorate going to the new single-member Stockport constituency, and 40% going to form the new Denton and Reddish constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Always a fairly marginal seat, the constituency changed hands at the 1964, 1970 and February 1974 general elections.

Election Member [1] Party
1950 Sir Norman Hulbert Conservative
1964 Arnold Gregory Labour
1970 Idris Owen Conservative
Feb 1974 Andrew Bennett Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Stockport & Denton and Reddish

Election results[edit]


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