Stockton-on-Tees (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stockton-on-Tees
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cleveland, England
18681983
Number of members One
Replaced by Stockton North and Stockton South
Created from South Durham

Stockton-on-Tees is a former borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was abolished in the boundary changes which took effect at the 1983 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1868 Joseph Dodds Liberal
1888 by-election Sir Horace Davey Liberal
1892 Thomas Wrightson Conservative
1895 Jonathan Samuel Liberal
1900 Sir Robert Ropner Conservative
Jan. 1910 Jonathan Samuel Liberal
1917 by-election John Bertrand Watson Liberal
1923 Robert Strother Stewart Liberal
1924 Harold Macmillan Unionist
1929 Frederick Fox Riley Labour
1931 Harold Macmillan Conservative
1945 George Chetwynd Labour
1962 by-election Bill Rodgers Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 34,917 53.10
Conservative R.B. Jones 23,790 36.18
Liberal S.E. Dunleavy 6,074 9.24
National Front A. Bruce 384 0.58
Independent V. Fletcher 343 0.52
Communist J. Smith 243 0.37
Majority 11,127 16.92
Turnout 73.71
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 32,962 55.77
Conservative Brian Stanley Mawhinney 18,488 31.28
Liberal N. Long 6,906 11.68
Independent V. Fletcher 750 1.27
Majority 14,474 24.49
Turnout 69.11
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 37,876 59.02
Conservative B. Sloan 25,505 39.74
Communist E. Jones 791 1.23
Majority 12,371 19.28
Turnout 75.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 22,283 54.87
Conservative P.V. Radford 17,960 44.22
Communist E. Jones 369 0.91
Majority 4,323 10.64
Turnout 73.09
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 24,248 59.68
Conservative P.V. Radford 15,547 38.38
Communist E. Jones 710 1.75
Majority 8,701 21.48
Turnout 77.38
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate 53,263

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 22,011 50.52
Conservative R.W.T. Bray 15,424 35.40
Liberal John Henry Mulholland 6,130 14.07
Majority 6,587 15.12
Turnout 81.79
Labour hold Swing
Stockton-on-Tees by-election, 1962

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Rodgers 19,694 45.2
Conservative Gerald Coles 12,112 27.8
Liberal John Henry Mulholland 11,722 26.9
Majority 7,582
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roland Chetwynd 23,961 53.67
Conservative Gerald Coles 20,684 46.33
Majority 3,277 7.34
Turnout 83.88
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roland Chetwynd 23,422 54.43
Conservative C.B. Longbottom 19,607 45.57
Majority 3,815 8.87
Turnout 83.77
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate 50,104

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roland Chetwynd 24,558 55.73
Conservative H.C.R. Laslett 19,511 44.27
Majority 5,047 11.45
Turnout 87.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Stockton-on-Tees

Electorate 48,573

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roland Chetwynd 23,475 54.03
Conservative R.A. Lamb 16,495 37.97
Liberal Anthony G. Gamble 3,475 8.00
Majority 6,980 16.07
Turnout 89.44
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945:Stockton-on-Tees[1]

Electorate 60,693

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roland Chetwynd 27,128 55.1 +14.8
Conservative Capt. Rt Hon. Maurice Harold Macmillan 18,464 37.4 -11.5
Liberal G.P. Evans 3,718 7.5 -3.3
Majority 8,664 17.7 26.3
Turnout 81.2 -5.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.1

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935:Stockton-on-Tees[4]

Electorate 55,216

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Harold Macmillan 23,285 48.9 -12.7
Labour Arabella Susan Lawrence 19,217 40.3 +1.9
Liberal G.L. Tossell 5,158 10.8 n/a
Majority 4,068 8.6 -14.6
Turnout 86.3 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.3
General Election 1931:Stockton-on-Tees[5]

Electorate 53,587

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Harold Macmillan 29,199 61.6 +25.5
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 18,168 38.4 -2.8
Majority 11,031 23.2 28.3
Turnout 88.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +14.1

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929:Stockton-on-Tees[6]

Electorate 52,739

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 18,961 41.2 +8.1
Unionist Maurice Harold Macmillan 16,572 36.1
Liberal John Cecil Hayes 10,407 22.7
Majority 2,389 5.1
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1924:Stockton-on-Tees[7]

Electorate 39,981

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Maurice Harold Macmillan 15,163 42.0
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 11,948 33.1
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 8,971 24.9
Majority 3,215 8.9
Turnout 90.2
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923:Stockton-on-Tees[8]

Electorate 38,872

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 11,734 34.5 +6.8
Unionist Maurice Harold Macmillan 11,661 34.3 n/a
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 10,619 31.2 -3.1
Majority 73 0.2 3.9
Turnout 87.5 +1.6
Liberal gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1922:Stockton-on-Tees[9]

Electorate 37,991

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal John Bertrand Watson 12,396 38.0 n/a
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 11,183 34.3 n/a
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 9,041 27.7 n/a
Majority 1,213 3.7 n/a
Turnout 85.9 n/a
National Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Bertrand Watson
General Election 1918:Stockton-on-Tees[10]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  2. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  3. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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