Sunderland (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sunderland
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18321950
Number of members Two

Sunderland was a borough constituency of the House of Commons, created by the Reform Act 1832 for the 1832 general election. It elected two Members of Parliament (MP) by the bloc vote system of election until it was split into single-member seats of Sunderland North and Sunderland South for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1832 Sir William Chaytor, Bt. Whig George Barrington
1833 by-election William Thompson
1835 David Barclay
1837 Andrew White
June 1841 David Barclay
September 1841 by-election Viscount Howick Whig
1845 by-election George Hudson Conservative
December 1847 by-election Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bt.
1852 William Seymour Liberal
1855 by-election Henry Fenwick Liberal
1859 William Shaw Lindsay Liberal
1865 James Hartley Conservative
1866 by-election John Candlish Liberal
1868 Edward Temperley Gourley Liberal
1874 Sir Henry Havelock-Allan, Bt. Liberal
1881 by-election Samuel Storey Liberal
1895 Theodore Doxford Unionist
1900 John Stapylton Grey Pemberton Conservative
1906 James Stuart Liberal Thomas Summerbell Labour
January 1910 Samuel Storey Independent Conservative James Knott Conservative
December 1910 Sir Hamar Greenwood, Bt. Liberal Frank Walter Goldstone Labour
1918 Coalition Liberal Ralph Milbanke Hudson Conservative
1922 Luke Thompson Conservative Walter Raine Conservative
1929 Marion Phillips Labour Alfred Smith Labour
May 1931 by-election Luke Thompson Conservative
October 1931 Samuel Storey junior Conservative
1935 Stephen Noel Furness National Liberal
1945 Richard Ewart Labour Frederick Thomas Willey Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Sunderland North and Sunderland South

Election results[edit]

General Election 1945: Sunderland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Frederick Thomas Willey 38,769 28.11
Labour Green tickY Richard Ewart 36,711 26.62
Liberal National Stephen Noel Furness 29,366 21.29
Conservative Samuel Storey junior 28,579 20.72
Communist T.A. Tichardson 4,501 3.26
Majority 7,345 5.90
Turnout 76.23
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing
General Election 1935: Sunderland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Green tickY Stephen Noel Furness 49,001 30.19
Conservative Green tickY Samuel Storey junior 48,760 30.04
Labour G.E.G. Catlin 32,483 20.01
Labour Mrs. L. Manning 32,059 19.75
Majority 16,277 10.03
Turnout 78.08
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal National gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1931: Sunderland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickY Luke Thompson 53,386 32.28
Conservative Green tickY Samuel Storey junior 52,589 31.80
Labour Marion Phillips 29,707 17.96
Labour D.N. Pritt 29,680 17.95
Majority 22,882 13.84
Turnout 79.84
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sunderland by-election, 1931[1]

Electorate 103,363

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickY Luke Thompson 30,497 40.3
Labour James Thomas Brownlie 30,074 69.8
Liberal Dr. Elizabeth T. Morgan 15,020 19.9
Majority 423 0.5
Turnout 73.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1929: Shrewsbury[2]

Electorate 101,875

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMarion Phillips 31,794 19.5
Labour Green tickYAlfred Smith 31,085 19.0
Conservative Sir Walter Raine 29,180 17.9
Conservative Luke Thompson 28,937 17.7
Liberal Dr. Elizabeth T. Morgan 21,300 13.0
Liberal Sir John William Pratt 21,142 12.9
Majority 1,905 1.1
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1906: Sunderland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Green tickY James Stuart 13,620
Labour Green tickY Thomas Summerbell 13,430
Conservative 7,879
Conservative 7,244
Majority 5,551
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative and Unionist Party Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.