Warrington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Warrington
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18321983
Number of members One
Replaced by Warrington North and Warrington South
Created from Lancashire

Warrington was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. From 1832 to 1983 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The Warrington constituency covered the central part of the town of Warrington in Lancashire and surrounding area.

In 1983 it was abolished and replaced by Warrington North and Warrington South constituencies.

Boundaries[edit]

The Parliamentary Borough of Warrington was defined by the Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1832 as comprising:

The respective Townships of Warrington and Latchford; and also those two detached portions of the township of Thelwall which lie between the boundary of the township of Latchford and the River Mersey[1][2]

It was this area that was incorporated as a Municipal Borough in 1847.[3] The boundaries were unchanged until 1918 when the constituency was redefined as being identical with the area of the County Borough of Warrington.[4] The constituency boundaries were widened to reflect those of the County Borough in 1950, at the same time it was renamed as Warrington Borough Constituency.[5][6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • Constituency created (1832)
Election Member Party
1832 William Edmund George Hornby Liberal
1835 John Ireland Blackburne Conservative
1847 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1868 Peter Rylands Liberal
1874 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1880 John Gordon McMinnies Liberal
1885 Gilbert Greenall Conservative
1892 Robert Pierpont Conservative
1906 Arthur Crosfield Liberal
1910 (December) Sir Harold Smith Conservative
1922 Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1923 Charles Dukes Labour
1924 Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1929 Charles Dukes Labour
1931 Noel Barré Goldie Conservative
1945 Edward Porter Labour
1950 Hyacinth Morgan Labour
1955 Edith Summerskill Labour
1961 by-election Thomas Williams Labour Co-operative
1981 by-election Doug Hoyle Labour
1983 Constituency abolished. See Warrington North and Warrington South

Elections[edit]

General Election 1929: Warrington[7]

Electorate 45,798

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Dukes 21,610
Unionist Noel Barre Goldie 18,025 42.2
Liberal Miss Alison Vickers Garland 3,070 7.2
Majority 3,585 8.4
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Warrington, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Noel Barré Goldie 21,324 50.7
Labour Edward Porter 20,720 49.3
Majority 42,044 84.8
Turnout 84.8

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Warrington North, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Porter 22,265 62.9
Conservative Noel Barré Goldie 13,110 37.1
Majority 9,155 25.9
Turnout 73.8

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Warrington, 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hyacinth Bernard Morgan 26,482 56.8
Conservative FL Neep 17,730 38.0
Liberal JC Park 1,899 4.1
Communist James Joseph Grady 496 1.1
Majority 8,752 18.8
Turnout 86.0
Warrington, 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hyacinth Bernard Morgan 26,225 57.8
Conservative FJ Crowther 17,623 38.8
Liberal JC Park 1,537 3.4
Majority 8,602 18.9
Turnout 82.8
Warrington, 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Clara Summerskill 22,721 57.1
Conservative H Davies 17,075 42.9
Majority 5,646 14.2
Turnout 73.9
Warrington, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Clara Summerskill 22,890 56.3
Conservative FO Stansfield 17,791 43.7
Majority 5,099 12.5
Turnout 73.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Warrington by-election, 1961
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 16,149
Conservative B A Arnold 9,149
Liberal FR Tetlow 3,623
Majority 7,000
Warrington, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 20,551 57.1
Conservative WA Lowe 11,297 31.4
Liberal MF Pitts 11,297 11.5
Majority 9,254 25.7
Turnout 71.4
Warrington, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 21,930 64.7
Conservative WP Adshead 8,918 26.3
Liberal EJ Woods 3,070 9.1
Majority 13,012 38.4
Turnout 68.9

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Warrington, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 20,970 64.3
Conservative AB Gooch 11,647 35.7
Majority 9,323 28.6
Turnout 65.2
Warrington, February 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,550 57.2
Conservative JW Hayton 8,444 24.7
Liberal FJ Deakin 6,187 18.1
Majority 11,106 32.5
Turnout 73.9
Warrington, October 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,882 62.8
Conservative JW Heaton 7,621 24.1
Liberal FJ Deakin 4,158 13.1
Majority 12,261 38.7
Turnout 68.0
Warrington, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams 19,306 61.6
Conservative G Povey 9,032 28.8
Liberal IB Browne 2,883 9.1
Social Democrat (1979) C Campbell 144 0.5
Majority 10,274 32.8
Turnout 71.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Warrington by-election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Hoyle 14,280 48.4 – 13.3
Social Democrat Roy Jenkins 12,521 42.4 N/A
Conservative Stanley Sorrell 2,102 7.1 – 21.7
Ecology Neil Chantrell 219 0.8 N/A
United Democratic Labour Party Daniel Hussey 149 0.5 N/A
Citizen's Band Radio Party Iain Leslie 111 0.4 N/A
Independent Labour John Fleming 53 0.2 N/A
Social Democrat (1979) Donald Kean 38 0.1 – 0.4
Democratic Monarchist Bill Boaks 14 0.1 N/A
English Democratic Party Harry Wise 11 0.0 N/A
More Prosperous Britain Tom Keen 10 0.0 N/A
Majority 1,759 6.0 – 26.8
Turnout 67.0 – 4.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1832 (1832 c.64) Schedule O
  2. ^ The Maxima Charta of 1832, for England, Scotland and Ireland comprising the various statutes passed in the reign of William IV for amending the representation of the people in the commons House of Parliament, also the statutes which describe the boundaries. London: H Fisher, R Fisher & P Jackson. 1832. p. 101. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20621. p. 2532. 10 July 1846. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918 (c. 64), Ninth Schedule: Redistribution of Seats
  5. ^ Representation of the People Act 1948 (c.65) First Schedule
  6. ^ Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1991). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.2: Northern England. London: Royal Historical Society. p. 818. ISBN 0861931270. 
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig