Arthur Neal

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Arthur Neal

Arthur Neal (23 September 1862 – 29 January 1933) was a British politician.

Born in Sheffield, Neal attended Wesley College before becoming a solicitor. He was also the President of Sheffield's Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Political career[edit]

Neal was elected to Sheffield City Council as a Liberal in 1903, holding a seat until 1921.

He stood for Parliament in Sheffield Hallam at both the January and December 1910 UK general elections. At the 1918 election, he won the new constituency of Sheffield Hillsborough as a supporter of the Lloyd George Coalition.

In October 1919 he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Paymaster-General. In November 1919, he became the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport.

In 1922, Neal lost his seat, and in 1923 and 1924, he instead stood in Bassetlaw, before trying Gainsborough in 1929.

Electoral record[edit]

General Election January 1910: Sheffield Hallam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley 6,181 50.9
Liberal Arthur Neal 5,965 49.1
Majority 216 1.8
Turnout 89.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Sheffield Hallam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley 5,788 50.9 +0.0
Liberal Arthur Neal 5,593 49.1 +0.0
Majority 195 1.8 +0.0
Turnout 84.1 -5.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.0
General Election 1918: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Neal 11,171 73.4 n/a
Co-operative Party Arthur Lockwood 4,050 26.6 n/a
Majority 7,121 46.8 n/a
Turnout 42.2 n/a
Liberal win
General Election 1922: Sheffield Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Victor Alexander 15,130 56.2 +29.6
National Liberal Arthur Neal 11,812 43.8 -29.6
Majority 3,318 12.4 59.2
Turnout 74.7 +32.5
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Swing +29.6
General Election 1923: Bassetlaw[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Ellis William Hume-Williams 10,419 42.3 -12.9
Liberal Arthur Neal 7,247 29.4 n/a
Labour Malcolm John Macdonald 6,973 28.3 -16.5
Majority 3,172 12.9 +2.5
Turnout 76.6 +2.2
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Bassetlaw [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Ellis William Hume-Williams 12,732 46.3 +4.0
Labour Malcolm John Macdonald 11,283 41.0 +12.7
Liberal Arthur Neal 3,505 12.7 -16.7
Majority 1,449 5.3 -7.6
Turnout 81.8 +5.2
Unionist hold Swing -4.3
General Election 1929: Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank 10,058 37.1 -10.0
Liberal Arthur Neal 9,991 36.9 +11.3
Labour George Deer 7,032 26.0 -1.3
Majority 67 0.2 -19.6
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing -10.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‘NEAL, Arthur’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 2 Nov 2016
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III, 1919-1945

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hillsborough
19181922
Succeeded by
A. V. Alexander
Political offices
Preceded by
Rhys Rhys Williams
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport
1919–1922
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Ashley