Ashton-under-Lyne (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ashton under Lyne
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
CountyGreater Manchester
Population90,484 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate68,553 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsAshton-under-Lyne, Failsworth, and Droylsden
Current constituency
Created1832
Member of parliamentAngela Rayner (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromLancashire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorth West England

Ashton-under-Lyne is a constituency[n 1] centred on the town of Ashton-under-Lyne that is represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Angela Rayner of the Labour Party, who has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Education since 1 July 2016 and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities since 27 June 2016.[n 2] It is considered a safe seat for Labour; in the most recent six national elections its voters have given strong majorities to the Labour Party candidate.

Boundaries[edit]

Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

The constituency covers the Failsworth East, Failsworth West wards in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham and the Ashton Hurst, Ashton St. Michael's, Ashton Waterloo, Droylsden East, Droylsden West and St. Peters wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

1918–1949: The Municipal Borough of Ashton-under-Lyne, and the Urban District of Hurst.

1950–1955: The Municipal Boroughs of Ashton-under-Lyne, and Mossley; and the Rural District of Limehurst.

1955–1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Ashton-under-Lyne, and Mossley; and the Rural District of Droylsden.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1832 George Williams Radical[5][6][7]
1835 Charles Hindley Radical[8][9][10]
1857 Thomas Milner Gibson Radical[11][12][13][14]
1859 Liberal
1868 Thomas Walton Mellor Conservative
1880 Hugh Mason Liberal
1885 John Addison Conservative
1895 Herbert Whiteley Conservative
1906 Alfred Scott Liberal
1910 Sir Max Aitken Conservative
1916 by-election Sir Albert Stanley Conservative
1920 by-election Sir Walter de Frece Conservative
1924 Cornelius Homan Conservative
1928 by-election Albert Bellamy Labour
1931 by-election John Broadbent Conservative
1935 Fred Simpson Labour
1939 by-election Sir William Jowitt Labour
1945 by-election Hervey Rhodes Labour
1964 Robert Sheldon Labour
2001 David Heyes Labour
2015 Angela Rayner Labour

In the 1886 election, voting resulted in a tie between incumbent John Edmund Wentworth Addison and the Liberal candidate. Under the legislation of the time, the presiding officer had a casting vote, and Addison was reelected. In the by-election of 29 October 1928, the turnout was 89.1%, a record for Great Britain. The mayor arranged for the result to be signalled by coloured rockets.[15]

Elections[edit]

2010s2000s1990s1980s1970s1960s1950s1940s1930s1920s1910s1900s1890s1880s1870s1860s1850s1840sSee alsoNotes and references



Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Rayner 24,005 60.4 +10.6
Conservative Jack Rankin 12,710 32.0 +9.8
UKIP Maurice Jackson 1,878 4.7 -17.0
Liberal Democrat Carly Hicks 646 1.6 -0.8
Green Andy Hunter-Rossall 534 1.3 -2.6
Majority 11,295 28.4 +0.8
Turnout 39,773 58.8 +1.3
Labour hold Swing +0.4
General Election 2015: Ashton-under-Lyne[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Rayner 19,366 49.8 +1.4
Conservative Tracy Sutton 8,610 22.1 −2.6
UKIP Maurice Jackson 8,468 21.8 +17.4
Green Charlotte Hughes 1,531 3.9 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Carly Hicks 943 2.4 -12.4
Majority 10,756 27.6 +3.9
Turnout 38,918 57.5 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.0

UKIP originally selected Angela McManus as candidate,[18] but she changed to the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency.[19]

General Election 2010: Ashton-under-Lyne[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Heyes 18,604 48.4 −10.1
Conservative Seema Kennedy 9,510 24.7 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Larkin[21] 5,703 14.8 +3.2
BNP David Lomas 2,929 7.6 +1.7
UKIP Angela McManus 1,686 4.4 +2.3
Majority 9,094 23.7 -14.0
Turnout 38,432 56.9 +5.4
Labour hold Swing −7.3

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Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ashton under Lyne[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Heyes 21,211 57.4 −5.1
Conservative Graeme Brown 7,259 19.6 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Les Jones 5,108 13.8 +2.0
BNP Anthony Jones 2,051 5.5 +1.0
UKIP John Whittaker 768 2.1 N/A
Local Community Party Jack Crossfield 570 1.5 N/A
Majority 13,952 37.7
Turnout 36,967 51.3 +2.2
Labour hold Swing -2.8
General Election 2001: Ashton under Lyne[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Heyes 22,340 62.5 −5.0
Conservative Tim Charlesworth 6,822 19.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Kate Fletcher 4,237 11.8 +2.1
BNP Roger Woods 1,617 4.5 N/A
Green Nigel Rolland 748 2.1 N/A
Majority 15,518 43.4
Turnout 35,764 49.1 −16.3
Labour hold Swing

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Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ashton under Lyne[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 31,919 67.5 +10.9
Conservative Richard Mayson 8,954 18.9 −12.5
Liberal Democrat Tim Pickstone 4,603 9.7 +0.5
Referendum Lorraine Clapham 1,346 2.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Prince Cymbal 458 1.0 N/A
Majority 22,965 48.6
Turnout 47,280 65.5 −8.4
Labour hold Swing +11.7
General Election 1992:Ashton-under-Lyne[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,550 56.6 +4.8
Conservative John R. Pinniger 13,615 31.4 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Charles W. Turner 4,005 9.2 −8.7
Liberal Colin L. Hall 907 2.1 −15.8
Natural Law John Brannigan 289 0.7 +0.7
Majority 10,935 25.2 +3.7
Turnout 43,366 73.9 −0.1
Labour hold Swing +1.9

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Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ashton under Lyne[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 22,389 51.8 +2.1
Conservative Henry Cadman 13,103 30.3 −1.2
Liberal Mark Hunter 7,760 18.0 N/A
Majority 9,286 21.5
Turnout 43,250 74.0 +2.4
Labour hold Swing +1.7
General Election 1983: Ashton under Lyne[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 20,987 49.7 −5.0
Conservative Richard Spring 13,290 31.5 −4.5
Social Democratic John Adler 7,521 17.8 N/A
Independent Dave Hallsworth 407 1.0 N/A
Majority 7,697 18.2
Turnout 42,196 71.6 −5.0
Labour hold Swing −0.3

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Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,535 54.7 +0.8
Conservative A. Fearn 16,156 36.0 +6.7
Liberal G. Taylor 3,699 8.2 −8.7
National Front D. Jones 486 1.1 N/A
Majority 8,379 18.7
Turnout 44,876 76.6 +4.4
Labour hold Swing −3.0
General Election October 1974: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,490 53.9 +5.5
Conservative M. H. Litchfield 12,763 29.3 −1.6
Liberal T. G. Jones 7,356 16.9 −3.8
Majority 10,727 24.6
Turnout 43,609 72.2 −7.3
Labour hold Swing +3.6
General Election February 1974: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,019 48.4 −6.1
Conservative Timothy Maxwell Aitken 14,718 30.9 −14.6
Liberal J. G. Jones 9,837 20.7 N/A
Majority 8,301 17.5
Turnout 47,574 79.5 +8.1
Labour hold Swing +4.3
General Election 1970: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 23,927 54.5 −4.2
Conservative Alan d'A. Fearn 19,973 45.5 +4.2
Majority 3,954 9.0
Turnout 43,900 71.4 −2.3
Labour hold Swing −4.2

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Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,728 58.7 +4.2
Conservative Henry Donald Moore 17,396 41.3 -4.2
Majority 7,332 17.4
Turnout 42,124 73.7 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +4.2
General Election 1964: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Sheldon 24,657 54.5 +1.7
Conservative Henry Donald Moore 20,550 45.5 -1.7
Majority 4,107 9.1
Turnout 45,213 77.4 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +1.7

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Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 25,991 52.8 +0.8
Conservative Robert Horrocks 23,239 47.2 -0.9
Majority 2,752 5.6
Turnout 49,230 81.1 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1955: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 26,216 52.0 -0.1
Conservative Edwin Hodson 24,251 48.1 +0.1
Majority 1,965 3.1
Turnout 50,467 80.1 -4.8
Labour hold Swing -0.1
General Election 1951: Ashton under Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 21,424 52.1 +1.5
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 19,740 48.0 -0.3
Majority 1,684 4.1
Turnout 41,164 84.9 -1.5
Labour hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1950: Ashton under Lyne[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 20,970 50.6 -3.5
Conservative Gilbert Burdett Howcroft 20,046 48.3 +13.3
Communist H.H.H. Blackwell 459 1.1 N/A
Majority 924 2.2
Turnout 41,475 86.4 +15.9
Labour hold Swing -8.4

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Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hervey Rhodes 12,889 54.1 −2.3
Conservative Robert Cary 8,360 35.0 −8.6
Liberal A. Beale 2,604 10.9 N/A
Majority 4,529 19.1 +6.3
Turnout 70.5 -8.1
Labour hold Swing +3.2
General Election 1945: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Jowitt 14,998 56.4 +6.2
Conservative Francis Henry Gerard Heron Goodhart 11,604 43.6 -6.2
Majority 3,394 12.8
Turnout 26,602 78.6 -2.4
Labour hold Swing +6.2

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Elections in the 1930s[edit]

William Jowitt won the Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1939 unopposed.
General Election 1935: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fred Simpson 14,140 50.2 +13.1
Conservative John Broadbent 14,026 49.8 -2.7
Majority 114 0.4
Turnout 28,166 81.0 -4.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.9
General Election 1931: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Broadbent 15,652 52.5 +7.9
Labour John William Gordon 11,074 37.1 -2.3
Liberal J. T. Middleton 2,696 9.0 N/A
New Party Charles B. Hobhouse 424 1.4 -14.6
Majority 4,578 15.4
Turnout 29,846 85.3 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Broadbent 12,420 44.6 +11.6
Labour John William Gordon 11,005 39.4 −5.0
New Party Allan Young 4,472 16.0 N/A
Majority 1,415 5.2
Turnout 27,897 80.2 −5.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.3

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Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Bellamy 13,170 44.4 +3.8
Unionist John Broadbent 9,763 33.0 +2.7
Liberal William Gilbert Greenwood 6,693 22.6 -6.5
Majority 3,407 11.4
Turnout 29,626 85.9 -3.2
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Bellamy 9,567 40.6 +7.8
Unionist Gordon Touche 7,161 30.3 -9.2
Liberal William Gilbert Greenwood 6,874 29.1 +1.4
Majority 2,406 10.3
Turnout 23,512 89.1 +0.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.5
General Election 1924: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Cornelius Homan 8,971 39.5 +3.3
Labour Cecil L'Estrange Malone 7,451 32.8 +4.1
Liberal Henry Greenwood 6,692 27.7 -7.4
Majority 1,520 6.7
Turnout 23,114 88.3 +3.0
Unionist hold Swing -0.4
General Election 1923: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter de Frece 7,813 36.2 -21.4
Liberal Henry Greenwood 7,574 35.1 n/a
Labour Ellen Wilkinson 6,208 28.7 -13.7
Majority 239 1.1 -14.1
Turnout 21,595 85.3 +2.0
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter de Frece 12,006 57.6 +14.2
Labour Tom Gillinder 8,834 42.4 +2.8
Majority 3,172 15.2
Turnout 20,840 83.3 -1.0
Unionist hold Swing +5.7
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Walter de Frece 8,864 43.3 −15.0
Labour William C. Robinson 8,127 39.6 N/A
Liberal Arthur Marshall 3,511 17.1 N/A
Majority 738 3.7 −12.9
Turnout 20,502 82.3 +13.9
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

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Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Albert Stanley 10,261 58.3 +7.2
NFDDSS Frederick Lister 7,334 41.7 n/a
Majority 2,927 16.6
Turnout 17,595 68.4
Unionist hold Swing n/a
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1916

In the Ashton-under-Lyne By-Election of 23 December 1916, Albert Henry Stanley, Unionist was elected unopposed.

General Election December 1910: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Max Aitken 4,044 51.1 +5.5
Liberal Alfred Scott 3,848 48.8 -0.5
Majority 196 2.4
Turnout 7,652 91.8 -3.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.0
General Election January 1910: Ashton-under-Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Scott 4,039 49.3 -7.0
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,746 45.9 +2.2
Independent Labour William Gee 413 5.0
Majority 293 3.6 -9.0
Turnout 8,198 95.4 +2.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.6

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Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Scott
General Election 1906: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Scott 4,310 56.3 +20.4
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,342 43.7 −9.4
Majority 968 12.6 N/A
Turnout 7,652 92.8 +6.6
Registered electors 8,248
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.8
Whiteley
General Election 1900: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,545 53.1 +0.5
Liberal Ernest Albert Parkin 2,400 35.9 −5.1
Labour Repr. Cmte. James Johnston 737 11.0 N/A
Majority 1,145 17.2 +5.6
Turnout 6,682 86.2 −5.1
Registered electors 7,753
Conservative hold Swing +2.8

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Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Sexton
General Election 1895: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert Whiteley 3,434 52.6 +1.6
Liberal William Woods 2,680 41.0 -8.0
Ind. Labour Party James Sexton 415 6.4 n/a
Majority 754 11.6 +9.6
Turnout 6,529 91.3 -2.6
Registered electors 7,152
Conservative hold Swing +4.8
General Election 1892: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Addison 3,358 51.0 +1.0
Liberal Octavius Morgan 3,223 49.0 -1.0
Majority 135 2.0 +2.0
Turnout 6,581 93.9 +0.8
Registered electors 7,012
Conservative hold Swing +1.0

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Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Addison 3,050* 50.0 -0.4
Liberal Alexander Butler Rowley[31] 3,049 50.0 +0.4
Majority 1 0.0 -0.4
Turnout 6,099 93.1 -2.4
Registered electors 6,553
Conservative hold Swing -0.4

* Both candidates having received 3,049 votes each, Addison was elected on the Returning Officer's casting vote.

Mason
General Election 1885: Ashton-under-Lyne[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Addison 3,153 50.4 +3.8
Liberal Hugh Mason 3,104 49.6 -3.8
Majority 49 0.8 N/A
Turnout 6,257 95.5 +1.4
Registered electors 6,553
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.8
General Election 1880: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Mason 2,966 53.4 +5.2
Conservative John Ross Coulthart[33] 2,586 46.6 −5.2
Majority 380 6.8 N/A
Turnout 5,552 94.1 +1.9
Registered electors 5,901
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.2

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Elections in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Walton Mellor 2,612 51.8
Liberal Abel Buckley[34] 2,432 48.2
Majority 180 3.6
Turnout 5,044 92.2
Registered electors 5,471
Conservative hold Swing

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Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Walton Mellor 2,318 52.4 N/A
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson 2,109 47.6 N/A
Majority 209 4.7 N/A
Turnout 4,427 91.8 N/A
Registered electors 4,822
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
General Election 1865: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson Unopposed
Registered electors 967
Liberal hold

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Elections in the 1850s[edit]

By-election, 9 July 1859: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson Unopposed
Liberal hold
By-election, 27 June 1859: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson Unopposed
Liberal hold
General Election 1859: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Milner Gibson Unopposed
Registered electors 1,081
Liberal hold
By-election, 14 December 1857: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical Thomas Milner Gibson 522 57.2 N/A
Conservative Booth Mason[35] 390 42.8 N/A
Majority 132 14.5 N/A
Turnout 912 84.1 N/A
Registered electors 1,085
Radical hold
  • Caused by Hindley's death.
General Election 1857: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical Charles Hindley Unopposed
Registered electors 1,085
Radical hold
General Election 1852: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical Charles Hindley Unopposed
Registered electors 937
Radical hold

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Elections in the 1840s[edit]

General Election 1847: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical Charles Hindley Unopposed
Registered electors 871
Radical hold
General Election 1841: Ashton-under-Lyne[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical Charles Hindley 303 54.4
Conservative Jonah Harrop[36] 254 45.6
Majority 49 8.8
Turnout 557 78.1
Registered electors 713
Radical hold Swing

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See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
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