Birmingham Duddeston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham Duddeston
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members One
Replaced by Birmingham Small Heath and Birmingham Aston

Birmingham Duddeston was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1950. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Representation of the People Act 1918 provided that the constituency was to consist of "Duddeston and Nechells Ward, St Mary's Ward (except the part thereof included in the Aston Division), and so much of the portion of Aston Ward which is not included in the Aston Division as lies to the west of the London and North Western Railway".[1]

On its abolition by the Representation of the People Act 1948, the Duddeston and Nechells Wards became part of the Small Heath constituency, and the St Mary's and Aston wards were transferred in their entirety to the Aston constituency.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Eldred Hallas Coalition NDP
1919 Labour
1922 Sir Ernest Varvill Hiley Conservative
1923 John Bedford Burman Conservative
1929 George Francis Sawyer Labour
1931 Sir Oliver Edwin Simmonds Conservative
1945 Edith Agnes Wills Labour Co-operative
1950 Constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1923: Birmingham Duddeston [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Bedford Burman 11,712 59.6
Labour George Francis Sawyer 7,309 37.2
Independent A. Ford 634 3.2
Majority 4,403 22.4 -0.2
Turnout 56.9
Unionist hold Swing
  • Ford stood on a Free Trade platform
General Election 1929: Birmingham Duddeston [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Francis Sawyer 18,204 61.0
Unionist John Bedford Burman 11,639 39.0
Majority 6,565 22.0
Turnout 29,843
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918, Schedule 9
  2. ^ Representation of the People Act 1948, Schedule 1
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig