Blackpool North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°51′47″N 2°54′50″W / 53.863°N 2.914°W / 53.863; -2.914

Blackpool North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
19451997
Number of members One
Replaced by Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Created from Blackpool

Blackpool North was a borough constituency in Lancashire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1945 general election, when the former constituency of Blackpool was split in two, and abolished for the 1997 general election. It was then largely replaced by the new Blackpool North & Fleetwood constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Blackpool wards of Anchorsholme, Bispham, Brunswick, Claremont, Greenlands, Ingthorpe, Layton, Norbreck, Park, Talbot, and Warbreck.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1945 Sir Toby Low Conservative
1962 by-election Norman Miscampbell Conservative
1992 Harold Elletson Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Austin Richard William Low 25,564 49.3 N/A
Labour Cadwalader Edward Thomas 13,170 25.4 N/A
Liberal Kenneth Innes Hamilton 11,452 22.1 N/A
Independent Conservative Arthur Talbot 1,635 3.2 N/A
Majority 12,394 23.9 N/A
Turnout 51,821 68.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Austin Richard William Low 31,655 67.4 +18.1
Labour Mrs. E.B. Muir 15,308 32.6 +7.2
Majority 16,347 34.8 N/A
Turnout 46,963 79.4 +11.4
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
General Election 1951: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Austin Richard William Low 29,956 70.2 +2.8
Labour Samuel Victor Hyde-Price 12,727 29.8 −2.8
Majority 17,229 40.4
Turnout 42,683 73.3 −6.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
General Election 1955: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Austin Richard William Low 26,899 71.2 +1.0
Labour Ronald Bushby 10,869 28.8 −1.0
Majority 16,030 42.4
Turnout 37,768 66.9 −6.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.0
General Election 1959: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Toby Austin Richard William Low 25,297 57.9 −13.3
Labour William H Dugdale 9,440 21.6 −7.2
Liberal Harry Hague 8,990 20.6 N/A
Majority 15,857 36.3
Turnout 43,727 76.6 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing −3.1

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Blackpool North by-election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 12,711 38.3 −19.6
Liberal Harry Hague 11,738 35.3 +14.7
Labour Shirley Catherine Wynne Summerskill 8,776 26.4 +4.8
Majority 973 2.9
Turnout 33,225
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 19,633 47.2 −10.7
Liberal Harry Hague 11,462 27.5 +6.9
Labour Thomas McKellar 10,543 25.3 +3.7
Majority 8,171 19.6
Turnout 41,638 74.7 −1.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 19,173 47.1 −0.1
Labour George E Bingham 13,863 34.0 +8.7
Liberal James Henry Hessey 7,699 18.9 −8.6
Majority 5,310 13.0
Turnout 40,735 72.9 −1.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 22,298 55.3 +8.2
Labour Wilfred Callon 13,062 32.4 −1.6
Liberal Bernard Miles Christon 4,946 12.3 −6.6
Majority 9,236 22.9
Turnout 40,306 68.4 −4.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.9
General Election February 1974: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 23,942 55.1 −0.2
Labour Ivan J. Taylor 15,788 36.3 +3.9
Independent Liberal Peter Bisbrown Nickson 3,720 8.6 N/A
Majority 8,154 18.8
Turnout 43,450 73.3 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing −2.1
General Election October 1974: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 19,662 47.3 −7.8
Labour Ivan J. Taylor 14,195 34.1 −2.3
Liberal G. Mulholland 7,750 18.6 N/A
Majority 5,467 13.1
Turnout 41,607 69.6 −3.7
Conservative hold Swing −2.8
General Election 1979: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 23,209 53.7 +6.4
Labour Andy W. Verdeille 12,980 30.0 −4.1
Liberal Christopher James Heyworth 6,127 14.2 −4.4
National Front Alvin Stanley Hanson 943 2.2 N/A
Majority 10,229 23.6
Turnout 43,259 72.6 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 20,592 51.1 −2.6
Liberal Christopher James Heyworth 10,440 25.9 +11.7
Labour Michael John Hindley 8,730 21.7 −8.3
National Front Alvin Stanley Hanson 514 1.3 −0.9
Majority 10,152 25.2
Turnout 40,276 70.0 −2.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1987: Blackpool North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Alexander Miscampbell 20,680 48.0 −3.1
Labour Eric Timothy Kirton 13,359 31.0 +9.3
Liberal Christopher James Heyworth 9,032 21.0 −4.9
Majority 7,321 17.0
Turnout 43,071 73.1 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Blackpool North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harold Daniel Hope Elletson 21,501 47.7 −0.3
Labour Eric Timothy Kirton 18,461 41.0 +10.0
Liberal Democrat Andre P. Lahiff 4,786 10.6 −10.3
Monster Raving Loony Sir Guy Francis 178 0.4 N/A
Natural Law Hugh B. Walker 125 0.3 N/A
Majority 3,040 6.7 −10.2
Turnout 45,051 77.5 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing −5.1

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