Brigg and Scunthorpe (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brigg and Scunthorpe
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Humberside
1974 (1974)1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Brigg & Cleethorpes and Glanford & Scunthorpe
Created from Brigg

Brigg and Scunthorpe was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Brigg and Scunthorpe in Humberside. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, mostly from the former seat of Brigg, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was partially replaced by the new constituencies of Brigg & Cleethorpes and Glanford & Scunthorpe.

Boundaries[edit]

The Municipal Borough of Scunthorpe, the Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 John Ellis Labour
1979 Michael Brown Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election Feb 1974: Brigg and Scunthorpe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Ellis 28,803 41.14
Conservative JPS Riddell 25,729 36.75
Liberal J Harris 15,484 22.11
Majority 3,074 4.39
Turnout 78.35
Labour gain from new seat Swing
General Election Oct 1974: Brigg and Scunthorpe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Ellis 28,929 45.51
Conservative JPS Riddell 22,187 34.90
Liberal J Harris 12,452 19.59
Majority 6,742 10.61
Turnout 70.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Brigg and Scunthorpe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brown 31,130 43.42
Labour John Ellis 30,644 42.74
Liberal M Beard 7,764 10.83
Democratic Labour Cyril Nottingham 2,042 2.85
Independent M Nottingham 123 0.17
Majority 486 0.68
Turnout 75.62
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election February 1974. Politics Resources. 28 February 1974. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election October 1974. Politics Resources. 10 October 1974. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 3 May 1979. Retrieved 16 March 2015.