Bristol North East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bristol North East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members one
Replaced by Bristol East, Kingswood, Bristol West and Bristol North West[1]

Bristol North East was a borough constituency in the city of Bristol. 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 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

The conduct of the 1951 election was the subject of an academic study, published as Straight Fight in 1954 by R. S. Milne and H.C Mackensie.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The County Borough of Bristol wards of District, Eastville, Hillfields, and Stapleton.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Bristol wards of District, Eastville, Hillfields, and Stapleton, and the Urban District of Mangotsfield.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Bristol wards of Easton, Eastville, Hillfields, St Paul, St Philip and Jacob, and Stapleton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 William Coldrick Labour Co-operative
1959 Alan Hopkins Conservative & National Liberal
1966 Raymond Dobson Labour
1970 Robert Adley Conservative
Feb 1974 Arthur Palmer Labour Co-operative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Bristol North East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Coldrick 20,456 49.4
Conservative and National Liberal Violet Bathurst, Lady Apsley 16,082 38.9
Liberal Miss Isla Gwyn Woodcock 4,848 11.7
Majority 4,374 10.5
Turnout 84.4
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
General Election 1951: Bristol North East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Coldrick 21,910 53.0
Conservative and National Liberal George Nixon-Eckersall 19,410 47.0
Majority 2,500 6.0
Turnout 82.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1955: Bristol North East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Coldrick 22,740 46.6
Conservative and National Liberal David WE Webster 21,864 44.8
Liberal Cllr. George W. Stevenson 4,236 8.7
Majority 876 1.8
Turnout 78.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1959: Bristol North East[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative and National Liberal Alan Hopkins 24,258 47.7
Labour Co-op William Coldrick 21,574 42.4
Liberal Alice M Pearce 5,030 9.9
Majority 2,684 5.3
Turnout 79.1
Conservative and National Liberal gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Bristol North East[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative and National Liberal Alan Hopkins 22,423 46.7
Labour Raymond Dobson 21,212 44.2
Independent Liberal Alice M Pearce 4,346 9.1
Majority 1,211 2.5
Turnout 77.1
Conservative and National Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1966: Bristol North East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond Dobson 25,699 54.2
Conservative and National Liberal Alan Hopkins 21,727 45.8
Majority 3,972 8.4
Turnout 77.1
Labour gain from Conservative and National Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Bristol North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Adley 23,254 50.5
Labour Raymond Dobson 22,792 49.5
Majority 462 1.0
Turnout 72.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election February 1974: Bristol North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Palmer 18,625 47.4
Conservative R.H.F. Cox 12,538 31.9
Liberal W. Watts-Miller 8,127 20.7
Majority 6,087 15.5
Turnout 76.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election October 1974: Bristol North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Palmer 19,647 53.1
Conservative P.M.S. Hills 11,056 29.9
Liberal W. Watts-Miller 6,303 17.0
Majority 8,591 23.2
Turnout 71.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Bristol North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Palmer 19,337 51.6
Conservative M.E. Mulvany 13,685 36.5
Liberal N. Drinan 3,693 9.9
Ecology G. Dorey 469 1.3
National Front K.D.C. Brown 320 0.9
Majority 5,652 15.1
Turnout 73.5
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Bristol North East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Kynaston, David (2009). Family Britain 1951-7. London: Bloomsbury. p. 36. ISBN 9780747583851. 
  3. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
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  5. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
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  7. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
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  9. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
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  11. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
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  13. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 December 2016.