Carlton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Carlton
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Nottinghamshire
Major settlements Carlton
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Gedling and Sherwood[1]

Carlton was a constituency in Nottinghamshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election. It was then partly replaced by the new Gedling constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The Urban Districts of Arnold and Carlton, the Rural District of Bingham, and in the Rural District of Basford the civil parishes of Burton Joyce, Calverton, Lambley, Stoke Bardolph, and Woodborough.

1974-1983: The Urban Districts of Arnold and Carlton, and in the Rural District of Basford the civil parishes of Bestwood Park, Burton Joyce, Calverton, Lambley, Linby, Newstead, Papplewick, Stoke Bardolph, and Woodborough.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Sir Kenneth Pickthorn Conservative
1966 Philip Holland Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Gedling

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Carlton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 19,585 40.84 n/a
Labour Florence Beatrice Paton 19,190 40.02 n/a
Liberal Cornelius Charles Kirk 9,176 19.14 n/a
Majority 395 0.82 n/a
Turnout 47,951 87.17 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1951: Carlton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 24,429 49.81 +8.97
Labour Florence Beatrice Paton 20,685 42.18 +2.16
Liberal Gerald Wortley H Parker 3,930 8.01 n/a
Majority 3,744 7.63
Turnout 49,044
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Carlton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 27,521 57.1
Labour Florence Beatrice Paton 20,664 42.9
Majority 6,857 14.2
Turnout 48,185
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Carlton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 30,722 57.6
Labour Philip Myers 22,645 42.4
Majority 8,077 15.1
Turnout 53,367
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Carlton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 27,896 46.9
Labour Robert B Mellor 21,546 36.2
Liberal Max G Payne 10,034 16.9
Majority 6,350 10.7
Turnout 59,476
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Carlton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Welsby Holland 28,635 45.6
Labour Amos Lloyd Ramsden 24,589 39.2
Liberal Max G Payne 9,570 15.2
Majority 4,046 6.4
Turnout 62,794 82.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Carlton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Welsby Holland 39,840 59.6
Labour Carl Bennett 27,043 40.4
Majority 12,797 19.1
Turnout 66,883 84.51
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, February 1974: Carlton[1][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Welsby Holland 27,305 45.37 -14.23
Labour James Murray 20,147 33.5 -6.92
Liberal Donald Lawrence Lange 11,282 18.75 N/A
National Front Cyril Marriott 1,449 2.41 N/A
Majority 7,158 11.89 -7.21
Turnout 60,183 84.48 -0.03
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Carlton[1][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Welsby Holland 24,638 44.16 -1.21
Labour Dennis Pettitt 20,019 35.88 +2.41
Liberal Donald Lawrence Lange 9,859 17.67 -1.07
National Front Cyril Marriott 1,273 2.28 -0.13
Majority 4,619 8.28 -3.71
Turnout 55,789 77.74 -6.74
Conservative hold Swing -1.81
General Election, 1979: Carlton[1][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Welsby Holland 31,762 52.56 +8.39
Labour Arthur Palmer 18,989 31.42 -4.46
Liberal John Frederick West 9,077 15.02 -2.65
National Front Michael John Watts 606 1.00 -1.28
Majority 12,773 21.14 +12.86
Turnout 60,434 78.90 +1.16
Conservative hold Swing +6.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "'Carlton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  9. ^ "UK General Election results February 1974". Politics Resources. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "UK General Election results October 1974". Politics Resources. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "UK General Election results 1979". Politics Resources. Retrieved 21 March 2016.