Cirencester and Tewkesbury (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Gloucestershire
Major settlements Cirencester, Tewkesbury
19181997
Number of members One
Replaced by Cotswold
Tewkesbury

Cirencester and Tewkesbury was a parliamentary constituency in Gloucestershire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1997 general election when it was partly replaced by the new constituencies of Cotswold and Tewkesbury.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Municipal Borough of Tewkesbury, the Urban Districts of Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Tetbury, the Rural Districts of Campden, Cirencester, Marston Sicca, Northleach, and Pebworth, and parts of the Rural Districts of Cheltenham, Faringdon, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, and Winchcombe.

1950-1955: The Municipal Borough of Tewkesbury, the Urban District of Cirencester, and the Rural Districts of Cheltenham, Cirencester, North Cotswold, Northleach, and Tetbury.

1955-1983: The Municipal Borough of Tewkesbury, the Urban District of Cirencester, and the Rural Districts of Cheltenham, Cirencester, North Cotswold, and Northleach.

1983-1997: The District of Cotswold wards of Ampneys, Beacon, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Water, Campden, Churn Valley, Cirencester Abbey, Cirencester Beeches, Cirencester Chesterton, Cirencester Stratton, Cirencester Watermoor, Coln, Ermin, Evenlode Vale, Fairford, Fossehill, Fosseridge, Hampton, Kempsford, Lechlade, Mickleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Sandywell, Sherborne Brook, Stow-on-the-Wold, Thames Head, Three Rivers, Vale, and Water Park, and the Borough of Tewkesbury wards of Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve East, Bishop's Cleeve North, Bishop's Cleeve South, Cleeve Hill, Coombe Hill, Crickley, Dumbleton, Gotherington, Shurdington, Swindon, Tewkesbury Mitton, Tewkesbury Newtown, Tewkesbury Prior's Park, Tewkesbury Town, Twyning, and Winchcombe.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Sir Thomas Davies Conservative
1929 William Morrison Conservative
1951 Speaker
1959 Nicholas Ridley Conservative
1992 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Cirencester and Tewkesbury [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 11,171 56.7 n/a
Independent Labour Joseph Herbert Alpass 8,546 43.3 n/a
Majority 2,625 13.4 n/a
Turnout 56.3 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Davies 16,463 64.2 +7.5
Labour William Robert Robins 9,195 35.8 -7.5
Majority 7,268 28.4 +15.0
Turnout 71.3 +15.0
Unionist hold Swing +7.5
General Election 1923: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Davies 15,406 66.2 +2.0
Labour William Robert Robins 7,849 33.8 -2.0
Majority 7,557 32.4 +4.0
Turnout 63.6
Unionist hold Swing +2.0
General Election 1924: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Thomas Davies 18,201 72.0
Labour Joseph Herbert Alpass 7,078 28.0
Majority 11,123 44.0
Turnout 68.4
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Shepherd Morrison 19,584 55.7 -16.3
Liberal Christopher a'Beckett Williams 8,629 24.5 n/a
Labour E.W. Fredman 6,987 19.8 -8.2
Majority 10,955 31.2 -12.8
Turnout 76.3 +7.9
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd Morrison 28,170 82.8 +17.2
Labour John Griffin 5,868 17.2 -17.2
Majority 22,302 65.6 +34.4
Turnout 34,038 71.7
Conservative hold Swing +17.2
General Election 1935: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Shepherd Morrison n/a n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. William Shepherd Morrison 19,490 48.1 n/a
Labour Alan Ernest Gwynn Hawkins 12,380 30.5 n/a
Liberal Christopher H Harris 8,681 21.4 n/a
Majority 7,110 17.5 n/a
Turnout 67.7 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. William Shepherd Morrison 23,942 51.90
Labour RM Bennett 15,660 33.95
Liberal Norman Wilburn Gillett 6,102 13.23
Communist Wogan Philipps 423 0.92
Majority 8,282 17.95
Turnout 81.26
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. William Shepherd Morrison 26,978 59.51
Labour Albert E Sumbler 18,353 40.49
Majority 8,625 19.03
Turnout 78.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker Rt Hon. William Shepherd Morrison 25,372 67.18
Independent Labour Douglas C Cox 12,394 32.82
Majority 12,978 34.36
Turnout 68.29
Speaker gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1959: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 28,169 63.33
Labour John M Bowyer 16,314 36.67
Majority 11,855 26.65
Turnout 76.56
Conservative gain from Speaker Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 24,786 51.54
Labour John M Bowyer 15,518 32.27
Liberal Arnold Geoffroy de Montmorency 7,790 16.20 n/a
Majority 9,268 19.27
Turnout 78.04
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 27,690 58.16
Labour Michael George Dalling 19,919 41.84
Majority 7,771 16.32
Turnout 74.89
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 30,217 56.02
Labour Howard G Lovell 16,131 29.90
Liberal Denys Robinson 7,593 14.08
Majority 14,086 26.11
Turnout 73.77
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 31,163 47.29
Liberal RG Otter 20,962 31.81
Labour RG Fox 13,775 20.90
Majority 10,201 15.48
Turnout 82.68
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 28,930 46.91
Liberal RG Otter 18,770 30.43
Labour JR Booth 13,973 22.66
Majority 10,160 16.47
Turnout 76.70
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 37,651 55.96
Liberal Philip T Beckerlegge 18,057 26.84
Labour RS Trafford 11,575 17.20
Majority 19,594 29.12
Turnout 78.75
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. Nicholas Ridley 34,282 57.16
Liberal Philip T Beckerlegge 20,455 34.10
Labour TJR Penny 5,243 8.74
Majority 13,827 23.05
Turnout 74.91
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1987: Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. Nicholas Ridley 36,272 55.37
Liberal Philip T Beckerlegge 23,610 36.04
Labour Doug Naysmith 5,342 8.15
Male OAP MA Curtis 283 0.43
Majority 12,662 19.33
Turnout 77.92
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Cirencester and Tewkesbury[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Robert Clifton-Brown 40,258 55.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Edward J. Weston 24,200 33.4 −2.6
Labour Trevor A. Page 7,262 10.0 +1.9
Natural Law R Clayton 449 0.6 +0.6
Independent PA Trice-Rolph 287 0.4 +0.4
Majority 16,058 22.2 +2.8
Turnout 72,456 82.0 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.4

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

Sources[edit]

  • F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 (Glasgow: Political Reference Publications, 1969)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hexham
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1951–1959
Succeeded by
Cities of London and Westminster