Frederick Hindle (1877–1953)

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Frederick Hindle

Sir Frederick Hindle (28 July 1877 – 23 April 1953) was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom, who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Darwen constituency in Lancashire from 1923 to 1924.

Background[edit]

Hindle was born in Darwen, the son of Frederick George Hindle and Helen Moulden Gillibrand. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Owens College, Manchester. He married Alys Lawrence.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hindle served as Mayor of Darwen from 1912–13. He was appointed an Alderman Lancashire County Council. He succeeded his father as prospective Liberal candidate for Darwen. He contested the Darwen seat at the 1918 general election against his father's nemesis, Sir John Rutherford. At that election, Rutherford was endorsed by the Coalition Government and Hindle's prospects of victory were undercut by the intervention of a Labour Party candidate. Despite these setbacks, he came within 1,000 vote of gaining the seat. Four years later at the 1922 general election, he again lost by a majority of less than 1,000 votes. He won the seat at the 1923 general election, but lost it at the 1924 general election, and did not stand for Parliament again.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

General Election 1918: Darwen [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir John Rutherford 9,014 40.5 -10.1
Liberal Frederick Hindle 8,031 36.1 -13.3
Labour John McGurk 5,211 23.4 n/a
Majority 983 4.4 +3.2
Turnout 71.3 -22.0
Unionist hold Swing +1.6
General Election 1922: Darwen [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frank Bernard Sanderson 12,218 42.6 +2.1
Liberal Frederick Hindle 11,944 41.6 +5.5
Labour John McGurk 4,528 15.8 -7.6
Majority 274 1.0 -3.4
Turnout 91.4 +20.1
Unionist hold Swing -1.7
General Election 1923: Darwen [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frederick Hindle 14,242 48.8 +7.2
Unionist Frank Bernard Sanderson 11,432 39.1 -3.5
Labour George Thompson 3,527 12.1 -6.1
Majority 2,810 9.7 10.7
Turnout 90.6 -0.8
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +5.4
General Election 1924: Darwen [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Frank Bernard Sanderson 13,017 43.0 +3.9
Liberal Frederick Hindle 12,082 39.9 -8.9
Labour Thomas Ramsden 5,188 17.1 +5.0
Majority 935 3.1 12.8
Turnout 92.7 +2.1
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +6.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‘HINDLE, Sir Frederick’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 17 April 2016
  2. ^ ‘HINDLE, Sir Frederick’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 17 April 2016
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949 by FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949 by FWS Craig
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Frank Sanderson
Member of Parliament for Darwen
19231924
Succeeded by
Sir Frank Sanderson