Fylde South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°46′52″N 2°55′23″W / 53.781°N 2.923°W / 53.781; -2.923

Fylde South
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
19501983
Replaced by Fylde, South Ribble and Ribble Valley[1]
Created from Fylde

Fylde South was a constituency 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.

Boundaries[edit]

The Municipal Borough of Lytham St Annes, the Urban District of Kirkham, the Rural District of Fylde, and part of the Rural District of Preston.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Claude Lancaster Conservative
1970 Sir Edward Gardner Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Fylde

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 33,619 66.75 N/A
Labour James Brian O'Hara 11,341 22.52 N/A
Liberal John Edward Gouldbourn 5,402 10.73 N/A
Majority 22,278 44.24 N/A
Turnout 83.60 N/A
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 35,726 74.22
Labour Lewis Holden Burgess 12,408 25.78
Majority 23,318 48.44
Turnout 79.95
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 33,204 75.44
Labour Reuben Christopher Jelley 10,809 24.56
Majority 22,395 50.88
Turnout 72.60
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 36,988 74.71
Labour Norman Holding 12,521 25.29
Majority 24,467 49.42
Turnout 75.81
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 31,824 58.20
Liberal John D Lees 11,885 21.74
Labour Brian Stevenson 10,971 20.06
Majority 19,939 36.46
Turnout 77.00
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claude Granville Lancaster 29,779 54.37
Labour David Owen 13,455 24.57
Liberal John D Lees 11,532 21.06
Majority 16,324 29.81
Turnout 74.55
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Fylde South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Lucas Gardner 39,459 63.62
Labour David Mahon 13,354 21.53
Liberal Andrew Thomson 9,214 14.85
Majority 26,105 42.09
Turnout 72.72
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Fylde South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Lucas Gardner 41,028 58.49
Liberal Alan Lawson 15,649 22.31
Labour KE Knight 13,474 19.21
Majority 25,379 36.18
Turnout 77.89
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Fylde South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Lucas Gardner 37,193 56.83
Liberal Alan Lawson 14,527 22.20
Labour Terence A. Dillon 13,724 20.97
Majority 22,666 34.63
Turnout 72.03
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: Fylde South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Lucas Gardner 45,883 63.4
Labour Graham Chadwick 13,636 18.8
Liberal John Stevens 11,938 16.5
National Front Mike Roberts 941 1.3
Majority 32,247 44.54
Turnout 76.75
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Fylde South', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973