Holmfirth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Holmfirth
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Colne Valley and Penistone
Created from Southern West Riding of Yorkshire

Holmfirth was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Holmfirth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, MP elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Parts of the Sessional Divisions of Staincross and Upper Aggbrigg.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Henry Wilson Liberal
1912 Sydney Arnold Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Henry Wilson
General Election 1885: Holmfirth [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 6,208 n/a
Conservative Heneage Legge 3,164 n/a
Majority 3,044 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Holmfirth [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 5,322
Liberal Unionist W Armitage 2,780
Majority 2,542
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Holmfirth [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 5,640
Conservative H Thomas 3,317
Majority 2,323
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Holmfirth [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 5,011
Conservative George Edward Raine 3,459
Majority 1,542
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Holmfirth [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 4,505
Conservative Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley 3,738
Majority 767
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Holmfirth [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 6,850
Conservative SG Jebb 2,677
Majority 4,173
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Holmfirth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson 6,339 57.5
Liberal Unionist Robert Ellis 3,043 27.6
Labour William Pickles 1,643 14.9
Majority 3,296 29.9
Turnout 86.2
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Holmfirth [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Wilson unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
Sydney Arnold
Holmfirth by-election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sydney Arnold 4,749 42.0 -15.5
Unionist Robert Ellis 3,379 29.8 +2.2
Labour William Lunn 3,195 28.2 +13.3
Majority 1,370 12.2 -17.7
Turnout 86.9
Liberal hold Swing -8.8

General Election 1914/15:

A general election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  2. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916