Huddersfield East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°38′49″N 1°46′24″W / 53.647°N 1.7734°W / 53.647; -1.7734

Huddersfield East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Huddersfield and Dewsbury[1]
Created from Huddersfield

Huddersfield East was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The County Borough of Huddersfield wards of Almondbury, Dalton, Deighton, Fartown, Newsome, North Central, and South Central.

1955-1983: The County Borough of Huddersfield wards of Almondbury, Dalton, Deighton, Fartown, North Central, and South Central, and the Urban District of Kirkburton.[2]

The constituency included Huddersfield itself.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Joseph Mallalieu Labour
1979 Barry Sheerman Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Huddersfield

Joseph Mallalieu had been Member of Parliament for Huddersfield from 1945–1950, when the constituency was abolished. When the Huddersfield constituency was recreated, Barry Sheerman became the new Member of Parliament.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Huddersfield East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 22,296 56.6
Conservative John Smith 17,063 43.4
Majority 5,233 13.3
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1951: Huddersfield East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 22,368 55.7
Conservative John Smith 17,799 44.3
Majority 4,569 11.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Huddersfield East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 22,835 55.1
Conservative Douglas Clift 18,611 44.9
Majority 4,224 10.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Huddersfield East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 22,474 53.7
Conservative Paul Beard 19,389 46.3
Majority 3,085 7.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Huddersfield East[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 20,501 51.0
Conservative James Fergusson 12,332 30.4
Liberal Bernard Jennings 7,494 18.6
Majority 8,269 20.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Huddersfield East[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 21,960 55.8
Conservative James Fergusson 11,081 28.2
Liberal George Malcolm Lee 6,303 16.0
Majority 10,879 27.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Huddersfield East[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 20,629 50.2
Conservative John Holt 15,632 38.0
Liberal George Malcolm Lee 4,569 11.1
Communist Ethel Beresford 308 0.75
Majority 4,997 12.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election Feb 1974: Huddersfield East[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 20,224 47.3
Conservative CJH Taylor 12,920 30.2
Liberal George Malcolm Lee 8,530 20.0
National Front N Mear 796 1.9
Communist A Drake 246 0.6
Majority 7,304 17.10
Labour hold Swing
General Election Oct 1974: Huddersfield East[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Mallalieu 19,522 50.4
Conservative AFJ Povey 11,108 28.7
Liberal George Malcolm Lee 7,326 18.9
National Front J Robertshaw 764 2.0
Majority 8,414 21.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Huddersfield East[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Sheerman 19,040 47.5
Conservative M Bendelow 15,945 39.7
Liberal G MacPherson 4,890 12.2
Independent H Hirst 243 0.6
Majority 3,095 7.7
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Huddersfield East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  8. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  9. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  11. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  13. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  15. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970. 
  16. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  17. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013. 
  18. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 4 Aug 2013.