Kingston upon Hull West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kingston upon Hull West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlements Kingston upon Hull
19551997
Number of members One
Replaced by Hull West & Hessle
Created from Hull Central and Haltemprice
18851918
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Hull North West and Hull South West
Created from Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull West was a borough constituency in Kingston upon Hull which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.

It was recreated for the 1955 general election and abolished again for the 1997 general election. It was then replaced by the new Hull West and Hessle constituency.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull wards of Albert, Botanic, Coltman, Newington, and Park.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull wards of Albert, Coltman, North Newington, Pickering, St Andrew's, and South Newington.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull wards of Boothferry, Coltman, Derringham, Newington, Pickering, and St Andrew's.

1983–1997: The City of Hull wards of Boothferry, Derringham, Myton, Newington, Pickering, and St Andrew's.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885–1918[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1885 Charles Henry Wilson Liberal
1906 Charles Henry Wellesley Wilson Liberal
1907 Guy Greville Wilson Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

MPs 1955–1997[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1955 Mark Hewitson Labour
1964 James Johnson Labour
1983 Stuart Randall Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Hull West & Hessle

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Rollit
General Election 1885: Kingston upon Hull West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 5,247 n/a
Conservative Albert Rollit 3,697 n/a
Majority 1.550 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
Wilson
General Election 1886: Kingston upon Hull West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 4,623
Conservative AK Dibb 3,045
Majority 1,578
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Kingston upon Hull West [3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 6,283 64.2 +3.9
Liberal Unionist Goldwin Smith 3,500 35.8 −3.9
Majority 2,783 28.4 +7.8
Turnout 9,783 70.2 +3.6
Registered electors 13,929
Liberal hold Swing +3.9
General Election 1895: Kingston upon Hull West[3][6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 6,637 82.6 +18.4
Ind. Labour Party Tom McCarthy 1,400 17.4 N/A
Majority 5,237 65.2 +36.8
Turnout 8,037 55.4 −14.8
Registered electors 14,520
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Kingston upon Hull West[3][6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 6,364 59.0 −23.6
Conservative John Bouch Willows 4,419 41.0 N/A
Majority 1,945 18.0 −47.2
Turnout 10,783 64.3 +8.9
Registered electors 16,757
Liberal hold Swing N/A
1906 Charles Wilson.jpg
General Election 1906: Kingston upon Hull West [3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Wilson 8,652 57.5 −1.5
Liberal Unionist John Sherburn 6,405 42.5 +1.5
Majority 2,247 15.0 −3.0
Turnout 15,057 74.6 +10.3
Registered electors 20,192
Liberal hold Swing −1.5
Bartley
Hull West by-election, 1907[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Guy Wilson 5,623 36.2 −21.3
Conservative George Trout Bartley 5,382 34.7 −7.8
Labour James Holmes 4,512 29.1 N/A
Majority 241 1.5 −13.5
Turnout 15,517 75.4 +0.8
Registered electors 20,583
Liberal hold Swing −6.8

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Wilson
General Election January 1910: Kingston upon Hull West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Guy Wilson 10,005 54.7 −2.8
Liberal Unionist John Sherburn 8,288 45.3 +2.8
Majority 1,717 9.4 −5.6
Turnout 18,293 80.9 +6.3
Registered electors 22,609
Liberal hold Swing −2.8
General Election December 1910: Kingston upon Hull West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Guy Wilson 9,236 53.8 −0.9
Conservative Lambert Ward 7,943 46.2 +0.9
Majority 1,293 7.6 −1.8
Turnout 17,179 76.0 −4.9
Registered electors 22,609
Liberal hold Swing −0.9

General Election 1914/15:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Kingston upon Hull West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hewitson 25,785 56.00 n/a
Conservative Reginald Northam 20,262 44.00 n/a
Majority 5,523 11.99 n/a
Turnout 70.12 n/a
Labour win
General Election 1959: Kingston upon Hull West[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hewitson 25,446 52.51
Conservative Thomas H F Farrell 23,011 47.49
Majority 2,435 5.03
Turnout 75.60
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Kingston upon Hull West[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 24,855 56.90
Conservative John G Bellak 18,825 43.10
Majority 6,030 13.80
Turnout 70.94
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Kingston upon Hull West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 26,816 64.82
Conservative Giles Shaw 14,551 35.18
Majority 12,265 29.65
Turnout 70.42
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Kingston upon Hull West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 24,050 62.33
Conservative Timothy Edward Forrow 14,537 37.67
Majority 9,513 24.65
Turnout 64.79
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Kingston upon Hull West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 20,719 49.33
Conservative Charles Maxwell Kirwin Taylor 12,788 30.44
Liberal I Silverwood 8,497 20.23
Majority 7,931 18.88
Turnout 73.59
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Kingston upon Hull West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 20,393 54.86
Conservative Charles Maxwell Kirwin Taylor 10,272 27.63
Liberal Anthony Ronald Michell 6,508 17.51
Majority 10,121 27.23
Turnout 64.55
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Kingston upon Hull West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Johnson 19,750 55.78
Conservative RE Smith 11,592 32.74
Liberal SJ Foston 3,656 10.33
National Front MD Fox 411 1.16
Majority 8,158 23.04
Turnout 67.46
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Kingston upon Hull West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Randall 15,361 41.92
Conservative MRC Humphreys 11,707 31.95
Social Democratic W Unwin 9,575 26.13
Majority 3,654 9.97
Turnout 63.50
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1987: Kingston upon Hull West[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Randall 19,527 51.94
Conservative MRC Humphreys 11,397 30.32
Social Democratic M Bond 6,669 17.74
Majority 8,130 21.63
Turnout 67.57
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Kingston upon Hull West[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Randall 21,139 57.3 +5.4
Conservative Donald M. Stewart 10,554 28.6 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Robert D. Tress 4,867 13.2 −4.5
Natural Law Barry J. Franklin 308 0.8 +0.8
Majority 10,585 28.7 +7.1
Turnout 36,868 65.7 −1.9
Labour hold Swing +3.5

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 130. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  5. ^ a b c d e Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984. 
  6. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ a b Craig, 1885-1918, page 130
  8. ^ a b c British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  9. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.