Ilkeston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ilkeston
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one
Replaced by Amber Valley and Erewash[1]
Created from Derbyshire South

Ilkeston is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was represented by one Member of Parliament. In 1983 it was abolished, together with South East Derbyshire, when the Derbyshire county constituencies were redrawn - the constituencies of Amber Valley and Erewash were created and the constituency of South Derbyshire was re-created. The constituency of Bolsover was not abolished although it was created in 1950 together with South East Derbyshire.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Municipal Borough of Ilkeston, the Urban Districts of Heanor and Ripley, and the Rural District which consisted of the civil parishes of Codnor Park and Shipley.

1950-1983: The Municipal Borough of Ilkeston, the Urban Districts of Alfreton, Heanor, and Ripley, and in the Rural District of Belper the civil parish of Shipley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Watson Liberal
1887 Sir Walter Foster Liberal
1910 Jack Seely Liberal
1922 George Oliver Labour
1931 Abraham Flint National Labour
1935 George Oliver Labour
1964 Ray Fletcher Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Ilkeston [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Watson 5,780 60.4 n/a
Conservative WDN Drury Lowe 3,793 39.6 n/a
Majority 1,987 20.8 n/a
Turnout 89.8 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Ilkeston [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Watson 4,621 54.9 -5.5
Conservative Samuel Leeke 3,793 45.1 +5.5
Majority 828 9.8 -11.0
Turnout 78.9 -10.9
Liberal hold Swing -5.5
Sir Walter Foster
Ilkeston by-election, 1887[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 5,512 56.9 +2.0
Conservative Samuel Leeke 4,180 43.1 -2.0
Majority 1,332 13.8 +4.0
Turnout 88.5 +9.6
Liberal hold Swing +2.0

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Ilkeston [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 6,185 58.4 +1.5
Conservative Samuel Leeke 4,402 41.6 -1.5
Majority 1,783 16.8 +3.0
Turnout 78.2 -10.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.5
General Election 1895: Ilkeston [10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 6,215 54.2 -4.2
Conservative Edward Picton Baumgarten 5,254 45.8 +4.2
Majority 961 8.4 -8.4
Turnout 87.1 +8.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Ilkeston [13][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 6,633 53.8 -0.4
Conservative Henry Wright 5,698 46.2 +0.4
Majority 935 7.6 -0.8
Turnout 84.9 -2.2
Liberal hold Swing -0.4
General Election 1906: Ilkeston [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 9,655 64.3 +10.5
Conservative LC Tipper 5,358 35.7 -10.5
Majority 4,297 28.6 +21.0
Turnout 87.2
Liberal hold Swing +10.5

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Ilkeston [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Balthazar Foster 10,632 62.3 -2.0
Conservative Forbes St John Morrow 6,432 37.7 +2.0
Majority 4,200 24.6 -4.0
Turnout 87.7 +0.5
Liberal hold Swing -2.0
Seely
Ilkeston by-election, 1910 [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Seely 10,204
Conservative Henry Wright 6,871
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Ilkeston[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Seely 9,990 62.7 +2.9
Conservative William Marshall Freeman 5,946 37.3 -2.9
Majority 4,044 25.4 +5.8
Turnout 81.9 -5.8
Liberal hold Swing +2.9
Ilkeston by-election, 1912[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Seely 9,049 53.6 -9.1
Unionist William Marshall Freeman 7,838 46.4 +9.1
Majority 1,211 7.2 -18.2
Turnout 81.7 -0.2
Liberal hold Swing -9.1

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;

General Election 1918: Ilkeston[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal 9,660 54.8 +1.2
Labour George Oliver 7,962 45.2 n/a
Majority 1,698 9.6
Turnout 61.0 -19.3
Liberal hold Swing n/a
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Ilkeston [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 9,432 40.0 -5.2
National Liberal John Seely 8,348 35.3 -19.6
Unionist William Marshall Freeman 5,841 24.7 n/a
Majority 1,084 4.7 14.2
Turnout 76.8 +15.8
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +7.1
Thomas Casey
General Election 1923: Ilkeston [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 9,191 42.1 +2.1
Unionist William Marshall Freeman 6,566 30.0 +5.3
Liberal Thomas Worrall Casey 6,112 27.9 -7.4
Majority 2,625 12.1 +7.4
Turnout 69.4 -7.4
Labour hold Swing -1.6
Anna Barlow
General Election 1924: Ilkeston [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 11,011 44.9 +2.8
Unionist Victor Raikes 9,203 37.5 +7.5
Liberal Anna Barlow 4,320 17.6 -10.3
Majority 1,808 7.4 -4.7
Turnout 76.1 +6.7
Labour hold Swing -2.4
General Election 1929: Ilkeston[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 20,202 59.0 +14.1
Liberal John Vincent Shaw 7,766 22.7 +5.1
Unionist Victor Raikes 6,258 18.3 -19.2
Majority 12,436 36.3 +28.9
Turnout 80.7 +3.9
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Ilkeston[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Labour Abraham Flint 17,587 50.0 n/a
Labour George Oliver 17,585 50.0 -9.0
Majority 2 0.0 36.3
Turnout 79.7 -1.0
National Labour gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Ilkeston[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 23,851 64.3 +14.3
National Charles Markham 13,250 35.7 -14.3
Majority 10,601 28.6 28.6
Turnout 81.7 +2.0
Labour gain from National Labour Swing +14.3

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945: Ilkeston[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 26,536 66.8 +2.5
Conservative Philip G Hartley 8,439 21.3 n/a
Liberal Charles Orton Foster 4,720 11.9 n/a
Majority 18,097 45.6 +17.0
Turnout 81.1 -0.6
Labour hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Ilkeston[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 39,495 64.9 -1.9
Liberal Geoffrey Eugene MacPherson 11,262 18.5 +6.6
Conservative DFR Evans 10,113 16.6 -4.7
Majority 28,233 46.4
Turnout 88.5
Labour hold Swing -4.3
General Election 1951: Ilkeston[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 40,671 67.41
Conservative C Frank Baker 10,273 17.03
Liberal Geoffrey Eugene MacPherson 9,387 15.56
Majority 30,398 50.38
Turnout 60,331
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ilkeston[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 38,961 69.29
Conservative John Farr 17,268 30.71
Majority 21,693 38.58
Turnout 80.37
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Ilkeston[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Oliver 39,930 68.59
Conservative Gerald I Walters 18,286 31.41
Majority 21,644 37.18
Turnout 83.50
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Ilkeston[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 33,924 60.2
Conservative Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett 13,542 24.0
Liberal Peggy Edwards 8,930 15.8 n/a
Majority 20,382 36.2
Turnout 56,396
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Ilkeston[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 36,522 70.09
Conservative Basil J Eales 15,582 29.91
Majority 20,940 40.19
Turnout 76.20
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Ilkeston[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 32,961 59.9
Conservative Richard Beardsley 15,870 28.9
Liberal Wim Smit 6,157 11.2 n/a
Majority 17,091 31.0
Turnout 74.15
Labour hold Swing
General Election, February 1974: Ilkeston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 31,500 52.02
Conservative PM Morrell 17,320 28.60
Liberal G Pool 11,734 19.38 n/a
Majority 14,180 23.42
Turnout 81.45
Labour hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Ilkeston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 31,153 55.51
Conservative PM Morrell 15,858 28.26
Liberal G Poole 9,671 19.38 n/a
Majority 14,180 28.26
Turnout 74.85
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Ilkeston[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Fletcher 29,270 50.61
Conservative Michael Clark 21,160 35.99
Liberal D Blackman 7,879 13.40 n/a
Majority 8,110 14.62
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Ilkeston', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  10. ^ Debretts House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  11. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  13. ^ Debretts House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  14. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  17. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1907
  18. ^ Debretts House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  19. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  20. ^ Debretts House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  21. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  22. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  23. ^ Newcastle Journal 22 May 1914
  24. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  25. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  26. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  27. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  28. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  29. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  30. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  31. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  32. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  33. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  34. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  35. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  36. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  37. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  38. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  39. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1979 by FWS Craig

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I" [self-published source][better source needed]