Kingswinford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kingswinford
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members one

Kingswinford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Kingswinford in Staffordshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when the new Brierley Hill constituency took over much of the area, Brierley Hill Urban District having already absorbed much of Kingswinford Rural District more than a decade earlier.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Alexander Staveley Hill Conservative
1900 William George Webb Conservative
1905 by-election Henry Staveley-Hill Conservative
1918 Charles Henry Sitch Labour
1931 Alan Livesey Stuart Todd Conservative
1935 Arthur Henderson Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Brierley Hill

Questions asked in Parliament by Kingswinford MPs[edit]

Mr Alexander Hill November 24, 1885 - October 1, 1900

Mr William Webb October 1, 1900-June 14, 1905

Mr Charles Sitch December 14, 1918-October 27, 1931

Mr Alan Todd October 27, 1931-November 14, 1935

Mr Arthur Henderson November 14, 1935-February 23, 1950

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Hill
General Election 1885: Kingswinford [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander Staveley Hill 5,161 53.3 n/a
Liberal G K Harrison 4,530 46.7 n/a
Majority 631 6.6 n/a
Turnout 79.0 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Kingswinford [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander Staveley Hill unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Kingswinford [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander Staveley Hill 5,371 58.6 n/a
Liberal T Parker 3,800 41.4 n/a
Majority 1,571 17.2 n/a
Turnout 78.0 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Kingswinford [7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rt Hon. Alexander Staveley Hill unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Webb
General Election 1900: Kingswinford [10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William George Webb unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Kingswinford by-election, 1905 [13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Staveley-Hill 5,490 52.9 n/a
Liberal Edward Marten Dunne 4,887 47.1 n/a
Majority 603 5.8 n/a
Turnout 78.0 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Guest
General Election 1906: Kingswinford [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Staveley-Hill 6,311 53.6 +0.7
Liberal Frederick Edward Guest 5,470 46.4 -0.7
Majority 841 7.2 +1.4
Turnout 88.8 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Kingswinford [17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Staveley Staveley-Hill 7,267 58.2 +4.6
Liberal Frederick L. Coysh 5,226 41.8 -4.6
Majority 2,041 16.4 +9.2
Turnout 88.8 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing +4.6
General Election December 1910: Kingswinford [19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Staveley Staveley-Hill unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

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 1920s[edit]

General Election 1923: Kingswinford [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Henry Sitch 15,174 49.5
Unionist William Harcourt-Webb 10,862 35.4 n/a
Liberal Cecil Patrick Blackwell 4,633 15.1 n/a
Majority 4,312 14.1
Turnout 30,669
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1929: Kingswinford [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Henry Sitch 22,479 53.2 +3.7
Unionist Sidney Emile Garcke 12,151 28.7 -6.7
Liberal Alfred William Bowkett 7,639 18.1 +3.0
Majority 10,328 24.5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing +5.2

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Kingswinford[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Livesey Stuart Todd 21,934 52.94 +24.2
Labour Charles Henry Sitch 19,495 47.06 -6.2
Majority 2,439 5.89 30.4
Turnout 75.14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +15.2
General Election 1935: Kingswinford[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 20,925 50.02 +2.9
Conservative Alan Livesey Stuart Todd 20,909 49.98 -2.9
Majority 16 0.04 5.8
Turnout 71.52 -3.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.9

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Kingswinford[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 34,307 69.16 +16.2
Conservative Major Graham Percival Taylor 15,297 30.84 -16.2
Majority 19,010 38.32 +32.4
Turnout 73.71 +2.2
Labour hold Swing +16.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  2. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  11. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  12. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  14. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  16. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  18. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  19. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  20. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  21. ^ Evening Despatch, West Midlands, 25 May 1914
  22. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1926
  23. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  24. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  25. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  26. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig