Lichfield and Tamworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Lichfield and Tamworth
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members one
Replaced by Staffordshire South East, Mid Staffordshire and Cannock & Burntwood[1]

Lichfield and Tamworth was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Mid Staffordshire constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The Municipal Boroughs of Lichfield and Tamworth, the Urban Districts of Aldridge and Rugeley, and the Rural District of Lichfield.

1955-1974: The Municipal Boroughs of Lichfield and Tamworth, the Urban District of Rugeley, and the Rural District of Lichfield.

1974-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Lichfield and Tamworth, and part of the Rural District of Lichfield.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Julian Snow Labour
1970 Jack d'Avigdor-Goldsmid Conservative
Oct 1974 Bruce Grocott Labour
1979 John Heddle Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General election, May 1979 [2]
Electorate: 101,343
Turnout: 81.25%
Conservative gain from Labour
Majority: 8,448 (10.36%)
John Heddle Conservative 41,454 50.34
Bruce Grocott Labour 33,006 40.08
P Rule Liberal 7,408 9.00
P Wallace National Front 475 0.58
General election, October 1974 [3]
Electorate: 89,752
Turnout: 78.16%
Labour gain from Conservatives
Majority: 331 (0.47%)
Bruce Grocott Labour 29,872 42.58
James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid Conservative 29,541 42.11
P Rule Liberal 10,741 15.31
General election, February 1974 [3]
Electorate: 89,000
Turnout: 82.77%
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,807 (2.45%)
James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid Conservative 30,659 41.62
Bruce Grocott Labour 28,852 39.17
D Elliot Liberal 14,151 19.21
General election, June 1970 [3]
Electorate: 82.257
Turnout: 74.18%
Conservative gain from Labour
Majority: 1,976 (3.98%)
James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid Conservative 31,724 51.99
Terry Pitt Labour 29,298 48.01
General election, March 1966 [3]
Electorate: 65,728
Turnout: 78.82%
Labour hold
Majority: 4,134 (7.98%)
Julian Snow Labour 27,971 53.99
BA Webb Conservative 23,837 46.01
General election, October 1964 [3]
Electorate: 57,679
Turnout: 80.93%
Labour hold
Majority: 3,816 (8.18%)
Julian Snow Labour 22,644 48.51
K Dunkley Conservative 18,828 40.34
AH Extance Liberal 5,206 11.15
General election, October 1959 [3]
Electorate: 50,240
Turnout: 81.87%
Labour hold
Majority: 1,550 (3.77%)
Julian Snow Labour 21,341 51.88
FR Roberts Conservative 19,791 48.12
General election, May 1955 [3]
Electorate: 48,250
Turnout: 80.91%
Labour hold
Majority: 3,105 (7.95%)
Julian Snow Labour 21,071 53.98
JOT Blow Conservative 17,966 46.02
General election, October 1951 [3]
Electorate: 64,045
Turnout: 85.51%
Labour hold
Majority: 2,885 (5.27%)
Julian Snow Labour 28,826 52.63
G Hampson Conservative 25,941 47.37
General election, February 1950 [3]
New constituency
Electorate: 62,452
Turnout: 86.27%
Labour win
Majority: 4,518 (8.39%)
Julian Snow Labour 29,199 54.19
SA Ward Conservative 24,681 45.81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Lichfield and Tamworth', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "UK General Election results May 1979". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "UK General Election results October 1974". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2011.