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]
Created from Lichfield

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 Boroughs of Lichfield and Tamworth, the Urban Districts of Aldridge and Rugeley, and the Rural District of Lichfield.

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

1974-1983: The Boroughs of Lichfield and Tamworth, and the Rural District of Lichfield except the parish of Brindley Heath.

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]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Lichfield and Tamworth [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 29,199 54.2 N/A
Conservative Sarah Ward 24,681 45.8 N/A
Majority 4,518 8.4 N/A
Turnout 86.3 N/A
Labour win
General Election 1951: Lichfield and Tamworth [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 28,826 52.6
Conservative George Hampson 25,941 47.4
Majority 2,885 5.3
Turnout 85.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Lichfield and Tamworth [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 21,071 54.0
Conservative Jonathan Oliver Tollemache Blow 17,966 46.0
Majority 3,105 8.0
Turnout 80.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Lichfield and Tamworth [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 21,341 51.9
Conservative Francis R Roberts 19,791 48.1
Majority 1,550 3.8
Turnout 81.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Lichfield and Tamworth[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 22,644 48.5
Conservative Kenneth Dunkley 18,828 40.3
Liberal Anthony H Extance 5,206 11.2
Majority 3,816 8.2
Turnout 80.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Lichfield and Tamworth[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julian Snow 27,971 54.0
Conservative Bruce A Webb 23,837 46.0
Majority 4,134 8.0
Turnout 78.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Lichfield and Tamworth[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid 31,724 52.0
Labour Terry Pitt 29,298 48.0
Majority 1,976 4.0
Turnout 74.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
United Kingdom general election, February 1974: Lichfield and Tamworth [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid 30,659 41.6
Labour Bruce Grocott 28,852 39.2
Liberal Doreen Elliott 14,151 19.2 N/A
Majority 1,807 2.4
Turnout 82.8
Conservative hold Swing N/A
United Kingdom general election, October 1974: Lichfield and Tamworth [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Grocott 29,872 42.6
Conservative James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid 29,541 42.1
Liberal Philip Rule 10,741 15.3
Majority 331 0.5
Turnout 78.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Heddle
United Kingdom general election, 1979: Lichfield and Tamworth [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Heddle 41,454 50.3
Labour Bruce Grocott 33,006 40.1
Liberal Philip Rule 7,408 9.0
National Front P Wallace 475 0.6
Majority 8,448 10.4
Turnout 81.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Lichfield and Tamworth', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The Times House of Commons, 1950-70
  4. ^ a b c British Parliamentary Election Results, 1974-1983, FWS Craig