Liverpool Kirkdale (UK Parliament constituency)

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Liverpool Kirkdale
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one
Replaced by Liverpool Walton, Liverpool Broadgreen and Liverpool Riverside[1]

Liverpool Kirkdale was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom covering Kirkdale, Liverpool. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918: The civil parish of Kirkdale, and part of the civil parish of Everton.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Kirkdale and St Domingo.

1950-1955: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Anfield, Breckfield, and Kirkdale.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Anfield, Breckfield, Melrose, Tuebrook, and Westminster.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Anfield, Breckfield, Melrose, St Domingo, Tuebrook, and Westminster.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 Sir George Baden-Powell Conservative
1898 by-election David MacIver Conservative
1907 by-election Charles McArthur Liberal Unionist
1910 by-election Gerald Kyffin-Taylor Conservative
1915 by-election John Pennefather Conservative
1929 Elijah Sandham Labour
1931 Sir Robert Rankin Conservative
1945 William Keenan Labour
1955 Norman Pannell Conservative
1964 James Dunn Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

Election results 1885–1918[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Baden-Powell 3,391 55.2 N/A
Lib-Lab James Samuelson 1,981 32.3 N/A
Irish Nationalist John Redmond 765 12.5 N/A
Majority 1,410 22.9 N/A
Turnout 6,317 73.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,346
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Baden-Powell 3,084 58.7 +3.5
Liberal Ralph Neville 2,172 41.3 +9.0
Majority 912 17.4 -5.5
Turnout 5,256 63.0 -10.5
Registered electors 8,346
Conservative hold Swing -2.7

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Baden-Powell 3,750 57.5 -1.2
Lib-Lab T. R. Threlfall 2,773 42.5 +1.2
Majority 977 15.0 -2.4
Turnout 6,523 68.2 +5.2
Registered electors 9,567
Conservative hold Swing -1.2
Baden-Powell
General Election 1895: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Baden-Powell 3,818 60.7 +3.2
Liberal Benjamin Sands Johnson 2,468 39.3 -3.2
Majority 1,350 21.4 +6.4
Turnout 6,286 65.3 -2.9
Registered electors 9,631
Conservative hold Swing +3.2

Baden-Powell's death caused a by-election.

MacIver
Liverpool Kirkdale by-election, 1898[3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David MacIver Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Cherry
General Election 1900: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David MacIver 4,333 71.4 +10.7
Liberal Richard Cherry 1,738 28.6 −10.7
Majority 2,595 42.8 +21.4
Turnout 6,071 56.8 −8.5
Registered electors 10,695
Conservative hold Swing +10.7
General Election 1906: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David MacIver 3,749 54.3 −17.1
Labour Repr. Cmte. James Conley 3,157 45.7 N/A
Majority 592 8.6 −34.2
Turnout 6,284 65.2 +8.4
Registered electors 10,596
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Hill
Liverpool Kirkdale by-election, 1907[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles MacArthur 4,000 54.6 +0.3
Labour John Hill 3,330 45.4 −0.3
Majority 670 9.2 +0.6
Turnout 7,330 69.6 +4.4
Registered electors 10,529
Conservative hold Swing +0.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles MacArthur 4,144 51.4 -3.2
Labour Alexander Gordon Cameron 3,921 48.6 +3.2
Majority 223 2.8 -6.4
Turnout 6,065 77.8 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing -3.2
Liverpool Kirkdale by-election, 1910[3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Kyffin-Taylor 4,268 55.5 +4.1
Labour Alexander Gordon Cameron 3,427 44.5 -4.1
Majority 841 11.0 +8.2
Turnout 74.3 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.1
General Election December 1910: Liverpool Kirkdale[3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Kyffin-Taylor 4,205 58.4 +2.9
Labour Thomas McKerrell 2,992 41.6 -2.9
Majority 1,213 16.8 +5.8
Turnout 7,197 69.5 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Liverpool Kirkdale by-election, 1915[3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Pennefather Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections 1918–1945[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Pennefather 10,380 67.4 n/a
Labour Samuel Mason 5,012 32.0 n/a
Majority 5,368 34.8 n/a
Turnout 50.0 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Pennefather unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Pennefather unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Pennefather 14,392 60.6 n/a
Labour Elijah Sandham 9,369 39.4 n/a
Majority 5,023 21.2 n/a
Turnout 73.7 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1929: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elijah Sandham 15,222 51.3 +11.9
Unionist Robert Rankin 14,429 48.7 -11.9
Majority 793 2.6 23.8
Turnout 72.9 -3.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +11.9

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rankin 14,303 45.2 -3.5
Ind. Labour Party Elijah Sandham 9,531 30.1 -21.2
Liverpool Protestant Party Henry Dixon Longbottom 7,834 24.7 n/a
Majority 4,772 15.1 17.7
Turnout 31,668 77.5 +4.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.8
General Election 1935: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Rankin 10,540 38.8 −6.4
Labour John Hamilton 9,984 36.7 n/a
Liverpool Protestant Party Henry Dixon Longbottom 6,677 24.6 −0.1
Majority 556 2.0 -13.0
Turnout 27,201 69.5 −8.0
Conservative hold Swing -6.5

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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Conservative: Robert Rankin
  • Labour: John Hamilton[10]
  • Liverpool Protestant Party: Henry Dixon Longbottom

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Liverpool Kirkdale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Keenan 10,640 54.1 +17.4
Conservative Aled Owen Roberts 6,414 32.6 −6.2
Liverpool Protestant Party Henry Dixon Longbottom 2,601 13.2 −11.4
Majority 4,226 21.5 23.7
Turnout 19,655 64.3 −5.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.8

Elections 1950–1979[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Keenan 19,219 48.7 −5.4
Conservative David J. Lewis 18,591 47.1 +14.5
Liberal June Stannaught Pritchard 1,648 4.2 N/A
Majority 628 1.6
Turnout 39,458 79.7 +15.4
Labour hold Swing −10.0
General Election 1951: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Keenan 19,637 51.0 +2.3
Conservative David J. Lewis 18,879 49.0 +1.9
Majority 758 2.0
Turnout 38,516 77.9 −1.8
Labour hold Swing +0.2
General Election 1955: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Pannell 22,356 52.1 +3.1
Labour William Keenan 20,542 47.9 −3.1
Majority 1,814 4.2
Turnout 42,898 70.6 −7.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.1
General Election 1959: Liverpool Kirkdale[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Pannell 22,416 53.3 +1.2
Labour Co-op Thomas H. Hockton 19,669 46.7 −1.2
Majority 2,747 6.5
Turnout 42,085 73.7 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 20,128 55.5 +8.8
Conservative Norman Pannell 16,120 44.5 −8.8
Majority 4,008 11.1
Turnout 36,248 69.1 −4.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.8
General Election 1966: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 19,233 59.3 +3.8
Conservative Norman Pannell 13,219 40.7 −3.8
Majority 6,014 18.5
Turnout 32,452 65.7 −3.4
Labour hold Swing +3.8

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 17,678 56.5 −2.8
Conservative Michael P. Tinne 13,615 43.5 +2.8
Majority 4,063 13.0
Turnout 31,293 63.7 −2.0
Labour hold Swing −2.8
General Election February 1974: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 16,443 52.7 −3.8
Conservative James Gillin 9,918 31.8 −11.7
Liberal Paul Desmond Mahon 4,866 15.6 N/A
Majority 6,525 20.9
Turnout 31,227 69.5 +5.8
Labour hold Swing +4.0
General Election October 1974: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 17,686 61.4 +8.7
Conservative Maurice Edward Jones 8,205 28.5 −3.3
Liberal Michael Storey 2,908 10.1 −5.5
Majority 9,481 32.9
Turnout 28,799 63.5 −6.0
Labour hold Swing +6.0
General Election 1979: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Dunn 17,043 56.1 −5.3
Conservative Myra Fitzsimmons 9,334 30.7 +2.2
Liberal Paul Desmond Mahon 3,819 12.6 +2.5
National Front Warner Reginald Williams 198 0.7 N/A
Majority 7,709 25.4
Turnout 30,394 70.2 +6.7
Labour hold Swing −3.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Liverpool Kirkdale', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l British Parliamentary Election Results 1885–1918, FWS Craig. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p142. ISBN 0-900178-27-2
  4. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1896
  7. ^ a b c Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ a b c d Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  11. ^ "svn/grodt/uk/thc/files/marked_up/1959_marked_up". tools.assembla.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017.