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[edit]

Elections 1885-1915[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General election, December 1885 [3]
new seat
Electorate: 8,346
Turnout: 6,317 (73.5%)
Conservative
Majority: 1,410 (22.9%)
George Smyth Baden-Powell Conservative 3,391 55.2 n/a
J. Samuelson Lib-Lab 1,981 32.3 n/a
John Edward Redmond Irish Nationalist 765 12.5 n/a
General election, July 1886 [3]
Electorate: 8.346
Turnout: 5,156 (63.0%) −10.5
Conservative hold
Majority: 912 (17.4%) −5.5
Swing: 2.8% from Con to Lib
George Smyth Baden-Powell Conservative 3,084 58.7 +3.5
Ralph Neville Liberal 2,172 41.3 +9.0
General election, July 1892 [3]
Electorate: 9,567
Turnout: 6,523 (68.2%) +5.2
Conservative win
Majority: 977 (15.0%) −2.4
Swing: 1.2% from Con to Lib-Lab
George Smyth Baden-Powell Conservative 3,750 57.5 −0.8
T. R. Threlfall Lib-Lab 2,773 42.5 +0.8
General election, July 1895 [3]
Electorate: 9,631
Turnout: 65.3% (−2.9)
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,350 (21.4%) +6.4
Swing: 3.2% from Lib to Con
Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell Conservative 3,818 60.7 +3.2
B. S. Johnson Liberal 2,468 39.3 −3.2
By-election, December 1898 [3] Conservative hold David MacIver Conservative unopposed
General election, October 1900 [3]
Electorate: 10,695
Turnout: 6,071 (56.8%) −8.5
Conservative hold
Majority: 2,595 (42.8%) +21.4
Swing: 10.7% from Lib to Con
Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell Conservative 4,333 71.4 +10.7
Richard Robert Cherry Liberal 1,738 28.6 −10.7
General election, January 1906 [3]
Electorate: 10,596
Turnout: 6,284 (65.2%) +8.4
Conservative hold
Majority: 592 (8.6%) −34.2
David MacIver Conservative 3,749 54.3 −17.1
James Conley Labour 3,157 45.7 n/a
By-election, September 1907 [3]
death of MacIver
Electorate: 10,529
Turnout: 7,330 (69.6%) +4.4
Conservative hold
Majority: 670 (9.2%) +0.6
Swing: 0.3% from Lab to Con
Charles Gordon MacArthur Conservative 4,000 54.6 +0.3
John Hill Labour 3,330 45.4 −0.3
General election, January 1910 [3]
Electorate: 10,361
Turnout: 6,065 (77.8%) +8.2
Conservative hold
Majority: 223 (2.8%) −6.4
Swing: 3.2% from Con to Lab
Charles Gordon MacArthur Conservative 4,144 51.4 −3.2
Alexander Gordon Cameron Labour 3,921 48.6 +3.2
By-election, July 1910 [3]
death of MacArthur
Electorate: 10,361
Turnout: 74.3% (−3.5)
Conservative hold
Majority: 841 (11.0%) +8.2
Swing: 4.1% from Lab to Con
Gerald Kyffin-Taylor Conservative 4,268 55.5 +4.1
Alexander Gordon Cameron Labour 3,427 44.5 −4.1
General election, December 1910 [3]
Electorate: 10,361
Turnout: 7,197 (69.5%) −4.8
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,213 (16.8%) +5.8
Swing: 2.9% from Lab to Con
Gerald Kyffin-Taylor Conservative 4,205 58.4 +2.9
Thomas McKerrell Labour 2,992 41.6 −2.9
By-election, February 1915 [3]
resignation of Kyffin-Taylor
Unionist hold John Tymperley Pennefather Unionist unopposed

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1923: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Tymperley Pennefather unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1929: Liverpool Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elijah Sandham 15,222 51.3
Unionist Sir Robert Rankin 14,429 48.7
Majority 793 2.6
Turnout 72.9
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

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

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Liverpool Kirkdale
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 Rev. Henry Dixon Longbottom 2,601 13.2 −11.4
Majority 4,226 21.5
Turnout 19,655 64.3 −5.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.8

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 Miss 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 Alfred 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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Alfred Pannell 22,416 53.3 +1.2
Labour 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 Anthony Dunn 20,128 55.5 +8.8
Conservative Norman Alfred 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 Anthony Dunn 19,233 59.3 +3.8
Conservative Norman Alfred 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 Anthony 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 Anthony 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 Anthony 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 Anthony 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)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1989]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 142. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.