Manchester Ardwick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester Ardwick
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Replaced by Manchester Central and Manchester Gorton
Created from Manchester East

Manchester Ardwick was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was established for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, New Cross, and St Mark's.

1950-1955: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Longsight, New Cross, and St Mark's.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Luke's, and St Mark's.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme, St Luke's, and St Mark's.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Augustine Hailwood Coalition Conservative
1922 Thomas Lowth Labour
1931 by-election Joseph Henderson Labour
1931 Albert George Hubert Fuller Conservative
1935 Joseph Henderson Labour
1950 Leslie Maurice Lever, later Baron Lever Labour
1970 Gerald Kaufman Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1923: Manchester Ardwick [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 15,673 60.4 ++8.1
Unionist Augustine Hailwood 10,266 39.6 -8.1
Majority 5,407 20.8 +16.2
Turnout 69.3
Labour hold Swing +8.1
General Election 1929: Manchester Ardwick [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 20,041 60.3
Unionist Mary Latchford Kingsmill Jones 13,177 39.7
Majority 6,864 20.6
Turnout 33,218
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Albert George Hubert Fuller 21,630 58
Labour Joseph Henderson 15,664 42
Majority 5,966 16.0
Turnout 37,294 78.25
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Henderson 16,364 52.92
Conservative Albert George Hubert Fuller 14,556 47.08
Majority 1,808 5.85
Turnout 71.39
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Henderson 14,360 63.96
Conservative Nellie Beer 8,093 36.04
Majority 6,267 27.91
Turnout 22,453 68.41

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,628 55.84 -8.12
Conservative Edwin Hodson 17,895 44.16 +8.12
Majority 4,733 11.68 -16.23
General Election 1951: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,150 55.54 -0.30
Conservative Edwin Hodson 17,732 44.46 +0.30
Majority 4,418 11.08 -0.60
General Election 1955: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 22,822 52.39 -3.15
Conservative George Hampson 20,740 47.61 +3.15
Majority 2,082 4.78 -6.30
General Election 1959: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 24,134 58.12 +5.73
Conservative Harry Sharp 17,392 41.88 -5.73
Majority 6,742 16.24 +11.46

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 20,248 61.21 +3.09
Conservative William Arthur Peete Manser 12,834 38.79 -3.09
Majority 7,414 22.41 +6.17
General Election 1966: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Maurice Lever 17,274 63.23 +2.02
Conservative John Gordon Cluff 9,251 33.86 -4.93
Union Movement Frank T Hamley 796 2.91 N/A
Majority 8,023 29.37 +6.96

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Bernard Kaufman 13,728 56.14 -7.09
Conservative Ian Keith Paley 10,726 43.86 +10.00
Majority 3,002 12.28 -17.09
General Election February 1974: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Bernard Kaufman 16,110 50.48 -5.66
Conservative Ruslyn Harold Hargreaves 11,215 35.14 -8.72
Liberal Anthony Maffia 4,590 14.38 N/A
Majority 4,895 15.34 +3.06
General Election October 1974: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Bernard Kaufman 15,632 55.52 +5.04
Conservative Ruslyn Harold Hargreaves 8,849 31.43 -3.71
Liberal Gordon Willmott 3,675 13.05 -1.33
Majority 6,783 24.09 +8.75
General Election 1979: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Bernard Kaufman 17,235 56.66 +1.14
Conservative William R. Swan 9,963 32.75 +1.32
Liberal Peter Thomson 2,934 9.65 -3.40
Socialist Unity Jeff S. West 287 0.94 N/A
Majority 7,272 23.91 -0.18

Constituency was abolished in the boundary changes prior to 1983 election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig