Morley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Morley
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Batley and Morley, Dewsbury, Rothwell and Spen Valley
Created from Southern West Riding of Yorkshire

Morley was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Morley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 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 when the two-member Southern West Riding of Yorkshire constituency was divided by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1918 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Batley and Morley constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Charles Milnes Gaskell Liberal
1892 Alfred Eddison Hutton Liberal
1910 (January) Gerald Ashburner France Liberal
1918 constituency abolished: see Batley & Morley

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Morley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Milnes Gaskell 6,684 67.8 n/a
Conservative Joseph John Dunnington-Jefferson 3,177 32.2 n/a
Majority 3,507 35.6 n/a
Turnout 86.0 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Morley [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Milnes Gaskell unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Alfred Hutton
General Election 1892: Morley [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Hutton 5,818 61.4 n/a
Conservative William Carr 3,656 38.6 n/a
Majority 2,162 22.8 n/a
Turnout 71.0 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Morley [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Hutton 5,834 58.3
Conservative William Carr 4,166 41.7
Majority 1,668 16.6
Turnout 85.2
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Morley [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Hutton 6,428 62.3 +4.0
Conservative William Boyd Carpenter 3,888 37.7 -4.0
Majority 2,540 24.6 +8.0
Turnout 73.4 -1.8
Liberal hold Swing +4.0
General Election 1906: Morley [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Hutton unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Morley [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gerald France 8,026 59.0 n/a
Conservative John Stobart Charlesworth 3,395 24.9 n/a
Labour Herbert Smith 2,191 16.1 n/a
Majority 4,631 34.1 n/a
Turnout 86.0 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: Morley [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gerald France unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)