North West Staffordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North West Staffordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one

North West Staffordshire was a constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held using the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 George Leveson-Gower Liberal
1886 Justinian Edwards-Heathcote Conservative
1892 James Heath Conservative
1906 Alfred Billson Liberal
1907 Albert Stanley Liberal
1910 Labour
1916 Samuel Finney Labour
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: North West Staffordshire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Leveson-Gower 5,757 n/a
Conservative Justinian Edwards-Heathcote 4,720 n/a
Majority 1,037 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: North West Staffordshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Justinian Edwards-Heathcote 5,252
Liberal George Leveson-Gower 4,459
Majority 793
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

James Heath
General Election 1892: North West Staffordshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Heath 5,638
Liberal Leonard Shoobridge 5,406
Majority 232
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
L. Shoobridge
General Election 1895: North West Staffordshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Heath 6,206
Liberal Leonard Shoobridge 5,538
Majority 668
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: North West Staffordshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Heath 6,205
Liberal James Lovatt 4,594
Majority 1611
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Alfred Billson
General Election 1906: North West Staffordshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Billson 7,667 58.0
Conservative James Heath 5,557 42.0
Majority 2,110 16.0
Turnout 13,224
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Albert Stanley
North West Staffordshire by-election, 1907[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Stanley 7,396 59.4 +1.4
Conservative Thomas Twyford 5,047 40.6 -1.4
Majority 2,349 18.8 +2.8
Turnout 12,443
Liberal hold Swing +1.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: North West Staffordshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Stanley 8,566 59.8 +0.4
Conservative Gilbert Nugent 5,754 40.2 -0.4
Majority 2,812 19.6 +0.8
Turnout 14,320
Labour hold Swing +0.4
General Election December 1910: North West Staffordshire[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Stanley 8,125
Conservative Leslie de Gruyther 4,940
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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;

North West Staffordshire by-election, 1916[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Samuel Finney *unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1908
  2. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1908
  3. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1908
  4. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1908
  7. ^ Liberal Year Book, 1908
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1918