Nottingham West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Current constituency
Created 1885-1950 & 1955-1983
Member of parliament None
Number of members one
Overlaps

Nottingham West was a borough constituency in the city of Nottingham. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election. However, a new Nottingham West constituency was created for the 1955 general election, and was in turn abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Broxtowe, St Alban's, and Wollaton.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Abbey, Broxtowe, Robin Hood, and Wollaton.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Abbey, Broxtowe, Clifton, Robin Hood, University, and Wollaton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885-1950[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Charles Seely Liberal
1886 Henry Broadhurst Liberal
1892 Charles Seely Liberal Unionist
1895 James Henry Yoxall Liberal
1918 Arthur Hayday Labour
1931 Arthur Cecil Caporn Conservative
1935 Arthur Hayday Labour
1945 Tom O'Brien Labour
1950 constituency abolished

MPs 1955-1983[edit]

Election Member Party
1955 constituency re-established
1955 Tom O'Brien Labour
1959 Peter Tapsell Conservative
1964 Michael English Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

John Burns
General Election 1885: Nottingham West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Seely 6,669 60.3 n/a
Conservative Edward Cope 3,797 34.3 n/a
Social Democratic Federation John Burns 598 5.4 n/a
Majority 2,872 26.0 n/a
Turnout 74.1 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
Henry Broadhurst
General Election 1886: Nottingham West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Broadhurst 5,458 54.2 n/a
Liberal Unionist Charles Seely 4,609 45.8 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout 67.4 6.7
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Nottingham West [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Charles Seely 5,610 51.4
Liberal Henry Broadhurst 5,309 48.6
Majority 301 2.8
Turnout 81.4
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1895: Nottingham West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Yoxall 6,088 52.2 +3.6
Liberal Unionist Arthur Goldsmith Sparrow 5,575 47.8 -3.6
Majority 513 4.4
Turnout 80.4 -1.0
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Sir Lepel Griffin
General Election 1900: Nottingham West [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Yoxall 6,023 51.6
Liberal Unionist Sir Lepel Henry Griffin 5,639 48.4
Majority 384 3.2
Turnout 78.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Nottingham West [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Henry Yoxall 8,107 60.6 +9.0
Liberal Unionist William Laurence Pemberton Rowley 5,262 39.4 -9.0
Majority +18.0
Turnout 81.0 +2.6
Liberal hold Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Sir James Yoxall
General Election January 1910: Nottingham West [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir James Henry Yoxall 8,955 57.4
Liberal Unionist Hon. Henry Lygon 6,652 42.6
Majority 2,303 14.8 -6.4
Turnout 89.3
Liberal hold Swing -3.2
General Election December 1910: Nottingham West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir James Henry Yoxall 8,141 57.8 +0.4
Conservative Bernard Swanwick Wright 5,949 42.2 -0.4
Majority
Turnout 80.6
Liberal hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Nottingham West [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas O'Brien n/a
Conservative Francis Michael Richardson n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative win
General Election 1959: Nottingham West [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell
Labour Sir Thomas O'Brien
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Nottingham West [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael English
Conservative Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966: Nottingham West [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael English
Conservative David J Penfold
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Nottingham West [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin W Suthers
Labour Michael English
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  10. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  11. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  12. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  13. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig