Nottingham West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19551983
Number of members one
Replaced by Nottingham South and Nottingham North[1]
18851950
Number of members one

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]

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Nottingham wards of Broxtowe, Forest, St Albans, Sherwood, and Wollaton.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Broxtowe, St Albans, 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]

Year Member Party
1885 Charles Seely Liberal
1886 Henry Broadhurst Liberal
1892 Charles Seely Liberal Unionist
1895 James Yoxall Liberal
1918 Arthur Hayday Labour
1931 Arthur 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 [2]
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 Elliot 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 [3]
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 [4]
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
James Yoxall
General Election 1895: Nottingham West [5]
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 [6]
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 [7]
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 [8]
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 [9]
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 2,192 15.6
Turnout 14,090 80.6
Liberal hold Swing +0.4
General Election 1918: Nottingham West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 7,286 56.7
Liberal Arthur Richardson 5,552 43.2
Majority 1734 13.5
Turnout 12,838
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Nottingham West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 10,787 49.0
Unionist George Herbert Powell 6,050 27.5
Liberal Alec Lionel Rea 5,163 23.4
Majority 4,737 21.5
Turnout 22,000
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Nottingham West [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 12,366 62.7
Unionist James Langham Litchfield 7,370 37.3
Majority 4,996 25.4 +3.9
Turnout 63.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: Nottingham West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 12,702 56.4
Constitutionalist Charles Edgar Loseby 9,790 43.5
Majority 2,912 12.9
Turnout 22,492
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1929: Nottingham West [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 18,593 55.1
Liberal Walter Edward Barron 8,276 24.5
Unionist Charles Edgar Loseby 6,893 20.4
Majority 10,317 30.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Nottingham West[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Cecil Caporn 20,596 57.9
Labour Arthur Hayday 14,963 42.1
Majority 5,633 15.8
Turnout 35,559 76.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Nottingham West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Hayday 19,697 53.7
Conservative Arthur Cecil Caporn 16,987 46.3
Majority 2,710 7.4
Turnout 36,684 71.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Nottingham West[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas O'Brien 24,887 59.6
Conservative Bernard Stephen Townroe 9,711 23.2
Liberal Samuel Arthur John Young 7,184 17.2
Majority 15,176 36.3
Turnout 76.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Nottingham West [18][19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas O'Brien 25,539 54.14 N/A
Conservative Francis Michael Richardson 21,631 45.86 N/A
Majority 3,908 8.28 N/A
Turnout 47,170 76.12 N/A
Registered electors 61,969
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1959: Nottingham West [18][21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell 22,052 50.19 +4.33
Labour Thomas O'Brien 21,888 49.81 -4.33
Majority 164 0.37 N/A
Turnout 43,940 70.84 -5.28
Registered electors 62,030
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.33

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Nottingham West [18][23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 23,035 52.59 +2.78
Conservative Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell 20,763 47.41 -2.78
Majority 2,272 5.19 N/A
Turnout 43,798 81.80 +10.96
Registered electors 53,542
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.78
General Election 1966: Nottingham West [18][25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 23,859 57.95 +5.36
Conservative David J Penfold 17,311 42.05 -5.36
Majority 6,548 15.90 +10.71
Turnout 41,170 78.33 -3.47
Registered electors 52,561
Labour hold Swing +5.36

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Nottingham West [27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 21,255 52.80
Conservative Martin W Suthers 19,003 47.20
Majority 2,252 5.59
Turnout 40,258 70.92
Labour hold Swing
General Election, February 1974: Nottingham West[1][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 27,592 45.50 -7.30
Conservative Peter Robert Cable Lloyd 21,795 35.94 -11.26
Liberal Andrew Marshall Johnson 11,260 18.57
Majority 5,797 9.56 +3.97
Turnout 60,647 78.84 +7.92
Labour hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Nottingham West[1][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 27,373 49.70 +4.20
Conservative Peter Robert Cable Lloyd 18,108 32.88 -3.06
Liberal Andrew Marshall Johnson 9,598 17.43 -1.14
Majority 9,265 16.82 +7.26
Turnout 55,079 70.93 -7.91
Labour hold Swing +3.63
General Election, 1979: Nottingham West[1][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael English 26,301 46.54 -3.15
Conservative Margaret Ethel Stoneman 23,801 42.12 +9.24
Liberal Michael John Willis 5,497 9.73 -7.70
National Front Terence John Wilkinson 718 1.27
Workers Revolutionary Arthur Ufton James 192 0.34
Majority 2,500 4.42 -12.40
Turnout 56,509 73.24 +2.31
Labour hold Swing -6.20

References[edit]

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  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, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  18. ^ a b c d British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
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  23. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
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  25. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
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  27. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
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  30. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
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