Oldham East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Oldham East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members one
Replaced by Oldham Central & Royton and Littleborough & Saddleworth[1]
Created from Oldham

See also: current constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth

Oldham East was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Oldham in the north-east of Greater Manchester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created at the 1950 general election, succeeding the former two-seat Oldham constituency, and was abolished at the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The County Borough of Oldham wards of Clarksfield, Mumps, St James', St Mary's, St Paul's, St Peter's, and Waterhead, and the Urban District of Lees.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 Frank Fairhurst Labour
1951 Sir Ian Horobin Conservative
1959 Charles Mapp Labour
1970 James Lamond Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Oldham East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Fairhurst 21,510 45.0 n/a
Conservative William H L Richmond 21,117 44.2 n/a
Liberal Miss Winifred Carrodus Kirkman 5,206 10.9 n/a
Majority 393 0.9 n/a
Turnout 84.1 n/a
Labour win
General Election 1951: Oldham East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Macdonald Horobin 24,621 52.2
Labour James Avery Joyce 22,564 47.8
Majority 2,057 4.4
Turnout 83.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1955: Oldham East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Macdonald Horobin 19,185 44.1
Labour Charles Mapp 18,805 43.2
Liberal Roy Francis Leslie 5,506 12.7 N/A
Majority 380 0.9
Turnout 77.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Oldham East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 19,329 44.4
Conservative Ian Macdonald Horobin 17,499 40.2
Liberal Dennis I. Wrigley 6,660 15.3
Majority 1,830 4.2
Turnout 79.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Oldham East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 18,112 45.4
Conservative Harold Anthony Nutting 14,181 35.6
Liberal Miss Muriel E Burton 7,574 19.0
Majority 3,931 9.9
Turnout 76.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Oldham East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 18,431 50.5
Conservative Paul Michael Beard 12,796 35.1
Liberal Derek E Mann 5,262 14.4
Majority 5,635 15.4
Turnout 72.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Oldham East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Alexander Lamond 17,020 51.1
Conservative Hugh P Holland 16,260 48.9
Majority 760 2.2
Turnout 65.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Oldham East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Alexander Lamond 18,548 48.2
Conservative Leith McGrandle 12,246 31.8
Liberal Chris Hilyer 7,667 19.9 N/A
Majority 6,302 16.4
Turnout 76.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Oldham East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Alexander Lamond 19,054 52.8
Conservative Leith McGrandle 10,917 30.2
Liberal Chris Hilyer 6,142 17.0
Majority 8,137 22.5
Turnout 71.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Oldham East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Alexander Lamond 18,248 50.7
Conservative R. Walker 13,616 37.8
Liberal Chris Hilyer 4,149 11.5
Majority 4,632 12.9
Turnout 68.7
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Oldham East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1950. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1951. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1955. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1959. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1964. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1966. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1970. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election February 1974. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election October 1974. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.