Salford West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Salford West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851983
Number of members one
Replaced by Eccles and Salford East[1]
Created from Salford

Salford West was a parliamentary constituency in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester from 1885 until 1983.[2] It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, which split the two-member Salford constituency into three divisions: Salford North, Salford South and Salford West. It was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Salford wards of St Thomas's and Seedley, and part of Regent ward.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Salford wards of Hope, St Paul's, St Thomas's, and Seedley.

1950-1983: The County Borough of Salford wards of Charlestown, Claremont, Docks, Langworthy, St Paul's, St Thomas's, Seedley, and Weaste.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Benjamin Armitage Liberal
1886 Lees Knowles Conservative
1906 George Agnew Liberal
1918 Frederick Astbury Conservative
1923 Alexander Haycock Labour
1924 Frederick Astbury Conservative
1929 Alexander Haycock Labour
1931 Frederick Astbury Conservative
1935 James Emery Conservative
1945 Charles Royle Labour
1964 Stan Orme Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Armitage
General Election 1885: Salford West [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin Armitage 3,755 51.9 n/a
Conservative William Cayley Worsley 3,481 48.1 n/a
Majority 274 3.8 n/a
Turnout 88.3 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
Knowles
General Election 1886: Salford West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lees Knowles 3,399 50.9 +2.8
Liberal Benjamin Armitage 3,283 49.1 -2.8
Majority 116 1.8 5.6
Turnout 81.5 -6.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Salford West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lees Knowles 4,152 50.2
Liberal Benjamin Armitage 4,112 49.8
Majority 40 0.4
Turnout 85.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1895: Salford West [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lees Knowles 4,354 50.6 +0.4
Liberal Vernon Kirk Armitage 4,254 49.4 -0.4
Majority 100 1.2 +0.8
Turnout 82.5 -3.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Mallet
General Election 1900: Salford West [3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lees Knowles 5,503 55.9
Liberal Charles Mallet 4,341 44.1
Majority 1,162 11.8
Turnout 80.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1906: Salford West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Agnew 7,329 58.9 +14.8
Conservative Lees Knowles 5,119 41.1 -14.8
Majority 2,210 17.8 29.6
Turnout 90.1 +9.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910 Salford West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Agnew 6,216 44.9
Liberal Unionist Carlyon Bellairs 5,238 37.8
Social Democratic Federation A. A. Purcell 2,396 17.3 n/a
Majority 978 7.1
Turnout 13,850 91.8
Liberal hold Swing
Sir Geo. Agnew
General Election December 1910 Salford West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Agnew 6,633 53.3
Conservative George Edward Raine 5,802 46.7
Majority 831 6.6
Turnout 12,435 82.4
Liberal 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;

General Election 1918: Salford West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Astbury 9,478 48.5 +1.8
Liberal 5,554 28.4 -24.9
Labour Rhys Davies 4,503 23.1 n/a
Majority 3,924 20.1 26.7
Turnout 59.1 -23.3
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +13.3
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Salford West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Astbury 12,130 44.9 -3.6
Labour Arthur Law 8,724 32.3 +9.2
Liberal William Milligan 6,174 22.8 -5.6
Majority 3,406 12.6 -7.5
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Salford West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alexander Haycock 9,868 38.4 +6.1
Unionist Frederick Astbury 9,752 37.9 -7.0
Liberal George Hay Morgan 6,097 23.7 +0.9
Majority 116 0.5 13.1
Turnout 25,717 76.5
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.5
General Election 1924: Salford West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Astbury 16,719 57.5
Labour Alexander Haycock 12,369 42.5
Majority 4,350 15.0
Turnout 84.7
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
Mary Grant
General Election 1929: Salford West [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alexander Haycock 15,647 42.8 +0.3
Unionist Frederick Astbury 15,289 41.8 -15.7
Liberal Mary Pollock Grant 5,614 15.4 n/a
Majority 358 1.0 16.0
Turnout 83.4 -1.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.0

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Salford West[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Astbury 24,083 66.2
Labour Alexander Haycock 12,320 33.8
Majority 11,763 32.3
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Salford West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Emery 19,245 52.8
Labour Alexander Haycock 14,732 40.4
Liberal Frank Kenyon 2,492 6.8
Majority 4,513 12.4
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1939/40

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Salford West[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Royle 17,010 50.7
Conservative James Emery 13,321 39.7
Liberal Richard Pugh 3,180 9.6
Majority 3,869 11.0
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Salford West[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Royle 26,885 51.1
Conservative S Bell 21,593 41.0
Liberal Leslie Hall Storey 4,124 7.8
Majority 5,292 10.1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Salford West[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Royle 27,542 53.4
Conservative G William Sinclair 24,055 46.6
Majority 3,487 6.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Salford West[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Royle 22,413 51.0
Conservative Henry Donald Moore 21,554 49.0
Majority 859 2.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Salford West[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Royle 23,167 53.3
Conservative Herbert Davies 20,306 46.7
Majority 2,861 6.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Salford West[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 20,490 55.5
Conservative Albert Edwin Clark 16,446 44.5
Majority 4,044 10.9
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Salford West[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 19,237 59.2
Conservative Albert Edwin Clark 13,257 40.8
Majority 5,980 18.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Salford West[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 16,986 54.3
Conservative Albert Edwin Clark 14,310 45.7
Majority 2,676 8.5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 16,808 51.3
Conservative Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett 10,346 31.6
Liberal Albert Edward Arstall 5,591 17.1
Majority 6,462 19.7
Turnout 32,745
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 17,112 57.2 +5.9
Conservative Jeffery Nicholas Lewis Tillett 8,540 28.6 −3.0
Liberal Albert Edward Arstall 4,237 14.2 −2.9
Majority 8,572 28.7
Turnout 29,889 65.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Salford West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stan Orme 18,411 61.5 +4.3
Conservative J. Markwick 11,157 37.2 +8.6
Workers Revolutionary Stuart Carter 383 1.3
Majority 7,254 24.2
Turnout 29,951 68.7
Labour hold Swing −2.5

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "'Salford West', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Salford West 1885–1983". Millbank Systems. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  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. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  18. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  19. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
  20. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  21. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  22. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  23. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950–1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  24. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950–1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  25. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  26. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig

Further reading[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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