Sheffield Neepsend (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sheffield Neepsend
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Riding of Yorkshire
19501955
Replaced by Sheffield Brightside and Sheffield Hillsborough
Created from Sheffield Brightside, Sheffield Central and Sheffield Hillsborough

Sheffield Neepsend was a short-lived Parliamentary constituency in the City of Sheffield, England. The constituency was created in 1950 and abolished in 1955, presumably due to its low number of electors - never exceeding 50,000. It was one of the safest Labour Party seats, and this was why its first MP, Harry Morris, agreed to step down in order that Government Minister Frank Soskice could gain a seat in the Commons in the 1950 by-election.

Boundaries[edit]

The County Borough of Sheffield wards of Burngreave, Neepsend, St Peter's, and St Phillip's.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Harry Morris Labour
1950 by-election Frank Soskice Labour
1951
1955 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1950: Sheffield Neepsend[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Morris 30,317 72.8 n/a
Conservative and National Liberal A. M. Cook 11,311 27.2 n/a
Turnout 41,638 83.8 N/A
Majority 19,006 45.7 n/a
Labour win (new seat)
Sheffield Neepsend by-election, 1950: Sheffield Neepsend
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Soskice 22,080 70.8 −2.0
Conservative John Philip Hunt 8,365 26.8 −0.4
Communist Bill Moore 729 2.4 n/a
Majority 13,715 44.0 −1.6
Turnout 31,174 55.1 +9.4
Labour hold Swing −0.8
General Election 1951: Sheffield Neepsend[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Soskice 28,880 73.1 + 0.3
Conservative and National Liberal Arthur Stobbs 10,655 26.9 - 0.3
Majority 18,225 46.2 + 0.6
Turnout 39,535 79.5 +24.4
Labour hold Swing +0.3

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.