Sheffield Neepsend (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|County||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|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.
The County Borough of Sheffield wards of Burngreave, Neepsend, St Peter's, and St Phillip's.
Members of Parliament
|1950 by-election||Frank Soskice||Labour|
|Conservative and National Liberal||A. M. Cook||11,311||27.2||n/a|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||John Philip Hunt||8,365||26.8||−0.4|
|Labour||Frank Soskice||28,880||73.1||+ 0.3|
|Conservative and National Liberal||Arthur Stobbs||10,655||26.9||- 0.3|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
- Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources (1951 election results)
- British Parliamentary By Elections
- Sheffield General Election Results 1945 - 2001[permanent dead link], Sheffield City Council
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.