South Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Bedfordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of members One

South Bedfordshire was a county constituency in Bedfordshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Boundary Map.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Edward Moeran Labour
1951 Norman Cole Conservative
1966 Gwilym Roberts Labour
1970 David Madel Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Bedfordshire South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William A Fearnley-Whittingstall 18,546 40.8 n/a
Labour Edward Warner Moeran 20,070 45.3 n/a
Liberal James Stewart Knight 5,725 12.9 n/a
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Labour win
General Election 1951:[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955:[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: South Bedfordshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman John Cole 25,861 47.1
Labour Walter Hamlet Johnson 21,102 38.5
Liberal Renee Rachel Soskin 7,912 14.4
Majority 4,759 8.6
Turnout 54,875 83.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964:[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis J. Nisbet
Conservative
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966: South Bedfordshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Liberal Hamilton Simonds-Gooding
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: South Bedfordshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Godfrey Shocket
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig