Stafford and Stone (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stafford and Stone
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Staffordshire
Major settlements Stafford, Stone
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Stafford and Mid Staffordshire[1]
Created from Stafford, Stone and Burton

Stafford and Stone was county constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created in 1950 and abolished in 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

The Municipal Borough of Stafford, the Urban District of Stone, and the Rural Districts of Stafford and Stone.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1950 Sir Hugh Fraser Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 24,046 52.65 n/a
Labour Stephen Swingler 19,008 41.62 n/a
Liberal William Joseph McEldowney 2,617 5.73 n/a
Majority 5,038 11.03 n/a
Turnout 85.98 n/a
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 25,795 56.64
Labour Ghriam Passmore Grant 19,749 43.36
Majority 6,046 13.28
Turnout 84.15
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 26,206 59.89
Labour Kenneth E Richardson 17,550 40.11
Majority 8,656 19.78
Turnout 78.99
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 28,107 60.92
Labour Arnold Gregory 18,034 39.08
Majority 10,073 21.83
Turnout 80.84
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 25,373 50.19
Labour Arthur Lewis Ballham 18,587 36.77
Liberal Brian D King 6,593 13.04
Majority 6,786 13.42
Turnout 80.99
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 25,259 49.43
Labour Graham S Rea 20,218 39.57
Liberal Eric Furniss 5,623 11.00
Majority 5,041 9.86
Turnout 79.45
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Stafford and Stone [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 30,056 54.84
Labour Michael John Kenneth Stanworth 20,380 37.19
Liberal Arnold Williams 4,370 7.97
Majority 9,676 17.66
Turnout 73.37
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Stafford and Stone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 30,056 46.77
Labour TE Cowlinshaw 21,073 32.79
Liberal HS Martin 13,132 20.44
Majority 8,983 13.98
Turnout 82.29
General Election October 1974: Stafford and Stone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 27,173 45.39
Labour TE Cowlinshaw 20,845 34.82
Liberal HS Martin 11,491 19.20
Go To Blazes Party David Sutch 351 0.59
Majority 6,328 10.57
Turnout 75.95
General Election 1979: Stafford and Stone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Fraser 34,387 52.38
Labour MJD Poulter 21,210 32.31
Liberal R Burman 10,049 15.31
Majority 13,177 20.07
Turnout 78.81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Stafford and Stone', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  4. ^ a b c d e f g The Times House of Commons, 1950-70