Stockton-on-Tees (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stockton-on-Tees
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Cleveland
18681983
Number of members One
Replaced by Stockton North and Stockton South
Created from South Durham

Stockton-on-Tees is a former borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was abolished in the boundary changes which took effect at the 1983 general election, and was replaced by the two new constituencies of Stockton North and Stockton South.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby-on-Tees.

1950-1983: The Municipal Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1868 Joseph Dodds Liberal
1888 by-election Sir Horace Davey Liberal
1892 Thomas Wrightson Conservative
1895 Jonathan Samuel Liberal
1900 Sir Robert Ropner Conservative
Jan. 1910 Jonathan Samuel Liberal
1917 by-election John Bertrand Watson Liberal
1923 Robert Strother Stewart Liberal
1924 Harold Macmillan Unionist
1929 Frederick Fox Riley Labour
1931 Harold Macmillan Conservative
1945 George Chetwynd Labour
1962 by-election Bill Rodgers Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Watson
General Election 1918: Stockton-on-Tees[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Stockton-on-Tees[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Bertrand Watson 12,396 38.0 n/a
Labour Frederick Riley 11,183 34.3 n/a
Liberal Robert Stewart 9,041 27.7 n/a
Majority 1,213 3.7 n/a
Turnout 85.9 n/a
National Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Stewart 11,734 34.5 +6.8
Unionist Harold Macmillan 11,661 34.3 n/a
Labour Frederick Riley 10,619 31.2 -3.1
Majority 73 0.2 3.9
Turnout 87.5 +1.6
Liberal gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Stockton-on-Tees[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harold Macmillan 15,163 42.0 +7.7
Labour Frederick Riley 11,948 33.1 +1.9
Liberal Robert Stewart 8,971 24.9 -9.6
Majority 3,215 8.9 n/a
Turnout 90.2 +2.7
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1929: Stockton-on-Tees[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Riley 18,961 41.2 +8.1
Unionist Harold Macmillan 16,572 36.1 -5.9
Liberal John Cecil Hayes 10,407 22.7 -2.2
Majority 2,389 5.1 14.0
Turnout 87.1 -3.1
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.0

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Stockton-on-Tees[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Macmillan 29,199 61.6 +25.5
Labour Frederick Riley 18,168 38.4 -2.8
Majority 11,031 23.2 28.3
Turnout 88.4 +1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +14.1

Communist Party candidate George Short submitted correct nomination papers but refused to submit the required deposit of £150, so his nomination was rejected. [7]

General Election 1935: Stockton-on-Tees[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Macmillan 23,285 48.9 -12.7
Labour Susan Lawrence 19,217 40.3 +1.9
Liberal Gerald Leslie Tossell 5,158 10.8 n/a
Majority 4,068 8.6 -14.6
Turnout 86.3 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.3

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945:Stockton-on-Tees[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 27,128 55.1 +14.8
Conservative Harold Macmillan 18,464 37.4 -11.5
Liberal Gordon Page Evans 3,718 7.5 -3.3
Majority 8,664 17.7 26.3
Turnout 81.2 -5.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.1

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,475 54.03
Conservative Richard Anthony Lamb 16,495 37.97
Liberal Anthony Graeme Gamble 3,475 8.00
Majority 6,980 16.07
Turnout 89.44
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 24,558 55.73
Conservative Henry Camden Ridge Laslett 19,511 44.27
Majority 5,047 11.45
Turnout 87.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,422 54.43
Conservative Charles Longbottom 19,607 45.57
Majority 3,815 8.87
Turnout 83.77
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,961 53.67
Conservative Gerald Coles 20,684 46.33
Majority 3,277 7.34
Turnout 83.88
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Stockton-on-Tees by-election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 19,694 45.2 -8.47
Conservative Gerald Coles 12,112 27.8 -18.53
Liberal John Henry Mulholland 11,722 26.9 +26.9
Majority 7,582 17.4 +10.06
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 22,011 50.52
Conservative Ronald Bray 15,424 35.40
Liberal John Henry Mulholland 6,130 14.07
Majority 6,587 15.12
Turnout 81.79
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 24,248 59.68
Conservative Patrick Vaughan Radford 15,547 38.38
Communist Ernest Jones 710 1.75
Majority 8,701 21.48
Turnout 77.38
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 22,283 54.87
Conservative Patrick Vaughan Radford 17,960 44.22
Communist Ernest Jones 369 0.91
Majority 4,323 10.64
Turnout 73.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 37,876 59.02
Conservative Beryl Sloan 25,505 39.74
Communist Ernest Jones 791 1.23
Majority 12,371 19.28
Turnout 75.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 32,962 55.77
Conservative Brian Mawhinney 18,488 31.28
Liberal N. Long 6,906 11.68
Independent V. Fletcher 750 1.27
Majority 14,474 24.49
Turnout 69.11
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 34,917 53.10
Conservative Robert Jones 23,790 36.18
Liberal S.E. Dunleavy 6,074 9.24
National Front A. Bruce 384 0.58
Independent V. Fletcher 343 0.52
Communist J. Smith 243 0.37
Majority 11,127 16.92
Turnout 73.71
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ "Nomination Day Incidents." Times [London, England] 17 Oct. 1931: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 18 July 2016.
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  10. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

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

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