Stroud and Thornbury (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stroud and Thornbury
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Gloucestershire
Major settlements Stroud and Thornbury
Number of members One
Replaced by Stroud and South Gloucestershire[1]
Created from Stroud and Thornbury

Stroud and Thornbury was a county 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 created for the 1950 general election and abolished for the 1955 general election.


The Urban Districts of Nailsworth and Stroud, the Rural Districts of Dursley, Stroud, and Thornbury, and part of the Rural District of Gloucester.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1950 Sir Walter Perkins Conservative
1955 constituency abolished: see Stroud

Election results[edit]

General Election 1950: Stroud and Thornbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Perkins 24,874 43.5 n/a
Labour Ben Parkin 24,846 43.4 n/a
Liberal Margaret MacAlpine 7,518 13.1 n/a
Majority 28 0.1 n/a
Turnout 57,238 85.4 n/a
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Stroud and Thornbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Perkins 30,140 51.3 +7.9
Labour Ben Parkin 28,558 48.7 +5.2
Majority 1,582 2.6 +2.6
Turnout 58,698 86.0 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig