Thirsk and Malton (UK Parliament constituency 1885-1983)

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Thirsk and Malton
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
ThirskAndMaltonConstituency1918.gif
Thirsk and Malton in North Yorkshire 1918–50
County North Yorkshire
Major settlements Pickering, Filey, Thirsk, Easingwold, Malton
18851983
Number of members One
Replaced by Ryedale, Richmond (Yorks), Selby and Skipton and Ripon[1]
Created from Thirsk and Malton; preceded by North Riding of Yorkshire

Thirsk and Malton was a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament between 1885 to 1983. The constituency was revived in 2010.

History[edit]

Robin Turton was the Minister of Health (note head of department in that era) from December 1955 to January 1957. He also became father of the House and was among the longest-served of members for one constituency – for 44 years and 9 months.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The Urban District of Malton, the Rural Districts of Easingwold, Flaxton, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Thirsk, and Wath, and part of the Rural District of Pickering.

1950-1974: The Urban District of Malton, the Rural Districts of Bedale, Easingwold, Flaxton, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Thirsk, and Wath, and part of the Rural District of Pickering.

1974-1983: The Urban District of Malton, and the Rural Districts of Bedale, Easingwold, Flaxton, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Thirsk, and Wath.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member[2] Party
1885 Lewis Payn Dawnay Conservative
1892 Sir John Lawson Conservative
1906 Charles Duncombe Conservative
1915 Sir Edmund Turton Unionist
1929 Sir Robin Turton Conservative
1974 John Spence Conservative
1983 Constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Decades:

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Thirsk and Malton [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis Payn Dawnay 5,966 57.0 N/A
Liberal Edmund Turton 4,503 43.0 N/A
Majority 1,463 14.0 N/A
Turnout 10,469 82.8 N/A
Registered electors 12,637
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Thirsk and Malton [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis Payn Dawnay Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Reckitt
General Election 1892: Thirsk and Malton [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lawson 5,890 62.5 N/A
Liberal Harold Reckitt 3,541 37.5 N/A
Majority 2,349 25.0 N/A
Turnout 9,431 77.2 N/A
Registered electors 12,220
Conservative hold
Lawson
General Election 1895: Thirsk and Malton [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lawson Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Thirsk and Malton [3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lawson Unopposed
Conservative hold
Helmsley
General Election 1906: Thirsk and Malton [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Duncombe 5,848 53.7 N/A
Liberal John J Brigg 5,044 46.3 N/A
Majority 804 7.4 N/A
Turnout 10,892 84.5 N/A
Registered electors 12,888
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Thirsk and Malton [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Duncombe 6,382 55.1 +1.4
Liberal John J Brigg 5,197 46.9 -1.4
Majority 1,185 10.2 2.8
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
General Election December 1910: Thirsk and Malton [3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Duncombe Unopposed
Conservative hold
Nicholls

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Thirsk and Malton by-election, 1915
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edmund Turton Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election 1918 Thirsk and Malton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Edmund Turton 9,656 69.1 N/A
Liberal Samuel S Lockwood 4,317 30.9 N/A
Majority 5,339 38.2 N/A
Turnout N/A
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Thirsk and Malton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edmund Turton Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election 1923: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edmund Turton 11,545 62.5 N/A
Liberal William Haughton Sessions 6,939 37.5 N/A
Majority 4,606 25.0 N/A
Turnout 18,484 N/A
Unionist hold
General Election 1924: Thirsk and Malton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edmund Turton 13,564 65.7 +3.2
Liberal William Haughton Sessions 7,072 34.3 -3.2
Majority 6,492 31.4 +6.4
Turnout 20,636
Unionist hold Swing +3.2
General Election 1929: Thirsk and Malton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Turton 16,084 59.2 -6.5
Liberal Thomas Sunley 11,069 40.8 +6.5
Majority 5,015 18.5 -13.0
Turnout 27,153 73.7
Unionist hold Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1935: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton Unopposed
Conservative hold

Election 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 and by July 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 20,483 60.15 N/A
Common Wealth Edward Moeran 13,572 39.85 N/A
Majority 6,911 20.29 N/A
Turnout 65.55 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 26,324 65.41
Labour Ivan Ernest Geffen 11,480 28.53 N/A
Liberal Harry Aldam 2,441 6.07 N/A
Majority 14,844 36.88
Turnout 81.51
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1951: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 27,854 72.26
Labour Arnold John Parkinson 10,692 27.74
Majority 17,162 44.52
Turnout 77.41
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 25,467 69.11
Labour George R Mitton 11,382 30.89
Majority 14,085 38.22
Turnout 73.39
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 27,413 69.00
Labour Jeremy Bray 12,318 31.00
Majority 15,095 37.99
Turnout 75.65
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 28,272 55.39
Labour Daniel Lorden Hussey 14,315 33.61
Majority 13,957 32.77
Turnout 73.81
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 25,089 61.59
Labour Richard A Wilson 15,647 38.41
Majority 9,442 23.18
Turnout 70.27
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Turton 30,892 66.86
Labour Jonathan Richard Bradshaw 15,309 33.14
Majority 15,583 33.73
Turnout 72.34
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Spence 27,580 53.44
Liberal Michael JL Brooks 13,172 25.52
Labour MD Coupe 10,855 21.03
Majority 14,408 27.92
Turnout 81.46
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Spence 24,779 53.24
Liberal Rodney Kent 10,917 23.46
Labour RK Illingworth 10,842 23.30
Majority 13,862 29.79
Turnout 72.88
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: Thirsk and Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Spence 32,520 59.15
Labour EJ Roberts 11,924 21.69
Liberal Rex North 10,533 19.16
Majority 20,596 37.46
Turnout 76.46
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
References
  1. ^ "'Thirsk and Malton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 429. ISBN 9781349022984.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. ^ a b c d Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Saffron Walden
Constituency represented by the Father of the House
1965–1974
Succeeded by
Vauxhall