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Barkston Ash (UK Parliament constituency)

Barkston Ash
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1885#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members one
Replaced by Selby
Created from Eastern West Riding of Yorkshire

Barkston Ash was a parliamentary constituency centred on the village of Barkston Ash in the West Riding of Yorkshire (now part of North Yorkshire). It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History

The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and in the main returned Conservative MPs at every general election until its abolition. However, it was briefly represented by the Liberal Joseph Andrews, who won the seat at a by-election in October 1905 after the death of its first MP, Sir Robert Gunter. The Conservatives regained the seat at the 1906 general election.

At the 1983 general election, Barkston Ash was replaced by the Selby constituency. As of the 2010 general election, the modern equivalent of Barkston Ash is Selby and Ainsty.

Boundaries

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 provided that the constituency was to consist of-

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Robert Gunter, Bt. Conservative
1905 by-election Joseph Andrews Liberal
1906 Colonel George Lane-Fox Conservative
1931 Sir Leonard Ropner, Bt. Conservative
1964 Michael Alison Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Selby

Elections

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1979: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 40,381 56.3 +8.3
Labour John Muir 21,670 30.2 -2.2
Liberal Philip Pughe-Morgan 7,909 11.0 -8.6
Ecology David Corry 1,829 2.6 +2.6
Majority 18,711 26.1
Turnout 71,789 78.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing +5.3
General Election 1974 October: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 30,498 48.0 -1.0
Labour John Muir 20,557 32.4 +2.4
Liberal Duncan Paige 12,483 19.7 -1.4
Majority 9,941 15.6
Turnout 63,538 75.8 -7.7
Conservative hold Swing -1.7
General Election 1974 February: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 33,979 49.0 -10.6
Labour John Muir 20,782 30.0 -10.5
Liberal Duncan Paige 14,618 21.1 +21.1
Majority 13,197 19.0
Turnout 69,379 83.5 +7.9
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
General Election 1970: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 35,198 59.6 +3.3
Labour Keith Grime 23,861 40.4 -3.3
Majority 11,337 19.2
Turnout 59,059 75.6 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing -3.3

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1966: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 28,183 56.34
Labour Stan Cohen 21,841 43.66
Majority 6,342 12.68
Turnout 79.85
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Alison 27,897 58.82
Labour N Holding 19,533 41.18
Majority 8,364 17.63
Turnout 81.43
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1959: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 26,200 58.42
Labour RW Bowes 18,647 41.58
Majority 7,553 16.84
Turnout 82.37
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 24,194 57.30
Labour GW Rhodes 18,027 42.70
Majority 6,167 14.61
Turnout 81.09
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 25,155 57.57
Labour HV Wiseman 18,537 42.43
Majority 6,618 15.15
Turnout 85.05
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 25,199 57.50
Labour B Hazell 18,626 42.50
Majority 6,573 15.00
Turnout 87.34
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 24,438 50.12
Labour B Hazell 24,322 49.88
Majority 116 0.24
Turnout 75.56
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 25,714 60.88
Labour F Smithson 16,525 39.12
Majority 9,189 21.75
Turnout 78.54
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Barkston Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Ropner 27,924 65.69
Labour Co-op GS Woods 14,585 34.31
Majority 13,339 31.38
Turnout 84.37
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s

General Election January 1906[2]

Electorate 10,286

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Richard Lane-Fox 4,894 53.5 +4.8
Liberal Joseph Ormond Andrews 4,246 46.5 -4.8
Majority 548 7.0 9.6
Turnout 9,140 88.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.8
Barkston Ash by-election, 1905[3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Ormond Andrews 4,376 51.3
Conservative George Richard Lane-Fox 4,148 48.7
Majority 228 2.6
Turnout 8,524
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig