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Batley and Morley (UK Parliament constituency)

Batley and Morley
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1918#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect.1983]]
Number of members one
Replaced by Batley and Spen and Morley and Leeds South
Created from Morley

Batley and Morley was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Batley and Morley in West Yorkshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election. It was then replaced by the seats of Batley and Spen & Morley and Leeds South.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Gerald Ashburner France Coalition Liberal
1922 Ben Turner Labour
1924 Walter Forrest Liberal
1929 Sir Ben Turner Labour
1931 Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills Conservative
1935 Willie Brooke Labour
1939 by-election Hubert Beaumont Labour
1949 by-election Sir Alfred Broughton Labour
1979 Ken Woolmer Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 14 December 1918 Batley and Morley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 13,519 52.9
Labour Benjamin Turner 12,051 47.1
Majority 1,468 5.8
Turnout 66.9
Liberal win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 15 November 1922: Batley and Morley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Benjamin Turner 15,005 46.1
Liberal John Albert Compston 9,943 29.1
Conservative John Potter 8,054 24.8
Majority 5,562 17.0
Turnout 85.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1923: Batley and Morley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Benjamin Turner 14,964 52.6
Liberal Walter Forrest 13,480 47.4
Majority 1,484 5.2
Turnout 28,444 73.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 29 October 1924: Batley and Morley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Walter Forrest 16,369 50.6 +3.2
Labour Benjamin Turner 15,966 49.4 -3.2
Majority 403 1.2
Turnout 32,335 83.3 +
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General Election 30 May 1929: Batley and Morley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sir Benjamin Turner 24,621 58.3
Liberal Walter Forrest 17,641 41.7
Majority 6,980 16.6
Turnout 84.1
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 27 October 1931: Batley and Morley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills 26,378 61.2
Labour Sir Benjamin Turner 16,700 38.8
Majority 9,678 22.4
Turnout 85.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 14 November 1935: Batley and Morley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Willie Brooke 21,182 53.6
Conservative Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills 18,354 46.4
Majority 2,828 7.2
Turnout 79.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Batley and Morley by-election, 1939 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hubert Beaumont 20,020 55.4
Conservative Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills 16,124 44.6
Majority
Turnout 72.6
Labour hold Swing
  • Liberal Party candidate Ernest Dalton withdrew

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Batley and Morley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hubert Beaumont 22,682 58.1
Conservative G W Hirst 11,090 28.4
Liberal Ashley Mitchell 5,256 13.5
Majority 11,592 29.7
Turnout 39,028 80.9
Labour hold Swing
Batley and Morley by-election, 1949[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Davies Devonsher Broughton 24,514 59.3
Conservative A M Ramsden 16,828 40.7
Majority 7,686 18.6
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 23 February 1950: Batley and Morley[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Davies Devonsher Broughton 29,776 59.9
Conservative Mrs. W. Bremner 19,891 40.1
Majority 9,885 19.9
Turnout 87.0
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  2. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  3. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  4. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  5. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  6. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  7. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  8. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  9. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  10. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig
  11. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge50/i02.htm "Politics Resources UK general election results"


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