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Knutsford (UK Parliament constituency)

Knutsford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1885#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.1885]]–[[United Kingdom general election, 1983#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members one

Knutsford was a county constituency in Cheshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries

1950-1974: The urban districts of Alderley Edge, Bowdon, Hale, Knutsford, and Wilmslow; and the rural districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

1974-1983: The urban districts of Bowdon, Hale, and Knutsford; and the rural districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Alan Egerton Conservative
1906 Alfred John King Liberal
Jan 1910 Alan John Sykes Conservative
1922 Ernest Makins Conservative
1945 Walter Bromley-Davenport Conservative
1970 John Davies Conservative
1979 by-election Jock Bruce-Gardyne Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1910s

General Election January 1910: Knutsford [1]

Electorate 12,142

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan John Sykes 6,199 54.9
Liberal Alfred John King 5,084 45.1
Majority 1,115 9.8
Turnout 92.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: Knutsford [2]

Electorate 12,142

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan John Sykes 6,127 56.8 +1.9
Liberal J.H. Whitworth 4,658 43.2 -1.9
Majority 13.6 +3.8
Turnout 88.8 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
General Election 1918: Knutsford[3]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922: Knutsford[4]

Electorate 35,002

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 15,650 57.9 n/a
Liberal Percy Butlin 11,388 42.1 n/a
Majority 4,262 15.8 n/a
Turnout 77.2 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Knutsford[5]

Electorate 35,916

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 13,838 50.1 -7.8
Liberal Hon. Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley 13,758 49.9 +7.8
Majority 80 0.2 -15.6
Turnout 76.8 -1.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1924: Knutsford[6]

Electorate 37,191

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 18,199 60.5 +10.4
Liberal J. P. McDougall 11,885 39.5 -10.4
Majority 6,314 21.0 +20.8
Turnout 80.9 +4.1
Unionist hold Swing +10.4
General Election 1929: Knutsford[7]

Electorate 52,479

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Ernest Makins 22,605 53.5 -7.0
Liberal Arthur Edgar Jalland 19,629 46.5 +7.0
Majority 2,976 7.0 -14.0
Turnout 80.5
Unionist hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1930s

At the 1931 General Election, Makins was returned unopposed.

General Election 1935

Electorate 62,230

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Makins 30,252 63.7 n/a
Liberal Harold Heathcote-Williams 17,253 36.3 n/a
Majority 12,999 27.4 n/a
Turnout 76.3 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

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 the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Knutsford[9]

Electorate 76,223

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lt-Col. Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 33,056 56.2
Labour Lt. Frederick Lockwood Tyler 14,416 24.5
Liberal Maj. Lawrence Lauderdale Maitland 10,703 18.2
Common Wealth Frank William Young 628 1.1 n/a
Majority 18,640 31.7
Turnout 77.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1950: Knutsford[10]

Electorate 57,617

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 29,707
Labour Cyril Hamnett 12,794
Liberal Lawrence Lauderdale Maitland 7,703
Majority 16,913
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Knutsford[11]

Electorate 58,725

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport
Labour Cyril Hamnett
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Knutsford[12]

Electorate 49,756

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport
Labour Cyril Hamnett
Majority
Turnout 38,662
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Knutsford[13]

Electorate 52,999

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 27,270 62.9 -12.3
Liberal Frank R. Tetlow 8,117 18.8 n/a
Labour Norman Selwyn 7,945 18.3 -6.5
Majority 19,153 44.2 -6.2
Turnout 43,332 81.8
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1964: Knutsford[14]

Electorate 62,495

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 26,826 53.4 -9.5
Liberal Michael J Hunkin 12,499 24.9 +6.1
Labour David Dollimore 10,882 21.7 +3.4
Majority 14,327 28.5 -15.7
Turnout 50,207
Conservative hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1966: Knutsford[15]

Electorate 65,156

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport 26,550 51.5 -1.9
Liberal Geoffrey Johnson Tordoff 12,839 24.9 +0.0
Labour Keith J Hill 12,174 23.6 +1.9
Majority 13,711 26.6 -1.9
Turnout 51,563 79.1 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing -1.0

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1970: Knutsford[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Emerson Harding Davies 33,194 59.82
Labour Andrew Francis Bennett 11,612 20.93
Liberal Geoffrey Johnson Tordoff 10,684 19.25%
Majority
Turnout 55,490
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Knutsford[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. John Emerson Harding Davies 23,632
Liberal Brian M. Lomax 12,542
Labour BW McColgan 8,840
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Knutsford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. John Emerson Harding Davies 21,636 51.0
Liberal Brian M. Lomax 11,210 26.4
Labour D.L. Swain 9.565 22.6
Majority 10,426 24.6
Turnout 42,411 76.8
Conservative hold Swing
Knutsford by-election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 22,086 67.1 +16.1
Liberal Robert Ingham 5,206 15.8 −10.6
Labour Alan Barton 5,124 15.6 −7.0
Independent Conservative Michael Byrne 486 1.5 N/A
Majority 16,880 51.3 +26.7
Turnout 32,902
Conservative hold Swing +13.4
General Election 1979: Knutsford[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bruce-Gardyne
Liberal
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  12. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  13. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  14. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  15. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  16. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  17. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974-1983 by FWS Craig
  18. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974-1983 by FWS Craig


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