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Nottingham Central (UK Parliament constituency)

Nottingham Central
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1918#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members one

Nottingham Central was a borough constituency in the city of Nottingham. 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 February 1974 general election.

Boundaries

1918-1950: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Forest, Market, Robin Hood, St Ann's, and Sherwood.

1950-1974: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Forest, Manvers, Market, Radford, and St Ann's; and the Rural District of Nottingham.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Albert Atkey Coalition Conservative
1922 Reginald Berkeley Liberal
1924 Albert Bennett Conservative
1930 by-election Sir Terence O'Connor Conservative
1940 by-election Sir Frederick Sykes Conservative
1945 Geoffrey de Freitas Labour
1950 Ian Winterbottom Labour
1955 John Cordeaux Conservative
1964 Jack Dunnett Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918

Electorate 32,460

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 10,552 63.8
Liberal Edmund Huntsman 3,988 24.1
National Party Arthur Kitson 1,999 12.1
Majority 6,564 39.7
Turnout 51.0
Unionist win
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922

Electorate 33,311

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reginald Cheyne Berkeley 11,481 50.0 +25.9
Unionist Albert Reuben Atkey 11,459 50.0
Majority 22 0.0
Turnout 68.9 +17.9
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1923

Electorate 33,808

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reginald Cheyne Berkeley 13,208 53.7 +3.7
Unionist Albert Reuben Atkey 11,403 46.3 -3.7
Majority 1,805 7.4 +7.4
Turnout 72.8
Liberal hold Swing +3.7
General Election 1924

Electorate 34,411

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Albert James Bennett 15,107 57.3
Labour W H Coultate 6,852 26.0
Liberal Charles Henry Roberts 4,409 16.7
Majority 8,255 31.3
Turnout 76.6
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1929

Electorate 45,045

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Albert James Bennett 14,571
Labour Mrs Eleanor Barton 11,573 33.2
Liberal Arthur Brampton 8,738 25.1
Majority 2,998 8.5
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Elections 1930-45

Nottingham Central by-election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence James O'Connor 14,946 54.3 +12.6
Labour Co-op Alfred Edward Waterson 7,923 28.8 −4.4
Liberal Reginald Cheyne Berkeley 4,648 16.9 −8.2
Majority 7,023 25.5 +17.0
Turnout 61.1 −16.3
Conservative hold Swing +8.5
General Election 1931

Electorate 45,045

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence James O'Connor 25,828 77.42
Labour Alfred Edward Waterson 7,532 22.58
Majority 18,296 54.84
Turnout 75.50
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935

Electorate 41,947

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence James O'Connor 18,706 64.73
Labour J W Allitt 10,193 35.27
Majority 8,513 29.46
Turnout 68.89
Conservative hold Swing

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected; Conservative: Sir Terence O'Connor, Labour: Geoffrey de Freitas.

Nottingham Central by-election, 1940

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1945

Electorate 38270

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas 13,681 48.39
Conservative Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes 10,947 38.72
Liberal D Craven Griffiths 3,644 12.89
Majority 2,734 9.67
Turnout 73.88
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections 1950-70

General Election 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Winterbottom 19,237 46.31
Conservative R Cary 17,487 42.10
Liberal John Michael Glyn-Barton 4,814 11.59
Majority 1,750 4.21
Turnout 82.86
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Winterbottom 20,517 50.17
Conservative JAH Crean 20,378 49.83
Majority 139 0.34
Turnout 81.37
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordeaux 20,903 50.92
Labour Ian Winterbottom 20,145 49.08
Majority 758 1.85
Turnout 72.70
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordeaux 24,004 52.33
Labour Ian Winterbottom 21,869 47.67
Majority 2,135 4.65
Turnout 87.39
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 21,040 52.66
Conservative John Cordeaux 18,912 47.34
Majority 2,128 5.33
Turnout 71.36
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 21,348 58.86
Conservative AEJ Mitton 14,922 41.14
Majority 6,426 17.72
Turnout 67.74
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunnett 17,638 55.61
Conservative B Brook-Partridge 14,079 44.39
Majority 3,559 11.22
Turnout 60.15
Labour hold Swing

See also

References


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