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Spennymoor (UK Parliament constituency)

Spennymoor
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Spennymoor was a county constituency centred on the town of Spennymoor in County Durham. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Samuel Galbraith Liberal
1922 Joseph Batey Labour
1942 by-election James Dixon Murray Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918

Electorate 34,016

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ald. Samuel Galbraith 9,443 53.5 n/a
Labour Joseph Batey 8,196 46.5 n/a
Majority 7.0 n/a
Turnout 17,639 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
  • Galbraith was sponsored by the Durham Miners Association.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922

Electorate 33,682

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 13,766
Unionist Robert Anthony Eden 7,567
Liberal Thomas Edward Wing 6,046
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923

Electorate 33,962

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 15,567
Unionist W. Appleby 8,116
Majority 7,451
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924

Electorate 34,865

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 17,211
Unionist Herbert Conyers Surtees 10,101
Majority 7,110
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1929

Electorate 39,961

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 20,858
Unionist Francis Page Gourlay 8,202
Majority 12,656
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931

Electorate 40,553

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 18,072
Conservative M D McCarthy 14,072
Majority 4,000
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1935

Electorate 40,566

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Batey 21,473
Conservative M D McCarthy 8,696
Majority 12,777
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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; Labour: Joseph Batey, Conservative:

Spennymoor by-election, 21 July 1942

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Dixon Murray unopposed
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1945

Electorate 40,521

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Dixon Murray 22,587
Conservative Frank Douglas Nicholson 7,510
Independent CFJ Savill 2,222
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

See also

References


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