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Batley and Morley (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Batley, Morley, and Ossett.

1950-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Batley and Morley.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 14 December 1918 Batley and Morley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Gerald France 13,519 52.9 n/a
Labour Ben Turner 12,051 47.1 n/a
Majority 1,468 5.8 n/a
Turnout 66.9 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
J.A. Compston
General election 15 November 1922: Batley and Morley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Turner 15,005 46.1
Liberal John Albert Compston 9,943 29.1
Unionist 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 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Turner 14,964 52.6 +6.5
Liberal Walter Forrest 13,480 47.4 +18.3
Majority 1,484 5.2 -11.8
Turnout 28,444 73.8 -11.4
Labour hold Swing -5.9
 
Walter Forrest
General election 29 October 1924: Batley and Morley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Forrest 16,369 50.6 +3.2
Labour Ben 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 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Turner 24,621 58.3 +8.9
Liberal Walter Forrest 17,641 41.7 -8.9
Majority 6,980 16.6 17.8
Turnout 84.1 +0.8
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +8.9

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 27 October 1931: Batley and Morley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wilfrid Wills 26,378 61.2
Labour Ben 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[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Willie Brooke 21,182 53.6
Conservative Wilfrid Wills 18,354 46.4
Majority 2,828 7.2
Turnout 79.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1939 Batley and Morley by-election [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hubert Beaumont 20,020 55.4
Conservative Wilfrid Wills 16,124 44.6
Majority
Turnout 72.6
Labour hold Swing
  • Liberal Party candidate Ernest Dalton withdrew

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Batley and Morley[1]
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
1949 Batley and Morley by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 24,514 59.3 +1.2
Conservative Arthur Maxwell Ramsden 16,828 40.7 +12.3
Majority 7,686 18.6 -11.1
Turnout 41,342
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Batley and Morley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 29,776 59.95 +1.83
Conservative Winefriede Carmen Glynne Bremner 19,891 40.05 +11.63
Majority 9,885 19.90 -9.80
Turnout 49,667 87.03 +6.15
Registered electors 57,066
Labour hold Swing -4.90
General election 1951: Batley and Morley[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 29,326 59.68 -0.27
Conservative Reginald Northam 19,811 40.32 +0.27
Majority 9,515 19.36 -0.54
Turnout 49,137 85.53 -1.50
Registered electors 57,453
Labour hold Swing -0.27
General election 1955: Batley and Morley[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 27,178 60.20 +0.52
Conservative Harry Watson 17,970 39.80 -0.52
Majority 9,208 20.40 +1.04
Turnout 45,148 79.89 -5.64
Registered electors 56,513
Labour hold Swing +0.52
General election 1959: Batley and Morley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 26,781 58.35 -1.85
Conservative Barbara M Garden 19,115 41.65 +1.85
Majority 7,666 16.70 -3.70
Turnout 45,896 81.91 +2.02
Registered electors 56,031
Labour hold Swing -1.85

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Batley and Morley[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 23,362 52.61 -5.74
Conservative Peter JD Marshall 13,477 30.35 -11.3
Liberal Ivan Harvey Lester 7,564 17.03 N/A
Majority 9,885 22.26 +5.56
Turnout 44,403 78.68 -3.23
Registered electors 56,436
Labour hold Swing +2.78
General election 1966: Batley and Morley[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 24,086 56.16 +3.55
Conservative Peter JD Marshall 12,435 28.99 -1.36
Liberal EA Berry 6,366 14.84 -2.19
Majority 11,651 27.17 +4.91
Turnout 42,887 78.68 -3.36
Registered electors 56,936
Labour hold Swing +2.46

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Batley and Morley[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 23,024 50.41 -5.75
Conservative Donald Thompson 15,753 34.49 +5.50
Liberal Peter Wrigley 6,893 15.09 +0.25
Majority 7,271 15.92 -11.25
Turnout 45,670 72.39
Labour hold Swing
General election, February 1974: Batley and Morley[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 21,495 44.60 -5.81
Conservative George Neill Alexander Crone 14,404 29.89 -4.60
Liberal Peter Wrigley 11,470 23.80 +8.71
Independent Democratic Alliance Gerald Jarratt 828 1.72
Majority 7,091 14.71 -1.21
Turnout 48,197 78.34
Labour hold Swing
General election, October 1974: Batley and Morley[15][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Broughton 21,179 49.21 +4.61
Conservative George Neill Alexander Crone 12,931 30.05 +0.16
Liberal Ivan Harvey Lester 8,928 20.74 -3.05
Majority 8,248 19.16
Turnout 43,038 69.55
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Batley and Morley[15][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Woolmer 22,984 49.04 -0.17
Conservative George Neill Alexander Crone 17,632 37.62 +7.58
Liberal Christopher Julian Cawood 4,943 10.55 -10.20
Independent Labour Douglas Parkin 848 1.81 N/A
Ecology Clive Lord 460 0.98 N/A
Majority 5,352 11.42
Turnout 46,867 74.54
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ "UK General Election results May 1974". Politics Resources. Retrieved 15 March 2016.