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Batley and Morley (UK Parliament constituency)

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.

Batley and Morley
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byBatley and Spen and Morley and Leeds South
Created fromMorley

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.

Contents

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
Conservative George Neill Alexander Crone 14,404 29.89
Liberal Peter Wrigley 11,470 23.80
Independent Democratic Alliance Gerald Jarratt 828 1.72
Majority 7,091 14.71
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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