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Birkenhead West (UK Parliament constituency)

Birkenhead West was a parliamentary constituency that returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Birkenhead West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byBirkenhead
Created fromBirkenhead and Wirral

Contents

HistoryEdit

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

BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Birkenhead wards of Claughton, Cleveland, Grange, and Oxton.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Election in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Birkenhead West [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Henry Grayson 10,881 59.43 N/A
Labour William Henry Egan 5,673 30.98 N/A
Liberal Harold Bickersteth 1,755 9.59 N/A
Majority 5,208 28.45 N/A
Turnout 18,309 60.89 N/A
Registered electors 30,068
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Henry Stott 12,176 54.00 −5.43
Labour William Henry Egan 10,371 46.00 +15.02
Majority 1,805 8.01 −20.44
Turnout 22,547 75.55 +14.66
Registered electors 29,843
Unionist hold Swing −10.23
General election 1923: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Henry Egan 12,473 55.85 +9.85
Unionist William Henry Stott 9,862 44.15 −9.85
Majority 2,611 11.69 N/A
Turnout 22,335 72.42 −3.13
Registered electors 30,841
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.85
General election 1924: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ellis Nuttall 13,059 50.65 +6.50
Labour William Henry Egan 12,723 49.35 −6.50
Majority 336 1.30 N/A
Turnout 25,782 81.14 +8.72
Registered electors 31,774
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +6.50
General election 1929: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Henry Egan 15,634 46.00 −3.35
Unionist Ellis Nuttall 13,410 39.45 −11.20
Liberal RP Fletcher 4,946 14.55 N/A
Majority 2,224 6.54 N/A
Turnout 33,990 79.47 −1.67
Registered electors 42,773
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +3.93

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Sandeman Allen 22,336 63.78 +24.33
Labour William Henry Egan 12,682 36.22 −9.78
Majority 9,654 27.57 N/A
Turnout 35,018 82.20 +2.73
Registered electors 42,600
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +17.06
General election 1935: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Sandeman Allen 17,684 55.94 −7.84
Labour C McVey 13,931 44.06 +7.84
Majority 3,753 11.87 −15.70
Turnout 31,615 74.71 −7.49
Registered electors 42,316
Conservative hold Swing −7.84

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Birkenhead West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Percy Collick 15,568 57.32 +13.26
Conservative AR Moody 11,591 42.68 −13.26
Majority 3,977 14.64 N/A
Turnout 27,159 75.12 +0.41
Registered electors 36,156
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 78. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922