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Bridlington (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1950 from the former seat of Buckrose. It was abolished in 1997 and most of its territory transferred to the East Yorkshire seat.

BoundariesEdit

1950–1955: The Municipal Boroughs of Bridlington and Hedon, the Urban Districts of Driffield, Filey, Hornsea, and Withernsea, and the Rural Districts of Bridlington, Driffield, and Holderness.

1955–1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Bridlington and Hedon, the Urban Districts of Filey, Hornsea, and Withernsea, and the Rural Districts of Bridlington and Holderness.[1] The two Driffield districts were transferred to the new Howden constituency.

1983–1997: The Borough of East Yorkshire wards of Bridlington Bessingby, Bridlington Hilderthorpe, Bridlington Old Town East, Bridlington Old Town West, Bridlington Quay North, Bridlington Quay South, Coastal, Driffield North, Driffield South, Hutton Cranswick, Lowland, Nafferton, Roman, St John, and Viking, and the Borough of Holderness.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party
1950 Richard Wood Conservative
1979 John Townend Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 26,124 50.9 n/a
Liberal George Wadsworth 16,158 31.5 n/a
Labour Wilfrid Pashby 9,013 17.6 n/a
Majority 9,966 19.4 n/a
Turnout 81.9 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General election 1951: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 30,576 61.09
Labour Gerard McQuade 12,931 25.83
Liberal Douglas Eugene Moore 6,546 13.08
Majority 17,645 35.25
Turnout 78.38
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 25,880 70.92
Labour Kathleen M Roberts 10,614 29.08
Majority 15,266 41.83
Turnout 69.40
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 27,438 73.20
Labour Harry Moor 10,047 26.80
Majority 17,391 46.39
Turnout 68.15
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 22,729 56.50
Labour Kevin MacNamara 9,002 22.38
Liberal John J MacCallum 8,494 21.12
Majority 13,727 34.13
Turnout 72.78
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 21,976 54.58
Labour John Tomlinson 11,939 29.65
Liberal Trevor Silverwood 6,349 15.77
Majority 10,037 24.93
Turnout 71.47
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 25,053 58.14
Labour Harold A Clarke 11,546 26.79
Liberal Trevor Silverwood 6,495 15.07
Majority 13,507 31.34
Turnout 68.64
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 25,711 51.21
Liberal JMS Cherry 14,715 29.31
Labour AAW Dix 9,780 19.48
Majority 10,996 21.90
Turnout 76.91
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Wood 21,901 49.07
Liberal JMS Cherry 11,795 26.43
Labour AAW Dix 9,946 22.29
National Front F Day 987 2.21
Majority 10,106 22.64
Turnout 67.87
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Bridlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Townend 27,988 54.80
Labour PJ Doyle 12,693 24.85
Liberal D Horsley 10,390 20.34
Majority 15,295 29.95
Turnout 74.18
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Bridlington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Townend 31,284 57.79
Social Democratic E Martin 14,675 27.11
Labour M Craven 7,370 13.61
Ecology Stephen Tooke 803 1.48
Majority 16,609 30.68
Turnout 70.56
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: Bridlington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Townend 32,351 54.82
Social Democratic Edmund Marshall 15,030 25.47
Labour Leonard Bird 10,653 18.05
Green Richard Myerscough 983 1.67
Majority 17,321 29.35
Turnout 73.66
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Bridlington[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Townend 33,604 50.8 −4.0
Liberal Democrat John A. Leeman 17,246 26.1 +0.6
Labour Steven M. Hatfield 15,263 23.1 +5.0
Majority 16,358 24.7 −4.6
Turnout 66,113 77.8 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.
  2. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.