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Brigg (UK Parliament constituency)

Brigg was a county constituency centred on the town of Brigg in North Lincolnshire. 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 voting system.

Brigg
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyLincolnshire (the area is now in North Lincolnshire)
18851974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byBrigg & Scunthorpe
Created fromNorth Lincolnshire

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election when it was replaced by the new constituency of Brigg and Scunthorpe.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Great Grimsby, the Sessional Divisions of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, and Winterton, and part of the Sessional Division of Grimsby.

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Broughton, Brumby and Frodingham, Roxby-cum-Risby, Scunthorpe, and Winterton, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.

1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of Scunthorpe, the Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General Election 1885: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Meysey-Thompson 5,643 65.2 N/A
Conservative Henry Atkinson 3,006 34.8 N/A
Majority 2,637 30.4 N/A
Turnout 8,649 83.8 N/A
Registered electors 10,323
Liberal win (new seat)
 
Waddy
General Election 1886: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 3,887 51.1 −14.1
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 3,722 48.9 +14.1
Majority 165 2.2 −28.2
Turnout 7,609 73.7 -10.1
Registered electors 10,323
Liberal hold Swing −14.1

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 4,448 52.5 +1.4
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,021 47.5 −1.4
Majority 427 5.0 +2.8
Turnout 8,469 81.9 +8.2
Registered electors 10,341
Liberal hold Swing +1.4
 
Reckitt
Brigg by-election, 1894[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,377 50.4 +2.9
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,300 49.6 −2.9
Majority 77 0.9 N/A
Turnout 8,677 82.8 +0.9
Registered electors 10,478
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.9
General Election 1895: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,886 54.3 +1.8
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,110 45.7 −1.8
Majority 776 8.6 +3.6
Turnout 8,996 77.2 −4.7
Registered electors 11,656
Liberal hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,899 54.6 +0.3
Conservative George Herbert Peake 4,077 45.4 −0.3
Majority 822 9.2 +0.6
Turnout 8,976 83.8 +6.6
Registered electors 10,713
Liberal hold Swing +0.3
General Election 1906: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harold Reckitt 5,753 58.8 +4.2
Conservative Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth 4,027 41.2 −4.2
Majority 1,726 17.6 +8.4
Turnout 9,780 83.3 −0.5
Registered electors 11,737
Liberal hold Swing +4.2
 
Guest
Brigg by-election, 1907[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Berkeley Sheffield 5,389 50.5 +9.3
Liberal Frederick Guest 5,273 49.5 −9.3
Majority 116 1.0 N/A
Turnout 10,662 89.5 +6.2
Registered electors 11,908
Conservative hold Swing +9.3

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Sheffield
General Election January 1910: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Gelder 6,548 50.9 −7.9
Conservative Berkeley Sheffield 6,311 49.1 +7.9
Majority 237 1.8 −15.8
Turnout 12,859 91.5 +8.2
Registered electors 14,048
Liberal hold Swing −7.9
 
Gelder
General Election December 1910: Brigg[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Gelder 6,506 53.6 +2.7
Conservative Thomas Jewell Bennett 5,637 46.4 −2.7
Majority 869 7.2 +5.4
Turnout 12,143 86.4 −5.1
Registered electors 14,048
Liberal hold Swing +2.7

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1918: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Charles Wesley Weldon McLean 8,310 47.2 +0.8
Labour David Quibell 4,789 27.3 N/A
Liberal Alfred Gelder 4,475 25.5 −28.1
Majority 3,521 19.9 N/A
Turnout 17,574 60.5 −25.9
Registered electors 29,054
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 15,463 62.7 +15.5
Labour David Quibell 9,185 37.3 +10.0
Majority 6,278 25.4 +5.5
Turnout 24,648 80.3 +19.8
Registered electors 30,685
Unionist hold Swing +2.8
General Election 1923: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 12,412 53.6 −9.1
Labour David Quibell 10,753 46.4 +9.1
Majority 1,659 7.2 −18.2
Turnout 23,165 72.8 −7.5
Registered electors 31,818
Unionist hold Swing −9.1
General Election 1924: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 15,125 56.4 +2.8
Labour David Quibell 11,669 43.6 −2.8
Majority 3,456 12.8 +5.6
Turnout 26,794 80.9 +8.1
Registered electors 33,124
Unionist hold Swing +2.8
General Election 1929: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Quibell 16,117 45.2 +1.6
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 12,506 35.0 −21.4
Liberal Alexander Cairns 7,060 19.8 N/A
Majority 3,611 10.2 N/A
Turnout 35,683 82.5 +1.6
Registered electors 43,226
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +11.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael John Hunter 21,809 58.3 +23.3
Labour David Quibell 15,614 41.7 −3.5
Majority 6,195 16.6 N/A
Turnout 37,423 82.1 −0.4
Registered electors 45,565
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.4
General Election 1935: Brigg[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Quibell 18,495 50.3 +8.6
Conservative Michael John Hunter 18,292 49.7 −8.6
Majority 203 0.6 N/A
Turnout 36,787 74.2 −7.9
Registered electors 49,597
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.6

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General Election 1945: Brigg
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Williamson 26,771 58.92 +8.6
Conservative Anthony Neville Dixon 18,667 41.08 -8.6
Majority 8,104 17.84 +17.2
Turnout 45,438 74.61 +0.4
Labour hold Swing +8.6
Brigg by-election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Lancelot Mallalieu 27,333 54.58 -4.34
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,746 45.42 +4.34
Majority 4,587 9.16 -8.68
Turnout 50,079 77.1 +0.5
Labour hold Swing −4.3

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950:Brigg[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 28,934 52.71 -6.21
Conservative Meaburn Francis Staniland 18,521 33.74 -7.34
Liberal Denis Martin Cowley 7,438 13.55 N/A
Majority 10,413 18.97 +1.13
Turnout 54,893 85.7 +8.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Brigg[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 31,151 57.46 +4.76
Conservative Charles P Lawson 23,062 42.54 +8.84
Majority 8,089 14.92 -4.08
Turnout 54,213 82.42 -3.28
Registered electors 65,775
Labour hold Swing -2.04
General Election 1955: Brigg[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 27,847 54.95 -2.51
Conservative David S B Hopkins 22,826 45.05 +2.51
Majority 5,021 9.91 -5.01
Turnout 50,673 74.73 -7.69
Registered electors 67,808
Labour hold Swing -2.51
General Election 1959: Brigg[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 28,997 51.88 -3.07
Conservative Roland Croft Baker 26,893 48.12 +3.07
Majority 2,104 3.76 -6.15
Turnout 55,890 78.57 +3.84
Registered electors 71,138
Labour hold Swing -3.07

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Brigg[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 29,480 49.76 -2.12
Conservative Roland Croft Baker 22,674 38.27 -9.95
Liberal Keith W Baynes 7,088 11.96 N/A
Majority 6,806 11.49 +7.73
Turnout 59,242 77.52 -1.05
Registered electors 76,420
Labour hold Swing +3.92
General Election 1966: Brigg[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 33,699 60.08 +10.32
Conservative Ann Spokes 22,391 39.92 +1.65
Majority 11,308 20.16 +8.67
Turnout 56,090 72.39 -5.13
Registered electors 77,484
Labour hold Swing +4.34

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Brigg[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lance Mallalieu 31,434 53.38 -6.70
Conservative Ann Spokes 27,449 46.62 +6.70
Majority 3,985 6.77 -13.39
Turnout 58,883 67.55 -4.84
Registered electors 87,166
Labour hold Swing -6.70

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 337. ISBN 9781349022984.
  2. ^ "The Brigg Election". The Daily News. 10 December 1894. p. 3. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 417. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.
  4. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.
  6. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  7. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  10. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  11. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2016.