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Clay Cross (UK Parliament constituency)

Clay Cross was a county constituency centred on the village of Clay Cross in north-east Derbyshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Clay Cross
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byBolsover and North East Derbyshire
Created fromChesterfield

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

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The Urban District of Clay Cross, the Rural District of Blackwell, and part of the Rural District of Chesterfield.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Clay Cross[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Thomas Broad 7,987 54.1 N/A
Labour Frank Hall 6,766 45.9 N/A
Majority 1,221 8.2 N/A
Turnout 14,753 50.6 N/A
Registered electors 29,181
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Clay Cross[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Duncan 13,206 57.9 +12.0
Liberal Charles Masterman 6,294 27.6 N/A
National Liberal Thomas Broad 3,294 14.5 −39.6
Majority 6,912 30.3 N/A
Turnout 22,794 72.1 +21.5
Registered electors 31,611
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +25.8
General election 1923: Clay Cross [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Duncan 11,939 56.0 −1.9
Unionist John Sherwood-Kelly 4,881 22.9 N/A
Liberal Frank Crane Thornborough 4,488 21.1 −6.5
Majority 7,058 33.1 +2.8
Turnout 21,308 61.4 −10.7
Registered electors 34,729
Labour hold Swing +2.3
General election 1924: Clay Cross [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Duncan 14,618 64.4 +8.4
Unionist John Sherwood-Kelly 8,069 35.6 +12.7
Majority 6,549 28.8 −4.3
Turnout 22,687 67.2 +5.8
Registered electors 33,737
Labour hold Swing −2.2
General election 1929: Clay Cross [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Duncan 24,480 80.2 +15.8
Unionist Abraham Lyons 6,055 19.8 −15.8
Majority 18,425 60.4 +31.6
Turnout 30,535 71.8 +4.6
Registered electors 42,557
Labour hold Swing −15.8

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Clay Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Duncan 21,163 64.6
Liberal National Jacob Weinberg 11,611 35.4
Majority 9,552 29.2
Turnout 74.6
Labour hold Swing
1933 Clay Cross by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 21,931 69.3
Conservative John Moores 6,293 19.9
Communist Harry Pollitt 3,434 10.8
Majority 15,638
Turnout 71.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1935: Clay Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Holland 24,590 74.6
Conservative Bridget Jackson 8,391 25.4
Majority 16,199 49.2
Turnout 73.6
Labour hold Swing
1936 Clay Cross by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Ridley 24,290 75.1 +0.5
Conservative Bridget Jackson 8,042 24.9 -0.5
Majority 50.2 +1.0
Turnout 72.4 -1.2
Labour hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1940sEdit

Clay Cross by-election, 1944[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Neal 13,693 76.3
Independent Anti-Fascist Phil Hicken 2,336 13.0
Independent Atlantic Charter William Douglas-Home 1,911 10.7
Majority 11,357 63.3
Turnout 17,940
Labour hold Swing
General election 1945: Clay Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Neal 27,538 82.06
Conservative William Perkins Bull 6,021 17.94
Majority 21,517 64.12
Turnout 70.82
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1927
  2. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1927
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanac (1945), p.311
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)