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Eddisbury (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1885–1918: The Municipal Borough of the City of Chester, the Sessional Division of Broxton, and parts of the Sessional Divisions of Chester Castle, Eddisbury, Nantwich, and Northwich.

1918–1950: The Urban District of Tarporley, the Rural Districts of Malpas and Tarvin, in the Rural District of Northwich the civil parishes of Crowton, Cuddington, Darnhall, Delamere, Eddisbury, Little Budworth, Marton, Oakmere, and Wimboldsley, in the Rural District of Runcorn the civil parishes of Alvanley, Frodsham, Frodsham Lordship, Helsby, Kingsley, Kingswood, Mauley, Newton-by-Frodsham, and Norley, and part of the Rural District of Nantwich.

1983–1997: The District of Vale Royal wards of Church, Cuddington and Marton, Davenham and Moulton, Forest, Frodsham East, Frodsham North West, Frodsham South, Gorst Wood, Gravel, Hartford, Helsby Central, Helsby North, Helsby South and Alvanley Ward, Kingsley, Mara, Milton, Oulton, Over One, Over Two, Swanlow, Tarporley, Vale Royal, Weaver, and Wharton, and the City of Chester wards of Barrow, Farndon, Malpas, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, and Waverton.

1997–2010: The District of Vale Royal wards of Cuddington and Marton, Davenham and Moulton, Gravel, Mara, Oulton, Over One, Over Two, Swanlow, Tarporley, Vale Royal, and Wharton, the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich wards of Acton, Audlem, Bunbury, Combermere, Minshull, Peckforton, and Wrenbury, and the City of Chester wards of Barrow, Farndon, Malpas, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, and Waverton.

2010–present: The Borough of Vale Royal wards of Cuddington and Oakmere, Davenham and Moulton, Mara, Tarporley and Oulton, Winsford Dene, Winsford Gravel, Winsford Over, Winsford Swanlow, Winsford Verdin, and Winsford Wharton, the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich wards of Acton, Audlem, Bunbury, Minshull, Peckforton, and Wrenbury, and the City of Chester wards of Barrow, Farndon, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, and Waverton.

The constituency is mostly rural, covering the south-west of Cheshire, noted in minerals for salt mining and within easy access to the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and the industrial and manufacturing centres of the Wirral Peninsula and Deeside. To the east of the seat lies part of Delamere Forest. The main town in the constituency is Winsford; other main settlements include Tarvin, Audlem, Kelsall, Malpas and Tarporley.

HistoryEdit

The constituency was re-established in 1983, largely replacing the former Nantwich constituency and is named for the former hundred of Eddisbury. Since then, it had always been held by a Conservative, until September 2019.

Between 1983 and 1999, it was represented by Alastair Goodlad, who resigned upon being appointed the United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Australia. The ensuing by-election was won by Stephen O'Brien, who held the seat until 2015. Antoinette Sandbach was elected in 2015, and re-elected in 2017.

The closest the Labour Party has come to winning the seat was in the 1997 general election, when the Conservative majority was reduced to just 1,185. Eddisbury consists of mainly rural villages and small towns which are favourable to the Conservative party; Labour's only strength is in the constituency's largest town, Winsford, which currently has the seat's only local councillors. Labour fell from second to third place in the 2010 general election—the Conservative candidate held the seat with a majority of over 13,000 and a Liberal Democrat moved into second place. The 2015 election saw Labour move back into second place, and the Conservative majority fell by 1.8%.

In 2019, the sitting MP, Antoinette Sandbach had the whip withdrawn following a mass Conservative rebellion intended to prevent a no-deal Brexit, resulting in the seat becoming Independent.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

NextEdit

Next United Kingdom general election: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Brexit Party Nicholas Goulding[4]

June 2017Edit

General election 2017: Eddisbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 29,192 56.9 +5.8
Labour Cathy Reynolds 17,250 33.6 +10.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Priestner 2,804 5.5 -3.6
UKIP John Bickley 1,109 2.2 -10.0
Green Mark Green 785 1.5 -1.9
Pirate Morgan Hill 179 0.3 +0.3
Majority 11,942 23.2 -4.2
Turnout 51,319 73.15 +4.15
Conservative hold Swing -2.1

May 2015Edit

General election 2015: Eddisbury[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 24,167 51.0 −0.6
Labour James Laing 11,193 23.6 +2.1
UKIP Rob Millington 5,778 12.2 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Priestner 4,289 9.1 −13.4
Green Andrew Garman 1,624 3.4 N/A
CISTA George Antar 301 0.6 N/A
Majority 12,974 27.4
Turnout 47,352 69.0
Conservative hold Swing −1.4

May 2010Edit

General election 2010: Eddisbury[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen O'Brien 23,472 51.7 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Bob Thompson 10,217 22.5 +4.5
Labour Pat Merrick 9,794 21.6 −10.5
UKIP Charles Dodman 1,931 4.3 +1.3
Majority 13,255 29.2
Turnout 45,414 69.5
Conservative hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Eddisbury[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen O'Brien 21,181 46.4 +0.1
Labour Mark Green 14,986 32.8 −3.2
Liberal Democrat Joanne Crotty 8,182 17.9 +2.2
UKIP Steve Roxborough 1,325 2.9 +0.9
Majority 6,195 13.6
Turnout 45,674 63.2 −1.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General election 2001: Eddisbury[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen O'Brien 20,556 46.3 +3.8
Labour George Eyres 15,988 36.0 −4.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Roberts 6,975 15.7 +2.5
UKIP David Carson 868 2.0 N/A
Majority 4,568 10.3
Turnout 44,387 64.2 −11.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

1999 Eddisbury by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen O'Brien 15,465 44.8 +2.3
Labour Margaret R. Hanson 13,859 40.2 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Paul D. Roberts 4,757 13.8 +0.6
Monster Raving Loony Alan Hope 238 0.7 N/A
Independent Conservative Robert J. Everest 98 0.3 N/A
Natural Law Dinah Grice 80 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,606 4.7
Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1997: Eddisbury[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5
Labour Margaret R. Hanson 19,842 40.1 +9.6
Liberal Democrat David Reaper 6,540 13.2 −3.8
Referendum Norine D. Napier 2,041 4.2 N/A
Majority 1,185 2.4
Turnout 49,450 75.8
Conservative hold Swing −9.1
General election 1992: Eddisbury[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Goodlad 31,625 51.0 −0.1
Labour Norma M. Edwards 18,928 30.5 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Derrick W. Lyon 10,543 17.0 −6.6
Green Andrew Basden 783 1.3 −0.4
Natural Law Nigel P.J. Pollard 107 0.2 N/A
Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0
Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing −3.5

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Eddisbury[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Goodlad 29,474 51.1 −2.4
Liberal Roderick Fletcher 13,639 23.7 −1.8
Labour Catriona Grigg 13,574 23.5 +2.5
Green Andrew Basden 976 1.7 N/A
Majority 15,835 27.5
Turnout 57,663 78.0
Conservative hold Swing −0.3
General election 1983: Eddisbury[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Goodlad 28,407 53.5 N/A
Liberal Roderick Fletcher 13,561 25.5 N/A
Labour David Hanson 11,169 21.0 N/A
Majority 14,846 28.0 N/A
Turnout 53,137 74.8 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Eddisbury[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National John Barlow 15,294 57.7 N/A
Labour John Loverseed 7,392 27.9 N/A
Liberal Dunstan Curtis 3,808 14.4 N/A
Majority 7,902 29.8
Turnout 26,494 75.2
Liberal National hold Swing N/A
1943 Eddisbury by-election[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Common Wealth John Loverseed 8,023 43.7 n/a
Liberal National Thomas Peacock 7,537 41.0 n/a
Independent Liberal Harold Heathcote Williams 2,803 15.3 n/a
Majority 486 2.7 n/a
Turnout 18,363 56.1 n/a
Common Wealth gain from Liberal National Swing n/a

General Election 1939/40:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Liberal National: R.J. Russell
  • Liberal: William Gretton Ward

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1935: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National R.J. Russell unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal National hold Swing n/a
General election 1931: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National R.J. Russell unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal National hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929 Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal R.J. Russell 13,688 51.6 +5.7
Unionist Roderick George Fenwick-Palmer 12,862 48.4 −5.7
Majority 826 3.2 N/A
Turnout 26,550 86.8 −0.1
Registered electors 30,593
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +5.7
1929 Eddisbury by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal R.J. Russell 10,223 53.4 +7.5
Unionist Roderick George Fenwick-Palmer 8,931 46.6 −7.5
Majority 1,292 6.8 N/A
Turnout 19,154 80.6 −6.3
Registered electors 23,760
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +7.5
General election 1924: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harry Barnston 11,006 54.1 +3.5
Liberal R.J. Russell 9,337 45.9 −3.5
Majority 1,669 8.2 +7.0
Turnout 20,343 86.9 +10.5
Registered electors 23,409
Unionist hold Swing +3.5
General election 1923: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harry Barnston 8,716 50.6 N/A
Liberal R.J. Russell 8,520 49.4 N/A
Majority 196 1.2 N/A
Turnout 17,236 76.4 N/A
Registered electors 22,547
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1922: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harry Barnston Unopposed
Unionist hold
By-election, 1921: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Harry Barnston Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election results 1885–1918Edit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Tollemache
General election 1885: Eddisbury [18][19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry James Tollemache 4,285 50.7 N/A
Liberal Lawrence Irwell 4,164 49.3 N/A
Majority 121 1.4 N/A
Turnout 8,449 81.0 N/A
Registered electors 10,436
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Eddisbury [17][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry James Tollemache 4,357 54.2 +3.5
Liberal James Tomkinson 3,678 45.8 -3.5
Majority 679 8.4 +7.0
Turnout 8,035 77.0 -4.0
Registered electors 10,436
Conservative hold Swing +3.5

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Tomkinson
General election 1892: Eddisbury [17][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry James Tollemache 4,578 53.1 −1.1
Liberal James Tomkinson 4,042 46.9 +1.1
Majority 536 6.2 −2.2
Turnout 8,620 84.2 +7.2
Registered electors 10,232
Conservative hold Swing −1.1
General election 1895: Eddisbury [17][19][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry James Tollemache 5,176 60.6 +7.5
Liberal Roger Bate 3,371 39.4 -7.5
Majority 1,805 21.2 +15.0
Turnout 8,547 83.3 -0.9
Registered electors 10,262
Conservative hold Swing +7.5

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Eddisbury [17][19][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry James Tollemache Unopposed
Conservative hold
 
Cotton-Jodrell
General election 1906: Eddisbury [17][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Stanley 5,315 55.9 N/A
Conservative Edward Cotton-Jodrell 4,192 44.1 N/A
Majority 1,123 11.8 N/A
Turnout 9,507 86.5 N/A
Registered electors 10,988
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Stanley
General election January 1910: Eddisbury [22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Barnston 5,664 53.2 +9.1
Liberal Arthur Stanley 4,976 46.8 -9.1
Majority 688 6.4 N/A
Turnout 10,640 92.6 +6.1
Registered electors 11,488
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.1
General election December 1910: Eddisbury [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Barnston 5,312 51.4 −1.8
Liberal Arthur Stanley 5,023 48.6 +1.8
Majority 289 2.8 −3.6
Turnout 10,335 90.0 −2.6
Registered electors 11,488
Conservative hold Swing −1.8

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: Eddisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Harry Barnston Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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