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Farnworth (UK Parliament constituency)

Farnworth was a county constituency in Lancashire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Farnworth
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyLancashire (until 1974)
Greater Manchester (from 1974)
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byWorsley, Bolton South East and Eccles[1]
Created fromInce, Leigh, Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth and Westhoughton

Contents

BoundariesEdit

 
Farnworth in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

From 1885 to 1918 the Farnworth area had been included in the Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth constituency.

The Farnworth constituency included Farnworth, Moses Gate, Kearsley, Stoneclough, Little Lever, Little Hulton, Walkden, and Roe Green.[2][3][4]

The constituency disappeared in the 1983 redistribution; Farnworth itself was placed in the new Bolton South East constituency where it has remained since.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Farnworth[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Edward Bagley 10,237 42.9 N/A
Labour Thomas Greenall 9,740 40.8 N/A
Liberal Thomas Flitcroft 3,893 16.3 N/A
Majority 497 2.1 N/A
Turnout 23,870 69.9 N/A
Registered electors 34,132
Unionist win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Farnworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Greenall 13,391 45.6 +4.8
Unionist Edward Bagley 10,037 34.8 −8.7
Liberal Edward Rudd 5,927 20.2 +3.9
Majority 3,354 11.4 N/A
Turnout 29,355 84.8 +14.9
Registered electors 34,606
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +6.8
General election 1923: Farnworth [7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Greenall 14,858 57.2 +11.6
Unionist Alexander Worsthorne 11,134 42.8 +8.6
Majority 3,724 14.4 +3.0
Turnout 25,992 73.5 −11.3
Registered electors 35,351
Labour hold Swing +1.5
General election 1924: Farnworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Greenall 15,327 47.5 −9.7
Unionist Alexander Worsthorne 12,521 38.7 −4.1
Liberal JC Martin 4,467 13.8 N/A
Majority 2,806 8.8 −5.6
Turnout 32,315 89.6 +16.1
Registered electors 36,058
Labour hold Swing −2.8
General election 1929: Farnworth [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Guy Rowson 21,857 52.2 +4.7
Unionist Mary Pickford 10,643 25.4 −13.3
Liberal Ernest Frederick Dyer 9,381 22.4 +8.6
Majority 11,214 26.8 +18.0
Turnout 41,881 87.5 −2.1
Registered electors 47,841
Labour hold Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Farnworth [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Stones 22,460 53.5 +28.1
Labour Guy Rowson 19,553 46.5 −5.7
Majority 2,907 7.0 N/A
Turnout 42,013 84.8 −2.7
Registered electors 49,550
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.9
General election 1935: Farnworth[5][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Guy Rowson 22,040 51.7 +5.2
Conservative Edgar Godfrey Unsworth 16,839 39.5 −14.0
People's Peace James Monteith Erskine 3,763 8.8 N/A
Majority 5,201 12.2 N/A
Turnout 42,642 82.4 −2.4
Registered electors 51,739
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.6
1938 Farnworth by-election[5][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Tomlinson 24,298 59.1 +7.4
Conservative H F Ryan 16,835 40.9 +1.4
Majority 7,463 18.2 +6.0
Turnout 41,133 77.9 −4.5
Registered electors 52,784
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Farnworth [5][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Tomlinson 28,462 66.1 +14.4
Conservative Fred Howard 14,570 33.9 −5.6
Majority 13,892 32.2 +20.0
Turnout 43,032 77.5 −4.9
Registered electors 55,549
Labour hold Swing +10.0

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Farnworth [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Tomlinson 25,375 56.60
Conservative F. Kay 14,266 31.82
Liberal Abraham Lomax 5,189 11.57
Majority 11,109 24.78
Turnout 88.14
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Farnworth [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Tomlinson 26,297 59.22
Conservative Jesse Seddon 18,112 40.78
Majority 8,185 18.43
Turnout 86.75
Labour hold Swing
1952 Farnworth by-election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thornton 21,834 59.90 +0.68
Conservative Donald Henry Moore 14,615 40.10 -0.68
Majority 7,219 19.80 +1.37
Turnout 36,449
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Farnworth [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thornton 24,829 57.66
Conservative David Waddington 18,231 42.34
Majority 6,598 15.32
Turnout 81.53
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: Farnworth [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thornton 27,393 58.60
Conservative Albert Samuel Royse [15] 19,356 41.40
Majority 8,037 17.19
Turnout 83.34
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Farnworth [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thornton 28,492 62.06
Conservative Albert Samuel Royse [15] 17,421 37.94
Majority 11,071 24.11
Turnout 78.79
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Farnworth [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thornton 30,015 66.19
Conservative Mark Andrew 15,329 33.81
Majority 14,686 32.39
Turnout 74.78
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Farnworth [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Roper 29,392 58.48
Conservative Ivan A. Johnston 20,867 41.52
Majority 8,525 16.96
Turnout 72.26
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Farnworth [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Roper 28,068 49.75
Conservative Albert Samuel Royse [15] 15,431 27.35
Liberal Margaret Patricia Rothwell [20] 12,918 22.90
Majority 12,637 22.40
Turnout 80.73
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Farnworth [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Roper 28,184 53.45
Conservative R. H. Shepherd 13,489 25.58
Liberal Margaret Patricia Rothwell [20] 11,059 20.97
Majority 14,695 27.87
Turnout 74.73
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Farnworth [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Roper 27,965 50.06
Conservative S. Windle 19,858 35.55
Liberal Margaret Patricia Rothwell [20] 8,043 14.40
Majority 8,107 14.51
Turnout 77.76
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Farnworth', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Minutes of Proceedings at a Public Inquiry Held at the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester on Monday 14 November 2005, Boundary Commission for England, archived from the original on 9 January 2007, retrieved 22 June 2011
  3. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS Project. "Boundary Map of Lancashire Farnworth PDivCon (1918–1948)". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS Project. "Boundary Map of Farnworth CCon/BCon (1949–1982)". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 395.
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench
  7. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1930
  8. ^ a b "Labour Hold Farnworth". Hull Daily Mail. 28 January 1938. Retrieved 13 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ General Election 5 July 1945: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  10. ^ General Election 23 February 1950: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  11. ^ General Election 25 October 1951: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  12. ^ By-election 1952: Farnworth Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. British Election Ephemera Archive. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  13. ^ General Election 26 May 1955: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  14. ^ General Election 8 October 1959: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  15. ^ a b c Albert Samuel Royse. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  16. ^ General Election 15 October 1964: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  17. ^ General Election 31 March 1966: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  18. ^ General Election 18 June 1970: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  19. ^ General Election 28 February 1974: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  20. ^ a b c Margaret Patricia Rothwell. Links in a Chain. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  21. ^ General Election 10 October 1974: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  22. ^ General Election 3 May 1979: Farnworth. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

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