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Haltemprice (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°45′04″N 0°25′41″W / 53.751°N 0.428°W / 53.751; -0.428

Haltemprice
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19551983
Number of membersone
Replaced byBeverley and Boothferry[1]
Kingston upon Hull, Haltemprice
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501955
Number of membersone
Created fromHolderness and Howdenshire

Haltemprice (which from 1950-1955 was officially known as Kingston upon Hull, Haltemprice) was a constituency in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a traditional sub-division of the historic county of Yorkshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

BoundariesEdit

1950-1955: The Urban District of Haltemprice, and the County Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull wards of Pickering and St Andrew's.

1955-1983: The Municipal Borough of Beverley, the Urban District of Haltemprice, and the Rural District of Beverley. The two Kingston-upon-Hull wards were transferred to the Hull West constituency.

In the 1983 redistribution, which reflected the major local government boundary changes of 1974, this constituency disappeared. Most of it became the new seat of Beverley, while the remainder of the constituency contributed 11.6% of the new Boothferry seat.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Richard Law Conservative Resigned 1954 on being raised to the peerage
1954 by-election Patrick Wall Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Kingston-upon-Hull Haltemprice[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Law 23,482 49.6 n/a
Labour T. L. Addy Taylor 18,156 38.3 n/a
Liberal Albert Burrell 5,723 12.1 n/a
Majority 5,326 11.3 n/a
Turnout 85.1 n/a
Conservative win
General election 1951: Kingston-upon-Hull Haltemprice[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Law 27,167 58.1
Labour Charles W. Bridges 19,584 41.9
Majority 7,583 16.2
Turnout 82.8
Conservative hold Swing
1954 Haltemprice by-election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 16,107 61.8 +3.7
Labour Charles W. Bridges 9,974 38.2 -3.7
Majority 6,133 23.5 +7.3
Turnout 26,081
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Haltemprice[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 26,162 68.9
Labour Harry Roberts 11,820 31.1
Majority 14,342 37.8
Turnout 74.8
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Haltemprice[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 26,102 60.1
Labour David Nicholson Bancroft 9,750 22.5
Liberal W. Ivor Cooper 7,562 17.4 n/a
Majority 16,352 37.7
Turnout 80.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Haltemprice[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 26,131 56.2
Labour Peter Allison 10,360 22.3
Liberal Sydney Burnley 9,986 21.5
Majority 15,771 33.9
Turnout 79.5
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Haltemprice[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 25,566 54.6
Labour Phyllis Clarke 13,017 27.8
Liberal Sydney Burnley 8,277 17.7
Majority 12,549 26.8
Turnout 76.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Haltemprice[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 30,042 53.6
Labour Christopher M. Denton 15,862 28.3
Liberal Stuart C. Haywood 10,129 18.0
Majority 14,180 25.3
Turnout 74.8
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Haltemprice[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 31,720 46.3
Liberal Robert Walker 19,896 31.8
Labour Laurie Cross 11,031 17.6
Majority 11,824 18.9
Turnout 82.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Haltemprice[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 28,206 44.3
Liberal Robert Walker 16,545 29.0
Labour Laurie Cross 12,362 21.6
Majority 11,661 20.4
Turnout 74.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Haltemprice[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Wall 34,525 55.8 +11.5
Liberal V. Bingham 17,148 29.4 +0.4
Labour J. G. Lowe 8,846 15.1 −6.5
Majority 15,272 26.1
Turnout 83.4
Conservative hold Swing

In Popular CultureEdit

It was the constituency of the fictional ultra-right Tory MP, Alan B'Stard, in The New Statesman, a TV series which began after the actual constituency was abolished in 1983.

1987 general election: Haltemprice
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Beresford B'Stard 31,756 76.9
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 5,019 12.2
Labour William Richard Hanslon 3,237 7.8
Alliance Martin Cyril Roeper 1,265 3.1
Majority 26,737 64.8
Turnout 41,277
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Haltemprice', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ UK General Election results: February 1950
  3. ^ UK General Election results: October 1951
  4. ^ 1954 By Elections
  5. ^ UK General Election results: May 1955
  6. ^ UK General Election results: October 1959
  7. ^ UK General Election results: October 1964
  8. ^ UK General Election results: March 1966
  9. ^ UK General Election results: 1970
  10. ^ UK General Election results: February 1974
  11. ^ UK General Election results: October 1974
  12. ^ UK General Election results: May 1979

SourcesEdit

  • Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
  • British Parliamentary Constituencies: A Statistical Compendium, by Ivor Crewe and Anthony Fox (Faber and Faber 1984)
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1983)
  • Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)