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Heywood and Royton (UK Parliament constituency)

Heywood and Royton was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Heywood and Royton districts in the north-west of Greater Manchester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Heywood and Royton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of membersone
Replaced byLittleborough & Saddleworth, Heywood & Middleton, Oldham Central & Royton, Rossendale & Darwen and Rochdale[1]
Created fromHeywood and Radcliffe and Royton[2]

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when its territory was largely divided between the new constituencies of Heywood & Middleton and Oldham Central & Royton.

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BoundariesEdit

 
Heywood and Royton in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

The Borough of Heywood, and the Urban Districts of Crompton, Littleborough, Milnrow, Royton, Wardle, and Whitworth.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Sutcliffe 23,518 44.04
Labour Charles J Hurley 21,482 40.23
Liberal William Hibbert Watkinson 8,404 15.74
Majority 2,036 3.81
Turnout 87.98
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Sutcliffe 28,086 53.84
Labour Charles J Hurley 24,083 46.16
Majority 4,003 7.67
Turnout 85.08
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Leavey 25,824 53.31
Labour Alan Lever Tillotson 22,614 46.69
Majority 3,210 6.63
Turnout 81.82
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Leavey 19,742 40.25
Labour Harry Nevin 17,588 35.86
Liberal Geoffrey Eugene MacPherson 11,713 23.88
Majority 2,154 4.39
Turnout 84.75
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 20,174 40.80
Conservative Tony Leavey 19,358 39.15
Liberal Wilfred Eric Critchley 9,914 20.05
Majority 816 1.65
Turnout 82.78
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1966: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 24,701 48.93
Conservative David Waddington 19,048 37.73
Liberal James Clarney 6,732 13.34
Majority 5,653 11.20
Turnout 79.58
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Heywood and Royton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 25,081 45.70
Conservative Ian MacGregor 24,178 44.06
Liberal Francis Joseph Beetham 5,620 10.24
Majority 903 1.65
Turnout 76.13
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Heywood and Royton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 28,216 44.32
Conservative Ian MacGregor 21,054 33.07
Liberal Viv Bingham 14,392 22.61
Majority 7,162 11.25
Turnout 82.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Heywood and Royton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 27,206 45.74
Conservative Peter Morgan 19,307 32.46
Liberal Viv Bingham 12,969 21.80
Majority 7,899 13.28
Turnout 76.55
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Heywood and Royton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joel Barnett 28,489 45.24
Conservative Peter Morgan 26,202 41.61
Liberal M Hewitt 7,644 12.14
National Front R Marsh 641 1.02
Majority 2,287 3.63
Turnout 76.61
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "'Heywood and Royton', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.