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Holderness (UK Parliament constituency)

Holderness was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Holderness area of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
18851950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byBeverley and Bridlington
Created fromEast Riding of Yorkshire

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918:

1918-1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Beverley and Hedon, the Urban Districts of Cottingham, Hornsea, and Withernsea, the Rural Districts of Patrington and Skirlaugh, part of the Rural District of Beverley, and in the Rural District of Sculcoates the civil parishes of Preston and Sutton.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Bethell
General election 1885: Holderness [1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Bethell 4,166 54.1 N/A
Liberal Gerard Smith 3,537 45.9 N/A
Majority 629 8.2 N/A
Turnout 7,703 84.3 N/A
Registered electors 9,143
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Holderness [1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Bethell Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Holderness [1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Bethell 4,158 53.0 N/A
Liberal James Henry Anderson 3,693 47.0 N/A
Majority 465 6.0 N/A
Turnout 7,851 81.2 N/A
Registered electors 9,670
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: Holderness [1][4][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Bethell 4,512 56.4 +3.4
Liberal Bourchier Francis Hawksley 3,483 43.6 −3.4
Majority 1,029 12.8 +6.8
Turnout 7,995 80.6 −0.6
Registered electors 9,920
Conservative hold Swing +3.6

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Holderness [1][4][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Stanley Wilson 4,597 62.1 +5.7
Liberal Allan James Lawrie 2,810 37.9 −5.7
Majority 1,787 24.2 +11.4
Turnout 7,407 76.3 −4.3
Registered electors 9,710
Conservative hold Swing +5.7
General election 1906: Holderness [1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Stanley Wilson 4,441 50.2 −11.9
Liberal Ernest J Wilberforce 4,411 49.9 +11.9
Majority 30 0.4 −23.8
Turnout 8,852 87.5 +11.2
Registered electors 10,117
Conservative hold Swing −11.9

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Holderness [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Stanley Wilson 5,046 52.0 +1.8
Free Trader George Bethell 4,661 48.0 N/A
Majority 385 4.0 +3.6
Turnout 9,707 89.5 +2.0
Registered electors 10,850
Conservative hold Swing N/A
 
Arnold
General election December 1910: Holderness [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Stanley Wilson 4,861 52.0 +0.0
Liberal Sydney Arnold 4,480 48.0 N/A
Majority 381 4.0 +0.0
Turnout 9,341 86.1 −3.4
Registered electors 10,850
Conservative hold Swing N/A

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;

 
Maddison
1918 United Kingdom general election: Holderness
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Arthur Stanley Wilson 9,387 63.0 +11.0
Liberal Fred Maddison 5,521 37.0 −11.0
Majority 3,866 26.0 +22.0
Turnout 14,908 57.9 −28.2
Registered electors 25,741
Unionist hold Swing +11.0
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election in the 1920sEdit

1922 United Kingdom general election: Holderness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Audley Bowdler 11,479 52.9 +15.9
Unionist Arthur Stanley Wilson 10,200 47.1 −15.9
Majority 1,279 5.8 N/A
Turnout 21,679 79.1 +21.2
Registered electors 27,421
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +15.9
1923 United Kingdom general election: Holderness [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Savery 11,099 50.6 +3.5
Liberal Audley Bowdler 10,846 49.4 −3.5
Majority 253 1.2 N/A
Turnout 21,945 78.1 −1.0
Registered electors 28,085
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +3.5
1924 United Kingdom general election: Holderness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Savery 12,911 56.0 +5.4
Liberal Neville Dixey 10,162 44.0 −5.4
Majority 2,749 12.0 +10.8
Turnout 23,073 81.1 +3.0
Registered electors 28,449
Unionist hold Swing +5.4
1929 United Kingdom general election: Holderness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Savery 14,544 47.6 −8.4
Liberal Neville Dixey 13,525 44.3 +0.3
Labour Joseph William Hewitt 2,481 8.1 N/A
Majority 1,019 3.3 −8.7
Turnout 30,550 80.1 −1.0
Registered electors 38,147
Unionist hold Swing −4.4

Election in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Holderness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Savery 21,560 61.7 +14.1
Liberal Aline Mackinnon 10,471 30.0 -14.3
Labour Joseph Leopold Schultz 2,927 8.4 +0.3
Majority 11,089 31.7 +28.4
Turnout 34,958 81.8 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing +14.2
General election 1935: Holderness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Savery 22,229 53.6 -8.1
Liberal Aline Mackinnon 10,348 24.9 -5.1
Labour Joseph Leopold Schultz 8,906 21.5 +13.1
Majority 11,901 28.7 -3.0
Turnout 41,503 72.2 -9.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.5
1939 Holderness by-election [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gurney Braithwaite 17,742 39.4 -14.2
Liberal Aline Mackinnon 11,590 25.7 +0.8
Labour Joseph Leopold Schultz 9,629 21.3 -0.2
Independent Raleigh Chichester-Constable 6,103 13.5 n/a
Majority 13.7 -15.0
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing -7.5

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Holderness
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gurney Braithwaite 25,181 43.1 +3.7
Labour Frederick Lawson 23,036 39.5 +18.2
Liberal Roger Fulford 10,165 17.4 -8.3
Majority 2,145 3.7 -11.3
Turnout 76.1
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  4. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  5. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  6. ^ a b c d e f g British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig