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Howdenshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Howdenshire was a county constituency in Yorkshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Howdenshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
18851950
Replaced byBeverley and Kingston upon Hull Haltemprice
Created fromEast Riding of Yorkshire

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

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: The Sessional Divisions of Holme Beacon, Howdenshire, South Hunsley Beacon, Wilton Beacon, and Ouse and Derwent (except the part included in the extended Municipal Borough of York).

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Hessle and Pocklington, the Rural Districts of Escrick, Howden, Pocklington, and Riccall, in the Rural District of Beverley the civil parishes of Brantingham, Ellerker, Elloughton with Brough, and South Cave, and part of the Rural District of Sculcoates.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: Howdenshire [1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Duncombe 4,525 57.6 N/A
Liberal Anthony George Shiell 3,334 42.4 N/A
Majority 1,191 15.2 N/A
Turnout 7,859 82.7 N/A
Registered electors 9,502
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Howdenshire [3][1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Duncombe Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Woodhouse
General election 1892: Howdenshire [1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Wilson-Todd 3,998 52.3 N/A
Liberal James Woodhouse 3,648 47.7 N/A
Majority 350 4.6 N/A
Turnout 7,646 80.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,499
Conservative hold Swing N/A
 
Wilson-Todd
General election 1895: Howdenshire [1][4][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Wilson-Todd Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Howdenshire [1][4][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Wilson-Todd Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1906: Howdenshire [1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Harrison-Broadley 4,763 53.4 N/A
Liberal Percy George Reginald Benson 4,150 46.6 N/A
Majority 613 6.8 N/A
Turnout 8,913 90.1 N/A
Registered electors 9,893
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Howdenshire [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Harrison-Broadley 5,423 56.4 +3.0
Liberal Francis Benedict Vincent Norris 4,186 43.6 −3.0
Majority 1,237 12.8 +6.0
Turnout 9,609 90.7 +0.6
Registered electors 10,597
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
General election December 1910: Howdenshire [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Harrison-Broadley 5,016 56.4 +0.0
Liberal Francis Benedict Vincent Norris 3,885 43.6 +0.0
Majority 1,131 12.8 +0.0
Turnout 8,901 84.0 −6.7
Registered electors 10,597
Conservative hold Swing +0.0

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;

1915 Howdenshire by-election [5][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Jackson Unopposed
Unionist hold
 
Fenby
General election 1918 Howdenshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Stanley Jackson 9,023 67.3 +10.9
Liberal Thomas Fenby 4,384 32.7 −10.9
Majority 4,639 34.6 +21.8
Turnout 13,407 57.1 −26.9
Registered electors 23,481
Unionist hold Swing +10.9
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922 : Howdenshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Jackson 10,748 60.5 −6.8
National Farmers' Union Herbert John Winn 7,021 39.5 N/A
Majority 3,727 21.0 −13.6
Turnout 17,769 71.1 +14.0
Registered electors 24,975
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Howdenshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Jackson Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election 1924: Howdenshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Stanley Jackson Unopposed
Unionist hold
1926 Howdenshire by-election [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Carver 10,653 54.2 N/A
Liberal Frederick Linfield 6,668 34.0 N/A
Labour John William Kneeshaw 2,318 11.8 N/A
Majority 3,985 20.2 N/A
Turnout 19,639 73.6 N/A
Registered electors 26,682
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1929: Howdenshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Carver 13,823 51.2 N/A
Liberal Edward Baker 13,170 48.8 N/A
Majority 653 2.4 N/A
Turnout 26,993 76.8 N/A
Registered electors 35,164
Unionist hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Howdenshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Carver unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General election 1935: Howdenshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Carver 18,155 63.9 n/a
Liberal Edward Baker 7,837 27.5 n/a
Labour James Richardson 2,459 8.6 n/a
Majority 10,318 36.4 n/a
Turnout 69.2 n/a
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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;

General election 1945: Howdenshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clifford Glossop 21,348 55.9 -8.0
Labour Co-op Thomas Neville 11,161 29.2 +20.6
Liberal John Edward Wilson 5,669 14.9 -12.6
Majority 10,187 26.7 -9.7
Turnout 71.3 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing
1947 Howdenshire by-election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Odey 23,344 64.0 +8.1
Labour Co-op Thomas Neville 9,298 25.5 -3.7
Liberal John Edward Wilson 3,819 10.5 -4.4
Majority 14,046 38.5 +11.8
Turnout 36,461
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 i 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 c Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ UK General Election results: July 1945
  8. ^ 1947 By Elections

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