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Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency)

Ipswich /ˈɪpswɪ/ (About this sound listen) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Sandy Martin of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Ipswich
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ipswich in Suffolk.
Outline map
Location of Suffolk within England.
County Suffolk
Electorate 75,195 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ipswich
Current constituency
Created 1295
Member of parliament Sandy Martin (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency East of England

Ipswich was the only seat won (held or gained) by a Labour candidate in the 2017 election from a total of seven covering its county, the others being Conservative and less urban. Martin's 2017 win was one of 30 net gains of the Labour Party. Ipswich is a marginal seat, having changed hands nine times since its creation as a single-member constituency in 1918.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918–1983: The County Borough of Ipswich.

1983–2010: The Borough of Ipswich wards of Bixley, Bridge, Chantry, Gainsborough, Priory Heath, Rushmere, St Clement's, St John's, St Margaret's, Sprites, Stoke Park, and Town.

2010–present: The Borough of Ipswich wards of Alexandra, Bixley, Bridge, Gainsborough, Gipping, Holywells, Priory Heath, Rushmere, St John’s, St Margaret’s, Sprites, Stoke Park, and Westgate.

The present-day constituency consists of most of the Borough of Ipswich whose north-western part was transferred to the Central Suffolk constituency at the 1983 general election. Prior to this, the Parliamentary and Municipal Boroughs were the same. Before the Reform Act 1832, the franchise in Ipswich was in the hands of the Ipswich Corporation and the Freemen. It has generally been favourable to Labour since World War II, being won by them in every election since then except 1970, February 1974, 1987, 2010 and 2015. Despite this, it was traditionally won by the party by fairly small margins; however, from 1997 until a Conservative gain in 2010, Labour won the contests with safer margins, and after the Conservatives increased their majority in 2015, Labour regained the seat in 2017.

Constituency profileEdit

The constituency includes Ipswich town centre and docks, with its mix of historic buildings and new developments. Ipswich is a bustling town that serves as a centre for the rest of Suffolk which is predominantly rural and remote, and is the only serious concentration of Labour voters in the county, other than in Lowestoft.

Portman Road Football Ground to the West of the centre, and the new University to the East are both in the seat, as is the vast Chantry council estate to the South.

Ipswich's Tory-leaning suburbs, such as Castle Hill, Westerfield and Kesgrave, extend beyond the constituency's boundaries – the northernmost wards are in the Suffolk Central constituency, and several strong Conservative areas are just outside the borough's tightly-drawn limits, making Ipswich a favourable seat for Labour.

For many years a small red island in a sea of blue, Ipswich was lost by Labour in the 2010 general election. In 2015, the Conservative candidate elected in the previous election, Ben Gummer, son of former Conservative cabinet minister John Selwyn Gummer, held the seat with an increased majority; in 2017 he lost the seat to Labour's Sandy Martin by 831 votes.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Freemen belonging to the Ipswich Corporation was entitled to elect two burgesses to the Parliament of England from the fourteenth century which continued uninterrupted after the parliament united with Scotland and Ireland. only becoming a single member constituency in 1918.

MPs 1386–1660Edit

Parliament First member Second member
1386 Geoffrey Starling Robert Waleys[2]
1388 (Feb) Geoffrey Starling Robert Waleys[2]
1388 (Sep) John Arnold I Robert Waleys[2]
1390 (Jan) Geoffrey Starling Robert Hethe[2]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Geoffrey Starling Robert Andrew[2]
1393  ?Geoffrey Starling  ?Robert Andrew[2]
1394 John Arnold I Henry Wall[2]
1395 Geoffrey Starling William Master[2]
1397 (Jan) John Arnold I John Bernard[2]
1397 (Sep) William Debenham John Bernard[2]
1399 John Arnold I John Lewe[2]
1401
1402 Richard Church John Starling[2]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 Robert Lucas John Starling[2]
1407 John Felbrigg John Bernard[2]
1410 John Rous James Andrew[2]
1411 John Bernard John Starling[2]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) James Andrew John Starling[2]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) William Debenham I John Rous[2]
1415
1416 (Mar)
1416 (Oct)
1417 William Debenham II James Andrew[2]
1419 William Debenham II James Andrew[2]
1420 John Knepping John Wood[2]
1421 (May) William Debenham II James Andrew[2]
1421 (Dec) Thomas Kempstone II William Weatherfeld[2]
1455 Sir Gilbert Debenham
1510 Thomas Hall William Spencer[3]
1512 Thomas Baldry Edmund Daundy[3]
1515 Thomas Baldry Edmund Daundy[3]
1523 Humphrey Wingfield Thomas Rush[3]
1529 Thomas Rush Thomas Hayward, died
and replaced Nov 1534 by
Thomas Alvard[3]
1536  ?
1539 Robert Daundy William Sabine[3]
1542 Ralph Goodwin John Sparrow[3]
1545 William Reynball Richard Smart[3]
1547 John Gosnold John Smith alias Dyer[3]
1553 (Mar) John Smith alias Dyer Richard Bryde alias Byrde[3]
1553 (Oct) John Gosnold John Sulyard[3]
1554 (Apr) Clement Heigham Thomas Poley[3]
1554 (Nov) Ralph Goodwin John Smith alias Dyer[3]
1555 John Sulyard Richard Smart[3]
1558 William Wheatcroft,
repl. Nov 1558 by
Edmund Withypoll
Philip Williams[3]
1558/9 Thomas Seckford I Robert Barker[4]
1562/3 Thomas Seckford I Edward Grimston[4]
1571 Edward Grimston John More[4]
1572 Thomas Seckford I Edward Grimston[4]
1584 (Nov) Sir John Heigham John Barker[4]
1586 (Oct) John Barker John Laney[4]
1588 (Oct) John Barker William Smarte[4]
1593 Robert Barker Zachariah Lok[4]
1597 (Oct) Michael Stanhope Francis Bacon[4]
1601 (Oct) Michael Stanhope Francis Bacon[4]
1604 Sir Henry Glenham Sir Francis Bacon
1614 Robert Snelling William Cage
1621 Robert Snelling William Cage
1624 Sir Robert Snelling William Cage
1625 Sir Robert Snelling William Cage
1628 William Cage Edmund Day
1629–1640 No Parliaments convened
1640 (Apr) John Gurdon William Cage
1640 (Nov) John Gurdon William Cage
1645 John Gurdon Francis Bacon
1648 John Gurdon Francis Bacon
1653 Not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Nathaniel Bacon Francis Bacon
1656 Nathaniel Bacon Francis Bacon
1659 Nathaniel Bacon Francis Bacon

MPs 1660–1832Edit

Election 1st member [5] 1st party 2nd member[5] 2nd party
Apr 1660 Nathaniel Bacon Francis Bacon
Oct 1660 Sir Frederick Cornwallis, Bt
Apr 1661 John Sicklemore William Blois
Nov 1670 John Wright
Jan 1674 Gilbert Lindfield
Dec 1680 Sir John Barker, Bt
Mar 1685 Sir Nicholas Bacon
Jan 1689 Sir Peyton Ventris
May 1689 Sir Charles Blois, Bt
Oct 1695 Charles Whitaker
Nov 1696 Richard Phillips
Jul 1698 Sir Samuel Barnardiston, Bt
Jan 1701 Joseph Martin Sir Charles Duncombe
Dec 1701 Charles Whitaker Richard Phillips
Jul 1702 John Bence
May 1705 Henry Poley
Nov 1707 William Churchill
May 1708 Sir William Barker, Bt
Sep 1713 William Thompson
Apr 1714 Richard Richardson Orlando Bridgeman
Jan 1715 William Thompson William Churchill
Dec 1717 Francis Negus
Jan 1730 Philip Broke
Jan 1733 William Wollaston
Apr 1734 Samuel Kent
May 1741 Edward Vernon
Dec 1757 Thomas Staunton
Nov 1759 George Montgomerie
Mar 1761 Lord Orwell
Mar 1768 William Wollaston
Apr 1784 William Middleton John Cator
declared void
Jun 1784 Charles Alexander Crickitt
Jun 1790 Sir John D'Oyly
May 1796 Sir Andrew Hamond
Feb 1803 William Middleton
Oct 1806 Richard Wilson Robert Stopford
May 1807 Sir Home Riggs Popham Robert Alexander Crickett
Oct 1812 John Round
Jul 1818 William Newton
Apr 1820 William Haldimand Thomas Barrett-Lennard
Jun 1826 Robert Torrens
Feb 1827 Robert Adam Dundas Charles Mackinnon
May 1831 James Morrison Rigby Wason

MPs 1832–1918Edit

Election 1st member[5] 1st party 2nd member[5] 2nd party
1832 James Morrison Rigby Wason Whig
1835 Fitzroy Kelly Tory Robert Adam Dundas Conservative
Jun. 1835 James Morrison Rigby Wason Whig
Jul 1837 Thomas Milner Gibson Conservative Henry Tufnell Whig
Feb. 1838 Fitzroy Kelly Tory
Jul. 1839 Sir Thomas John Cochrane
1841 Rigby Wason Whig George Rennie Whig
June 1842 The Earl of Desart Conservative Thomas Gladstone Conservative
Aug 1842 John Neilson Gladstone Conservative Sackville Lane-Fox Conservative
1847 John Cobbold Conservative Sir Hugh Adair, Bt Liberal
1868 Henry Wyndham West Liberal
1874 John Cobbold Conservative James Redfoord Bulwer Conservative
1876 Thomas Clement Cobbold Conservative
1880 Jesse Collings Liberal
Dec. 1883 Henry Wyndham West Liberal
Apr. 1886 Sir Charles Dalrymple, Bt Conservative Lord Elcho Conservative
1895 Sir Daniel Ford Goddard Liberal
1906 Felix Thornley Cobbold Liberal
Jan 1910 Charles Silvester Horne Liberal
May 1914 John Ganzoni Conservative

During the period between 1835 and 1842 there were five elections and all were found to have been corrupt. After the 1835 election Dundas and Kelly were unseated on the charge of bribery. After the 1837 election Tufnell was unseated on a scrutiny. Gibson who was elected in 1838 resigned. Cochrane was elected in 1839 after which a petition was presented complaining of gross bribery – it was not progressed because a general election was expected. After the 1841 election Wason and Rennie were unseated, being declared guilty of bribery by their agents.[6]

MPs 1918–presentEdit

Election Member[5] Party
1918 John Ganzoni Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1923 Robert Jackson Labour
1924 Sir John Ganzoni, Bt Conservative
1938 by-election Richard Stokes Labour
1957 by-election Dingle Foot Labour
1970 Ernle Money Conservative
Oct. 1974 Kenneth Weetch Labour
1987 Michael Irvine Conservative
1992 Jamie Cann Labour
2001 by-election Chris Mole Labour
2010 Ben Gummer Conservative
2017 Sandy Martin Labour

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Ipswich[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandy Martin 24,224 47.4 +10.3
Conservative Ben Gummer 23,393 45.7 +1.0
UKIP Tony Gould 1,372 2.7 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett 1,187 2.3 -0.6
Green Charlotte Armstrong 840 1.6 -2.0
Independent David Tabane 121 0.2 +0.2
Majority 836 1.6
Turnout 51,137 68.4 +3.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.7
General election 2015: Ipswich[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ben Gummer 21,794 44.8 +5.6
Labour David Ellesmere 18,051 37.1 +2.4
UKIP Maria Vigneau 5,703 11.7 +8.8
Green Barry Broom 1,736 3.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Chika Akinwale 1,400 2.9 −15.4
Majority 3,733 7.7 +3.3
Turnout 48,694 65.4 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.6
General election 2010: Ipswich[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ben Gummer 18,371 39.1 +8.0
Labour Chris Mole 16,292 34.7 −8.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Dyson 8,556 18.2 −2.9
UKIP Chris Streatfield 1,365 2.9 +0.2
BNP Dennis Boater 1,270 2.7 N/A
Green Tim Glover 775 1.7 N/A
Christian Kim Christofi 149 0.3 N/A
Independent Peter Turtill 93 0.2 N/A
Independent Sally Wainman 70 0.1
Majority 2,079 4.4
Turnout 46,941 59.9 −0.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing N/A

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Ipswich[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Mole 18,336 43.8 -7.5
Conservative Paul West 13,004 31.1 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Atkins 8,464 20.2 +5.0
UKIP Alison West 1,134 2.7 +1.1
English Democrat Jervis Kay 641 1.5 N/A
Independent Sally Wainman 299 0.7 N/A
Majority 5,332 12.7 −8.1
Turnout 41,878 60.8 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −4.0

Following the death of Jamie Cann on 21 October 2001 a by-election was held on 22 November 2001.

Ipswich by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Mole 11,881 43.4 −8.0
Conservative Paul West 7,794 28.4 −2.1
Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt 6,146 22.4 +7.2
Christian Peoples David Coope 581 2.1 N/A
UKIP Jonathan Wright 276 1.0
Green Tony Slade 255 0.9 N/A
Legalise Cannabis John Ramirez 236 0.9 N/A
Socialist Alliance Peter Leech 152 0.6
English Independence Party Nicolas Winskill 84 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,087 14.9 −5.9
Turnout 27,405 40.2 −16.8
Labour hold Swing −5.9
General election 2001: Ipswich[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jamie Cann 19,952 51.3 −1.4
Conservative Edward Wild 11,871 30.5 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Terence Gilbert 5,904 15.2 +3.0
UKIP William Vinyard 624 1.6 +1.2
Socialist Alliance Peter Leech 305 0.8 N/A
Socialist Labour Shaun Gratton 217 0.6 N/A
Majority 8,081 20.8 −0.8
Turnout 38,873 57.0 −15.2
Labour hold Swing −0.8

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Ipswich[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jamie Cann 25,484 52.7
Conservative Stephen Castle 15,048 31.1
Liberal Democrat Nigel Roberts 5,881 12.2
Referendum Theodore Agnew 1,637 3.4 N/A
UKIP William Vinyard 208 0.4 N/A
Natural Law Eric Kaplan 107 0.2
Majority 10,436 21.6
Turnout 48,365 72.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1992: Ipswich[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jamie Cann 23,680 43.8 +0.7
Conservative Michael Irvine 23,415 43.4 −1.0
Liberal Democrat Joseph White 6159 11.4 N/A
Green Jane Scott 591 1.1 N/A
Natural Law Eric Kaplan 181 0.3 N/A
Majority 265 0.5 −1.2
Turnout 54,026 80.3 +2.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.1

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Ipswich[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Irvine 23,328 44.4
Labour Ken Weetch 22,454 42.7
Social Democratic Hugh Nicholson 6,596 12.5 N/A
Workers Revolutionary David Lettice 174 0.3 N/A
Majority 874 1.7
Turnout 77.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1983: Ipswich[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Weetch 22,191 43.7
Conservative Elizabeth Cottrell 21,114 41.6
Liberal Patricia Miernik 7,220 14.2
BNP Albert Pearson 235 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,077 2.1
Turnout 75.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Weetch 34,444 48.2
Conservative R. Erith 30,703 42.9
Liberal P. Keeling 5,772 8.1
National Front P. Robinson 449 0.6 N/A
Workers Revolutionary R. Hodge 115 0.2 N/A
Majority 3,741 5.2
Turnout 80.8
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Weetch 31,566 45.3
Conservative Ernle Money 29,833 42.8
Liberal R. B. Salt 8,295 11.9
Majority 1,733 2.5
Turnout 79.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election February 1974: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernle Money 29,893 41.2
Labour Ken Weetch 29,634 40.8
Liberal Joan Ruby Knott 11,857 16.3
National Democratic David Robert Mathew Brown 1,161 1.6
Majority 259 0.4
Turnout 83.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernle Money 27,704 44.1
Labour Dingle Foot 27,691 44.1
Liberal Neville S. Lewis 5,147 8.2
National Democratic David Robert Mathew Brown 2,322 3.7
Majority 13 0.0
Turnout 72.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dingle Foot 30,313 49.9
Conservative Trevor A. Hagger 23,440 38.6
Liberal Stanley Rundle 6,200 10.2
National Democratic David R. M. Brown 769 1.3
Majority 6,873 11.3
Turnout 77.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dingle Foot 24,648 39.8 −1.3
Conservative Trevor A. Hagger 22,216 35.8 −0.2
Liberal Manuela Sykes 14,755 23.8 +1.0
National Democratic David R. M. Brown 349 0.6 n/a
Majority 2,432 3.9 −1.2
Turnout 79.0 −1.9
Labour hold Swing −0.5

Election in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dingle Foot 25,858 41.1 −4.7
Conservative John C. Cobbold 22,623 36.0 +3.4
Liberal Manuela Sykes 14,359 22.8 +1.4
Majority 3,235 5.1 −8.1
Turnout 80.9
Labour hold Swing −4.0
Ipswich by-election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dingle Foot 26,898 45.8 −7.1
Conservative John C. Cobbold 19,161 32.6 −14.5
Liberal Manuela Sykes 12,587 21.4 n/a
Majority 7,737 13.2 +7.4
Turnout 27,405
Labour hold Swing +3.7
General election 1955: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Stokes 32,306 52.9
Conservative John C. Cobbold 28,724 47.1
Majority 3,582 5.8
Turnout 80.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Stokes 33,463 53.4
Conservative Albert E. Holdsworth 29,227 46.6
Majority 4,236 6.8
Turnout 85.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Stokes 29,386 46.9
Conservative S. W. L. Ripley 24,993 39.8
Liberal J.C. Seward 8,340 13.3
Majority 4,393 7.0
Turnout 86.8
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Stokes 26,296 49.3
Conservative Frank Guy Clavering Fison 18,177 34.1
Liberal Duncan Mackay Mowat 8,819 16.5
Majority 8,119 15.2
Turnout 80.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930sEdit

Ipswich by-election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Stokes 27,604
Conservative Harry Willink 24,443
Majority 3,161
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1935: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ganzoni 28,528 57.3
Labour Robert Jackson 21,278 42.7
Majority 7,250 14.6
Turnout 82.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ganzoni 29,782 63.0
Labour Robert Jackson 17,490 37.0
Majority 12,292 26.0
Turnout 47,272 82.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929: Ipswich[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Ganzoni 18,527 39.7 −15.7
Labour Robert Jackson 17,592 37.7 −6.9
Liberal Frank Ongley Darvall 10,559 22.6 N/A
Majority 935 2.0 −8.8
Turnout 46,678 85.7 −2.0
Registered electors 54,474
Unionist hold Swing −4.4
General election 1924: Ipswich[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Ganzoni 19,621 55.4 +6.1
Labour Robert Jackson 15,791 44.6 −6.1
Majority 3,830 10.8 N/A
Turnout 35,412 87.7 +9.0
Registered electors 40,379
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +6.1
General election 1923: Ipswich [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Jackson 15,824 50.7 +4.1
Unionist John Ganzoni 15,364 49.3 −4.1
Majority 460 1.4 N/A
Turnout 31,188 78.7 −3.7
Registered electors 39,606
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +4.1
General election 1922 : Ipswich [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Ganzoni 17,134 53.4 −0.1
Labour Robert Jackson 14,924 46.6 +14.5
Majority 2,210 6.8 −14.6
Turnout 32,058 82.4 +14.5
Registered electors 38,924
Unionist hold Swing −7.3

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 14 December 1918: Ipswich
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Ganzoni 13,553 53.5 +5.4
Labour Robert Jackson 8,143 32.1 N/A
Liberal George Hay Morgan 3,663 14.4 −37.5
Majority 5,410 21.4 N/A
Turnout 25,359 67.9 −22.0
Registered electors 37,348
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
  • Change of vote share and swing calculated from the December 1910 party ticket vote.

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;

 
John Ganzoni
Ipswich by-election, 1914[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Ganzoni 6,406 50.6 +2.5
Liberal Charles Masterman 5,874 46.3 −5.6
Independent Labour John Scurr 395 3.1 N/A
Majority 532 4.3 N/A
Turnout 12,675 91.4 +1.5
Registered electors 13,870
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +4.1

[20]

 
Goddard
General election December 1910: Ipswich (2 seats) [21][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 5,931 26.2 +0.1
Liberal Silvester Horne 5,791 25.7 +0.2
Conservative Arthur Churchman 5,447 24.1 −0.2
Conservative Bunnell Henry Burton 5,409 24.0 −0.1
Turnout 89.9 −3.4
Registered electors 12,641
Majority 344 1.6 +0.4
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
 
Liberal Election Postcard
General election January 1910: Ipswich (2 seats) [21][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 6,120 26.1 −3.7
Liberal Silvester Horne 5,958 25.5 −3.7
Conservative Arthur Churchman 5,690 24.3 +3.0
Conservative Bunnell Henry Burton 5,645 24.1 +4.4
Turnout 93.3 +3.9
Registered electors 12,641
Majority 268 1.2 −6.7
Liberal hold Swing −3.4
Liberal hold Swing −4.1

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
Felix Cobbold
12 January 1906: Ipswich[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 6,396 29.8 +3.9
Liberal Felix Cobbold 6,290 29.2 +3.8
Conservative Charles Dalrymple 4,591 21.3 −4.5
Conservative Samuel Hoare 4,232 19.7 −4.2
Majority 1,699 7.9 +5.9
Turnout 89.4 +5.8
Registered electors 12,146
Liberal hold Swing +4.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.2
General Election 1900: Ipswich[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 4,557 25.9 +0.3
Conservative Charles Dalrymple 4,527 25.8 +0.8
Liberal Noel Buxton 4,283 24.4 −0.4
Conservative J. F. P. Rawlinson 4,207 23.9 −0.7
Turnout 83.6 −6.8
Registered electors 10,646
Majority 350 2.0 +1.0
Liberal hold Swing −0.5
Majority 244 1.4 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.6

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1895: Ipswich[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 4,396 25.6 +1.1
Conservative Charles Dalrymple 4,293 25.0 −1.2
Liberal Arthur Wellesley Soames 4,250 24.8 +1.3
Conservative Hugo Charteris 4,219 24.6 −1.2
Turnout 8,696 (est) 90.4 +0.7
Registered electors 9,619
Majority 177 1.0 N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +1.2
Majority 43 0.2 −1.1
Conservative hold Swing −1.3
General Election 1892: Ipswich[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Dalrymple 4,350 26.2 −0.4
Conservative Hugo Charteris 4,277 25.8 −0.9
Liberal Daniel Ford Goddard 4,054 24.5 +1.0
Liberal Arthur Wellesley Soames 3,888 23.5 +0.3
Turnout 8,417 (est) 89.7 +7.9
Registered electors 9,619
Majority 223 1.3 −1.8
Conservative hold Swing −0.7
Conservative hold Swing −0.6

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
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