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Knutsford (UK Parliament constituency)

Knutsford was a county constituency in Cheshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Knutsford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Knutsford in Cheshire, boundaries 1974-83
CountyCheshire
18851983
Number of membersone
Replaced byTatton, Altrincham & Sale, Congleton and Davyhulme[1]
Created fromMid Cheshire

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1885–1918: The Sessional Division of Bucklow, parts of the Sessional Divisions of Daresbury, Prestbury, Leftwich, Northwich, and Stockport, and the part of the Borough of Warrington in the county of Cheshire.

1918–1950: The Urban Districts of Alderley Edge, Bollington, Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Knutsford, and Wilmslow, in the Rural District of Bucklow the parishes of Aston-by-Budworth, Bexton, Marthall-cum-Warford, Mere, Mobberley, Ollerton, Peover Inferior, Peover Superior, Pickmere, Plumley, Styal, Tabley Inferior, Tabley Superior, Tatton, and Toft, in the Rural District of Macclesfield the parishes of Adlington, Butley, Capesthorne, Chelford, Chorley, Fallibroome, Great Warford, Lower Withington, Marton, Mottram St Andrew, Nether Alderley, Newton, Old Withington, Over Alderley, Poynton-with-Worth, Prestbury, Siddington, Snelson, Tytherington, Upton, and Woodford, in the Rural District of Northwich the parishes of Allostock, Byley, Lach Dennis, Lostock Gralam, Nether Peover, Rudheath, Sproston, and Whatcroft, in the Rural District of Runcorn the parishes of Acton Grange, Antrobus, Appleton, Crowley, Daresbury, Grappenhall, Hatton, Higher Whitley, Keckwick, Latchford Without, Lower Whitley, Moore, Newton by Daresbury, Preston on the Hill, Seven Oaks, Stockton Heath, Stretton, Thelwall, Walton Inferior, and Walton Superior, and part of the Rural District of Congleton.

1950–1974: The Urban Districts of Alderley Edge, Bowdon, Hale, Knutsford, and Wilmslow, and the Rural Districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

1974–1983: The Urban Districts of Bowdon, Hale, and Knutsford, and the Rural Districts of Bucklow and Congleton.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Alan Egerton
General Election 1885: Knutsford [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Egerton 4,663 57.7 N/A
Liberal John Barlow 3,419 42.3 N/A
Majority 1,244 15.4 N/A
Turnout 8,082 86.8 N/A
Registered electors 9,314
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Knutsford [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Egerton Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: Knutsford [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Egerton 4,754 63.0 N/A
Liberal Alexander Mere Latham 2,792 37.0 N/A
Majority 1,962 26.0 N/A
Turnout 7,546 80.7 N/A
Registered electors 9,348
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1895: Knutsford [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Egerton Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: Knutsford [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Egerton Unopposed
Conservative hold
 
Alfred John King
General Election 1906: Knutsford [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred King 5,296 53.5 N/A
Conservative Alan Egerton 4,596 46.5 N/A
Majority 700 7.0 N/A
Turnout 9,892 88.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,141
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election January 1910: Knutsford [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Sykes 6,199 54.9
Liberal Alfred King 5,084 45.1
Majority 1,115 9.8
Turnout 92.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: Knutsford [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Sykes 6,127 56.8 +1.9
Liberal J.H. Whitworth 4,658 43.2 -1.9
Majority 13.6 +3.8
Turnout 88.8 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

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;

General Election 1918: Knutsford[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Alan Sykes Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Knutsford[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Makins 15,650 57.9 n/a
Liberal Percy Butlin 11,388 42.1 n/a
Majority 4,262 15.8 n/a
Turnout 77.2 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Knutsford[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Makins 13,838 50.1 -7.8
Liberal Arthur Stanley 13,758 49.9 +7.8
Majority 80 0.2 -15.6
Turnout 76.8 -1.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1924: Knutsford[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Makins 18,199 60.5 +10.4
Liberal J Paul McDougall 11,885 39.5 -10.4
Majority 6,314 21.0 +20.8
Turnout 80.9 +4.1
Unionist hold Swing +10.4
General Election 1929: Knutsford[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Ernest Makins 22,605 53.5 -7.0
Liberal Arthur Jalland 19,629 46.5 +7.0
Majority 2,976 7.0 -14.0
Turnout 80.5 -0.4
Unionist hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest Makins Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest Makins 30,252 63.7 n/a
Liberal Harold Heathcote-Williams 17,253 36.3 n/a
Majority 12,999 27.4 n/a
Turnout 76.3 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General Election 1945: Knutsford[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 33,056 56.2
Labour Frederick Lockwood Tyler 14,416 24.5
Liberal Lawrence Lauderdale Maitland 10,703 18.2
Common Wealth Frank William Young 628 1.1 n/a
Majority 18,640 31.7
Turnout 77.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Knutsford[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 29,707 59.17
Labour Cyril Hamnett 12,794 25.48
Liberal Lawrence Lauderdale Maitland 7,703 15.34
Majority 16,913 33.69
Turnout 50,204
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Knutsford[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 34,114 69.97
Labour Cyril Hamnett 14,640 30.03
Majority 19,474 39.94
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Knutsford[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 29,074 75.20
Labour Cyril Hamnett 9,588 24.80
Majority 19,486 50.40
Turnout 38,662
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Knutsford[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 27,270 62.9 -12.3
Liberal Frank Tetlow 8,117 18.8 n/a
Labour Norman Selwyn 7,945 18.3 -6.5
Majority 19,153 44.2 -6.2
Turnout 43,332 81.8
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: Knutsford[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 26,826 53.4 -9.5
Liberal Michael J Hunkin 12,499 24.9 +6.1
Labour David Dollimore 10,882 21.7 +3.4
Majority 14,327 28.5 -15.7
Turnout 50,207 80.34 [22]
Conservative hold Swing -7.8
General Election 1966: Knutsford[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Bromley-Davenport 26,550 51.5 -1.9
Liberal Geoff Tordoff 12,839 24.9 +0.0
Labour Keith J Hill 12,174 23.6 +1.9
Majority 13,711 26.6 -1.9
Turnout 51,563 79.1 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing -1.0

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Knutsford[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Emerson Harding Harding-Davies 33,194 59.82
Labour Andrew Bennett 11,612 20.93
Liberal Geoff Tordoff 10,684 19.25
Majority 21,582 38.89
Turnout 55,490 74.75
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Knutsford[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Davies 23,632 52.50
Liberal Brian M. Lomax 12,542 27.86
Labour Barry W. McColgan 8,840 19.64
Majority 11,090 24.64
Turnout 45,014
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Knutsford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Davies 21,636 51.02
Liberal Brian M. Lomax 11,210 26.43
Labour D.L. Swain 9,565 22.55
Majority 10,426 24.58
Turnout 42,411 76.8
Conservative hold Swing
Knutsford by-election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 22,086 67.13 +16.11
Liberal Robert Ingham 5,206 15.82 −10.61
Labour Alan G Barton 5,124 15.57 -6.98
Ind. Conservative Michael Byrne 486 1.48 N/A
Majority 16,880 51.30 +26.72
Turnout 32,902
Conservative hold Swing +13.4
General Election 1979: Knutsford[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 26,795 59.58 +8.56
Labour Alan G Barton 8,992 19.99 -2.56
Liberal Robert Ingham 8,499 18.90 -7.53
Ind. Conservative J Brown 690 1.53 N/A
Majority 17,803 39.58 +15.00
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Knutsford', Feb 1974 – May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885–1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, F W S Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, F W S Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, F W S Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, F W S Craig
  15. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, F W S Craig
  17. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  18. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  19. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  20. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  21. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  22. ^ http://politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge64/i12.htm
  23. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  24. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950–1973 by FWS Craig
  25. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974–1983 by FWS Craig
  26. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1974–1983 by FWS Craig