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Liverpool Fairfield (UK Parliament constituency)

Liverpool Fairfield was a borough constituency in Liverpool which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918, until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Liverpool Fairfield
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byLiverpool Edge Hill and Liverpool Wavertree
Created fromLiverpool West Derby and Liverpool Walton

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Fairfield and Old Swan, and part of Kensington ward.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jack Cohen 7,698 50.6 n/a
C Liberal Francis L'Estrange Joseph 4,188 27.5 n/a
Labour George Porter 3,337 21.9 n/a
Majority 3,510 23.1 n/a
Turnout 54.9 n/a
Unionist win
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jack Cohen 14,316 72.3 +21.7
Labour George Porter 5,478 27.7 +5.8
Majority 8,838 44.6 +21.5
Turnout 64.0 +9.1
Unionist hold Swing +7.9
General election 1923: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jack Cohen unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General election 1924: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jack Cohen 14,277 62.9 n/a
Labour Mary Mercer 8,412 37.1 n/a
Majority 5,865 25.8 n/a
Turnout 72.2 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General election 1929: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jack Cohen 16,436 52.9 -10.0
Labour John Hamer Sutcliffe 14,614 47.1 +10.0
Majority 1,822 5.8 -20.0
Turnout 31,050 71.9 -0.3
Unionist hold Swing -10.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edmund Brocklebank 24,636 75.6 +23.7
Labour A. Dodd 7,960 24.4 -23.7
Majority 16,676 51.2 +47.4
Turnout 32,596 72.5 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +23.7
General election 1935: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edmund Brocklebank 18,596 62.5 −13.1
Labour Arthur Moody 11,155 37.5 +13.1
Majority 7,441 25.0 -26.2
Turnout 29,751 61.7 −10.8
Conservative hold Swing −13.1

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: Liverpool Fairfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Moody 14,475 45.7 +18.2
Conservative Edmund Brocklebank 13,328 42.2 −20.3
Liberal William Henry Ledsom 3,816 12.1 n/a
Majority 1,147 3.5 28.5
Turnout 31,619 65.8 +4.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939