Open main menu

Manchester Ardwick (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

 
Manchester Ardwick in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

1918–1950: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, New Cross, and St Mark's.

1950–1955: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Longsight, New Cross, and St Mark's.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme, St Luke's, and St Mark's.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme, St Luke's, and St Mark's.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election in the 1910sEdit

 
Lowth
General election 1918: Manchester Ardwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Augustine Hailwood 8,641 48.5 N/A
Labour Thomas Lowth 5,670 31.8 N/A
National H.M. Stephenson 3,510 19.7 N/A
Majority 2,971 16.7 N/A
Turnout 17,821 47.9 N/A
Registered electors 37,214
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Manchester Ardwick [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 14,031 52.3 +20.5
Unionist Augustine Hailwood 12,777 47.7 −0.8
Majority 1,254 4.6 N/A
Turnout 26,808 71.4 +23.5
Registered electors 37,572
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.7
General election 1923: Manchester Ardwick [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 15,673 60.4 +8.1
Unionist Augustine Hailwood 10,266 39.6 −8.1
Majority 5,407 20.8 +16.2
Turnout 25,939 69.3 −2.1
Registered electors 37,404
Labour hold Swing +8.1
General election 1924: Manchester Ardwick [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 15,941 54.9 −5.5
Unionist Mary Kingsmill Jones 13,115 45.1 +5.5
Majority 2,826 9.8 −11.0
Turnout 29,056 76.1 +6.8
Registered electors 38,188
Labour hold Swing −5.5
General election 1929: Manchester Ardwick [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Lowth 20,041 60.3 +5.4
Unionist Mary Kingsmill Jones 13,177 39.7 −5.4
Majority 6,864 20.6 +10.8
Turnout 33,218 72.0 −4.1
Registered electors 46,158
Labour hold Swing +5.4

Election in the 1930sEdit

1931 Manchester Ardwick by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Henderson 15,294 50.5 −9.8
Conservative Sidney Lipscomb Elborne 14,980 49.5 +9.8
Majority 314 1.0 −19.6
Turnout 30,274 64.1 −7.9
Registered electors 47,252
Labour hold Swing −9.8
General election 1931: Manchester Ardwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Albert Fuller 21,630 58.0 +18.3
Labour Joseph Henderson 15,664 42.0 −18.3
Majority 5,966 16.0 N/A
Turnout 37,294 78.3 +6.3
Registered electors 47,658
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +18.3
General election 1935: Manchester Ardwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Henderson 16,364 52.9 +10.9
Conservative Albert Fuller 14,556 47.1 −10.9
Majority 1,808 5.8 N/A
Turnout 30,920 71.4 −6.9
Registered electors 43,314
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.9

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Manchester Ardwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Henderson 14,360 64.0 +11.1
Conservative Nellie Beer 8,093 36.0 −11.1
Majority 6,267 28.0 +22.2
Turnout 22,453 68.2 −3.2
Registered electors 32,899
Labour hold Swing +11.1

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 22,628 55.84 -8.12
Conservative Edwin Hodson 17,895 44.16 +8.12
Majority 4,733 11.68 -16.23
Turnout
Labour hold Swing -8.12
General election 1951: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 22,150 55.54 -0.30
Conservative Edwin Hodson 17,732 44.46 +0.30
Majority 4,418 11.08 -0.60
Turnout
Labour hold Swing -0.30
General election 1955: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 22,822 52.39 -3.15
Conservative George Hampson 20,740 47.61 +3.15
Majority 2,082 4.78 -6.30
Turnout 43,562
Labour hold Swing -3.15
General election 1959: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 24,134 58.12 +5.73
Conservative Harry Sharp 17,392 41.88 -5.73
Majority 6,742 16.24 +11.46
Turnout 41,526
Labour hold Swing +5.73

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 20,248 61.21 +3.09
Conservative William Arthur Peete Manser 12,834 38.79 -3.09
Majority 7,414 22.41 +6.17
Turnout 33,082
Labour hold Swing +3.09
General election 1966: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Lever 17,274 63.23 +2.02
Conservative John Gordon Cluff 9,251 33.86 -4.93
Union Movement Frank T Hamley 796 2.91 N/A
Majority 8,023 29.37 +6.96
Turnout 27,321 59.1
Labour hold Swing +3.48

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Kaufman 13,728 56.1 −7.1
Conservative Ian Keith Paley 10,726 43.9 +10.0
Majority 3,002 12.28 −17.1
Turnout 24,454 59.9
Labour hold Swing −8.6
General election February 1974: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Kaufman 16,110 50.48 -5.66
Conservative Ruslyn Hargreaves 11,215 35.14 -8.72
Liberal Anthony Maffia 4,590 14.38 N/A
Majority 4,895 15.34 +3.06
Turnout
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General election October 1974: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Kaufman 15,632 55.52 +5.04
Conservative Ruslyn Hargreaves 8,849 31.43 -3.71
Liberal Gordon M. R. Willmott 3,675 13.05 -1.33
Majority 6,783 24.09 +8.75
Turnout
Labour hold Swing +4.37
General election 1979: Manchester Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Kaufman 17,235 56.7 +1.1
Conservative William R. Swan 9,963 32.8 +1.3
Liberal Peter Thomson 2,934 9.7 −3.4
Socialist Unity Jeff S. West 287 0.94 N/A
Majority 7,272 23.9 −0.2
Turnout
Labour hold Swing -0.09

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 184.