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Manchester Wythenshawe (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°23′49″N 2°16′08″W / 53.397°N 2.269°W / 53.397; -2.269

Manchester Wythenshawe
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Manchester Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester, showing boundaries used from 1983-1997
CountyGreater Manchester
19501997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byWythenshawe and Sale East, Cheadle, Altrincham and Sale West
Created fromManchester Withington

Manchester Wythenshawe was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Wythenshawe suburb of Manchester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election. It was then largely replaced by the new Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency.

BoundariesEdit

 
Manchester Wythenshawe in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

1950-1955: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Didsbury and Wythenshawe.

1955-1974: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Baguley, Benchill, Didsbury, Northenden, and Woodhouse Park.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Manchester wards of Baguley, Benchill, Northenden, and Woodhouse Park.

1983-1997: The City of Manchester wards of Baguley, Benchill, Brooklands, Northenden, Sharston, and Woodhouse Park.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Manchester Wythenshawe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eveline Hill 22,775 49.3
Labour Charles W Bridges 17,191 37.2
Liberal Eric Noble 5,607 12.2
Communist Frances Dean[3] 588 1.3
Majority 5,584 12.1
Turnout 84.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Manchester Wythenshawe[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eveline Hill 28,611 56.5
Labour Lewis L Hanbidge 22,055 43.5
Majority 6,556 12.9
Turnout 81.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Manchester Wythenshawe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eveline Hill 26,200 52.8
Labour Norman Atkinson 23,378 47.2
Majority 2,882 5.7
Turnout 76.3
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Manchester Wythenshawe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eveline Hill 28,934 51.2
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 27,625 48.9
Majority 1,309 2.3
Turnout 80.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Manchester Wythenshawe[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 26,870 47.7
Conservative Eveline Hill 22,093 39.2
Liberal Thomas N Armstrong 7,336 13.0
Majority 4,777 8.5
Turnout 79.6
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1966: Manchester Wythenshawe[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 27,485 53.1
Conservative Frank Lofthouse 18,548 35.8
Liberal Thomas N Armstrong 5,717 11.1
Majority 8,937 17.3
Turnout 74.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Manchester Wythenshawe[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 30,260 55.3
Conservative Henry Donald Moore 24,505 44.8
Majority 5,755 10.5
Turnout 54,765 70.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election February 1974: Manchester Wythenshawe[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 26,900 55.7
Conservative Joyce Hill 14,462 30.0
Liberal Anthony Blonde 6,905 14.3
Majority 12,438 25.8
Turnout 75.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election October 1974: Manchester Wythenshawe[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 26,448 59.1
Conservative Joyce Hill 12,269 27.4
Liberal RN Scott 6,071 13.6
Majority 14,179 31.7
Turnout 68.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election 1979: Manchester Wythenshawe[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 26,860 59.1
Conservative David Sumberg 14,747 32.4
Liberal Lee Griffiths 3,853 8.5
Majority 12,113 26.7
Turnout 75.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Manchester Wythenshawe[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 23,172 54.6
Conservative Joan Jacobs 12,488 29.4
Liberal David J. Sandiford 6,766 16
Majority 10,684 16.0
Turnout 69.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election 1987: Manchester Wythenshawe[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 23,881 56.8
Conservative David Sparrow 12,026 28.6
Social Democratic Joan Butterworth 5,921 14.1
Red Front Susan Connelly 216 0.5
Majority 11,855 28.2
Turnout 72.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Manchester Wythenshawe[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alf Morris 22,591 60.5 +3.7
Conservative Kevin A. McKenna 10,595 28.4 −0.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Fenn 3,633 9.7 −4.3
Green Guy N. Otten 362 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Elspeth Martin 133 0.4 N/A
Majority 11,996 32.1 +4.0
Turnout 37,314 69.7 −2.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ "UK General Election results 1950". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  3. ^ Stevenson, Graham. "Dean Frances". Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ "UK General Election results 1951". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  5. ^ "UK General Election results 1955". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  6. ^ "UK General Election results 1950". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  7. ^ "UK General Election results 1964". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  8. ^ "UK General Election results 1966". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  9. ^ "UK General Election results 1970". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  10. ^ "UK General Election results February 1974". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  11. ^ "UK General Election results Oct 1974". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  12. ^ "UK General Election results 1979". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  13. ^ "UK General Election results 1983". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  14. ^ "UK General Election results 1987". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  15. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.