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Nelson and Colne (UK Parliament constituency)

Nelson and Colne was a constituency in Lancashire 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 1983 general election.

Nelson and Colne
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Nelson and Colne in Lancashire, showing boundaries used from 1974-1983
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byPendle[1]
Created fromClitheroe

It was largely succeeded by the Pendle constituency.

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Boroughs of Nelson and Colne, the Urban Districts of Barrowford, Brierfield, and Trawden, and the detached part of the parish of Foulridge which was bordered on the north, west and south by the Borough of Colne.

1950-1983: The Boroughs of Nelson and Colne, and the Urban Districts of Barrowford, Brierfield, and Trawden.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Smith 14,075 62.0 N/A
Liberal Fred Greenwood 8,623 38.0 N/A
Majority 5,452 24.0 N/A
Turnout 22,698 52.3 N/A
Registered electors 43,381
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920sEdit

By-election 1920: Nelson and Colne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robinson Graham 14,134 49.5 −12.5
C Unionist Frederick Norman Wainwright 8,577 30.1 N/A
Liberal Walter Rea 5,805 20.4 −17.6
Majority 5,557 19.4 −4.6
Turnout 28,516 65.2 +12.9
Registered electors 43,757
Labour hold Swing +2.6
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election 1922: Nelson and Colne[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Greenwood 17,714 48.5 −13.5
Liberal James Henry Sutherland Aitken 11,542 31.6 −6.4
Unionist Frederick Norman Wainwright 7,286 19.9 N/A
Majority 6,172 16.9 −7.1
Turnout 36,542 83.2 +30.9
Registered electors 43,914
Labour hold Swing −3.6
General election 1923: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Greenwood 17,083 46.1 −2.4
Liberal James Henry Sutherland Aitken 10,103 27.3 −4.3
Unionist Amos Nelson 9,861 26.6 +6.7
Majority 6,980 18.8 +1.9
Turnout 37,047 83.4 +0.2
Registered electors 44,432
Labour hold Swing +1.0
General election 1924: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Greenwood 19,922 51.9 +5.8
Liberal James Henry Sutherland Aitken 18,479 48.1 +20.8
Majority 1,443 3.8 −15.0
Turnout 33,348 85.6 +2.2
Registered electors 44,871
Labour hold Swing −7.5
General election 1929: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Greenwood 28,533 61.0 +9.1
Unionist Linton Thorp 18,236 39.0 −9.1
Majority 10,297 22.0 +18.2
Turnout 46,769 82.8 −2.8
Registered electors 56,465
Labour hold Swing +9.1

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linton Thorp 28,747 57.71
Labour Arthur Greenwood 21,063 42.29
Majority 7,684 15.43
Turnout 49,810 75.93
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 26,011 54.52
Ind. Conservative Linton Thorp 21,696 45.48
Majority 4,315 9.04
Turnout 47,707 84.73
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 25,610 59.4 +11.8
Conservative Harmar Nicholls 17,484 40.5 −8.5
Majority 8,126 18.9
Turnout 43,094 76.2 −2.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Nelson and Colne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 25,358 54.6
Conservative Alan Green 21,116 45.4
Majority 4,242 9.13
Turnout 88.28
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Nelson and Colne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 25,611 54.7
Conservative Alan Green 21,211 45.3
Majority 4,400 9.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Nelson and Colne[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 22,135 52.7 −2.0
Conservative Elaine Kellett 19,844 47.3 +2.0
Majority 2,291 5.5
Turnout 41,979 88.4
Labour hold Swing −2.0
General election 1959: Nelson and Colne[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 20,407 49.3 −3.4
Conservative John Crabtree 19,143 46.2 −1.1
Lancastrian Party Tom Emmott 1,889 4.6 N/A
Majority 1,287 3.1
Turnout 41,439 85.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 20,205 53.5 +4.2
Conservative David Waddington 17,561 46.5 +0.3
Majority 2,644 7.0
Turnout 37,766 80.8 −4.7
Labour hold Swing +2.0
General election 1966: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sydney Silverman 18,406 49.3 −4.2
Conservative Peter Davies 13,829 37.0 −9.5
Independent Patrick Downey 5,117 13.7 N/A
Majority 4,577 12.3
Turnout 37,352 81.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing +2.3
By-election 1968: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Waddington 16,466 48.9 +11.9
Labour Betty Boothroyd 12,944 38.4 −10.9
Liberal David Chadwick 3,016 9.0 N/A
English Nationalist Brian Tattersall 1,255 3.7 N/A
Majority 3,522 10.5
Turnout 33,681
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +11.4

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Waddington 19,881 51.5 +14.5
Labour Doug Hoyle 18,741 48.5 −0.8
Majority 1,410 3.0
Turnout 38,622 78.3 −2.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.7
General election February 1974: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Waddington 15,692 38.9 −12.6
Labour Doug Hoyle 15,515 38.4 −6.1
Liberal Tony Greaves 9,166 22.7 N/A
Majority 177 0.4
Turnout 40,373 84.2 +
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Hoyle 17,506 44.7 +6.3
Conservative David Waddington 16,836 43.0 +4.6
Liberal Tony Greaves 4,850 12.4 −10.3
Majority 669 1.7
Turnout 39,192 81.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1979: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lee 17,522 45.0 +2.0
Labour Doug Hoyle 17,086 43.9 −0.8
Liberal David Hewitt 4,322 11.1 −1.3
Majority 436 1.1
Turnout 38,930 81.6 +0.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +1.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Nelson and Colne', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1922
  3. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1931
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973