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Newcastle upon Tyne West (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Armstrong, Arthur's Hill, Benwell, Elswick, and Fenham.

1950-1983: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Benwell, Fenham, Kenton, and Scotswood, and the Urban District of Newburn.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Edward Shortt
General election 1918: Newcastle upon Tyne West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Edward Shortt 12,812 66.6 N/A
Labour David Adams 6,411 33.4 N/A
Majority 6,401 33.2 N/A
Turnout 19,223 57.3 N/A
Registered electors 33,527
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Denman
General election 1922: Newcastle upon Tyne West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Adams 11,654 43.9 +10.5
National Liberal Cecil Beresford Ramage 11,499 43.4 N/A
Liberal Richard Denman 3,367 12.7 −53.9
Majority 156 0.5 N/A
Turnout 26,520 80.5 +23.2
Registered electors 32,964
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +32.2
General election 1923: Newcastle upon Tyne West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil Beresford Ramage 15,141 56.8 +13.4
Labour David Adams 11,527 43.2 −0.7
Majority 3,614 13.6 N/A
Turnout 26,668 79.3 −1.2
Registered electors 33,621
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +7.1
General election 1924: Newcastle upon Tyne West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Palin 13,089 45.5 +2.3
Unionist Clifford Vernon 8,459 29.4 N/A
Liberal Cecil Beresford Ramage 7,208 25.1 −31.7
Majority 4,630 16.1 N/A
Turnout 28,756 83.8 +4.5
Registered electors 34,304
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +17.0
General election 1929: Newcastle upon Tyne West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Palin 16,856 46.6 +1.1
Unionist Joseph Leech 14,088 38.9 +9.5
Liberal John Dodd 5,267 14.5 −10.6
Majority 2,768 7.7 −8.4
Turnout 36,211 76.8 −7.0
Registered electors 47,121
Labour hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Newcastle upon Tyne West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Leech 28,560 67.88 +19.0
Labour John Palin 13,514 32.12 -14.5
Majority 15,046 35.76 N/A
Turnout 42,074 83.28 +6.5
Registered electors 50,521
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.75
General election 1935: Newcastle upon Tyne West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Leech 28,526 59.95 -7.93
Labour William Taylor 17,052 40.05 +7.93
Majority 8,474 19.90 -15.86
Turnout 42,578 75.05 -8.23
Registered electors 56,732
Conservative hold Swing -7.93

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

At the outbreak of the Second World War the planned election was postponed and the major parties agreed to an electoral truce, where they would not contest by-elections against each other for the duration of the war.[5] This meant that following Joseph Leech's death in May 1940 neither Labour nor the Liberal Party stood candidates, and the Conservative candidate was unopposed.

1940 Newcastle upon Tyne West by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Nunn Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1945: Newcastle upon Tyne West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 28,149 58.50 +18.45
Conservative William Nunn 19,966 41.50 -18.45
Majority 8,183 17.01 N/A
Turnout 48,115 72.94 -2.11
Registered electors 65,964
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +18.45

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Newcastle upon Tyne West[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 31,230 58.19 -0.31
Conservative AE Pain 21,949 40.90 -0.60
Communist R McNair 492 0.92 N/A
Majority 9,281 17.29 +0.28
Turnout 53,671 87.19 +14.25
Registered electors 61,556
Labour hold Swing +0.15
General election 1951: Newcastle upon Tyne West[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 31,765 57.92 -0.27
Conservative James Michael Bazin 23,081 42.08 +1.18
Majority 8,684 15.83 -1.46
Turnout 54,846 87.17 -0.02
Registered electors 62,916
Labour hold Swing -0.73
General election 1955: Newcastle upon Tyne West[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 25,401 55.68 -2.24
Conservative Arthur Grey 20,217 44.32 +2.24
Majority 5,184 11.36 -4.47
Turnout 45,618 79.83 -7.34
Registered electors 57,142
Labour hold Swing -2.24
General election 1959: Newcastle upon Tyne West[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 28,956 54.75 -0.93
Conservative C Dennis Larrow 23,933 45.25 +0.93
Majority 5,023 9.50 -1.86
Turnout 52,889 81.99 +2.16
Registered electors 64,509
Labour hold Swing -0.93

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Newcastle upon Tyne West[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Popplewell 29,603 58.33 +3.58
Conservative H Ian Bransom 21,149 41.67 -3.58
Majority 8,454 16.66 +7.16
Turnout 50,752 79.37 -2.62
Registered electors 63,943
Labour hold Swing +3.58
General election 1966: Newcastle upon Tyne West[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 30,219 62.67 +4.34
Conservative Denis Alan Orde 18,002 37.33 -4.34
Majority 12,217 25.34 +8.68
Turnout 48,221 75.79 -3.58
Registered electors 63,628
Labour hold Swing +4.34

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Newcastle upon Tyne West[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 30,805 58.73
Conservative C Lipman 21,644 41.27
Majority 9,161 17.47
Turnout 52,449 70.62
Labour hold Swing
General election, February 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne West[1][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 33,829 60.13 +1.40
Conservative Robin Milton Stewart 22,433 39.87 -1.40
Majority 11,396 20.25 +2.80
Turnout 56,262 73.76 +3.14
Labour hold Swing
General election, October 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne West[1][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 30,057 56.73 -3.40
Conservative Robin Milton Stewart 14,983 28.28 -11.59
Liberal Robert Humphrey Bourchier Devereux 7,945 14.99
Majority 15,074 28.45 +8.20
Turnout 52,985 68.86 -4.90
Labour hold Swing +4.10
General election, 1979: Newcastle upon Tyne West[1][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 32,827 54.51 -2.21
Conservative Donald David Gilbert 21,591 35.85 +7.58
Liberal Jane Dryden Dickinson 5,801 9.63 -5.36
Majority 11,236 18.66 -9.79
Turnout 60,219 72.42 +3.56
Labour hold Swing -4.90

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
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  4. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1935". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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