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Newport (Monmouthshire) (UK Parliament constituency)

Newport was a borough constituency in Monmouthshire from 1918 to 1983. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Newport
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of membersone
Replaced byNewport East and Newport West
Created fromSouth Monmouthshire

The constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918 and abolished with the creation of the Newport East and Newport West constituencies. The Representation of the People Act enfranchised the county borough of Newport as a parliamentary borough returning one member. Previously, the borough was represented as part of the Monmouth Boroughs constituency, which also covered Monmouth and Usk.

BoundariesEdit

1918-1955: The County Borough of Newport.

1955-1983: As above, as extended by the Newport Corporation Act 1954.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Lewis Haslam
General election 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Lewis Haslam 14,080 56.4 N/A
Labour John William Bowen 10,234 41.0 N/A
Independent Democrat Bertie Pardoe-Thomas[1] 647 2.6 N/A
Majority 3,846 15.4 N/A
Turnout 62.2 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Lynden Moore
1922 Newport by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Reginald Clarry 13,515 40.00 N/A
Labour John William Bowen 11,425 33.8 -7.2
Liberal William Moore 8,841 26.2 -30.2
Majority 2,090 6.2 N/A
Turnout 79.2 17
Unionist gain from Coalition Liberal Swing N/A
  • Clarry stood on a platform of opposition to the Coalition Government. Moore was also opposed to the Coalition and called for a reunited Liberal Party.
General election 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Reginald Clarry 19,019 54.3 +14.3
Labour John William Bowen 16,000 45.7 +11.9
Majority 3,019 8.6 +2.4
Turnout 82.1 +2.9
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1923: Newport
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Reginald Clarry 14,424 39.5 -14.8
Labour John William Bowen 14,100 38.6 -7.1
Liberal H. Davies 8,015 21.9 n/a
Majority 324 0.9 -7.7
Turnout 85.2 +3.1
Unionist hold Swing -3.8
General election 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Reginald Clarry 20,426 52.8 +13.3
Labour John William Bowen 18,263 47.2 +9.6
Majority 2,163 5.6 +4.7
Turnout 85.7 +0.5
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1929: Newport [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Walker 18,653 39.5 −7.7
Unionist Reginald Clarry 15,841 33.5 −19.3
Liberal Samuel Immanuel Cohen 12,735 27.0 N/A
Majority 2,812 6.0 N/A
Turnout 47,229 83.8 −1.9
Registered electors 56,392
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +5.8

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Clarry 27,829 59.1 +25.6
Labour James Walker 19,238 40.9 +1.4
Majority 8,591 18.2 N/A
Turnout 47,067 82.5 -1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +12.0
General election 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Clarry 23,300 51.7 −7.4
Labour Peter Freeman 21,755 48.3 +7.4
Majority 1,545 3.4 −14.8
Turnout 45,055 79.4 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing −7.4

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1945 Newport by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Bell 16,424 54.5 2.8
Ind. Labour Party Bob Edwards 13,722 45.5 N/A
Majority 2,702 9.0 +5.6
Turnout 40,146 50.0 -29.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
General election 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Freeman 23,845 54.2 N/A
Conservative Ronald Bell 14,754 33.6 -20.9
Liberal William Robert Crawshay 5,362 12.2 N/A
Majority 9,091 20.6 N/A
Turnout 43,961 72.8 22.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Freeman 31,858 51.0 -3.2
Conservative Ivor Thomas 21,866 35.0 +1.4
Liberal William John Owen 8,761 14.0 +1.8
Majority 9,992 16.0 -4.6
Turnout 87.9 +15.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Freeman 32,883 52.8 +1.8
Conservative Thomas Esmôr Rhys-Roberts 24,166 38.8 +3.8
Liberal William John Owen 5,247 8.4 -5.6
Majority 8,717 14.0 -2.0
Turnout 86.3 -1.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Freeman 31,537 53.7 +0.9
Conservative Donald Box 27,177 46.3 +7.5
Majority 4,360 7.4 -6.6
Turnout 81.6 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
1956 Newport by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Soskice 29,205 56.3 +2.6
Conservative Donald Box 20,720 39.9 -5.4
Plaid Cymru Emrys Roberts 1,978 3.8 N/A
Majority 8,485 16.3 +8.9
Turnout 51,903
Labour hold Swing +4.0
General election 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Soskice 31,125 53.1 -3.2
Conservative Anthony D. Arnold 27,477 46.9 +7.0
Majority 3,648 6.2 -10.1
Turnout 81.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Soskice 31,962 57.5 +4.4
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 23,649 42.5 -4.4
Majority 8,313 15.0 +8.8
Turnout 79.0 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 32,098 59.8 +2.3
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 21,599 40.2 -2.3
Majority 10,499 19.6 +4.6
Turnout 78.8 -0.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 30,132 55.7 -4.1
Conservative Anthony D. Arnold 22,005 40.7 +0.5
Plaid Cymru A. Robert Vickery 1,997 3.7 N/A
Majority 10,499 15.0 -4.6
Turnout 75.5 -3.3
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 29,384 48.8 -6.9
Conservative G. Price 18,002 29.9 -10.8
Liberal J. H. Morgan 11,868 19.7 -2.7
Plaid Cymru P. Cox 936 1.6 -2.1
Majority 11,382 18.9 +3.9
Turnout 81.0 +5.5
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 30,069 53.0 +4.2
Conservative G. A. L. Price 16,253 28.6 -1.3
Liberal J. H. Morgan 9,207 16.2 -3.5
Plaid Cymru G. Lee 1,216 2.1 +0.5
Majority 13,816 22.4 +5.5
Turnout 75.6 -4.4
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Hughes 30,919 51.7 -1.3
Conservative G. G. Davies 21,742 36.3 +7.6
Liberal A. Lambert 6,270 10.5 -5.7
National Front G. R. Woodward 484 0.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru A. Robert Vickery 473 0.8 -1.3
Majority 9,177 15.3 -9.1
Turnout 79.7 +4.1
Labour hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ‘PARDOE-THOMAS, Bertie’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 18 Sept 2017
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

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