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Northampton (UK Parliament constituency)

Northampton was a parliamentary constituency (centred on the town of Northampton), which existed until 1974.

Northampton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyNorthamptonshire
Major settlementsNorthampton
1295–1918
Number of membersTwo
19181974
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Replaced byNorthampton North and Northampton South

It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until its representation was reduced to one member for the 1918 general election. The constituency was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was replaced by the new constituencies of Northampton North and Northampton South.

A former MP of note for the constituency was Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

Members of ParliamentEdit

MPs 1295–1640Edit

  • 1295: constituency established, electing two MPs
Parliament First member Second member
1377 Sir Gerard de Braybooke of Castle Ashby[citation needed]
1377 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton[citation needed]
1378 Sir John Seton
1379 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton
1380 Sir Thomas Preston of Gretton
1382 Giles St John of Plumpton
1386 William Spriggy William Ringwood [1]
1388 (Feb) Thomas Pirie John Stotesbury [1]
1388 (Sep) John Honybourne John Besford [1]
1390 (Jan) John Colingtree John Sywell [1]
1390 (Nov)
1391 William Begworth John Stotesbury [1]
1393 William Spriggy Stephen Wappenham [1]
1394
1395 Nicholas Horncastle John Woodward [1]
1397 (Jan) Richard Stormsworth Thomas Overton [1]
1397 (Sep)
1399 John Loudham John Spring [1]
1401
1406 Henry Empingham Thomas Wintringham [1]
1407 John Rivell John Temple[1]
1410 Simon Dunstall John Lincoln [1]
1411 Richard Wems William Rushden [1]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Roger Maltman Alexander Deyster [1]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) Geoffrey Balde John Hethersett [1]
1415
1416 (Mar) John Hendley John Buckingham [1]
1416 (Oct)
1417 William Clerk Thomas Colley [1]
1419 Thomas Stotesbury Ralph Passenham [1]
1420 William Maltman William Harpole [1]
1421 (May) John Bernhill John Colden[1]
1421 (Dec) John Spriggy Stephen Kynnesman [1]
1427 Thomas Compworth
1477–1478 Robert Pemberton
1510-1515 No names known [2]
1523 John Parvyn Thomas Doddington [2]
1529 Lawrence Manley Nicholas Rand [2]
1536 ?
1539 ?
1542 ?
1545 ?
1547 Richard Wenman Anthony Bryan [2]
1553 (Mar) George Tresham William Chauncy [2]
1553 (Oct) Francis Morgan Lawrence Manley [2]
1554 (Apr) Francis Morgan John Horpool [2]
1554 (Nov) Henry Clerke Ralph Freeman [2]
1555 Nicholas Rand John Balgye [2]
1558 Thomas Colles Edward Manley [2]
1559 (Jan) William Carvell Edmund (or Edward) Kinwelmersh[3]
1562/3 Lewis Montgomery Ralph Lane [3]
1571 Christopher Yelverton William Lane [3]|- [3]
1572 (Apr) Christopher Yelverton John Spencer [3]
1584 (Nov) Sir Richard Knightley Thomas Catesby [3]
1586 (Sep) Sir Richard Knightley Peter Wentworth [3]
1588 (Oct) Peter Wentworth Richard Knollys [3]
1593 Valentine Knightley Peter Wentworth [3]
1597 (Oct) Christopher Yelverton Henry Yelverton [3]
1601 Henry Hickman Francis Tate [3]
1604 Henry Yelverton Edward Mercer
1614 Henry Yelverton Francis Beale
1621-1622 Richard Spencer Thomas Crewe
1624 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland
1625 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland
1626 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland
1628 Richard Spencer Christopher Sherland
1629–1640 No Parliaments convened

MPs 1640–1918Edit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
April 1640 Richard Knightley Parliamentarian Zouch Tate Parliamentarian
November 1640
December 1648 Knightley excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant Tate not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge
1653 Northampton was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Peter Whalley Northampton had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Francis Harvey
January 1659 James Langham
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
March 1660 Francis Harvey Richard Rainsford
June 1660 Sir John Norwich, Bt.
April 1661 Francis Harvey James Langham
November 1661 Sir Charles Compton Richard Rainsford
1662 Sir James Langham, Bt.
March 1663 Sir William Dudley, Bt.
April 1663 Hon. Christopher Hatton
March 1664 Sir John Bernard
April 1664 Sir Henry Yelverton, Bt.
1670 Sir William Fermor Henry O'Brien
1678 Hon. Ralph Montagu
February 1679 Sir Hugh Cholmley, Bt.
August 1679 William Langham Hon. Ralph Montagu
1685 Richard Rainsford Sir Justinian Isham, Bt.
1689 William Langham
1690 Sir Thomas Samwell, Bt.
1694 Sir Justinian Isham, Bt.
1695 Christopher Montagu
1698 William Thursby
1701 Thomas Andrew
1702 Sir Matthew Dudley, Bt. Bartholomew Tate
1704 Francis Arundell
1705 George Montagu
1710 William Wykes
1715 William Wilmer
1722 Edward Montagu
1727 Hon. George Compton
1734 William Wilmer
1744 George Montagu
April 1754 Charles Montagu
December 1754 Hon. Charles Compton
1755 Richard Backwell
1759 Frederick Montagu
1761 Spencer Compton
1763 Lucy Knightley
1768 Vice-Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney Sir George Osborn, Bt. [4]
1769 Hon. Thomas Howe
1771 Wilbraham Tollemache
1774 Sir George Robinson, 5th Bt.
1780 George Spencer Whig[5] George Rodney
1782 George Bingham Tory[5]
1784 Charles Compton Tory[5] Fiennes Trotman Whig[5]
1790 Hon. Edward Bouverie Whig[5]
1796 Hon. Spencer Perceval Tory[5]
1810 William Hanbury Whig[5]
1812 Spencer Compton Tory[5]
1818 Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt. Tory[5]
1820 Sir George Robinson, 6th Bt. Whig[5] William Leader Maberly Whig[5]
1830 Sir Robert Gunning, Bt. Tory[5]
1831 Robert Vernon Smith Whig[6][7][8][9][5]
1832 Charles Ross Tory[7][5]
1834 Conservative[7][5]
1837 Raikes Currie Radical[7][10][11]
1857 Charles Gilpin Radical[12][13][14][15][7]
1859 Liberal Liberal
1859 by-election Anthony Henley Liberal
February 1874 Pickering Phipps Conservative
October 1874 by-election Charles Merewether [16] Conservative
1880 Henry Labouchère Liberal Charles Bradlaugh Liberal
1891 by-election Philip Manfield Liberal
1895 Adolphus Drucker Conservative
1900 John Greenwood Shipman Liberal
1906 Herbert Paul Liberal
Jan. 1910 Hastings Lees-Smith Liberal Charles McCurdy Liberal
1918 Representation reduced to one member

MPs 1918–1974Edit

Election Member Party
1918 Charles McCurdy Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Margaret Bondfield Labour
1924 Sir Arthur Holland Conservative
1928 by-election Cecil Malone Labour
1931 Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller Conservative
1940 by-election Spencer Summers Conservative
1945 Reginald Paget Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841 Northampton[17][7][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Robert Vernon 990 32.6
Radical  Y Raikes Currie 970 32.0
Conservative Henry Willoughby 897 29.6
Chartist Peter Murray McDouall 176 5.8
Turnout 1,517 (est) 75.9 (est)
Registered electors 1,997
Majority 20 0.7
Whig hold Swing
Majority 73 2.4
Radical hold Swing
General election 1847 Northampton[17][7][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Radical  Y Raikes Currie 897 28.6 −3.4
Whig  Y Robert Vernon 841 26.8 −5.8
Conservative Lebbeus Charles Humfrey 652 20.8 +6.0
Conservative Augutus Frederick Bayford 607 19.3 +4.5
Chartist John Epps 141 4.5 −1.3
Turnout 1,569 (est) 84.0 (est) +8.1
Registered electors 1,867
Majority 56 1.8 −0.6
Radical hold Swing −4.3
Majority 189 6.0 +5.3
Whig hold Swing −5.5

Elections in the 1850sEdit

Vernon Smith was appointed Secretary of State for War, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 11 February 1852 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Robert Vernon 823 63.2 +36.4
Conservative Christopher Markham[19][20] 480 36.8 +3.3
Majority 343 26.3 +20.3
Turnout 1,303 57.6 −26.4
Registered electors 2,263
Whig hold Swing +16.6
General election 1852 Northampton[17][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Robert Vernon 855 33.8 +7.0
Radical  Y Raikes Currie 825 32.6 +4.0
Conservative George Ward Hunt 745 29.4 −10.7
Chartist John Ingram Lockhart 106 4.2 −0.3
Turnout 1,585 (est) 70.0 (est) −14.0
Registered electors 2,263
Majority 30 1.2 −4.8
Whig hold Swing +6.2
Majority 80 3.2 +1.4
Radical hold Swing +4.7

Vernon Smith was appointed President of the Board of Control, requiring a by-election.

By-election, 5 March 1855 Northampton[17][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Robert Vernon Unopposed
Whig hold
General election 1857 Northampton[17][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig  Y Robert Vernon 1,079 37.1 +3.3
Radical  Y Charles Gilpin 1,011 34.8 +2.2
Conservative George Ward Hunt 815 28.1 −1.3
Turnout 1,860 (est) 78.3 (est) +8.3
Registered electors 2,375
Majority 68 2.3 +1.1
Whig hold Swing +2.0
Majority 196 6.7 +3.5
Radical hold Swing +1.4
General election 1859 Northampton[17][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Charles Gilpin 1,151 36.5 +1.7
Liberal  Y Robert Vernon 1,143 36.3 −0.8
Conservative James Thomas Mackenzie 832 26.4 −1.7
Chartist Richard Hart 27 0.9 N/A
Majority 311 9.9 +3.2
Turnout 1,979 (est) 78.3 (est) +0.0
Registered electors 2,526
Liberal hold Swing +1.3
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

Vernon Smith was raised to the peerage, becoming 1st Baron Lyveden, and causing a by-election.

By-election, 5 July 1859 Northampton[17][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Anthony Henley Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Anthony Henley 1,269 28.2 −8.1
Liberal  Y Charles Gilpin 1,250 27.8 −8.7
Conservative George Frederick Holroyd[21] 1,029 22.9 +9.7
Conservative Sackville Stopford[22] 950 21.1 +7.9
Majority 221 4.9 −5.0
Turnout 2,249 (est) 85.8 (est) +7.5
Registered electors 2,620
Liberal hold Swing −8.5
Liberal hold Swing −8.8
General election 1868 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Charles Gilpin 2,691 28.5 +0.7
Liberal  Y Anthony Henley 2,154 22.8 −5.4
Conservative Charles Merewether 1,634 17.3 −5.6
Conservative William Edmonstone Lendrick[23] 1,396 14.8 −6.3
Liberal Charles Bradlaugh 1,086 11.5 N/A
Liberal Frederick Richard Lees[24] 492 5.2 N/A
Majority 520 5.5 +0.6
Turnout 4,727 (est) 71.4 (est) −14.4
Registered electors 6,621
Liberal hold Swing +3.3
Liberal hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General election 1874 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y Pickering Phipps 2,690 25.3 +10.5
Liberal  Y Charles Gilpin 2,310 21.7 −6.8
Conservative Charles Merewether 2,175 20.5 +3.2
Liberal Anthony Henley 1,796 16.9 −5.9
Liberal Charles Bradlaugh 1,653 15.6 +4.1
Turnout 5,312 (est) 77.8 (est) +6.4
Registered electors 6,829
Majority 380 3.6 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.7
Majority 135 1.3 −4.2
Liberal hold Swing −6.8

Gilpin's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 7 Oct 1874 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative  Y Charles Merewether 2,171 37.6 −8.2
Liberal William Fowler[25] 1,836 31.8 +4.7
Liberal Charles Bradlaugh 1,766 30.6 +3.5
Majority 335 5.8 +2.2
Turnout 5,773 84.5 +6.7
Registered electors 6,829
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing −4.5

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1880 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 4,158 29.8 +2.7
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 3,827 27.4 +0.3
Conservative Pickering Phipps 3,152 22.6 −2.7
Conservative Charles Merewether[26] 2,826 20.2 −0.3
Majority 675 4.8 +3.5
Turnout 6,982 (est) 85.3 (est) +7.5
Registered electors 8,189
Liberal hold Swing +1.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +1.5

Bradlaugh was unseated after voting in the Commons before taking the Oath of Allegiance, causing a by-election.[17]

By-election, 12 Apr 1881 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 3,437 51.0 −6.2
Conservative Edward Corbett 3,305 49.0 +6.2
Majority 132 2.0 −2.8
Turnout 6,742 82.4 −2.9 (est)
Registered electors 8,185
Liberal hold Swing −6.2

Bradlaugh was expelled from the House of Commons due to his continuing prevention from taking the Oath, causing a by-election.[27][17]

By-election, 4 Mar 1882 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 3,796 50.7 −6.5
Conservative Edward Corbett 3,688 49.3 +6.5
Majority 108 1.4 −3.4
Turnout 7,484 89.5 +4.2 (est)
Registered electors 8,361
Liberal hold Swing −6.5

Bradlaugh resigned and sought election once more, after a resolution to exclude him from the precincts of the House of Commons was sought.[17]

By-election, 21 Feb 1884 Northampton[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 4,032 52.4 −4.8
Conservative Henry Charles Richards 3,664 47.6 +4.8
Majority 368 4.8 −0.0
Turnout 7,696 86.6 +1.3 (est)
Registered electors 8,886
Liberal hold Swing −4.8
General election 1885 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 4,845 37.1 +7.3
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 4,315 33.1 +5.7
Conservative Henry Charles Richards 3,890 29.8 −13.0
Majority 425 3.3 −1.5
Turnout 8,561 89.3 +4.0 (est)
Registered electors 9,582
Liberal hold Swing +6.9
Liberal hold Swing +6.1
General election 1886 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 4,570 28.2 −8.9
Liberal  Y Charles Bradlaugh 4,353 26.8 −6.3
Liberal Unionist Richard Turner[29] 3,850 23.7 N/A
Conservative Thomas Orde Hastings Lees[30] 3,456 21.3 −8.5
Majority 503 3.1 −0.2
Turnout 8,343 87.1 −2.2
Registered electors 9,582
Liberal hold Swing −2.3
Liberal hold Swing −1.0

Elections in the 1890sEdit

Bradlaugh's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 12 Feb 1891 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Philip Manfield 5,436 59.4 +4.4
Conservative Robert Arthur Germaine[31] 3,723 40.6 −4.4
Majority 1,713 18.8 +15.7
Turnout 9,159 84.1 −3.0
Registered electors 10,895
Liberal hold Swing +4.4
General election 1892 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 5,439 31.1 +2.9
Liberal  Y Philip Manfield 5,164 29.5 +2.7
Conservative Henry Charles Richards 3,651 20.9 −2.8
Conservative Adolphus Drucker 3,235 18.5 −2.8
Majority 1,513 8.6 +5.5
Turnout 9,078 (est) 81.2 −5.9
Registered electors 11,180
Liberal hold Swing +2.9
Liberal hold Swing +2.8
General election 1895 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 4,884 27.0 −4.1
Conservative  Y Adolphus Drucker 3,820 21.0 +2.5
Lib-Lab Edward Harford 3,703 20.4 −9.1
Conservative Jacob Jacobs 3,394 18.7 −2.2
Social Democratic Federation Frederick George Jones 1,216 6.7 N/A
Independent Liberal J. M. Robertson 1,131 6.2 N/A
Turnout 9,554 (est) 83.5 +2.3
Registered electors 11,442
Majority 1,490 8.3 −0.3
Liberal hold Swing −3.3
Majority 117 0.6 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.8

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
Labouchère
General election 1900 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y John Shipman 5,437 28.2 +7.8
Liberal  Y Henry Labouchère 5,281 27.3 +0.3
Conservative Richard Rouse Boughton Orlebar 4,480 23.2 +2.2
Conservative H E Randall 4,124 21.3 +2.6
Turnout 83.1 −0.4
Registered electors 12,180
Majority 166 0.7 −7.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.8
Liberal hold Swing −1.0
 
Paul
 
Shipman
General election 1906 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  Y Herbert Paul 4,479 20.7 −6.6
Liberal  YJohn Shipman 4,244 19.5 −8.7
Conservative Richard Rouse Boughton Orlebar 4,078 18.8 −4.4
Conservative Frederick Gorell Barnes 4,000 18.4 −2.9
Social Democratic Federation Jack Williams 2,544 11.7 N/A
Social Democratic Federation James Gribble 2,366 10.9 N/A
Turnout 92.0 +8.9
Registered electors 11,954
Majority 166 0.7 −3.4
Liberal hold Swing −1.1
Liberal hold Swing −2.2

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
McCurdy
 
Quelch
General election January 1910 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  YHastings Lees-Smith 5,398 23.3 +2.6
Liberal  YCharles McCurdy 5,289 22.9 +3.4
Conservative Richard Rouse Boughton Orlebar 4,569 19.8 +1.0
Conservative Frederick Gorell Barnes 4,464 19.3 +0.9
Social Democratic Federation James Gribble 1,792 7.7 −4.0
Social Democratic Federation Harry Quelch 1,617 7.0 −3.9
Majority 720 3.1 +2.4
Turnout 92.7 +0.7
Liberal hold
Liberal hold
General election December 1910 Northampton[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal  YCharles McCurdy 6,179 28.6 +5.7
Liberal  YHastings Lees-Smith 6,025 27.8 +4.5
Conservative F. C. Parker 4,885 22.6 +2.8
Conservative J. V. Collier 4,550 21.0 +1.7
Majority 1,140 5.2 +2.1
Turnout 87.7 −5.0
Liberal hold
Liberal hold

A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the summer of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

 
McCurdy
General election 1918: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Charles McCurdy 18,010 62.7 +16.5
Labour Walter Halls 10,735 37.3 N/A
Majority 7,275 25.4 N/A
Turnout 28,745 62.5 −30.2
Registered electors 46,007
Liberal hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Bondfield
1920 Northampton by-election [34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Charles McCurdy 16,650 55.6 −7.1
Labour Margaret Bondfield 13,279 44.4 +7.1
Majority 3,371 11.2 −14.2
Turnout 29,929 67.1 +4.6
Registered electors 44,573
Liberal hold Swing −7.1
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election 1922: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Charles McCurdy 19,974 52.3 n/a
Labour Margaret Bondfield 14,498 37.9 +0.6
Liberal Henry Vivian 3,753 9.8 −52.9
Majority 5,476 14.4 n/a
Turnout 38,225 85.5 +23.0
Registered electors 44,722
National Liberal gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General election 1923: Northampton [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Bondfield 15,556 40.5 +2.6
Unionist John Veasy Collier 11,520 30.0 n/a
Liberal Charles McCurdy 11,342 29.5 +19.7
Majority 4,036 10.5 n/a
Turnout 38,418 84.3 −1.2
Registered electors 45,599
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General election 1924: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Holland 16,017 39.5 +9.5
Labour Margaret Bondfield 15,046 37.2 −3.3
Liberal James Manfield 9,436 23.3 −6.2
Majority 971 2.3 n/a
Turnout 40,499 87.0 +2.7
Registered electors 46,543
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +6.4
1928 Northampton by-election[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cecil Malone 15,173 37.5 +0.3
Unionist Alexander Renton 14,616 36.1 −3.4
Liberal Sydney Morgan 9,584 23.7 +0.4
Independent Unionist E.A. Hailwood 1,093 2.7 n/a
Majority 557 1.4 n/a
Turnout 40,466 84.2 −2.8
Registered electors 48,048
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +1.9
General election 1929: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cecil Malone 22,356 41.7 +4.5
Unionist Alexander Renton 20,177 37.7 −1.8
Liberal Helen Schilizzi 11,054 20.6 −2.7
Majority 2,179 4.0 n/a
Turnout 53,587 87.5 +0.5
Registered electors 61,222
Labour hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mervyn Manningham-Buller 34,817 63.6
Labour Cecil Malone 10,808 36.4
Majority 14,919 27.2
Turnout 87.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Northampton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mervyn Manningham-Buller 25,438 51.5
Labour Reginald Paget 23,983 48.5
Majority 1,455 3.0
Turnout 79.6
Conservative hold Swing

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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1940 Northampton by-election[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Spencer Summers 16,587 93.4
Christian Pacifist William Stanley Seamark 1,167 6.6
Majority
Turnout 30.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1945: Northampton[33][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 27,681 56.36 +7.86
Conservative Spencer Summers 20,864 42.11 -9.39
Independent Labour James Edward Bugby 749 1.53 N/A
Majority 6,997 14.25 N/A
Turnout 49,114 75.52 -4.08
Registered electors 65,038
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.63

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Northampton[38][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 31,946 48.98 -7.38
Conservative R.L. Agnew 24,664 37.81 -4.30
Liberal Sydney Husbands Alloway 8,619 13.21 N/A
Majority 7,282 11.16 -3.09
Turnout 65,229 87.55 +12.03
Registered electors 74,502
Labour hold Swing -1.54
General election 1951: Northampton[40][41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 35,038 53.67 +4.69
Conservative John Veasey Collier 30,244 46.33 +8.52
Majority 4,794 7.34 -3.82
Turnout 65,282 86.41 -1.14
Registered electors 75,551
Labour hold Swing -1.92
General election 1955: Northampton[42][43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 32,119 52.75 -0.92
Conservative William Clark 28,771 47.25 +0.92
Majority 3,348 5.50 -1.84
Turnout 60,890 82.60 -3.81
Registered electors 73,713
Labour hold Swing -0.92
General election 1959: Northampton[44][45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 27,823 46.30 -6.45
Conservative Jill Knight 25,106 41.77 -5.48
Liberal Anthony Smith 7,170 11.93 N/A
Majority 2,717 4.52 -0.98
Turnout 60,099 82.87 +0.27
Registered electors 72,521
Labour hold Swing -0.49

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Northampton[46][47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 28,568 49.04 +2.74
Conservative Jill Knight 24,128 41.42 -0.35
Liberal Irene Watson 5,557 9.54 -2.39
Majority 4,440 7.62 +3.10
Turnout 58,253 79.66 -3.21
Registered electors 73,129
Labour hold Swing +1.55
General election 1966: Northampton[48][49]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 31,541 56.74 +7.70
Conservative Oliver Wright 24,052 43.26 +1.84
Majority 7,489 13.47 +5.85
Turnout 55,593 76.38 -3.28
Registered electors 72,781
Labour hold Swing +2.93

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Northampton[50][51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Paget 27,424 51.16 -5.58
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 26,183 48.84 +5.58
Majority 1,241 2.31 -11.16
Turnout 53,607 71.87 -4.51
Registered electors 74.590
Labour hold Swing -5.58

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