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Oldham Central and Royton (UK Parliament constituency)

Oldham Central and Royton was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Oldham and Royton areas in the north-west of Greater Manchester, England. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Oldham Central and Royton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Oldham Central and Royton in Greater Manchester, showing boundaries used from 1983-1997
CountyGreater Manchester
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byOldham East and Saddleworth and Oldham West and Royton
Created fromHeywood & Royton, Oldham East and Oldham West[1]

The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Oldham West & Royton.

HistoryEdit

BoundariesEdit

The Metropolitan Borough of Oldham wards of Alexandra, Coldhurst, Royton North, Royton South, St James's, St Mary's, St Paul's, and Waterhead.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[2] Party
1983 James Lamond Labour
1992 Bryan Davies Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Oldham West and Royton

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Oldham Central and Royton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 18,611 41.4 N/A
Conservative Joseph Farquhar 15,299 34.1 N/A
Social Democratic Martin Jackson 11,022 24.5 N/A
Majority 3,312 7.4 N/A
Turnout 44,932 66.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
General election 1987: Oldham Central and Royton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 21,759 48.1 +6.7
Conservative Joseph Farquhar 15,480 34.3 +0.2
Social Democratic Ann Dunn 7,956 17.6 −6.9
Majority 6,279 13.9 +6.5
Turnout 45,195 69.2 +2.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Oldham Central and Royton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Davies 23,246 51.1 +2.9
Conservative Patricia Morris 14,640 32.2 −2.1
Liberal Democrats Ann Dunn 7,224 15.9 −1.7
Natural Law Ian Dalling 403 0.9 +0.9
Majority 8,606 18.9 +5.0
Turnout 45,513 74.2 +4.9
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Oldham Central and Royton', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O"
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1987. Politics Resources. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.