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Oldham East (UK Parliament constituency)

See also: current constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth

Oldham East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of membersone
Replaced byOldham Central & Royton and Littleborough & Saddleworth[1]
Created fromOldham

Oldham East was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Oldham in the north-east of Greater Manchester. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created at the 1950 general election, succeeding the former two-seat Oldham constituency, and was abolished at the 1983 general election.

BoundariesEdit

 
Oldham East in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

1950-1955: The County Borough of Oldham wards of Clarksfield, Mumps, St James', St Mary's, St Paul's, St Peter's, and Waterhead, and the Urban District of Lees.[2]

1955-1983: As above plus Bardsley ward.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Oldham East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Fairhurst 21,510 45.0 n/a
Conservative William H L Richmond 21,117 44.2 n/a
Liberal Winifred Carrodus Kirkman 5,206 10.9 n/a
Majority 393 0.9 n/a
Turnout 84.1 n/a
Labour win
General election 1951: Oldham East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Horobin 24,621 52.2
Labour James Avery Joyce 22,564 47.8
Majority 2,057 4.4
Turnout 83.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1955: Oldham East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Horobin 19,185 44.1
Labour Charles Mapp 18,805 43.2
Liberal Roy Francis Leslie 5,506 12.7 N/A
Majority 380 0.9
Turnout 77.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Oldham East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 19,329 44.4
Conservative Ian Horobin 17,499 40.2
Liberal Dennis I. Wrigley 6,660 15.3
Majority 1,830 4.2
Turnout 79.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Oldham East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 18,112 45.4
Conservative Harold Nutting 14,181 35.6
Liberal Muriel E Burton 7,574 19.0
Majority 3,931 9.9
Turnout 76.8
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Oldham East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Mapp 18,431 50.5
Conservative Paul Michael Beard 12,796 35.1
Liberal Derek E Mann 5,262 14.4
Majority 5,635 15.4
Turnout 72.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Oldham East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 17,020 51.1
Conservative Hugh P Holland 16,260 48.9
Majority 760 2.2
Turnout 65.2
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Oldham East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 18,548 48.2
Conservative Leith McGrandle 12,246 31.8
Liberal Chris Hilyer 7,667 19.9 N/A
Majority 6,302 16.4
Turnout 76.4
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Oldham East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 19,054 52.8
Conservative Leith McGrandle 10,917 30.2
Liberal Chris Hilyer 6,142 17.0
Majority 8,137 22.5
Turnout 71.2
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Oldham East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Lamond 18,248 50.7
Conservative R. Walker 13,616 37.8
Liberal Chris Hilyer 4,149 11.5
Majority 4,632 12.9
Turnout 68.7
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Oldham East', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0900178094.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O"
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1950. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1951. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1955. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1959. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1964. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1966. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1970. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election February 1974. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election October 1974. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  13. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. Retrieved 6 January 2011.