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Sheffield Ecclesall (UK Parliament constituency)

Sheffield Ecclesall was a Parliamentary constituency represented by a single Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1950. 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.

Sheffield Ecclesall
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountySouth Yorkshire
18851950
Replaced bySheffield Hallam and Sheffield Park
Created fromSheffield

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BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: Part of the Municipal Borough of Sheffield ward of Ecclesall.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Sheffield wards of Ecclesall and Sharrow.

Ecclesall constituency covered south central Sheffield. Most of the area that made up this constituency is now included in Sheffield Heeley constituency.

HistoryEdit

The seat was created in 1885, prior to its creation the area had been part of the larger Sheffield borough constituency, which was represented by two MPs. The 1885 Redistribution of Seats Act, which sought to eliminate multi-member constituencies and give greater representation to urban areas, led to the break-up of the constituency into five divisions, each represented by a single MP. Ecclesall was one of these new divisions. The seat was abolished in 1950 as part of a redrawing of the Sheffield constituency boundaries that also led to the abolition of Sheffield Central and the creation of Sheffield Heeley and Sheffield Neepsend.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election in the 1940sEdit

 
Sheffield Ecclesall election results
General election 1945: Sheffield Ecclesall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Roberts 18,120 54.0 -19.4
Common Wealth Sydney Checkland 12,045 35.9 N/A
Liberal Philip Rodney Nightingale 3,391 10.1 N/A
Majority 6,075 18.1 -29.1
Turnout 75.6 -4.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1935: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Ellis 22,819 73.6 N/A
Labour Kenneth G. Brooks 8,173 26.2 N/A
Majority 14,646 47.2 N/A
Turnout 71.0 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1931: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Roberts Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Roberts 17,165 55.3 -30.7
Labour Harry Samuels 7,983 25.7 n/a
Liberal Robert Slack Wells 5,898 19.0 n/a
Majority 9,182 29.6 -42.4
Turnout 75.1 +3.1
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General election 1924: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Albert Harland 16,131 86.0 +22.4
Independent Albert Taylor 2,624 14.0 N/A
Majority 13,507 72.0 +44.8
Turnout 62.8 -6.7
Unionist hold Swing
General election 1923: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Albert Harland 13,047 63.6 N/A
Liberal Hamer Field Russell 7,456 36.4 N/A
Majority 5,591 27.2 N/A
Turnout 69.5 N/A
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1922: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Samuel Roberts Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Samuel Roberts Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election December 1910: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Roberts 6,039 50.8 0.0
Liberal John Derry 5,849 49.2 0.0
Majority 190 1.6 0.0
Turnout 85.2 -5.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election January 1910: Sheffield Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Roberts 6,407 50.8 -1.3
Liberal John Derry 6,196 49.2 +1.3
Majority 211 1.6 -2.6
Turnout 90.3 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1906: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Roberts 5,856 52.1 -8.9
Liberal Richard Cornthwaite Lambert 5,392 47.9 +8.9
Majority 464 4.2 -17.8
Turnout 11,248 87.1 +14.1
Registered electors 12,911
Conservative hold Swing −8.9
1902 Sheffield Ecclesall by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Roberts 5,231 55.9 -5.1
Liberal Reginald F. Vaile 4,119 44.1 +5.1
Majority 1,112 11.8 -10.2
Turnout 9,350 74.8 +1.8
Registered electors 12,501
Conservative hold Swing −5.1
General election 1900: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett 5,059 61.0 N/A
Liberal Reginald F. Vaile 3,230 39.0 N/A
Majority 1,829 22.0 N/A
Turnout 8,289 73.0 N/A
Registered electors 11,357
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1895: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1892: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett 4,536 55.1 -4.3
Liberal Robert Eadon Leader 3,696 44.9 +4.3
Majority 840 10.2 -8.6
Turnout 8,232 84.5 +10.2
Registered electors 9,747
Conservative hold Swing −4.3

Elections in the 1880sEdit

By-election, 1886: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1886: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett 3,930 59.4 +5.0
Liberal William Owen 2,688 40.6 -5.0
Majority 1,242 18.8 +10.0
Turnout 6,618 74.3 -11.8
Registered electors 8,904
Conservative hold Swing +5.0
General election 1885: Sheffield Ecclesall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett 4,171 54.4 N/A
Liberal Cyril Dodd 3,492 45.6 N/A
Majority 679 8.8 N/A
Turnout 7,663 86.1 N/A
Registered electors 8,904
Conservative win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UK General Election results July 1945
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.