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Stockton-on-Tees (UK Parliament constituency)

Stockton-on-Tees is a former borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Stockton-on-Tees
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyCleveland
18681983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byStockton North and Stockton South
Created fromSouth Durham

The constituency was abolished in the boundary changes which took effect at the 1983 general election, and was replaced by the two new constituencies of Stockton North and Stockton South.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby-on-Tees.

1950-1983: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General Election 1868: Stockton-on-Tees[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Dodds 2,476 74.1 N/A
Conservative Ernest McDonnell Vane-Tempest 867 25.9 N/A
Majority 1,609 48.1 N/A
Turnout 3,343 74.4 N/A
Registered electors 4,492
Liberal win (new seat)

Elections in the 1870sEdit

General Election 1874: Stockton-on-Tees[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Dodds 3,223 69.3 −4.8
Conservative Francis Lyon Barrington[2] 1,425 30.7 +4.8
Majority 1,798 38.7 −9.4
Turnout 4,648 78.0 +3.6
Registered electors 5,961
Liberal hold Swing −4.8

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General Election 1880: Stockton-on-Tees[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Dodds 4,991 77.5 +8.2
Conservative William Digby Seymour 1,452 22.5 −8.2
Majority 3,539 54.9 +16.2
Turnout 6,443 77.3 −0.7
Registered electors 8,333
Liberal hold Swing +8.2
General Election 1885: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Dodds 4,237 57.5 −20.0
Conservative Thomas Wrightson 3,133 42.5 +20.0
Majority 1,104 15.0 −39.9
Turnout 7,370 84.1 +6.8
Registered electors 8,761
Liberal hold Swing −20.0
General Election 1886: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Dodds 3,822 57.5 +0.0
Conservative Thomas Wrightson 2,820 42.5 +0.0
Majority 1,002 15.0 +0.0
Turnout 6,642 75.8 −8.3
Registered electors 8,761
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

Dodds resigned, causing a by-election.

By-election, 21 Dec 1888: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horace Davey 3,889 52.7 −4.8
Conservative Thomas Wrightson 3,494 47.3 +4.8
Majority 395 5.4 −9.6
Turnout 7,383 81.2 +5.4
Registered electors 9,094
Liberal hold Swing −4.8

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Wrightson 4,788 51.7 +9.2
Liberal Horace Davey 4,477 48.3 −9.2
Majority 311 3.4 N/A
Turnout 9,265 88.9 +13.1
Registered electors 10,422
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.2
General Election 1895: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jonathan Samuel 4,786 52.6 +4.3
Conservative Thomas Wrightson 4,314 47.4 −4.3
Majority 472 5.2 N/A
Turnout 9,100 88.7 −0.2
Registered electors 10,256
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Ropner 5,262 51.9 +4.5
Liberal Jonathan Samuel 4,873 48.1 −4.5
Majority 389 3.8 N/A
Turnout 10,135 89.6 +0.9
Registered electors 11,308
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.5
General Election 1906: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Ropner 5,330 45.5 −6.4
Liberal S. F. Mendl 3,675 31.4 −16.7
Labour Repr. Cmte. F. H. Rose 2,710 23.1 N/A
Majority 1,655 14.1 +10.3
Turnout 11,715 93.1 +3.5
Registered electors 12,581
Conservative hold Swing +5.2

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election January 1910: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jonathan Samuel 6,026 55.1 +23.7
Conservative J. Stroyan 4,913 44.9 −0.6
Majority 1,113 10.2 N/A
Turnout 10,939 94.4 +1.3
Registered electors 11,582
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.2
General Election December 1910: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jonathan Samuel 5,510 53.2 −1.9
Conservative H.A. Richardson 4,840 46.8 +1.9
Majority 670 6.4 −3.8
Turnout 10,350 89.4 −5.0
Registered electors 11,582
Liberal hold Swing −1.9
By-election, 1917: Stockton-on-Tees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bertrand Watson 7,641 92.8 +39.6
Independent E. Beckhouse 596 7.2 N/A
Majority 7,045 85.6 +79.2
Turnout 8,237 59.3 −30.1
Registered electors 13,882
Liberal hold Swing N/A
 
Watson
General Election 1918: Stockton-on-Tees[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Bertrand Watson Unopposed
Liberal hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General Election 1922: Stockton-on-Tees[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Bertrand Watson 12,396 38.0 n/a
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 11,183 34.3 n/a
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 9,041 27.7 n/a
Majority 1,213 3.7 n/a
Turnout 85.9 n/a
National Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Stockton-on-Tees[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 11,734 34.5 +6.8
Unionist Harold Macmillan 11,661 34.3 n/a
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 10,619 31.2 -3.1
Majority 73 0.2 3.9
Turnout 87.5 +1.6
Liberal gain from National Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Stockton-on-Tees[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Harold Macmillan 15,163 42.0 +7.7
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 11,948 33.1 +1.9
Liberal Robert Strother Stewart 8,971 24.9 -9.6
Majority 3,215 8.9 n/a
Turnout 90.2 +2.7
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing n/a
General Election 1929: Stockton-on-Tees[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 18,961 41.2 +8.1
Unionist Harold Macmillan 16,572 36.1 -5.9
Liberal John Cecil Hayes 10,407 22.7 -2.2
Majority 2,389 5.1 14.0
Turnout 87.1 -3.1
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +7.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: Stockton-on-Tees[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Macmillan 29,199 61.6 +25.5
Labour Frederick Fox Riley 18,168 38.4 -2.8
Majority 11,031 23.2 28.3
Turnout 88.4 +1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +14.1

Communist Party candidate George Short submitted correct nomination papers but refused to submit the required deposit of £150, so his nomination was rejected. [10]

General Election 1935: Stockton-on-Tees[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Macmillan 23,285 48.9 -12.7
Labour Susan Lawrence 19,217 40.3 +1.9
Liberal Gerald Leslie Tossell 5,158 10.8 n/a
Majority 4,068 8.6 -14.6
Turnout 86.3 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.3

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945:Stockton-on-Tees[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 27,128 55.1 +14.8
Conservative Harold Macmillan 18,464 37.4 -11.5
Liberal Gordon Page Evans 3,718 7.5 -3.3
Majority 8,664 17.7 26.3
Turnout 81.2 -5.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.1

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,475 54.03
Conservative Richard Anthony Lamb 16,495 37.97
Liberal Anthony Graeme Gamble 3,475 8.00
Majority 6,980 16.07
Turnout 89.44
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 24,558 55.73
Conservative Henry Camden Ridge Laslett 19,511 44.27
Majority 5,047 11.45
Turnout 87.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,422 54.43
Conservative Charles Longbottom 19,607 45.57
Majority 3,815 8.87
Turnout 83.77
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Chetwynd 23,961 53.67
Conservative Gerald Coles 20,684 46.33
Majority 3,277 7.34
Turnout 83.88
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

Stockton-on-Tees by-election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 19,694 45.2 -8.47
Conservative Gerald Coles 12,112 27.8 -18.53
Liberal John Mulholland 11,722 26.9 +26.9
Majority 7,582 17.4 +10.06
Turnout 43,528
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 22,011 50.52
Conservative Ronald Bray 15,424 35.40
Liberal John Mulholland 6,130 14.07
Majority 6,587 15.12
Turnout 81.79
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 24,248 59.68
Conservative Patrick Vaughan Radford 15,547 38.38
Communist Ernest Jones 710 1.75
Majority 8,701 21.48
Turnout 77.38
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 22,283 54.87
Conservative Patrick Vaughan Radford 17,960 44.22
Communist Ernest Jones 369 0.91
Majority 4,323 10.64
Turnout 73.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 37,876 59.02
Conservative Beryl Sloan 25,505 39.74
Communist Ernest Jones 791 1.23
Majority 12,371 19.28
Turnout 75.96
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 32,962 55.77
Conservative Brian Mawhinney 18,488 31.28
Liberal N. Long 6,906 11.68
Independent V. Fletcher 750 1.27
Majority 14,474 24.49
Turnout 69.11
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Stockton-on-Tees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Rodgers 34,917 53.10
Conservative Robert Jones 23,790 36.18
Liberal S.E. Dunleavy 6,074 9.24
National Front A. Bruce 384 0.58
Independent V. Fletcher 343 0.52
Communist J. Smith 243 0.37
Majority 11,127 16.92
Turnout 73.71
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  2. ^ "Death of the Hon. Francis Barrington". Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette. 19 January 1877. p. 2. Retrieved 21 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ "Nomination Day Incidents." Times [London, England] 17 Oct. 1931: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 18 July 2016.
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  12. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  13. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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