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Thornaby (UK Parliament constituency)

Thornaby was a parliamentary constituency centred on the former borough of Thornaby-on-Tees in Teesside. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Thornaby
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Major settlementsThornaby-on-Tees
1974 (1974)1983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byStockton South and Middlesbrough[1]
Created fromMiddlesbrough West

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, mostly from the old seat of Middlesbrough West. It was abolished for the 1983 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Teesside wards of Acklam, Ayresome, Gresham, Linthorpe, Thornaby East, and Thornaby West.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Ian Wrigglesworth Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

ResultsEdit

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election February 1974: Thornaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Wrigglesworth 21,503 43.8
Conservative John Sutcliffe 19,785 40.3
Liberal R Tennant 7,827 15.9
Majority 1,718 3.50
Turnout 79.6
Labour win
General election October 1974: Thornaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Wrigglesworth 22,130 49.1
Conservative John Sutcliffe 17,482 38.8
Liberal R Tennant 5,442 12.1
Majority 4,648 10.32
Turnout 72.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Thornaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Wrigglesworth 23,597 51.1
Conservative J Jeffreys 18,073 39.1
Liberal N Patmore 4,255 9.2
National Front M Evans 251 0.5
Majority 5,524 11.96
Turnout 74.7
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Thornaby', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 24 March 2016.