Fylde North (UK Parliament constituency)


Coordinates: 53°55′05″N 2°56′20″W / 53918°N 2939°W / 53918; -2939

Fylde North
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lancashire
Major settlements Fleetwood, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Thornton Cleveleys and the Garstang Rural District
1950–1983
Replaced by Fylde and Lancaster1
Created from Fylde and Lancaster

Fylde North was a constituency which returned one Member of Parliament MP to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950, until it was abolished for the 1983 general election

Contents

  • 1 Boundaries
  • 2 Members of Parliament
  • 3 Elections
    • 31 Elections in the 1950s
    • 32 Elections in the 1960s
    • 33 Elections in the 1970s
  • 4 References

Boundariesedit

The constituency was established in 1950, with the split of the Fylde constituency It covered the borough of Fleetwood, the urban districts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall and Thornton Cleveleys and the Garstang Rural District It was largely replaced by the new Fylde constituency, although Garstang was added to Lancaster instead

Members of Parliamentedit

Election Member Party
1950 Richard Stanley Conservative
1966 Sir Walter Clegg Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Fylde

Electionsedit

Elections in the 1950sedit

General Election 1950: Fylde North 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stanley 23,538 6085
Labour Philip Henry Couldry 10,515 2718
Liberal John Wilcock Robinson 4,631 1197
Majority 13,023 3367
Turnout 8276
Conservative win
General Election 1951: Fylde North 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stanley 25,419 6926
Labour John B Morris 11,284 3074
Majority 14,135 3851
Turnout 7758
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Fylde North 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stanley 23,812 7224
Labour Leslie Spriggs 9,152 2776
Majority 14,660 4447
Turnout 6856
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Fylde North 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stanley 27,045 7052
Labour John Myerscough 11,307 2948
Majority 15,738 4104
Turnout 7120
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sedit

General Election 1964: Fylde North 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stanley 27,801 6529
Labour Ronald G Truman 14,777 3471
Majority 13,024 3059
Turnout 7216
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Fylde North 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 24,217 5364
Labour Keith Bell 14,045 3111
Liberal James Rafton Smallwood 6,058 1342
Coalition Unity Peter Lowe 826 183
Majority 10,172 2253
Turnout 7338
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sedit

General Election 1970: Fylde North 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 33,667 689 152
Labour Raymond W Hill 15,235 312 0
Majority 18,432 377 152
Turnout 48,902 683 51
Conservative hold Swing 76
General Election February 1974: Fylde North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 36,577 684 −04
Labour David Hunter Sparks 16,919 316 04
Majority 19,658 368 −09
Turnout 53,496 721 29
Conservative hold Swing −04
General Election October 1974: Fylde North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 29,661 555 −129
Labour Humphry Berkeley 12,522 234 −102
Liberal Antony Perry 11,254 211 N/A
Majority 17,139 321 −47
Turnout 53,437 714 −07
Conservative hold Swing −14
General Election 1979: Fylde North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Clegg 35,366 601 +46
Labour Roland Fox 14,376 244 +10
Liberal Peter Herbert 8,630 147 −64
National Front Kenneth Hugh Warbarton 481 08 N/A
Majority 20,990 357 36
Turnout 58,853 753 39
Conservative hold Swing 18

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "'Fylde North', Feb 1974 - May 1983" ElectionWeb Project Cognitive Computing Limited Archived from the original on 3 April 2016 Retrieved 23 March 2016 
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F"
  • UK General Election results May 1979, Political Science Resources


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