Penistone (UK Parliament constituency)


Penistone (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Penistone
Type = County
Year = 1918
Abolition = 1983
members = one

Penistone was a Parliamentary constituency covering the town of Penistone in Yorkshire and surrounding countryside. It returned one Member of Parliament to House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

History

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries

The area formerly covered by this constituency is now mostly in the Barnsley West and Penistone constituency and partly in the Sheffield Hillsborough constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allen McKay
votes = 28,010
percentage = 49.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = I. Dobkin
votes = 18,309
percentage = 32.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Chadwick
votes = 10,772
percentage = 18.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,701
percentage = 17.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Penistone by-election, 1978
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allen McKay
votes = 19,424
percentage = 45.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = I. Dobkin
votes = 14,053
percentage = 32.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Chadwick
votes = 9,241
percentage = 21.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,371
percentage = 12.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 42,718
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 27,146
percentage = 54.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. C. W. Harris
votes = 12,011
percentage = 24.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Chadwick
votes = 10,900
percentage = 21.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 15,135
percentage = 30.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 27,797
percentage = 49.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. D. Wilkinson
votes = 14,084
percentage = 25.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Chadwick
votes = 13,140
percentage = 23.5
change =
Election box candidate
party = Campaign for Social Democracy
candidate = M. Eaden
votes = 867
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 13,713
percentage = 24.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1970: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 31,615
percentage = 58.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. Pickup
votes = 14,897
percentage = 27.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Mirfin
votes = 7,347
percentage = 13.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,718
percentage = 31.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1966: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 31,419
percentage = 62.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = B. Askew
votes = 11,817
percentage = 23.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. Swinden
votes = 7,191
percentage = 14.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 19,602
percentage = 38.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1964: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 29,784
percentage = 58.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = B. Askew
votes = 13,095
percentage = 25.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. Swinden
votes = 8,372
percentage = 16.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,689
percentage = 32.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 81.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 31,117
percentage = 61.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. B. Deby
votes = 19,809
percentage = 38.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,308
percentage = 22.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 83.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Penistone by-election, 1959
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Jakob Mendelson
votes = 25,315
percentage = 64.1
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. B. Deby
votes = 14,196
percentage = 35.9
change = −1.8
Election box majority
votes = 11,119
percentage = 28.1
change = +3.4
Election box turnout
votes = 39,511
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +1.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 1955: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry George McGhee
votes = 29,432
percentage = 62.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = L. B. Fulton
votes = 17,796
percentage = 37.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,636
percentage = 24.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1951: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry George McGhee
votes = 36,169
percentage = 64.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = D. Hinchcliffe
votes = 20,145
percentage = 35.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,024
percentage = 28.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 85.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1950: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry George McGhee
votes = 34,979
percentage = 62.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = D. Hinchcliffe
votes = 16,128
percentage = 28.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. F. Smith
votes = 5,316
percentage = 9.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 18,851
percentage = 33.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 87.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1940s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry George McGhee
votes = 40,180
percentage = 65.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. G. Davies
votes = 20,869
percentage = 34.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 19,311
percentage = 31.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1930s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Henry George McGhee
votes = 23,869
percentage = 53.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Clifford William Hudson Glossop
votes = 20,783
percentage = 46.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,086
percentage = 7.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.3
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1931: Penistone
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Clifford William Hudson Glossop
votes = 19,556
percentage = 47.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rennie Smith
votes = 14,584
percentage = 35.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = T. Neville
votes = 6,821
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,972
percentage = 12.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 81.9
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1920s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rennie Smith
votes = 17,286
percentage = 45.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = F. G. Bibbings
votes = 10,640
percentage = 27.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Mitchell
votes = 10,277
percentage = 26.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,646
percentage = 17.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,203
percentage = 81.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rennie Smith
votes = 10,997
percentage = 38.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. Hodgkinson
votes = 9,718
percentage = 38.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Pringle
votes = 7,799
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,279
percentage = 4.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,514
percentage = 80.6
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Pringle
votes = 9,164
percentage = 36.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rennie Smith
votes = 8,329
percentage = 33.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. Hodgkinson
votes = 7,369
percentage = 29.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 835
percentage = 3.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 24,862
percentage = 71.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Pringle
votes = 8,924
percentage = 35.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Gillis
votes = 8,382
percentage = 33.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C. Hodgkinson
votes = 7,600
percentage = 30.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 542
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 24,906
percentage = 73.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Gillis
votes = 8,560
percentage = 36.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = William Pringle
votes = 7,984
percentage = 33.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. P. Hinchcliffe
votes = 7,123
percentage = 30.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 576
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 23,667
percentage = 71.7
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1910s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Sydney Arnold
votes = 7,338
percentage = 39.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P. G. Smith
votes = 6,744
percentage = 36.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour
candidate = F. W. Southern
votes = 4,556
percentage = 24.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 594
percentage = 3.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 58.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

ources

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ncommons1.htm Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/psr.htm Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources] (Election results since 1951)


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