Ince (UK Parliament constituency)


Ince (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Ince
Type = County
Year = 1885
Abolition = 1970

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Ince
Type = Borough
Year = 1970
Abolition = 1983

Ince was a parliamentary constituency in England which elected one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It comprised the town of Ince-in-Makerfield and other towns south of Wigan.

It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 as a division of the parliamentary county of Lancashire. The boundaries were altered in 1918 and 1950, and in 1970 it was redesignated as a borough constituency.Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Volume 2]

The constituency ceased to exist with the implementation of the 1983 boundary changes and was largely replaced by the Makerfield Parliamentary constituency.

Boundaries

1885 - 1918

The constituency, officially designated as South-West Lancashire, Ince Division consisted of parishes surrounding, but not including, the town of Wigan, namely:
*Abram
*Haigh
*Hindley
*Ince in Makerfield
*Orrell
*Pemberton

The electorate also included the freeholders of the municipal borough of Wigan who were entitled to vote in the county. ["Seventh Schedule: Counties at Large: Number of Members and Names and Contents of Divisions", Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, (1885 c.23)]

1918 - 1950

The Representation of the People Act 1918 reorganised constituencies throughout the United Kingdom. Boundaries were adjusted and seats were defined in terms of the districts created by the Local Government Act 1894. According to the schedules of the Act, the Lancashire, Ince Division comprised: [Ninth Schedule - Part II, Parliamentary Counties: England, excluding Monmouthshire, Representation of the People Act 1918 (1918 c.64)]

*Abram Urban District
*Ashton in Makerfield Urban District
*Billinge Urban District
*Ince in Makerfield Urban District
*Orrell Urban District
*Standish with Langtree Urban District
*The civil parish of Shevington from Wigan Rural District

1950 - 1983

The Representation of the People Act 1948 redistributed parliamentary seats, with the constituencies first being used in the general election of 1950. The term "county constituency" was introduced in place of "division". Ince County Constituency was redefined as consisting of seven urban districts: [First Schedule: Parliamentary Constituencies, Representation of The People Act 1948, (1948 c.65)]

*Abram
*Ashton in Makerfield
*Billinge & Winstanley
*Ince in Makerfield
*Orrell
*Skelmersdale
*Upholland

The changes reflected local government boundary changes that had taken place, and the renaming of Billinge UD as "Billinge and Winstanley" in 1924. Standish with Langtree and Shevington were transferred to the Westhoughton county constituency. Skelmersdale and Upholland had previously formed part of the Orskirk division.

The "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970" altered the seat's name to Ince Borough Constituency. The constituency was defined as consisting of six urban districts: Abram, Ashton in Makerfield, Billinge & Winstanley, Ince in Makerfield, Orrell, and Skelmersdale & Holland. Skelmersdale and Upholland urban districts had been amalgamated in 1968, and the 1970 boundaries were the same as those of 1950. [The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970 No. 1674)]

Abolition

The constituency was abolished by the "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983", which redrew constituencies based on the new counties and districts created in 1974. Most of the area (Abram, Ashton, Orrell and Winstanley) was included in the Makerfield County Constituency, in the parliamentary county of Greater Manchester. Billinge was included in Blackburn Borough Constituency and Skelmersdale & Holland in West Lancashire County Constituency, both in the parliamentary county of Lancashire. [Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 417)]

Members of Parliament

Election results

ee also

*Makerfield Parliamentry constituency.

ources


* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/icommons.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results, 1950 - 1979]


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