- Nelson and Colne (UK Parliament constituency)
Nelson and Colne Former Borough constituency for the House of Commons 1918–1983 Number of members one
Nelson and Colne was a constituency in Lancashire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.
It was largely succeeded by the Pendle constituency.
Members of Parliament
- Constituency created (1918)
Year Member Party 1918 Albert Smith Labour 1920 by-election Robinson Graham Labour 1922 Arthur Greenwood Labour 1931 Linton Theodore Thorp Conservative 1935 Sydney Silverman Labour 1968 by-election David Waddington Conservative Oct 1974 Doug Hoyle Labour 1979 John Lee Conservative
- Constituency abolished (1983)
General Election 1979: Nelson and Colne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative John Lee 17,522 45.0 Labour Doug Hoyle 17,086 43.9 Liberal D Hewitt 4,322 11.1 Majority 436 1.1 Turnout 81.6
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