West Bromwich (UK Parliament constituency)


West Bromwich (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = West Bromwich
Type = Borough
Year = 1885
Abolition = 1974
members = One

West Bromwich was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1974. It was based around West Bromwich, in the West Midlands. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

History

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was divided into West Bromwich East and West Bromwich West.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 1940s

;1941
*West Bromwich by-election, 1941: John Dugdale returned unopposed

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: West Bromwich
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Dugdale
votes = 27,979
percentage = 69.9
change = +18.6 1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gerald Nabarro
votes = 12,028
percentage = 30.1
change = −18.6 1
Election box majority
votes = 15,951
percentage = 39.8
change = +37.2 1
Election box turnout
votes = 40,007
percentage = 72.5
change = −2.3 1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +18.6 1

1Changes are calculated against the results of the 1935 general election, rather than the uncontested 1941 by-election

Elections in the 1950s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1959: West Bromwich
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Dugdale
votes = 26,702
percentage = 57.4
change = −4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. H. Windrum
votes = 19,809
percentage = 42.6
change = +4.4
Election box majority
votes = 6,893
percentage = 14.8
change = −8.8
Election box turnout
votes = 46,511
percentage = 72.6
change = +2.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −4.2

Elections in the 1960s

Election box begin
title=West Bromwich by-election, 1963
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Maurice Foley
votes = 20,510
percentage = 58.7
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. Hawkins
votes = 8,246
percentage = 26.5
change = −16.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = N. R. W. Mawle
votes = 6,161
percentage = 17.6
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 12,264
percentage = 35.1
change = +20.3
Election box turnout
votes = 34,917
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1970s

Election box begin
title=West Bromwich by-election, 1973
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Betty Boothroyd
votes = 15,907
percentage = 53.21
change = -2.02
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Bell
votes = 7,582
percentage = 25.36
change = -19.41
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Martin Webster
votes = 4,789
percentage = 16.02
change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Independent
candidate = Joshua Churchman
votes = 1,616
percentage = 5.41
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 8,325
percentage = 27.85
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,894
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

*Rayment


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