Barnard Castle (UK Parliament constituency)

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Barnard Castle
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of membersone
Replaced by Bishop Auckland and North West Durham
Created from South Durham

Barnard Castle was a county constituency centred on the town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1950 general election.

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Boundaries

The constituency was located in the west of County Durham, in North East England.

1885–1918: To the north of the constituency (moving from west to east) were the Northumberland division of Hexham and then North West Durham. To the east (moving from north to south) were Mid Durham, Bishop Auckland and South East Durham. To the south was Richmond (Yorks). To the west of the constituency (moving from south to north) were the Westmorland divisions of Appleby and Kendal.

1918–1950: The constituency was expanded, absorbing the western part of the former North West Durham seat. The 1918 local government units in the constituency were the Barnard Castle Urban District, the Stanhope Urban District, the Barnard Castle Rural District, the Weardale Rural District and parts of Auckland Rural District and Lanchester Rural District.

In 1950 the Barnard Castle urban and rural districts were included in the Bishop Auckland constituency. Other parts of the former constituency formed part of a new North West Durham seat.

Members of Parliament

Sir Joseph Pease Sir Joseph Pease.jpg
Sir Joseph Pease
ElectionMemberParty
1885 Sir Joseph Pease Liberal
1903 Arthur Henderson Labour
1918 John Swan Labour
1922 John Rogerson Conservative
1923 Moss Turner-Samuels Labour
1924 Cuthbert Headlam Conservative
1929 William Lawther Labour
1931 Cuthbert Headlam Conservative
1935 Thomas Sexton Labour
1945 Sydney Lavers Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Pease 5,96270.82N/A
Conservative Patrick Bowes-Lyon 2,45729.18N/A
Majority3,50541.63N/A
Turnout 8,41984.27N/A
Registered electors 9,991
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Pease Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Pease 5,33764.60N/A
Conservative William M Rolley [2] 2,92435.40N/A
Majority2,41329.21N/A
Turnout 8,26175.37N/A
Registered electors 10,960
Liberal hold
General election 1895: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Pease 4,92456.138.47
Conservative WL Vane3,84843.87+8.47
Majority1,07612.2716.94
Turnout 8,77278.36+2.99
Registered electors 11,194
Liberal hold Swing 8.47

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Joseph Pease 5,03658.69+2.56
Conservative WL Vane3,54541.312.56
Majority1,49117.38+5.11
Turnout 8,58177.690.67
Registered electors 11,045
Liberal hold Swing +2.56
By-election, 1903: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Repr. Cmte. Arthur Henderson 3,37035.47N/A
Conservative WL Vane3,32334.976.34
Liberal Hubert Beaumont 2,80929.5629.13
Majority470.49N/A
Turnout 9,50284.64+6.95
Registered electors 11,226
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Liberal
General election 1906: Barnard Castle [1] [note 1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Arthur Henderson 5,54058.76N/A
Conservative EW Morrison-Bell3,88841.230.08
Majority1,65217.52N/A
Turnout 9,42881.16+3.47
Registered electors 11,617
Labour gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Arthur Henderson 6,09656.752.01
Liberal Unionist HG Stobart4,64643.25+2.02
Majority1,45013.504.02
Turnout 10,74287.96+6.80
Registered electors 12,212
Labour hold Swing 2.02
General election December 1910: Barnard Castle [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Arthur Henderson 5,86857.02+0.27
Liberal Unionist HG Stobart4,42342.980.27
Majority1,44514.04+0.54
Turnout 10,29184.273.69
Registered electors 12,212
Labour hold Swing 2.02
General election 1918: Barnard Castle [3] [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Swan 5,46842.8614.16
C Unionist John Rogerson 3,83730.0712.91
Liberal Albert Ernest Hillary 2,18017.09N/A
National Farmers' Union Octavius Monkhouse1,2749.99N/A
Majority1,63112.781.26
Turnout 12,75963.9620.29
Registered electors 19,949
Labour hold Swing 0.63
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist John Rogerson 8,27150.67+20.60
Labour John Swan 8,05249.33+6.47
Majority2191.34N/A
Turnout 16,32378.51+14.55
Registered electors 20,791
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +7.07
General election 1923: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Moss Turner-Samuels 9,17155.07+5.74
Unionist John Rogerson 7,48244.935.74
Majority1,68910.14N/A
Turnout 16,65378.79+0.28
Registered electors 21,135
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +5.74
General election 1924: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Unionist Cuthbert Headlam 9,46550.84+5.91
Labour Moss Turner-Samuels 9,15249.165.91
Majority3131.68N/A
Turnout 18,61784.89+6.10
Registered electors 21,931
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +5.91
General election 1929: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Will Lawther 9,28142.017.15
Unionist Cuthbert Headlam 8,40638.0612.78
Liberal E Spence4,40219.93N/A
Majority8753.96N/A
Turnout 22,08983.391.50
Registered electors 26,488
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +2.82

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 12,72155.29+17.23
Labour Will Lawther 10,28744.71+2.70
Majority2,43410.58N/A
Turnout 23,00885.20+1.81
Registered electors 27,006
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.27
General election 1935: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Thomas Sexton 11,45849.80+5.09
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 10,13844.0611.23
Liberal Alfred Graham1,3936.05N/A
Majority1,3205.74N/A
Turnout 23,00884.250.95
Registered electors 27,309
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.16

Election in the 1940s

General election 1945: Barnard Castle [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Sydney Lavers 12,02458.30+8.50
Conservative Giffard Le Quesne Martel 8,60041.702.36
Majority3,42416.60+10.86
Turnout 20,62475.318.94
Registered electors 27,387
Labour hold Swing +5.43

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 267. ISBN   9781349022984.
  2. "Barnard Castle Division". The Northern Echo . 7 July 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 . Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p.  338. ISBN   0-900178-01-9.
  4. Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922

Notes

  1. Results compared to the 1900 general election, not the 1903 by-election

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