Brigg (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brigg
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Lincolnshire (the area is now in North Lincolnshire)
18851974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Brigg & Scunthorpe
Created from North Lincolnshire

Brigg was a county constituency centred on the town of Brigg in North Lincolnshire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

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The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election when it was replaced by the new constituency of Brigg and Scunthorpe.

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Borough of Great Grimsby, the Sessional Divisions of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, and Winterton, and part of the Sessional Division of Grimsby.

1918–1950: The Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Broughton, Brumby and Frodingham, Roxby-cum-Risby, Scunthorpe, and Winterton, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.

1950–1974: The Borough of Scunthorpe, the Urban Districts of Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg, and the Rural District of Glanford Brigg.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
1885 Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson, Bt. Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1886 Samuel Danks Waddy Liberal
1894 by-election John Maunsell Richardson Conservative
1895 Harold Reckitt Liberal
1907 by-election Sir Berkeley Sheffield Conservative
1910 (January) Alfred Gelder Liberal
1918 Charles Wesley Weldon McLean Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Berkeley Sheffield Conservative
1929 David Quibell Labour
1931 Michael John Hunter Conservative
1935 David Quibell Labour
1945 Tom Williamson Labour
1948 by-election Lance Mallalieu Labour
February 1974 constituency abolished: see Brigg and Scunthorpe

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Henry Meysey-Thompson 5,643 65.2
Conservative Henry Atkinson 3,00634.8
Majority2,63730.4
Turnout 8,64983.8
Registered electors 10,323
Liberal win (new seat)
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Waddy
General election 1886: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 3,887 51.1 14.1
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 3,72248.9+14.1
Majority1652.228.2
Turnout 7,60973.7-10.1
Registered electors 10,323
Liberal hold Swing 14.1

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Samuel Danks Waddy 4,448 52.5 +1.4
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,02147.51.4
Majority4275.0+2.8
Turnout 8,46981.9+8.2
Registered electors 10,341
Liberal hold Swing +1.4
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Reckitt
1894 Brigg by-election [1] [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,377 50.4 +2.9
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,30049.62.9
Majority770.8N/A
Turnout 8,67782.8+0.9
Registered electors 10,478
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.9
General election 1895: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,886 54.3 +1.8
Conservative John Maunsell Richardson 4,11045.71.8
Majority7768.6+3.6
Turnout 8,99677.24.7
Registered electors 11,656
Liberal hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Harold Reckitt 4,899 54.6 +0.3
Conservative George Herbert Peake4,07745.40.3
Majority8229.2+0.6
Turnout 8,97683.8+6.6
Registered electors 10,713
Liberal hold Swing +0.3
General election 1906: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Harold Reckitt 5,753 58.8 +4.2
Conservative Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth4,02741.24.2
Majority1,72617.6+8.4
Turnout 9,78083.30.5
Registered electors 11,737
Liberal hold Swing +4.2
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Guest
1907 Brigg by-election [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Berkeley Sheffield 5,389 50.5 +9.3
Liberal Frederick Guest 5,27349.59.3
Majority1161.0N/A
Turnout 10,66289.5+6.2
Registered electors 11,908
Conservative hold Swing +9.3

Elections in the 1910s

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Sheffield
General election January 1910: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alfred Gelder 6,548 50.9 7.9
Conservative Berkeley Sheffield 6,31149.1+7.9
Majority2371.815.8
Turnout 12,85991.5+8.2
Registered electors 14,048
Liberal hold Swing 7.9
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Gelder
General election December 1910: Brigg [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Alfred Gelder 6,506 53.6 +2.7
Conservative Thomas Jewell Bennett 5,63746.42.7
Majority8697.2+5.4
Turnout 12,14386.45.1
Registered electors 14,048
Liberal hold Swing +2.7

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1918: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Charles Wesley Weldon McLean 8,31047.2+0.8
Labour David Quibell 4,78927.3New
Liberal Alfred Gelder 4,47525.528.1
Majority3,52119.9N/A
Turnout 17,57460.525.9
Registered electors 29,054
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 15,463 62.7 +15.5
Labour David Quibell 9,18537.3+10.0
Majority6,27825.4+5.5
Turnout 24,64880.3+19.8
Registered electors 30,685
Unionist hold Swing +2.8
General election 1923: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 12,412 53.6 9.1
Labour David Quibell 10,75346.4+9.1
Majority1,6597.218.2
Turnout 23,16572.87.5
Registered electors 31,818
Unionist hold Swing 9.1
General election 1924: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 15,125 56.4 +2.8
Labour David Quibell 11,66943.62.8
Majority3,45612.8+5.6
Turnout 26,79480.9+8.1
Registered electors 33,124
Unionist hold Swing +2.8
General election 1929: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Quibell 16,117 45.2 +1.6
Unionist Berkeley Sheffield 12,50635.021.4
Liberal Alexander Cairns7,06019.8New
Majority3,61110.2N/A
Turnout 35,68382.5+1.6
Registered electors 43,226
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +11.5

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael John Hunter 21,809 58.3 +23.3
Labour David Quibell 15,61441.73.5
Majority6,19516.6N/A
Turnout 37,42382.10.4
Registered electors 45,565
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.4
General election 1935: Brigg [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Quibell 18,495 50.3 +8.6
Conservative Michael John Hunter18,29249.78.6
Majority2030.6N/A
Turnout 36,78774.27.9
Registered electors 49,597
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.6

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Brigg
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tom Williamson 26,77158.92+8.6
Conservative Anthony Neville Dixon18,66741.08-8.6
Majority8,10417.84+17.2
Turnout 45,43874.61+0.4
Labour hold Swing +8.6
1948 Brigg by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Lancelot Mallalieu 27,33354.58-4.34
Conservative Anthony Fell 22,74645.42+4.34
Majority4,5879.16-8.68
Turnout 50,07977.1+0.5
Labour hold Swing 4.3

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950:Brigg [4] [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 28,93452.71-6.21
Conservative Meaburn Francis Staniland18,52133.74-7.34
Liberal Denis Martin Cowley 7,43813.55New
Majority10,41318.97+1.13
Turnout 54,89385.7+8.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Brigg [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 31,15157.46+4.76
Conservative Charles P Lawson23,06242.54+8.84
Majority8,08914.92-4.08
Turnout 54,21382.42-3.28
Registered electors 65,775
Labour hold Swing -2.04
General election 1955: Brigg [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 27,84754.95-2.51
Conservative David S B Hopkins22,82645.05+2.51
Majority5,0219.90-5.02
Turnout 50,67374.73-7.69
Registered electors 67,808
Labour hold Swing -2.51
General election 1959: Brigg [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 28,99751.88-3.07
Conservative Roland Croft Baker26,89348.12+3.07
Majority2,1043.76-6.14
Turnout 55,89078.57+3.84
Registered electors 71,138
Labour hold Swing -3.07

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Brigg [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 29,48049.76-2.12
Conservative Roland Croft Baker22,67438.27-9.95
Liberal Keith W Baynes7,08811.96New
Majority6,80611.49+7.73
Turnout 59,24277.52-1.05
Registered electors 76,420
Labour hold Swing +3.92
General election 1966: Brigg [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 33,69960.08+10.32
Conservative Ann Spokes 22,39139.92+1.65
Majority11,30820.16+8.67
Turnout 56,09072.39-5.13
Registered electors 77,484
Labour hold Swing +4.34

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Brigg [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Lance Mallalieu 31,43453.38-6.70
Conservative Ann Spokes 27,44946.62+6.70
Majority3,9856.76-13.40
Turnout 58,88367.55-4.84
Registered electors 87,166
Labour hold Swing -6.70

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