Bury (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bury
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater Manchester
(now Greater Manchester)
Major settlements Bury
18321950
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Bury & Radcliffe
Created from Lancashire

Bury was a borough constituency centred on the town of Bury in Lancashire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

The constituency was created for the 1832 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Bury & Radcliffe.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [1] Party [2] [3] [4]
1832 Richard Walker Whig-Radical [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
1852 Frederick Peel Peelite [10]
1857 Robert Needham Philips Radical [11] [12]
1859 Frederick Peel Liberal
1865 Robert Needham Philips Liberal
1885 Sir Henry James Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1895 James Kenyon Conservative
1902 by-election Sir George Toulmin Liberal
1918 Charles Ainsworth Conservative
1935 Alan Chorlton Conservative
1945 Walter Fletcher Conservative
1950 constituency abolished: see Bury & Radcliffe

Elections

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Elections in the 1830s

General election 1832: Bury [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Richard Walker 306 66.7
Radical Edmund Grundy [15] 15333.3
Majority15333.4
Turnout 45985.8
Registered electors 535
Whig win (new seat)
General election 1835: Bury [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Richard Walker Unopposed
Registered electors 526
Whig hold
General election 1837: Bury [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Richard Walker 251 57.8 N/A
Radical James Paul Cobbett [16] 9622.1N/A
Conservative Robert Spankie 8720.0New
Majority15535.7N/A
Turnout 43468.1N/A
Registered electors 637
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Richard Walker 325 53.0 4.8
Conservative Henry Hardman [17] 28847.0+27.0
Majority376.029.7
Turnout 61379.8+11.7
Registered electors 768
Whig hold Swing 15.9
General election 1847: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Richard Walker Unopposed
Registered electors 868
Whig hold

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite Frederick Peel 472 53.5 New
Whig Adam Haldane-Duncan [18] [19] [20] 41046.5N/A
Majority627.0N/A
Turnout 88292.0N/A
Registered electors 959
Peelite gain from Whig Swing N/A
General election 1857: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Radical Robert Needham Philips 565 51.6 N/A
Peelite Frederick Peel 53048.45.1
Majority353.2N/A
Turnout 1,09589.92.1
Registered electors 1,218
Radical gain from Peelite Swing N/A
General election 1859: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Frederick Peel 641 57.3 +8.9
Liberal Thomas Barnes 47842.7N/A
Majority16314.6+11.4
Turnout 1,11986.83.1
Registered electors 1,218
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Needham Philips 595 51.0 N/A
Liberal Frederick Peel 57249.08.3
Majority232.012.6
Turnout 1,16786.30.5
Registered electors 1,352
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1868: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Needham Philips 2,830 55.6 +4.6
Conservative George Cadogan 2,26444.4New
Majority56611.2+9.2
Turnout 5,09491.2+4.9
Registered electors 5,587
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Needham Philips 3,016 54.7 0.9
Conservative Oliver Ormerod Walker [21] 2,50045.3+0.9
Majority5169.41.7
Turnout 5,51688.52.7
Registered electors 6,236
Liberal hold Swing 0.9

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Bury [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Robert Needham Philips Unopposed
Registered electors 6,835
Liberal hold
Lawson Sir John Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Knavesmire Lodge.jpg
Lawson
General election 1885: Bury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Henry James 3,976 51.2 N/A
Conservative John Lawson 3,78748.8New
Majority1892.4N/A
Turnout 7,76394.5N/A
Registered electors 8,214
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1886: Bury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist Henry James Unopposed
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Bury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist Henry James 4,070 55.7 N/A
Liberal John Parks3,24144.3New
Majority82911.4N/A
Turnout 7,31193.4N/A
Registered electors 7,831
Liberal Unionist hold
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Cheetham
General election 1895: Bury [22] [24] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Kenyon 3,890 54.8 -0.9
Liberal John Frederick Cheetham 3,21545.2+0.9
Majority6759.6-1.8
Turnout 7,10589.04.4
Registered electors 7,986
Conservative hold Swing -0.9

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Bury [22] [24] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Kenyon 4,132 55.7 +0.9
Liberal George Toulmin 3,28344.30.9
Majority84911.4+1.8
Turnout 7,41586.42.6
Registered electors 8,581
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
Toulmin 1902 George Toulmin.jpg
Toulmin
1902 Bury by-election [25] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Toulmin 4,213 52.6 +8.3
Liberal Unionist Harry Levy-Lawson 3,79947.48.3
Majority4145.2N/A
Turnout 8,01291.2+4.8
Registered electors 8,786
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.3
General election 1906: Bury [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Toulmin 4,626 56.9 +12.6
Conservative Reginald Jaffray Lucas 3,49943.112.6
Majority1,12713.8N/A
Turnout 8,12589.6+3.2
Registered electors 9,068
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.6

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Bury [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Toulmin 4,866 53.3 -3.6
Conservative Edwin Leach Hartley4,25846.7+3.6
Majority6086.6-7.2
Turnout 9,12494.5+4.9
Liberal hold Swing -3.6
General election December 1910: Bury [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Toulmin 4,509 51.5 -1.8
Conservative Edwin Leach Hartley4,25448.5+1.8
Majority2553.0-3.6
Turnout 8,76390.7-3.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.8

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: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Charles Ainsworth 10,043 45.9 -2.6
C Liberal George Toulmin 6,86231.4-20.1
Labour Harry Wallace 4,97322.7New
Majority3,18114.5N/A
Turnout 21,87867.0-23.7
Registered electors 32,666
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +8.7
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Charles Ainsworth 10,830 41.2 4.7
Labour Harry Wallace 9,64336.7+14.0
Liberal William Alfred Lewins5,79522.19.3
Majority1,1874.510.0
Turnout 26,26881.3+14.3
Registered electors 32,304
Unionist hold Swing 9.4
General election 1923: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Charles Ainsworth 10,680 40.3 0.9
Labour Harry Wallace 9,56836.10.6
Liberal James Duckworth 6,25123.6+1.5
Majority1,1124.20.3
Turnout 26,49980.80.5
Registered electors 32,803
Unionist hold Swing 0.2
General election 1924: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Charles Ainsworth 13,382 46.9 +6.6
Labour Harry Wallace 10,28636.10.0
Liberal James Duckworth 4,84717.06.6
Majority3,09610.8+6.6
Turnout 28,51586.5+5.7
Registered electors 32,982
Unionist hold Swing +3.3
General election 1929: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Charles Ainsworth 14,845 42.1 4.8
Labour James Bell 13,17537.5+1.4
Liberal Clifford Stanley Ickringill7,16020.4+3.4
Majority1,6704.66.2
Turnout 35,18081.45.1
Registered electors 43,216
Unionist hold Swing 3.1

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Ainsworth 24,975 70.3 +28.2
Labour James Bell 10,53229.7-7.8
Majority14,44340.6+36.0
Turnout 35,50781.6+0.2
Conservative hold Swing +17.9
General election 1935: Bury [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan Chorlton 18,425 49.4 -20.9
Labour Edith Summerskill 12,84534.4+4.7
Liberal Donald Johnson 6,06516.2New
Majority5,58015.0-25.6
Turnout 37,33583.3+1.7
Conservative hold Swing -12.8

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1939–40 Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1945: Bury [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Walter Fletcher 14,012 39.9 -9.5
Labour Sydney Hand13,90239.6+5.2
Liberal Arthur Walter James 7,21120.5+4.3
Majority1100.3-14.7
Turnout 35,12578.2-5.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.3

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