Nottingham West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Nottingham West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19551983
Number of membersone
Replaced by Nottingham South and Nottingham North [1]
Created from Nottingham Central and Nottingham North West
18851950
Number of membersone

Nottingham West was a borough constituency in the city of Nottingham. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election. However, a new Nottingham West constituency was created for the 1955 general election, and was in turn abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries

1885–1918: The Borough of Nottingham wards of Broxtowe, Forest, St Albans, Sherwood, and Wollaton.

1918–1955: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Broxtowe, St Albans, and Wollaton.

The constituency was renamed Nottingham North West from 1950 to 1955, but its boundaries remained unchanged.

1955–1974: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Abbey, Broxtowe, Robin Hood, and Wollaton.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Nottingham wards of Abbey, Broxtowe, Clifton, Robin Hood, University, and Wollaton.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1885-1950

YearMemberParty
1885 Charles Seely Liberal
1886 Henry Broadhurst Liberal
1892 Charles Seely Liberal Unionist
1895 James Yoxall Liberal
1918 Arthur Hayday Labour
1931 Arthur Caporn Conservative
1935 Arthur Hayday Labour
1945 Tom O'Brien Labour
1950 constituency abolished

MPs 1955-1983

ElectionMemberParty
1955 constituency re-established
1955 Tom O'Brien Labour
1959 Peter Tapsell Conservative
1964 Michael English Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

John Burns 1895 John Burns.jpg
John Burns
General election 1885: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Charles Seely 6,669 60.3
Conservative Edward Cope3,79734.3
Social Democratic Federation John Burns 5985.4
Majority2,87226.0
Turnout 11,06474.1
Registered electors 14,929
Liberal win (new seat)
Henry Broadhurst Henry Broadhurst.jpg
Henry Broadhurst
General election 1886: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Lib-Lab Henry Broadhurst 5,458 54.2 6.1
Liberal Unionist Charles Seely 4,60945.8+11.5
Majority8498.417.6
Turnout 10,06767.46.7
Registered electors 14,929
Lib-Lab hold Swing 8.8

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist Charles Seely 5,610 51.4 +5.6
Lib-Lab Henry Broadhurst 5,30948.65.6
Majority3012.8N/A
Turnout 10,91981.4+14.0
Registered electors 13,411
Liberal Unionist gain from Lib-Lab Swing +5.6
James Yoxall James Yoxall.jpg
James Yoxall
General election 1895: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Yoxall 6,088 52.2 +3.6
Liberal Unionist Arthur Goldsmith Sparrow5,57547.8-3.6
Majority5134.4N/A
Turnout 11,66380.4-1.0
Registered electors 14,510
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +3.6

Elections in the 1900s

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Sir Lepel Griffin
General election 1900: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Yoxall 6,023 51.6 0.6
Liberal Unionist Lepel Griffin 5,63948.4+0.6
Majority3843.21.2
Turnout 11,66278.42.0
Registered electors 14,873
Liberal hold Swing 0.6
General election 1906: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Yoxall 8,107 60.6 +9.0
Liberal Unionist William Laurence Pemberton Rowley5,26239.49.0
Majority2,84521.2+18.0
Turnout 13,36981.0+2.6
Registered electors 16,506
Liberal hold Swing +9.0

Elections in the 1910s

Sir James Yoxall Sir James Henry Yoxall.jpg
Sir James Yoxall
General election January 1910: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Yoxall 8,955 57.4 3.2
Liberal Unionist Henry Lygon6,65242.6+3.2
Majority2,30314.8-6.4
Turnout 15,60789.3+8.3
Registered electors 17,476
Liberal hold Swing -3.2
General election December 1910: Nottingham West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal James Yoxall 8,141 57.8 +0.4
Conservative Bernard Swanwick Wright5,94942.2-0.4
Majority2,19215.6+0.8
Turnout 14,09080.68.7
Registered electors 17,476
Liberal hold Swing +0.4
General election 1918: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 7,286 56.8 New
Liberal Arthur Richardson 5,55243.214.6
Majority1,73413.6N/A
Turnout 12,83842.638.0
Registered electors 30,105
Labour gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 10,787 49.0 7.8
Unionist George Herbert Powell6,05027.5New
Liberal Alec Lionel Rea5,16323.419.6
Majority4,73721.5+7.9
Turnout 22,00072.5+29.9
Registered electors 30,332
Labour hold Swing +6.0
General election 1923: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 12,366 62.7 +13.7
Unionist James Langham Litchfield7,37037.3+9.8
Majority4,99625.4+3.9
Turnout 19,73663.59.0
Registered electors 31,093
Labour hold Swing +2.0
General election 1924: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 12,782 56.6 6.1
Constitutionalist Charles Loseby 9,79043.4+6.1
Majority2,99213.212.2
Turnout 22,57271.5+8.0
Registered electors 31,574
Labour hold Swing 6.1
General election 1929: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 18,593 55.1 1.5
Liberal Walter Edward Barron8,27624.5New
Unionist Charles Loseby 6,89320.423.0
Majority10,31730.6+17.4
Turnout 33,76279.8+8.3
Registered electors 42,314
Labour hold Swing +10.8

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Caporn 20,596 57.9 +37.5
Labour Arthur Hayday 14,96342.1-13.0
Majority5,63315.8-14.8
Turnout 35,55976.4-3.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Arthur Hayday 19,697 53.7 +11.6
Conservative Arthur Caporn 16,98746.3-11.6
Majority2,7107.4N/A
Turnout 36,68471.4-5.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Nottingham West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tom O'Brien 24,887 59.6 +5.9
Conservative Bernard Stephen Townroe9,71123.2-23.1
Liberal Samuel Arthur John Young7,18417.2New
Majority15,17636.4+29.0
Turnout 41,78276.3+4.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1955: Nottingham West [4] [5] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Tom O'Brien 25,53954.14
Conservative Francis Michael Richardson21,63145.86
Majority3,9088.28
Turnout 47,17076.12
Registered electors 61,969
Labour win (new seat)
General election 1959: Nottingham West [4] [7] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Tapsell 22,05250.19+4.33
Labour Tom O'Brien 21,88849.81-4.33
Majority1640.38N/A
Turnout 43,94070.84-5.28
Registered electors 62,030
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.33

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Nottingham West [4] [9] [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 23,03552.59+2.78
Conservative Peter Tapsell 20,76347.41-2.78
Majority2,2725.18N/A
Turnout 43,79881.80+10.96
Registered electors 53,542
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.78
General election 1966: Nottingham West [4] [11] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 23,85957.95+5.36
Conservative David J Penfold17,31142.05-5.36
Majority6,54815.90+10.72
Turnout 41,17078.33-3.47
Registered electors 52,561
Labour hold Swing +5.36

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Nottingham West [4] [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 21,25552.80-5.15
Conservative Martin W Suthers19,00347.20+5.15
Majority2,2525.60-10.30
Turnout 40,25870.92
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Nottingham West [1] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 27,59245.50-7.30
Conservative Peter Robert Cable Lloyd21,79535.94-11.26
Liberal Andrew Marshall Johnson11,26018.57New
Majority5,7979.56+3.96
Turnout 60,64778.84+7.92
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Nottingham West [1] [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 27,37349.70+4.20
Conservative Peter Robert Cable Lloyd18,10832.88-3.06
Liberal Andrew Marshall Johnson9,59817.43-1.14
Majority9,26516.82+7.26
Turnout 55,07970.93-7.91
Labour hold Swing +3.63
General election 1979: Nottingham West [1] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Michael English 26,30146.54-3.15
Conservative Margaret Ethel Stoneman23,80142.12+9.24
Liberal Michael John Willis5,4979.73-7.70
National Front Terence John Wilkinson7181.27New
Workers Revolutionary Arthur Ufton James1920.34New
Majority2,5004.42-12.40
Turnout 56,50973.24+2.31
Labour hold Swing -6.20

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