Howden (UK Parliament constituency)

Howden (UK Parliament constituency)

Howden was a constituency in Yorkshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1955 general election, made up largely of the constituency of Beverley (losing some territory in the south to Haltemprice, and taking some in the east from Bridlington).

The Howden constituency was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Members of Parliament

*1955 – 1983: Sir Paul Bryan

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 26,550
percentage = 56.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Elizabeth Shields
votes = 12,006
percentage = 25.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A. B. Davenport
votes = 8,827
percentage = 18.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 14,544
percentage = 30.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 19,583
percentage = 47.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = S. Haywood
votes = 14,803
percentage = 35.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F. H. V. Lewis
votes = 7,271
percentage = 17.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,780
percentage = 11.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 72.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 21,892
percentage = 48.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = S. Haywood
votes = 15,681
percentage = 35.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. Kirkwood
votes = 7,259
percentage = 16.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,211
percentage = 13.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 22,102
percentage = 57.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. W. R. Graham
votes = 9,567
percentage = 24.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = J. F. Crossley
votes = 6,951
percentage = 17.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = T. Makoni
votes = 154
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,535
percentage = 32.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 70.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1960s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 17,701
percentage = 50.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = G. McNamara
votes = 9,421
percentage = 26.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = J. J. MacCullum
votes = 7,885
percentage = 22.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,280
percentage = 23.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 71.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 19,367
percentage = 53.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. O. K. Crawford
votes = 9,067
percentage = 24.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Day
votes = 7,974
percentage = 21.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 10,300
percentage = 28.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.9
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1950s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 20,681
percentage = 57.7
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. Rhodes
votes = 7,809
percentage = 21.8
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. H. Hargreaves
votes = 7,384
percentage = 20.6
change = +4.7
Election box majority
votes = 12,872
percentage = 35.9
change = +2.5
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 75.8
change = +2.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Bryan
votes = 20,487
percentage = 58.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = R. W. Bowes
votes = 9,088
percentage = 25.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W. D. Ramsdale
votes = 5,575
percentage = 15.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,399
percentage = 32.4
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.7
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

References


*Rayment
* Michael Kinnear, "The British Voter: An Atlas and Survey Since 1885" (London: Batsford Academic and Educational Ltd., 1981, 2nd ed.)


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