Dearne Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

Dearne Valley was a Parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. The constituency was created in 1950 and abolished in 1983.

Dearne Valley
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Replaced byBarnsley East, Don Valley and Wentworth[1]
Created fromDon Valley, Rother Valley and Wentworth

Boundaries

The Urban Districts of Conisbrough, Darfield, Mexborough, Swinton, Wath upon Dearne, and Wombwell.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 Wilfred Paling Labour
1959 Edwin Wainwright Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Dearne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 31,783 68.8
Conservative J. R. Pattman 9,048 19.6
Liberal P. Hargreaves 5,352 11.6
Majority 22,735 49.2
Turnout 72.0
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Dearne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 33,315 74.1
Conservative Charles Wood 6,046 13.5
Liberal P. Hargreaves 5,588 12.4
Majority 27,269 60.7
Turnout 71.0
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Dearne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 34,727 68.8
Liberal P. Hargreaves 7,873 15.6
Conservative Charles Wood 6,950 13.8
Independent A. E. Wilson 906 1.8
Majority 26,854 53.2
Turnout 80.5
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Dearne Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 33,966 75.1
Conservative Arthur B Cowl 6,848 15.1
Liberal Peter Hargreaves 4,426 9.8
Majority 27,118 59.9
Turnout 71.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Dearne Valley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 36,735 81.6
Conservative John W Roberts 6,121 13.6
Independent Peter Hargreaves 2,170 4.8
Majority 30,614 68.0
Turnout 76.7
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Dearne Valley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 38,101 80.7
Conservative Bernard Bligh 9,069 19.2
Majority 29,032 61.6
Turnout 79.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Dearne Valley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Wainwright 39,088 77.7
Conservative David SW Blacker 11,205 22.3
Majority 27,883 55.4
Turnout 84.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Dearne Valley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilfred Paling 36,718 77.9
Conservative Rowland Winn 10,402 22.1
Majority 26,316 55.9
Turnout 80.6
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Dearne Valley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilfred Paling 39,782 79.6 0.0
Conservative Jack Sizer 10,197 20.4 0.0
Majority 29,585 59.2 0.0
Turnout 49,979 85.9 -2.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Dearne Valley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilfred Paling 40,420 79.6 N/A
Conservative and National Liberal Aymée Lavender Gandar Dower 10,365 20.4 N/A
Majority 30,055 59.2 N/A
Turnout 50,785 88.0 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

References

  1. ^ "'Dearne Valley', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
  8. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.

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