Morecambe and Lonsdale
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Morecambe and Lonsdale in Lancashire, showing boundaries used from 1974-1983
19501983
Number of membersone
Replaced byMorecambe & Lunesdale, Westmorland & Lonsdale and Barrow & Furness[1]
Created fromLancaster and Lonsdale

Morecambe and Lonsdale was a constituency of the British House of Commons which existed until 1983.

Following the reorganisation of local government in England in the 1970s, a successor constituency called Morecambe and Lunesdale was formed. This followed the formation of Cumbria as a county council.

Before 1950, Morecambe was in the Lancaster constituency.

Boundaries

In the 1950s, the seat of Morecambe and Lonsdale incorporated Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, and the communities with Ulverston Rural District, which included Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Pennington, Satterthwaite, Hawkshead and Coniston[2]

Members of Parliament

Election Member[3] Party
1950 constituency created as "Morecambe and Lonsdale"
1950 Ian Fraser Conservative
1958 by-election Basil de Ferranti Conservative
1964 Alfred Hall-Davis Conservative
1979 Mark Lennox-Boyd Conservative
1983 constituency renamed as "Morecambe and Lunesdale" after boundary changes

Results

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Morecambe and Lonsdale [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Fraser 28,041 60.3
Labour Albert Gaskell 12,768 27.4
Liberal Gerard de Pfyffer Leeming 5,723 12.3
Majority 15,273 32.9
Turnout 46,532 84.5
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1951: Morecambe and Lonsdale [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Fraser 31,211 69.5 +9.2
Labour Ernest Gardner 13,732 30.5 +3.1
Majority 17,479 39.0 +6.1
Turnout 44,943 80.4 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Fraser 29,706 71.2 +1.7
Labour Wilfred Fielding 12,005 28.8 -1.7
Majority 17,701 42.4 +3.5
Turnout 41,711 74.5 -5.9
Conservative hold Swing
1958 Morecambe and Lunesdale by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil de Ferranti 23,923 65.3 -5.9
Labour Frank R McManus 12,692 34.7 +5.9
Majority 11,231 30.6 -11.8
Turnout 36,615
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Basil de Ferranti 30,228 70.0 +4.7
Labour Frank R McManus 14,523 32.0 -2.7
Majority 15,975 36.0 +5.4
Turnout 44,751 77.2
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Hall-Davis 24,756 53.86
Labour Frank R McManus 12,392 26.96
Independent Liberal James Rafton Smallwood 8,818 19.18 New
Majority 12,364 26.90
Turnout 45,966 77.09
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Hall-Davis 24,138 51.91
Labour Ivan Limmer 13,838 29.76
Liberal David M Clark 8,526 18.33 New
Majority 10,300 22.15
Turnout 37,976 76.53
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Hall-Davis 27,442 56.99
Labour Eric Garbutt 13,916 28.90
Liberal Anthony W Drury 6,792 14.11
Majority 13,526 28.09
Turnout 48,150 72.55
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Hall-Davis 27,704 51.85
Liberal Bernard North Wates 12,948 24.23
Labour Terry Cannon 12,782 23.92
Majority 14,756 27.62
Turnout 53,434 78.56
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Hall-Davis 24,877 49.84
Labour Eric Garbutt 12,633 25.31
Liberal AT Stuttard 12,404 24.85
Majority 12,244 24.53
Turnout 49,914 72.90
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Morecambe and Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Lennox-Boyd 29,068 55.40
Labour G Collier 13,253 25.26
Liberal HR Tinker 10,150 19.34
Majority 15,815 30.14
Turnout 52,471 76.46
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "'Morecambe and Lonsdale', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Morecambe and Lonsdale map
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)
  4. ^ "Politicsresources.net - Official Web Site ✔".
  5. ^ "Politicsresources.net - Official Web Site ✔".