Rowley Regis and Tipton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Rowley Regis and Tipton
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
1950February 1974
Number of members One
Replaced by West Bromwich West,
Warley West
Created from Kingswinford and Wednesbury

Rowley Regis and Tipton was a parliamentary constituency centred on the towns of Rowley Regis and Tipton in Staffordshire (now West Midlands). The Rowley Regis section of the constituency was in Worcestershire from 1966 until 1974, as was the Tividale area (originally in the borough of Dudley before those dates.

It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, with the Tipton area being incorporated into West Bromwich West and the Rowley Regis area being incorporated into Warley West. It was held by Labour for all 24 years of its existence.

Boundaries

1950-1974: The Municipal Boroughs of Rowley Regis, and Tipton.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1950 Arthur Henderson jnr Labour
1966 Peter Archer Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1950: Rowley Regis and Tipton [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 31,988 64.27
Conservative R.B.J. Barnes 13,092 26.30
Liberal Arthur Yates 4,692 9.43
Majority 18,896 37.97
Turnout 83.58
Labour win
General Election 1951: Rowley Regis and Tipton [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 32,579 66.70
Conservative David Napley 16,263 33.30
Majority 16,316 33.41
Turnout 80.78
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Rowley Regis and Tipton [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 28,166 65.25
Conservative Arthur A Hill 14,998 34.75
Majority 13,168 30.51
Turnout 72.05
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Rowley Regis and Tipton [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 27,151 61.25
Conservative Arthur Taylor 17,174 38.75
Majority 9,977 22.51
Turnout 74.00
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1964: Rowley Regis and Tipton [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Henderson 25,352 60.21
Conservative Gordon Roy A Anstee 16,751 39.79
Majority 8,601 20.43
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Rowley Regis and Tipton [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Archer 27,269 65.80
Conservative David S Adams 14,175 34.20
Majority 13,094 31.59
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1970: Rowley Regis and Tipton [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Archer 25,001 61.67
Conservative Peter M Smith 15,537 38.33
Majority 9,464 23.35
Turnout 63.33
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4. 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
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