Pendle Labour Party - General Election Results

Last updated: Friday 13 May, 2016


Parliamentary Elections dating back to the incorporation of the Borough
(Nelson was incorporated in 1890 and Colne in 1895)
 
Some major milestones concerning the right to vote have been included in the information below. We have no turnout figures for elections before 1974. If anyone can provide this information, we would be pleased to include it.
 
Pendle
The 2015 general election
Azhar Ali
Laura Fisk
Graham Roach
Andrew Stephenson
Mick Waddington

Labour Party
Green Party
Liberal Democrat
Conservative
Ukip

15,525
1,043
1,487
20,978
5,415
34.92%
2.34%
3.34%
47.20%
12.18%
Conservative majority: 5,453    
Turnout 69.14%
 
The 2010 general election
Andrew Stephenson
Gordon Prentice
Afzal Anwar
James Jackman
Graham Cannon
Richard Masih
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
British National Party
UK Independence Party
Christian Party
17,512
13,927
9,095
2,894
1,476
141
38.9%
30.9%
20.2%
6.4%
3.3%
0.3%
Conservative majority: 3,585    
Turnout 67.8%
 
The 2005 general election      
Gordon Prentice
Jane Ellison,
Shazad Anwar
Thomas Boocock
Graham Cannon

Labour
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
British National Party
UK Independence Party

15,250
13,070
9,528
2,547
737
37.1%
31.8%
23.2%
6.2%
1.8%
Labour majority: 2,180 Turnout: 63.4%
       
The 2001 general election      

Gordon Prentice
Rasjid Skinner
David Whipp
Christian Jackson
Graham Cannon

Labour
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
British National Party
UK Independence Party
17,729
13,454
5,479
1,976
1,094
44.6%
33.9%
13.8%
5.0%
2.8%
Labour majority: 4,275 Turnout: 63.2%
       
The 1997 general election      
Gordon Prentice
John Midgley
Tony Greaves
D Hockney
Labour
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
The Referendum Party
25,059
14,235
5,460
2,281
53.3%
30.3%
11.6%
4.8%
Labour majority: 10,824 Turnout: 74.6%
       
The 1992 General Election      
Gordon Prentice
John Lee
Alan Davies
V Thorne
Labour
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
Anti-Federalist League
23,497
21,384
7,976
263
44.2%
40.3%
15.0%
0.5%
Labour majority: 2,113 Turnout: 82.9%
       
The 1987 general election      
John Lee
Sylvia Renilson
A.G. Lishman
Conservative 
Labour
Liberal
21,009
18,370
12,662
40.4%
35.3%
24.3%
Conservative majority: 2,639   Turnout: 81.8%
       
The 1983 general election      
John Lee
George Rodgers
A.G. Lishman
Conservative 
Labour
Liberal
22,739
16,604
12,056
44.2%
32.3%
23.5%
Conservative majority: 6,135   Turnout: 79.7%
       
Parliamentary Borough of Nelson and Colne
The 1979 general election      
John Lee
Doug Hoyle
D Hewitt

Conservative
Labour
Liberal

17,522
17,086
4,322
45.0%
43.9%
11.1%
Conservative majority: 436   Turnout 81.6%
       
The October 1974 general election      
Doug Hoyle
David Waddington
Tony Greaves
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
17,506
16,836
4,850
44.67%
42.96%
12.38%
Labour Majority: 669   Turnout 81.05%
       
The February 1974 general election      
David Waddington
Doug Hoyle
Tony Greaves
Conservative
Labour
Liberal
15,692
15,515
9,166
38.87%
38.43%
22.70%
Conservative majority: 177   Turnout 84.21%
       
The 1970 general election      
David Waddington
Doug Hoyle
Conservative
Labour
19,881
18,741
51.48%
48.52%
Conservative majority: 1,410      
       
In 1969 the voting age for men and women was lowered to 18 years of age
       
The 1968 by-election following the death of Sidney Silverman
David Waddington
Betty Boothroyd
David Chadwick
Brian Tattersall
Conservative
Labour
Liberal
English Nationalist
16,466
12,944
3,016
1,255
48.89%
38.43%
8.95%
3.73%
Conservative majority: 3,522      
       
The 1966 general election      
Sydney Silverman
Peter Davies
Patrick Downey
Labour
Conservative
Independent
18,406
13,829
5,117
49.28%
37.02%
13.70%
Labour majority: 4,577      
       
The 1964 general election      
Sydney Silverman
David Waddington
Labour
Conservative
20,205
17.561
53.50%
46.50%
Labour majority: 2,644      
       
The 1959 general election      
Sydney Silverman
John Crabtree
Thomas Clifford Emmott
Labour
Conservative
Lancastrian
20,407
19,143
1,889
49.25%
46.20%
4.56%
Labour majority: 1,287      
       
The 1955 general election      
Sydney Silverman
Mary Elaine Kellet
Labour
Conservative
22,135
19.844
52.73%
47.27%
Labour majority: 2,291      
       
The 1951 general election      
Sydney Silverman
Allan Green
Labour
Conservative
25,611
21,211
54.70%
45.30%
Labour majority: 4,400      
       
The 1950 general election      
Sydney Silverman
Alan Green
Labour
Conservative
25,358
21,116
54.56%
45.44%
Labour majority: 4,242      
       
The 1945 general election      

Sydney Silverman
Harmar Nicholls

Labour
National Conservative
25,610
17,484
59.43%
40.47%
Labour majority: 8,126      
       
The 1935 general election      
Sydney Silverman
Linton Thorp
Labour
Independent
26,011
21,696
54.52%
45.48%
Labour majority: 4,315      
       
The 1931 general election      
Linton Thorp
Arthur Greenwood
National Conservative
Labour
28,747
21,063
57.71%
42.29%
National Conservative Majority: 7,684      
       
The 1929 general election      
Arthur Greenwood
Linton Thorp

Labour
Conservative

28,533
18,236

61.01%
38.99%
Labour Majority: 10,297      
       
In 1928 women were granted equal voting rights to men
       
The 1924 general election      
Arthur Greenwood
J H S Aitken
Labour
Liberal
19.922
18,479
51.88%
48.12%
Labour Majority: 1,443      
       
The 1923 general election      
Arthur Greenwood
J H S Aitken
Sir Amos Nelson
Labour
Liberal
Conservative
17,083
10,103
9,861
46.11%
27.27%
26.62%
Labour Majority: 6,980      
       
The 1922 general election      
Arthur Greenwood
J H S Aitken
F N Wainwright
Labour
Liberal
Conservative
17,714
11,542
7,286
48.48%
31.59%
19.94%
Labour Majority: 6,172      
       
The 1920 by-election      
Robinson Graham
F N Wainwright
W R Rea
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
14,134
8,577
5,805
49.57%
30.08%
20.36%
Labour Majority: 5,557      
       
The 1918 general election      
Albert Smith
Fred Greenwood

Labour
Liberal

14,075
8,623
62.01%
37.99%
Labour Majority: 5,452      
       
Full voting rights for women age 30 and older was granted in February 1918
       
Clitheroe Division of Lancaster
The December 1910 general election      
Albert Smith
J J Blayney
Labour
Conservative
12,107
5,783
67.67%
32.32%
Labour Majority: 6,324      
       
The January 1910 general election      
David J Shackleton
Tom Smith
Labour
Conservative
13,873
6,727
67.34%
32.66%
Labour Majority: 6,727      
       
Following the 1906 general election the LRC became the Labour Party
       
The 1906 general election      
David J Shackleton
B K Belton
Labour
Conservative
12,035
3,828
75.87%
24.13%
Labour Majority: 7,146      
       
The 1902 by-election      
David J Shackleton Labour    
Elected unopposed following the elevation of Sir Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth to the Peerage
       
The 1900 general election      
Sir Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth Liberal    
Elected unopposed      
       
1900 formation of Labour Representation Committee (LRC)
       
The 1895 general election      
Sir Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth
Liberal    
Elected unopposed      

 

In 1884, the Third Reform Act was passed. This increased the number of working class
men who could vote and a total of five million men could now vote but no women.

In 1872 the Secret Ballot Act was passed. before this Act
elections had been in public and voters had to vote in public.

In 1869 Britain grants unmarried women who are householders the right to vote in local elections.


1868 first meeting of the Trade Union Congress

1867 the Second Reform Act was passed - better off male workers from the industrial cities could vote.

In 1832, the first political change in centuries took place - The Great Reform Act.
In general terms it ended rotten boroughs and middle class men were given the right to vote.

There have been many accounts written about the rise of the Labour Movement and the introduction of Labour Members of Parliament. A web search on "the formation of the Labour Party" will bring up many results.

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