Election Results since 1900

Blackburn Election Results Since 1900

May 2010- Blackburn 
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
Straw J Labour 21,751 47.8% +5.7
Law-Riding MJ Conservative 11,895 26.1% +3.5
English PA Lib Dem 6,918 15.2% -5.4
Evans RJ BNP 2,158 4.7%  
Irfanullah B Bushra Irfan of Blackburn 1,424 3.1%  
Anwar B UKIP 942 2.1% -0.2
Astley GC Independent 238 0.5%  
Sharp J Independent 173 0.4%  

Electorate: 72,331; Turnout: 62.90%; Majority: 9,856 (21.7%)

May 2005-Blackburn
 Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
JW Straw Labour 17,562 42.0% -12.1
IA Ameen Conservative 9,553 22.8% -8.4
AP Melia Lib Dem 8,608 20.6% +12.5
N Holt BNP 2,263 5.4%  
CJ Murray Independent 2,082 5.0% +4.1
D Baxter UKIP 954 2.3% -0.6
GA Carter Green 783 1.9%  

Electorate: 73,494; Turnout: 56.9%; Majority: 8,009 (19.2%)

June 2001- Blackburn

Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
JW Straw Labour 21,808 53.87% -1.17
J Cotton Conservative 12,559 31.02% +6.41
I Patel Lib Dem 3,264 8.06% -2.45
D Baxter UKIP 1,185 2.93%  
P Morris Independent 577 1.43%  
T Cullen Socialist Labour 559 1.38%  
J Nichol Socialist Alliance 532 1.31%  

Electorate 72,621; Turnout 55.75%; Majority 9,249 (22.85%)

May 1997- Blackburn

Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
JW Straw Labour 26,141 55.0% +6.6
S Sidhu Conservative 11,690 24.6% -12.9
S Fenn Lib Dem 4,990 10.5% -1
D Bradshaw Referendum 1,892 4.0%  
T Wingfield National Democrat 671 1.4%  
H Drummond Socialist Labour 637 1.3%  
R Field Green 608 1.3%  
M Carmichael-Grimshaw Independent 506 1.1%  
W Batchelor Ind. Democrat 362 0.8%  

Electorate: 73,058; Turnout: 65.0%; Lab majority 14,451 (30.4%)

April 1992- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
JW Straw Labour 26,633 48.4% -1.5
RM Coates Conservative 20,606 37.5% -2.6
D Mann Lib Dem 6,332 11.5% +1.5
R Field Green 878 1.6% +1.6
M Carmichael-Grimshaw Lodestar Party 334 0.6%  
W Ayliffe Natural Law 195 0.4% +0.4

Electorate: 73,337; Turnout: 75.0%; Majority: 6,027 (11.0%)

June 1987- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share: % Change
JW Straw Labour 27,965 49.9% +5.2
AC Cheetham Conservative 22,468 40.1% +0.7
MA Ali Alliance (SDP) 5,602 10.0% -4.4

Electorate: 74,801; Turnout: 74.9%; Majority: 5,497 (9.8%)

June 1983- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
JW Straw Labour 25,400 44.7%
G Mather Conservative 22,345 39.4%
E Fairbrother Alliance (SDP) 8,174 14.4%
DA Riley National Front 864 1.5%

Electorate: 76,073; Turnout: 74.6%; Majority: 3,055 (5.4%)

May 1979- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
JW Straw Labour 19,683 50.7%
ID McGaw Conservative 14,193 36.6%
FJ Beetham Liberal 4,371 11.2%
E Adamson National Front 565 1.5%

Electorate: 52,479; Turnout: 74.0%; Majority: 5,490 (14.1%)

October 1974- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 20,344 51.5%
ID McGaw Conservative 12,692 32.1%
FJ Beetham Liberal 4,741 12.0%
JK Read National Front 1,758 4.4%

Electorate: 54,200; Turnout: 72.9%; Majority: 7,652 (19.4%)

February 1974- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 20,340 48.4%
ID McGaw Conservative 14,040 33.4%
F Beetham Liberal 5,891 14.0%
J Kingsley Read National Front 1,778 4.2%

Electorate: 53,789; Turnout: 78.2%; Majority: 6,300 (15.0%)

June 1970- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
B Castle Labour 22,473 53.2%
RT Gardner Conservative 19,737 46.8%

Electorate: 55,811; Turnout: 75.6%; Majority: 2,736 (6.4%)

March 1966-Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 25,381 58.3%
T Marsden Conservative 18,133 41.7%

Electorate: 54,911; Turnout: 79.2%; Majority: 7,248 (16.6%)

October 1964 – Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 26,543 57.5%
JMA Yerburgh Conservative 19,650 42.5%

Electorate: 57,034; Turnout: 81.0%; Majority: 6,893 (15.0%)

October 1959- Blackburn
Labour hold

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 27,356 52.8%
JMA Yerburgh Conservative 24,490 47.2%

Electorate: 60,362; Turnout: 85.9%; Majority: 2,866 (5.6%)

May 1955- Blackburn
Labour win

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
BA Castle Labour 26,241 50.5%
T Marsden Conservative 25,752 49.5%

Electorate: 62,548; Turnout: 83.1%; Majority: 489 (1.0%)

October 1951 – Blackburn East
Labour win

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
B Castle Labour 19,661 53.6%
JA Leavey Conservative 17,029 46.4%

Electorate: 41,310; Turnout: 88.8%; Majority: 2,632 (7.2%)

October 1951- Blackburn West
Conservative win

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
R Assheton Conservative 19,695 53.7%
RW Casasola Labour 16,994 46.5%

Electorate: 41,285; Turnout: 88.9%; Majority: 2,701, (7.4%)

February 1950 – Blackburn East
Labour win

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
B Castle Labour 19,480 52.8%
JA Leavey Conservative 14,662 39.8%
H Hague Liberal 2,743 7.44%

Electorate: 41,377; Turnout: 89.1%; Majority: 4,818 (13.0%)

February 1950- Blackburn West
Conservative win

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
R Assheton Conservative 19,329 52.6%
LJ Edwards Labour 17,450 47.4%

Electorate: 41,068; Turnout: 89.6%; Majority: 1,879 (5.2%)

July 1945- Blackburn
Labour gains

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
LJ Edwards Labour 35,182 26.0%
BA Castle Labour 35,145 26.0%
D Glover Conservative 26,325 19.5%
RG Parker Conservative 25,807 19.10%
R Shackleton Liberal 6,587 4.9%
MA MacInerney Liberal 6,096 4.5%

Electorate: 82,569; Turnout: 82.6%; Majority: 8,820 (6.5%)

November 1935- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
GS Elliston Conservative 37,932 26.2%
Sir WD Smiles Conservative 37,769 26.1%
J Bell Labour 34,571 23.9%
GH Walker Labour 34,423 23.8%

Electorate: 85,818; Turnout: 84.9%; Majority: 3,198 (2.2%)

October 1931- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Sir WD Smiles Conservative 50,105 33.3%
GS Elliston Conservative 49,953 33.1%
Mrs MA Hamilton Labour 25,643 17.0%
TH Gill Labour 25,030 16.6%

Electorate: 86,824; Turnout: 87.4%; Majority: 24,310 (16.1%)

 

May 1929- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Mrs MA Hamilton Labour 37,256 26.1%
TH Gill Labour 35,723 25.0%
Sir SHH Henn Conservative 35,249 24.7%
Viscount Erleigh Liberal 34,504 24.2%

Electorate: 86,354; Turnout: 87.8%; Majority: 474 (0.3%)

 

October 1924- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
J Duckworth Liberal 31,612 28.3%
Sir SHH Henn Conservative 31,347 28.1%
Mrs MA Hamilton Labour 24,330 21.8%
TH Gill Labour 24,317 21.8%

Electorate: 65,522; Turnout: 88.2%; Majority: 7,282, 7,017 (6.5%, 6.3%)

December 1923- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
J Duckworth Liberal 31,117 29.1%
Sir SHH Henn Conservative 28,805 26.6%
JP Davies Labour 25,428 23.8%
E Porter Labour 21,903 20.5%

Electorate: 65,389; Turnout: 85.0%; Majority: 5,689, 3,077 (5.3%, 2.8%)

November 1922- Blackburn

[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Sir SHH Henn Conservative 28,280 25.5%
Rt Hon Sir H Norman, Bt. National Liberal 27,071 24.4%
JP Davies Labour 24,049 21.7%
E Porter Labour 23,402 21.1%
TC Meech Liberal 8,141 7.3%

Electorate: 64,849; Turnout: 88.4%; Majority: 4,231, 3,022 (3.8%, 2.7%)

December 1918- Blackburn
[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Rt Hon Sir H Norman, Bt. Coalition Liberal 32,076 41.4%
PT Dean Coalition Conservative 30,158 38.9%
P Snowden Labour 15,274 19.7%

Electorate: 61,972; Turnout: 74.8%; Majority: 16,802, 14,884 (21.7%, 19.2%)

December 1910- Blackburn
[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
P Snowden Labour 10,762 26.4%
Rt Hon Sir H Norman, Bt. Liberal 10,754 26.3%
WB Boyd-Carpenter Conservative 9,814 24.0%
HL Riley Conservative 9,500 23.3%

Electorate: 22,572; Turnout: 92.4%; Majority: 948, 940 (2.4%, 2.3%)

January 1910- Blackburn
[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Sir T Barclay Liberal 12,064 28.4%
P Snowden Labour 11,916 28.1%
Lord R Cecil Conservative 9,307 22.0%
GFS Bowles Conservative 9,112 21.5%

Electorate: 22,572; Turnout: 96.0%; Majority: 2,757, 2,609 (6.4%, 6.1%)

February 1906- Blackburn
[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Sir WH Hornby, Bt, Conservative 10,291 26.8%
P Snowden Labour 10,282 26.7%
G Drage Conservative 8,932 23.3%
E Hamer Liberal 8,892 23.2%

Electorate: 21,127; Turnout: 95.4%; Majority: 1,399, 1,350 (3.6%, 3.4%)

December 1900- Blackburn
[Two members]

Candidate: Party: Votes: % Share:
Sir WH Hornby, Bt, Conservative 11,247 40.5%
Sir W Coddington, Bt. Conservative 9,415 33.9%
P Snowden Labour 7,096 25.6%

Electorate: 19,496; Turnout: 85.8%; Majority: 2,319 (8.3%)

 

Sources:

 

–        Craig, F.W.S.- British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918 Second Edition (Parliamentary Research Services, 1989).  

 

–        Craig, F.W.S.- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-49 Third Edition (Parliamentary Research Services, 1983).  

 

–        Craig, F.W.S.- British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973 Second Edition (Parliamentary Research Services, 1983).  

–        Craig, F.W.S.- British Parliamentary Election Results 1974-83 (Parliamentary Research Services, 1984).  

–        Rallings, C. & Thrasher, M. – British Parliamentary Election Results 1983-97 (Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1999).  

–         Austin, T.- The Times- Guide to the House of Commons: May 1997 (Times Books, London, 1997).

–         Austin, T. & Hames, T. – The Times- Guide to the House of Commons: June 2001 (Times Books, London, 2001).

–         Hames, T. & Passmore, V. – The Times- Guide to the House of Commons: May 2005 (Times Books, London, 2005).

–         Hurst, G. – The Times- Guide to the House of Commons: 2010 (Times Books, London, 2010).

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