Burnley (UK Parliament constituency)


Burnley (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Burnley
Map1 = Burnley
Map2 = Lancashire
Entity = Lancashire
Type = Borough
County = Lancashire
Year = 1868
MP = Kitty Ussher
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Burnley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History

The seat was created in 1868. Since the Second World War, it has been a generally safe Labour seat. The Conservative Party came within 787 votes of taking the seat in 1983, their strongest recent showing. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/106.stm www.bbc.co.uk] . Accessed 31 October 2007.]

Boundary review

The current review of parliamentary representation in Lancashire by the Boundary Commission for England proposes no change to the existing boundaries of the Burnley seat. The seat remains coterminous with the boundaries of the borough of Burnley. [ [http://www.gnn.gov.uk/content/detail.asp?NavigatedFromSearch=True&NewsAreaID=112&ReleaseID=128870 Boundary Commission for England Fifth Periodical Report] . Accessed 31 October 2007.]

Members of Parliament

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

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title=Next United Kingdom general election: Burnley [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/burnley ukpollingreport] ]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats
candidate = Gordon Birtwistle
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percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kitty Ussher
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percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kitty Ussher
votes = 14,999
percentage = 38.5
change = -10.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Birtwistle
votes = 9,221
percentage = 23.7
change = +7.5
Election box candidate
party = Burnley First Independent
candidate = Harry Brooks
votes = 5,786
percentage = 14.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Yousuf Miah
votes = 4,206
percentage = 10.8
change = -10.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Len Starr
votes = 4,003
percentage = 10.3
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Jeff Slater
votes = 392
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Robert McDowell
votes = 376
percentage = 1.0
change = -1.3
Election box majority
votes = 5,778
percentage = 14.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,983
percentage = 59.2
change = +3.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -9.1

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Pike
votes = 18,195
percentage = 49.3
change = -8.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Frost
votes = 7,697
percentage = 20.9
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Wright
votes = 5,975
percentage = 16.2
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Steve Smith
votes = 4,151
percentage = 11.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Buttrey
votes = 866
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,498
percentage = 28.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,884
percentage = 55.7
change = -11.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.6

Elections in the 1990s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Pike
votes = 26,210
percentage = 57.9
change = +4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Bill Wiggin
votes = 9,148
percentage = 20.2
change = -10.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Birtwhistle
votes = 7,877
percentage = 17.4
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Richard Oakley
votes = 2,010
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 17,062
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 66.9
change = -7.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Pike
votes = 27,184
percentage = 53.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brenda Binge
votes = 15,693
percentage = 30.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Birtwhistle
votes = 8,414
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,491
percentage =
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votes =
percentage = 74.4
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1910s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot
votes = 5,776
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal-Labour (UK)
candidate = Frederick Maddison
votes = 5,681
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Federation
candidate = Henry Hyndman
votes = 4,948
percentage =
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winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal-Labour (UK)
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Elections in the 1900s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal-Labour (UK)
candidate = Frederick Maddison
votes = 5,288
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot
votes = 4,964
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Federation
candidate = Henry Hyndman
votes = 4,932
percentage =
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votes = 324
percentage =
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votes =
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Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal-Labour (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Mitchell
votes = 6,678
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Stanhope
votes = 6,173
percentage =
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winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
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Elections in the 1890s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Stanhope
votes = 5,454
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W. A. Lindsay
votes = 5,133
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Federation
candidate = Henry Hyndman
votes = 1,498
percentage =
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Election box majority
votes = 321
percentage =
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votes =
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Stanhope
votes = 6,199
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W. A. Lindsay
votes = 5,506
percentage =
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Jabez Spencer Balfour
votes = 6,450
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Edwin Lawrence
votes = 5,035
percentage =
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Election box majority
votes = 1,415
percentage =
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Unionist Party
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Elections in the 1880s

At the Burnley by-election, 1889, Jabez Spencer Balfour was elected unopposed.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = John Slagg
votes = 5,021
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J. O. S. Thursby
votes = 4,481
percentage = 540
change =
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Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Unionist Party
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Peter Rylands
votes = 4,209
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = J. Greenwood
votes = 5,035
percentage =
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votes =
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votes =
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winner = Liberal Unionist Party
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Rylands
votes = 4,866
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = H. H. Wainwright
votes = 5,035
percentage =
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winner = Liberal Party (UK)
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References

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Lancashire


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