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Crewe (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Cheshire
Number of members  One
Crewe (UK Parliament constituency)
Replaced by  Crewe & Nantwich and Congleton

Crewe was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1983. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

The constituency was abolished for the 1983 general election in favour of Crewe and Nantwich, with some of the constituency moved into Congleton.

Boundaries

1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Crewe, and parts of the Sessional Divisions of Nantwich and Northwich.

1918-1950: The Municipal Borough of Crewe, the Urban Districts of Alsager and Nantwich, and parts of the Rural Districts of Congleton and Nantwich.

1950-1955: The Municipal Borough of Crewe, the Urban District of Nantwich, and the Rural District of Nantwich.

1955-1983: The Municipal Borough of Crewe, the Urban Districts of Alsager and Sandbach, and in the Rural District of Nantwich the civil parishes of Barthomley, Crewe, Haslington, and Weston.

As its name suggested, the constituency was centred on the town of Crewe in Cheshire. The town of Nantwich was also included in the constituency until 1955, when it gained its own eponymous seat.

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Unionist: Ernest Young Craig
  • Liberal: Joseph Davies
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.
  • Elections in the 1920s

  • Liberal candidate, Alexander Lyle-Samuel withdrew.
  • Elections in the 1930s

    General Election 1939/40

    Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Conservative: Sir Donald Bradley Somervell
  • Labour: John William Bowen
  • References

    Crewe (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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