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Walsall (UK Parliament constituency)

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Walsall (UK Parliament constituency)

Walsall was a borough constituency centred on the town of Walsall in the West Midlands of England. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

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History

In 1955 it was abolished and replaced by Walsall North and Walsall South constituencies.

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: Sir Richard Ashmole Cooper
  • Liberal: William Henry Brown
  • Cooper founded the National Party and had the support of the local Unionist Association. However, his candidature was not supported by Unionist party HQ or the Coalition Government.
  • Elections in the 1930s

  • Conservative candidate, William J Talbot, withdrew.
  • Elections in the 1940s

    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 and by the end of the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Liberal National: Sir George Ernest Schuster
  • Labour: A J Stanley
  • References

    Walsall (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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