Sowerby

Number of seats: Not specified
County (pre 1974): Yorkshire (West Riding)
County (post 1974): West Yorkshire
Authority (1995): N/A
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): Not specified
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 434
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 510
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 542
Formed 1885
Disbanded 1983
Notes: Full name (in Craig 2,3,4) Yorkshire (West Riding), Sowerby

Elected Members

  1. Edward Crossley

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1892
    Date of exit: 4 July 1892
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. John Mellor

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 4 July 1892
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1904*
    Date of exit: 15 June 1904
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. John Higham

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1904*
    Date of election: 2 July 1904
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Robert Barker

    Party: Independent
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Independent
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. William Simpson-Hinchliffe

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1923
    Date of exit: 6 December 1923
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. Arnold Williams

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1924
    Date of exit: 29 October 1924
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Geoffrey Shaw

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1929
    Date of exit: 30 May 1929
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. William Tout

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: UTFWA
    Notes: None
  9. Malcolm McCorquodale

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. John Belcher

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1949*
    Date of exit: c. 1949*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: TSSA
    Notes: Exit February 1949.
  11. Douglas Houghton

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1949*
    Date of election: 16 March 1949
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1974¹
    Date of exit: 28 February 1974
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. Donald Thompson

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1979
    Date of election: 3 May 1979
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. Frederick Milner

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 1885-11-24 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Arthur Colegate

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 1929-05-30 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  3. Betty Harvie Anderson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election: 1955-05-26 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  4. Donald Thompson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974²
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  5. Paul Bryan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1949*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
  6. Paul Bryan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  7. Paul Bryan

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  8. William Simpson-Hinchliffe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1904*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
  9. William Simpson-Hinchliffe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  10. William Simpson-Hinchliffe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  11. William Tout

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
  12. Donald Thompson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974¹
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative