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Nelson and Colne
Borough constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1918 (1918)
Abolished 1983 (1983)

Nelson and Colne was a constituency in Lancashire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

It was largely succeeded by the Pendle constituency.

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1918)
Year Member Party
1918 Albert Smith Labour
1920 by-election Robinson Graham Labour
1922 Arthur Greenwood Labour
1931 Linton Theodore Thorp Conservative
1935 Sydney Silverman Labour
1968 by-election David Waddington Conservative
Oct 1974 Doug Hoyle Labour
1979 John Lee Conservative
  • Constituency abolished (1983)


General Election 1979: Nelson and Colne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lee 17,522 45.0
Labour Doug Hoyle 17,086 43.9
Liberal D Hewitt 4,322 11.1
Majority 436 1.1
Turnout 81.6



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