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Rutland and Stamford
County constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1918 (1918)
Abolished 1983 (1983)

Rutland and Stamford was a county constituency comprising the area centred on the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire, and the county of Rutland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election. It was succeeded by the Rutland and Melton and Stamford and Spalding constituencies.



Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Claud Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby Conservative
1922 Charles Harvey Dixon Conservative
1923 by-election Neville Woodford Smith-Carington Conservative
1933 by-election Lord Willoughby de Eresby Conservative
1950 Sir Roger Conant Conservative
1959 Kenneth Lewis Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

In 1983 Rutland became part of the Rutland and Melton constituency along with Melton borough and part of Harborough district in Leicestershire.

Election results

General Election 1966: Rutland and Stamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 17,991 53.4 -
Labour A V Butler 15,704 46.6 -
Majority 2,287 6.8 -
Turnout 33,695 - -
Conservative hold Swing -
General Election 1970: Rutland and Stamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 22,803 60.1 -
Labour Henry Toch 15,136 39.9 -
Majority 7,667 20.2 -
Turnout 37,939 75.0 -
Conservative hold Swing -

Electorate in 1970 = 50,636

General Election 1974: Rutland and Stamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Lewis 19,101 46.2 -
Labour Malcolm Withers 12,111 29.3 -
Liberal David Howie 10,113 24.5 -
Majority 6,990 16.9 -
Turnout 41,325 72.0 -
Conservative hold Swing -




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