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Bethnal Green North East (UK Parliament constituency)

Bethnal Green North East was a parliamentary constituency in London, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1950 general election

Bethnal Green North East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Bethnal Green North East in London 1885-1918
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Bethnal Green North East in London 1918-50
18851950
Number of membersone
Replaced byBethnal Green
Created fromHackney

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BoundariesEdit

The constituency consisted of the north and east wards of the civil parish of Bethnal Green, Middlesex (later the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in the County of London).

Members of ParliamentEdit

Year Member Whip
1885 George Howell Liberal
1895 Sir Mancherjee Bhownagree Conservative
1906 Sir Edwin Cornwall Liberal
1919 Coalition Liberal
1922 Garnham Edmonds Liberal
1923 Walter Windsor Labour
1929 Harry Nathan Liberal
February 1933 a Independent Liberal
June 1934 b Labour
1935 Daniel Chater Labour
1950 constituency abolished - see Bethnal Green

Notes:-

  • a No election. Nathan resigned the Liberal whip.
  • b No election. Nathan took the Labour whip.

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
George Howell
General election 1885: Bethnal Green North East [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab George Howell 3,095 62.7 N/A
Conservative John Dawson Mayne 1,844 37.3 N/A
Majority 1,251 25.4 N/A
Turnout 4,939 69.5 N/A
Registered electors 7,102
Lib-Lab win (new seat)
General election 1886: Bethnal Green North East [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab George Howell 2,278 54.4 -8.3
Liberal Unionist Edward John Stoneham 1,906 45.6 +8.3
Majority 372 8.8 -16.6
Turnout 4,184 58.9 -10.6
Registered electors 7,102
Lib-Lab hold Swing -8.3

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Bethnal Green North East [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab George Howell 2,918 54.4 +0.0
Conservative Harry Marks 2,321 43.2 -2.4
Social Democratic Federation Hugh Robert Taylor 106 2.0 N/A
Independent R. Ballard 23 0.4 N/A
Majority 597 11.2 +2.4
Turnout 5,368 72.2 +13.3
Registered electors 7,438
Lib-Lab hold Swing +1.2
General election 1895: Bethnal Green North East [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mancherjee Bhownagree 2,591 51.6 +8.4
Lib-Lab George Howell 2,431 48.4 −6.0
Majority 160 3.2 N/A
Turnout 5,022 67.6 -4.6
Registered electors 7,431
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +7.2

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Bethnal Green North East [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mancherjee Bhownagree 2,988 53.4 +1.8
Liberal Harry Levy-Lawson 2,609 46.6 -1.8
Majority 379 6.8 +3.6
Turnout 5,597 69.9 +2.3
Registered electors 8,012
Conservative hold Swing +1.8
 
Cornwall
General election 1906: Bethnal Green North East [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edwin Cornwall 4,127 66.0 +19.4
Conservative Mancherjee Bhownagree 2,130 34.0 -19.4
Majority 1,997 32.0 N/A
Turnout 6,257 80.9 +11.0
Registered electors 7,730
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +19.4

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Bethnal Green North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edwin Cornwall 3,842 61.2 -4.8
Conservative John Molson 2,435 38.8 +4.8
Majority 1,407 22.4 -9.6
Turnout 83.1 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing -4.8
General election December 1910: Bethnal Green North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edwin Cornwall 3,188 61.0 -0.2
Conservative John Molson 2,037 39.0 +0.2
Majority 1,151 22.0 -0.4
Turnout 69.2 -13.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.2

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;

General election 1918: Bethnal Green North East [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Edwin Cornwall 4,448 56.4 -4.6
National Wilfred Liddell Steel 2,312 29.3 n/a
Health William Shadforth 1,127 14.3 n/a
Majority 2,136 27.1 +5.1
Turnout 25,253 31.2
Liberal hold Swing n/a
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Bethnal Green North East [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Garnham Edmonds 5,774 36.1 -20.3
Communist Walter Windsor 5,659 35.3 n/a
Unionist Eric Alfred Hoffgaard 2,806 17.5 n/a
National Liberal George Garro-Jones 1,780 11.5 n/a
Majority 115 0.8 -26.3
Turnout 27,262 58.8 +27.6
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General election 1923: Bethnal Green North East [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Walter Windsor 7,415 45.7 +12.4
Liberal Garnham Edmonds 6,790 41.8 +5.7
Unionist Robert Tasker 2,035 12.5 -5.0
Majority 625 3.9 4.7
Turnout 27,468 59.1 +0.3
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +3.3
General election 1924: Bethnal Green North East [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Walter Windsor 9,560 50.2 +4.5
Liberal Garnham Edmonds 9,465 49.8 +8.0
Majority 95 0.4 -3.5
Turnout 27,827 68.4 +9.3
Labour hold Swing -1.8
General election 1929: Bethnal Green North East [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Nathan 11,690 47.4 -2.4
Labour Walter Windsor 11,101 44.9 -5.3
Unionist James Alan Bell 1,908 7.7 n/a
Majority 589 2.5 2.9
Turnout 34,453 71.7 +3.3
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +1.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Bethnal Green North East [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Nathan 13,135 55.9 +8.5
Labour William Barratt 10,368 44.1 -0.8
Majority 2,767 11.8 +9.3
Turnout 34,377 68.4 -3.3
Liberal hold Swing +4.7
General election 1935: Bethnal Green North East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Daniel Chater 11,581 63.5 +19.4
Liberal Joseph Burton Hobman 6,644 36.5 -19.4
Majority 4,937 27.0 38.6
Turnout 32,809 55.5 -12.9
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Swing +19.4

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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;

General election 1945: Bethnal Green North East [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Daniel Chater 7,696 59.9 -3.6
Liberal Paul Wright 3,979 30.9 -5.6
Conservative William Sackville 1,185 9.2 n/a
Majority 3,717 29.0 +2.0
Turnout 19,225 66.9 +11.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing +1.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  15. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig