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Cardiff East (UK Parliament constituency)

Cardiff East was a parliamentary constituency in Cardiff 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 1950 general election.

Cardiff East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byCardiff North and Cardiff South East
Created fromCardiff

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Park, Roath, and Splott.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Seager
General election 1918: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Henry Seager 7,963 40.8 n/a
Unionist Colum Crichton-Stuart 5,978 30.7 n/a
Labour Arthur Williams 5,554 28.5 n/a
Majority 1,985 10.2 n/a
Turnout 19,495 64.6 n/a
Liberal win

Seager received Coalition Government endorsement letter which was later withdrawn

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Lewis Lougher 8,804 36.8 +6.1
Liberal Henry Webb 7,622 31.8 −9.0
Labour Arthur Williams 7,506 31.4 +2.9
Majority 1,182 5.0 N/A
Turnout 23,932 81.0 +16.4
Registered electors 29,532
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +7.6
 
Webb
General election 1923: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Webb 8,536 35.8 +4.0
Labour Hugh Dalton 7,812 32.7 +1.3
Unionist Lewis Lougher 7,513 31.5 −5.3
Majority 724 3.1 N/A
Turnout 23,861 79.3 −1.7
Registered electors 30,100
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +1.4
 
Maclean
General election 1924: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Clement Kinloch-Cooke 10,036 40.3 +8.8
Labour Harold Lloyd 8,156 32.8 +0.1
Liberal Donald Maclean 6,684 26.9 −8.9
Majority 1,880 7.5 N/A
Turnout 24,876 82.3 +3.0
Registered electors 30,218
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +4.4
 
Emlyn-Jones
General election 1929: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Ewart Edmunds 12,813 39.0 +6.2
Liberal John Emlyn-Jones 10,500 31.9 +5.0
Unionist Clement Kinloch-Cooke 9,563 29.1 −11.2
Majority 2,313 7.1 N/A
Turnout 32,876 82.1 −0.2
Registered electors 40,061
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +0.6

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Owen Temple-Morris 12,465 38.6 +8.5
Labour James Ewart Edmunds 10,292 31.8 -7.2
Liberal John Emlyn-Jones 9,559 29.6 -2.3
Majority 2,173 6.7
Turnout 32,316 80.2 -7.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Owen Temple-Morris 16,048 53.4
Labour William Bennett 11,362 37.8
Liberal Aubrey Willis Pile 2,623 8.7
Majority 4,686 15.6
Turnout 73.1
Conservative hold Swing

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

 
Grigg
1942 Cardiff East by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National P. J. Grigg 10,030 75.2
Ind. Labour Party Fenner Brockway 3,311 24.8
Majority 6,719 50.4
Turnout 33.1 +0.0
National hold Swing
General election 1945: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hilary Marquand 16,299 50.7
National P. J. Grigg 11,306 35.2
Liberal John Emlyn-Jones 4,523 14.1
Majority 4,993 15.5
Turnout 74.9
Labour gain from National Swing

ReferencesEdit

Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.