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Deptford (UK Parliament constituency)

Deptford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Deptford district of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Deptford
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1885–February 1974
Number of membersone
Replaced byLewisham Deptford
Created fromGreenwich
Deptford Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg
Deptford in London 1885-1918
Deptford in London 1918-49
Deptford in London 1950-74

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Lewisham Deptford.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Deptford.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Silkin 14,672 62.96
Conservative Michael Brotherton 7,355 31.56
National Front Martin Vaux 1,277 5.48
Majority 7,317 31.40
Turnout 23,304 54.67
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Silkin 17,983 66.80
Conservative John R Giles 7,033 26.12
British National Gerald Rowe 1,906 7.08
Majority 10,950 40.67
Turnout 60.27
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Silkin 17,676 62.44
Conservative Murray M Leask 8,248 29.13
Independent Colin M H Atkins 2,386 8.43
Majority 9,428 33.30
Turnout 60.08
Labour hold Swing
1963 Deptford by-election [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Silkin 12,209 58.25 -3.70
Liberal D J Penwarden 4,726 22.55 N/A
Conservative John D Brimacombe 4,023 19.20 -18.85
Majority 7,483 35.70 +11.80
Turnout 20,958
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Deptford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Plummer 21,226 61.95
Conservative John D Brimacombe 13,038 38.05
Majority 8,188 23.90
Turnout 69.34
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Plummer 23,925 65.73
Conservative Irene Dowling 12,472 34.27
Majority 11,453 31.47
Turnout 69.62
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Plummer 28,878 65.17
Conservative Irene Dowling 15,431 34.83
Majority 13,447 30.35
Turnout 80.27
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Deptford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Cooper 28,230 63.07
Conservative Geoffrey F. Sarjeant 13,330 29.78
Liberal Edward Isaac Miller 2,637 5.89
Communist Leslie Francis Stannard 562 1.26
Majority 14,900 33.29
Turnout 81.61
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Wilmot 22,313 73.47
Conservative Eric Cuddon 8,059 26.53
Majority 14,254 46.93
Turnout 30,372
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1930sEdit

General election 1935: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Walter Green 27,021 57.31
Conservative Malcolm Campbell 20,129 42.69
Majority 6,892 14.62
Turnout
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1931: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Denis Hanley 26,558 54.42
Labour C. W. Bowerman 22,244 45.58
Majority 4,314 8.84
Turnout 48,802
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Election in the 1920sEdit

General election 1929: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 26,848 55.2 +0.7
Unionist Ernest Gates 14,832 30.5 −15.0
Liberal H. Charles Bevan 6,935 14.3 N/A
Majority 12,016 24.7 +15.7
Turnout 48,615 68.2 −3.8
Registered electors 71,242
Labour hold Swing +7.9
General election 1924: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 21,903 54.5 −8.5
Unionist James Hargreaves 18,279 45.5 +8.5
Majority 3,624 9.0 −17.0
Turnout 40,182 72.0 +8.7
Registered electors 55,797
Labour hold Swing −8.5
General election 1923: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 21,576 63.0 +10.4
Unionist Marshall James Pike 12,666 37.0 −10.4
Majority 8,910 26.0 +20.8
Turnout 34,242 63.3 −2.9
Registered electors 54,135
Labour hold Swing +10.4
General election 1922: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 18,512 52.6 −1.8
Unionist Marshall James Pike 16,687 47.4 +9.9
Majority 1,825 5.2 −11.7
Turnout 35,199 66.2 +16.0
Registered electors 53,195
Labour hold Swing −5.9

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 14,073 54.4 +3.0
Conservative John Prestige 9,711 37.5 −11.1
NFDDSS Frederick Alfred Rumsey 2,106 8.1 N/A
Majority 4,362 16.9 +14.1
Turnout 25,890 50.2 −31.3
Registered electors 51,611
Labour hold Swing +7.1
General election December 1910: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 6,357 51.4 -0.6
Conservative Stuart Coats 5,999 48.6 +0.6
Majority 358 2.8 −1.2
Turnout 12,356 81.5 −5.8
Registered electors 15,159
Labour hold Swing −0.6
General election January 1910: Deptford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. W. Bowerman 6,880 52.0 -0.2
Conservative Stuart Coats 6,358 48.0 +6.3
Majority 522 4.0 −6.5
Turnout 13,238 87.3 +9.8
Registered electors 15,159
Labour hold Swing −3.3

Elections in the 1900sEdit

 
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General election 1906: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Repr. Cmte. C. W. Bowerman 6,236 52.2 N/A
Conservative Arthur Morton 4,977 41.7 −20.4
Liberal Herbert Vivian 726 6.1 −31.8
Majority 1,259 10.5 N/A
Turnout 11,939 77.5 +10.6
Registered electors 15,397
Labour Repr. Cmte. gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1900: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Morton 6,236 62.1 +6.0
Lib-Lab Ben Jones 3,806 37.9 −6.0
Majority 2,430 24.2 +12.0
Turnout 10,042 66.9 −6.1
Registered electors 15,000
Conservative hold Swing +6.0

Elections in the 1890sEdit

1897 Deptford by-election [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Henry Aylmer Morton 5,317 51.6 -4.5
Liberal John Benn 4,993 48.4 +4.5
Majority 324 3.2 −9.0
Turnout 10,310 74.3 +1.3
Registered electors 13,868
Conservative hold Swing −4.5
General election 1895: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Darling 5,654 56.1 +3.3
Liberal Thomas Macnamara 4,425 43.9 -3.3
Majority 1,229 12.2 +6.6
Turnout 10,079 73.0 −3.8
Registered electors 13,815
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
General election 1892: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Darling 5,298 52.8 −1.9
Liberal Edmond Fitzmaurice 4,733 47.2 +1.9
Majority 565 5.6 −3.8
Turnout 10,031 76.8 +4.9
Registered electors 13,066
Conservative hold Swing −1.9

Elections in the 1880sEdit

By-election, 29 Feb 1888: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Darling 4,345 51.6 -3.1
Liberal Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 4,070 48.4 +3.1
Majority 275 3.2 −6.2
Turnout 8,415 80.3 +8.4
Registered electors 10,473
Conservative hold Swing −3.1
  • Caused by Evelyn's resignation.
General election 1886: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William John Evelyn 3,682 54.7 +2.2
Liberal Lalmohun Ghose 3,055 45.3 -2.2
Majority 627 9.4 +4.4
Turnout 6,737 71.9 −8.0
Registered electors 9,371
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General election 1885: Deptford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William John Evelyn 3,927 52.5 N/A
Liberal Lalmohun Ghose 3,560 47.5 N/A
Majority 367 5.0 N/A
Turnout 7,487 79.9 N/A
Registered electors 9,371
Conservative win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)
  2. ^ https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/by_elections/63.html%23luton&date=2009-10-25+19:14:28
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.