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East Ham South (UK Parliament constituency)

East Ham South was a parliamentary constituency centred on the East Ham district of London, which was in Essex until 1965. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

East Ham South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
East Ham South within Essex from 1918 to 1950.
East Ham South within Essex from 1918 to 1950
County1918–1965: Essex
1965–1974: Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byNewham North East and Newham South
Created fromRomford

Contents

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918 for the 1918 general election. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The seat was established in 1918, as a division of the County Borough of East Ham in the south western part of the historic county of Essex. It comprised the Beckton and North Woolwich, Central East and Central West wards.

By the time of the next major redistribution of parliamentary seats, which took effect in 1950, East Ham had been re-warded. The constituency then comprised Castle, Central, Greatfield, South and Wall End wards.

In 1965 East Ham was joined with other districts to form the London Borough of Newham in Greater London. It is part of east London.

In the 1974 redistribution the constituency was abolished and its area included in the new Newham North East seat.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Clement Edwards
General Election 1918: East Ham South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C National Democratic Clement Edwards 7,972 42.8 n/a
Unionist Robert Frederick Frank Hamlett 5,661 30.3 n/a
Labour Arthur Henderson 5,024 26.9 n/a
Majority 2,311 12.5 n/a
Turnout 57.5 n/a
National Democratic win
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Smallwood
General Election 1922: East Ham South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 10,566 48.1 +21.2
Liberal Edward Smallwood 6,567 30.0 N/A
National Liberal Clement Edwards 4,793 21.9 −20.9
Majority 3,999 18.1 N/A
Turnout 21,926 66.3 +8.8
Registered electors 33,070
Labour Co-op gain from National Democratic Swing +21.1
General Election 1923: East Ham South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 11,402 49.2 +1.1
Liberal Edward Smallwood 8,772 37.8 +7.8
Unionist Herbert Joseph Ward 3,011 13.0 N/A
Majority 2,630 11.4 −6.7
Turnout 23,185 68.5 +2.2
Registered electors 33,837
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.4
General Election 1924: East Ham South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 13,644 51.9 +2.7
Liberal Edward Maynard Coningsby Denney 12,656 48.1 +10.3
Majority 988 3.8 −7.6
Turnout 26,300 75.9 +7.4
Registered electors 34,651
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.8
General Election 1929: East Ham South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 18,956 54.3 +2.4
Unionist Hubert Duggan 8,854 25.4 N/A
Liberal Edward Maynard Coningsby Denney 7,085 20.3 −27.8
Majority 10,102 28.9 +25.1
Turnout 34,895 73.8 −2.1
Registered electors 47,261
Labour Co-op hold Swing +15.1

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General Election 1931: East Ham South[6] Electorate 48,431
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Campbell-Johnston 18,300 53.8 +28.4
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 15737 46.2 -8.1
Majority 2,563 7.6
Turnout 70.3
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing +18.2
General Election 1935: East Ham South[7] Electorate 47,950
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 18,949 59.3 +13.1
Conservative Malcolm Campbell-Johnston 12,993 40.7 -13.1
Majority 5,956 18.6 26.2
Turnout 66.6
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +13.1

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General Election 1945: East Ham South[8] Electorate 37,037
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 19,168 74.0 +14.7
Conservative MG Munthe 6,734 26.0 -14.7
Majority 12,434 48.0 +29.4
Turnout 69.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing +14.7

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General Election 1950: East Ham South[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 23,002 62.1
Conservative CE Jordan 10,956 29.6
Liberal Cecil Arthur Borrott 2,424 6.5
Communist ECW Thomas 401 1.1
Socialist (GB) Harry Young 256 0.7
Majority 12,046 32.5
Turnout 84.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1951: East Ham South[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alfred Barnes 23,704 64.9
Conservative John Barter 12,813 35.1
Majority 10,891 29.8
Turnout 82.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1955: East Ham South[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Oram 19,808 64.1 -0.8
Conservative Anthony J Pickford 11,109 35.9 +0.8
Majority 8,699 28.1 -1.6
Turnout 30,917 73.1 -9.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing -0.8
General Election 1959: East Ham South[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Oram 18,230 61.5
Conservative Reginald J Watts 11,422 38.5
Majority 6,808 23.0 -5.2
Turnout 29,652 74.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General Election 1964: East Ham South[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Oram 17,069 66.0
Conservative Reginald J Watts 8,797 34.0
Majority 8,272 32.0
Turnout 25,866 67.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1966: East Ham South[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Oram 17,543 69.9 +3.9
Conservative Ivor Stanbrook 7,540 30.1 -3.9
Majority 10,003 39.8 +7.8
Turnout 25,083 65.7 -2.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +3.9

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General Election 1970: East Ham South[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Albert Oram 13,638 61.9 -8.0
Conservative Christopher Jackson 8,402 38.1 +8.0
Majority 5,236 23.8 -16.0
Turnout 22,040 55.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing -8.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, 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, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  14. ^ [3]
  15. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  16. ^ [4]
  17. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  18. ^ [5]
  19. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  20. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)