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Hammersmith South (UK Parliament constituency)

Hammersmith South was a borough constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith in west London. 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 system.

Hammersmith South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyCounty of London
19181955
Number of membersOne
Replaced byBarons Court
Created fromHammersmith
Hammersmith South in the Parliamentary County of London 1918-50
Hammersmith South in the Parliamentary County of London 1950-55
A map showing the wards of Hammersmith Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

The constituency was created when the Hammersmith constituency was divided for the 1918 general election. It was abolished for the 1955 general election.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith wards numbers one, two and three.

1950-1955: The Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith wards of Addison, Broadway, Brook Green, Grove, Olympia, Ravenscourt, and St Stephen's.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

1918 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist William Bull 8,592 65.6 N/A
Liberal Thomas Atholl Robertson 2,555 19.5 N/A
Labour John Thomas Westcott 1,958 14.9 N/A
Majority 6,037 46.1 N/A
Turnout 13,105 46.8 N/A
Registered electors 27,996
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
William Bull
1922 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Bull 10,877 63.0 −2.6
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,397 37.0 +22.1
Majority 4,480 26.0 −20.1
Turnout 17,274 56.4 +9.6
Registered electors 30,618
Unionist hold Swing −12.4
1923 United Kingdom general election: Hammersmith South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Bull 8,184 43.4 −19.6
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,974 36.9 −0.1
Liberal Ernest Devan Wetton 3,723 19.7 N/A
Majority 1,210 6.5 −19.5
Turnout 18,881 61.1 +4.7
Registered electors 30,879
Unionist hold Swing −9.8
 
Christopher Addison
1924 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Bull 12,679 55.4 +12.0
Labour Christopher Addison 8,804 38.5 +1.6
Liberal Ernest Devan Wetton 1,393 6.1 −13.6
Majority 3,875 16.9 +10.4
Turnout 22,876 72.3 +11.2
Registered electors 31,633
Unionist hold Swing +5.2
1929 United Kingdom general election: Hammersmith South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Daniel Chater 12,630 43.8 +5.3
Unionist John Ferguson 12,218 42.4 −13.0
Liberal J J Davies 3,976 13.8 +7.7
Majority 412 1.4 N/A
Turnout 28,824 67.3 −5.0
Registered electors 42,841
Labour Co-op gain from Unionist Swing +9.2

Elections in the 1930sEdit

1931 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Cooke 21,018 71.5 +27.7
Labour Co-op Daniel Chater 8,390 28.5 -13.9
Majority 12,628 42.9 41.6
Turnout 29,408 68.0
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing +20.8
1935 United Kingdom general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Cooke 15,377 62.3
Labour Co-op William Adams 9,309 37.7
Majority 6,068 24.6
Turnout 24,686 60.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1945 United Kingdom general election: Hammersmith South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Adams 12,502 58.0
Conservative Douglas Cooke 9,044 42.0
Majority 3,458 16.0
Turnout 65.9
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
1949 Hammersmith South by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Williams 15,223 52.8
Conservative Anthony Fell 13,610 47.2
Majority 1,613 5.6
Turnout 60.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Hammersmith South[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Williams 18,825 51.8
Conservative Anthony Fell 16,161 44.4
Liberal John Stanton Ritter 1,400 3.8 n/a
Majority 2,664 7.4
Turnout
Labour Co-op hold Swing
1951 United Kingdom general election: Hammersmith South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Williams 19,273 54.6 +2.8
Conservative Robert N E Hinton 16,038 45.4 +1.0
Majority 3,235 9.2 +1.8
Turnout 80.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950.
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)