Open main menu

Hornsey (UK Parliament constituency)

Hornsey /ˈhɔːrnˌz/ was a constituency that returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, 18851983. It was then largely replaced by Hornsey & Wood Green. Its voters using the first-past-the-post system elected the Conservative Party candidate at each election. Its closest result was a 1.29% majority at the 1966 election which saw the start of the Second Wilson Ministry. From 1945 onwards the runners-up in the seat were the Labour Party candidates.

Hornsey
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
UK House of Commons seat Hornsey, created 1885 before its 1918 reduction to its southwestern core (removal of Finchley).
Hornsey 1885-1918
Hornsey in Middlesex, 1918-50
Hornsey 1918-1950
County1885–1965: Middlesex
1965–1983: Greater London
19181983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHornsey & Wood Green (newly created seat)
Tottenham (minor additions to)[1]
18851918
Number of membersOne
Type of constituencyCounty constituency
Replaced byBorough version above and Finchley (newly created seat in 1918 using mainly western part of)
Created fromMiddlesex

Contents

HistoryEdit

From 1885 to 1918, the constituency was a county division of Middlesex, and in 1918 it became a parliamentary borough. From 1950 it was a borough constituency.

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: The parishes of Hornsey (including South Hornsey) and Finchley, and the area (very small exclaves) included in the Parliamentary Boroughs of the City of London, Finsbury, and Islington.

1918-1974: The Municipal Borough of Hornsey.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Central Hornsey, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Muswell Hill, South Hornsey, Stroud Green, and Turnpike.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
McGarel-Hogg
General election 1885: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James McGarel-Hogg 4,619 58.3 N/A
Liberal William Edwardes 3,299 41.7 N/A
Majority 1,320 16.6 N/A
Turnout 7,918 74.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,648
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James McGarel-Hogg Unopposed
Conservative hold

McGarel-Hogg was elevated to the peerage, becoming Lord Magheramorne, causing a by-election.

 
Stephens
By-election, 19 Jul 1887: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Stephens 4,476 64.3 N/A
Liberal Horatio Bottomley 2,488 35.7 N/A
Majority 1,988 28.6 N/A
Turnout 6,964 64.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,814
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General election 1892: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Stephens 6,192 68.0 N/A
Liberal Thomas Rees Sydenham-Jones[7][8] 2,913 32.0 N/A
Majority 3,279 36.0 N/A
Turnout 9,105 67.7 N/A
Registered electors 13,451
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Stephens Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Balfour Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1906: Hornsey [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Balfour 8,859 54.9 N/A
Liberal C W Tomkinson 7,289 45.1 N/A
Majority 1,570 9.8 N/A
Turnout 16,148 82.2 N/A
Registered electors 19,651
Conservative hold Swing N/A
1907 Hornsey by-election [5][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lawrence Dundas Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Hornsey [5][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lawrence Dundas 12,014 58.2 n/a
Liberal Robert Dummett 8,633 41.8 n/a
Majority 3,381 16.4 n/a
Turnout 87.7 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General election December 1910: Hornsey [5][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lawrence Dundas 11,066 59.2 +1.0
Liberal Robert Dummett 7,613 40.8 -1.0
Majority 3,453 18.4 +2.0
Turnout 79.4 -8.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.0

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;

1916 Hornsey by-election [5][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Kennedy Jones Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election 1918: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Kennedy Jones Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

1921 Hornsey by-election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Ward 15,959 53.4 N/A
Liberal Leslie Burgin 13,943 46.6 N/A
Majority 2,016 6.8 N/A
Turnout 29,902 65.7 N/A
Registered electors 45,510
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1922: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Ward 18,462 53.2 N/A
Liberal Leslie Burgin 16,239 46.8 N/A
Majority 2,223 6.4 N/A
Turnout 34,701 77.2 N/A
Registered electors 44,964
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Ward 16,812 47.4 −5.8
Liberal Leslie Burgin 15,197 42.8 −4.0
Labour Christopher Francis Healy 3,487 9.8 N/A
Majority 1,615 4.6 −1.8
Turnout 35,496 76.6 −0.6
Registered electors 46,312
Unionist hold Swing −0.9
General election 1924: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Euan Wallace 21,017 54.6 +7.2
Liberal Leslie Burgin 13,217 34.3 −8.5
Labour Christopher Francis Healy 4,277 11.1 +1.3
Majority 7,800 20.3 +15.7
Turnout 38,511 81.6 +5.0
Registered electors 47,174
Unionist hold Swing +7.9
General election 1929: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Euan Wallace 25,540 51.0 −3.6
Liberal William Thomson 16,029 32.0 −2.3
Labour Francis Henry Wiltshire 8,529 17.0 +5.9
Majority 9,511 19.0 −1.3
Turnout 50,098 75.2 −6.4
Registered electors 66,620
Unionist hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Euan Wallace 41,194 84.5
Labour Hugh Franklin 7,585 15.5
Majority 33,609 69.0
Turnout 48,779 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1935: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Euan Wallace 30,494 64.9
Labour Mari Power 10,320 21.9
Liberal Herbert Baxter 6,206 13.2 n/a
Majority 20,174 43.0
Turnout 47,020 67.0
Conservative hold Swing

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;

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1941 Hornsey by-election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 11,077 72.8
National Independent Noel Pemberton Billing 4,146 27.2
Majority 6,931 45.6 +2.6
Turnout 21.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1945: Hornsey [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 24,684 52.8
Labour Bill Fiske 12,015 25.7
Communist George John Jones 10,058 21.5
Majority 12,669 27.1
Turnout 73.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Hornsey[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 33,927 53.8 +1.0
Labour Reginald Pestell 22,832 36.2 +10.5
Liberal Adrienne Leevers 5,122 8.1 n/a
Communist George John Jones 1,191 1.9 -19.6
Majority 11,095 17.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Hornsey[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 36,417 58.7
Labour Reginald Pestell 25,643 41.3
Majority 10,774 17.4 -
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Hornsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gammans 33,294 60.2
Labour Frederick Evelyn Mostyn 20,568 37.2
Communist George John Jones 1,442 2.6
Majority 12,726 23.0 -
Conservative hold Swing
1957 Hornsey by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Muriel Gammans 24,169 53.5 -6.7
Labour Frederick Evelyn Mostyn 21,038 46.5 +9.3
Majority 3,131 7.0 -16.0
Conservative hold Swing -8.0
General election 1959: Hornsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Muriel Gammans 30,048 55.06
Labour Frederick Evelyn Mostyn 17,710 32.45
Liberal Samuel Solomon 5,706 10.46
Communist George John Jones 1,107 2.03
Majority 12,338 22.61 -
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Hornsey[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Muriel Gammans 22,590 46.68 -8.38
Labour C Stephen Yeo 18,528 38.29 +5.84
Liberal Samuel Solomon 6,015 12.43 +1.97
Communist Max Morris 1,258 2.60 +0.57
Majority 4,062 8.39 -14.22
Turnout 48,391 70.45 -6.25
Conservative hold Swing -7.11
General election 1966: Hornsey[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 21,116 44.15 -2.53
Labour C Stephen Yeo 20,501 42.86 +4.57
Liberal Percy W Meyer 5,026 10.51 -1.92
Communist Max Morris 1,184 2.48 -0.12
Majority 615 1.29 -7.10
Turnout 47,827 72.75 +2.30
Conservative hold Swing -3.55

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Hornsey[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 21,434 49.14 +4.99
Labour Philip Wells-Pestell 17,645 40.46 -2.40
Liberal Laurence S Brass 3,755 8.61 -1.9
Communist Margaret Morris 624 1.43 -1.05
Socialist (GB) Edmund Grant 156 0.36
Majority 3,789 8.69 +7.40
Turnout 67.37
Conservative hold Swing
General election, February 1974: Hornsey[1][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 18,792 42.66 -6.48
Labour Irving Howard Kuczynski 16,584 37.65 -2.81
Liberal Patrick William O'Brien 8,676 19.69 +11.09
Majority 2,208 5.01 -3.68
Turnout 44,052 75.96 +8.59
Conservative hold Swing
General election, October 1974: Hornsey[1][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 17,226 43.14 +0.49
Labour Irving Howard Kuczynski 16,444 41.19 +3.54
Liberal Philip Laurence Smulian 5,283 13.23 -6.46
National Front Jennifer Stubbs 973 2.44
Majority 782 1.96 -3.05
Turnout 39,926 68.52 -7.44
Conservative hold Swing -1.53
General election 1979: Hornsey[1][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hugh Rossi 20,225 49.37 +6.23
Labour Edward Robert Knight 16,188 39.52 -1.67
Liberal Patrick William O'Brien 4,058 9.91 -3.33
National Front Bruce William Pell 337 0.82 -1.61
Ind. Conservative Derek Walter Berry 156 0.38
Majority 4,037 9.85 +7.89
Turnout 40,964 70.13 +1.61
Conservative hold Swing +3.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "'Hornsey', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 348. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 148. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ a b c d e f g The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  7. ^ "Barber's Liability for Cutting Patron's Ear". Law Notes. Brooklyn: Edward Thompson Company. 13: 77. July 1909. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ "A Liberal candidate for the Hornsey Division". Barnet Press. 18 Jun 1892. p. 6. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  9. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1908
  10. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1918
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  13. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  14. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1950
  15. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1951
  16. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  21. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  22. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results October 1974". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  23. ^ Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1979". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 22 March 2016.