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Ilford (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

 
Ilford in Essex 1918-45

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Ilford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Peter Griggs 15,870 66.8 n/a
Labour Herbert Dunnico 4,621 19.5 n/a
Liberal Thomas Hamilton Garside 3,261 13.7 n/a
Majority 11,249 47.3 n/a
Turnout 58.3 n/a
Unionist win
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

1920 Ilford by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Unionist Fredric Wise 15,612 54.4 -12.4
Labour Joseph King 6,577 22.9 +3.4
Liberal John Thompson 6,515 22.7 +8.9
Turnout 28,704 66.2 +7.9
Coalition Unionist hold Swing +4.0
  • endorsed by Coalition Government
General election 1922: Ilford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Fredric Wise 14,071 44.4 -10.0
Liberal John Thompson 7,625 24.0 +1.3
Labour Augustus West 5,414 17.1 -5.8
Independent Unionist Frederick C. Bramston 4,610 14.5 n/a
Majority 6,446 20.4 -11.1
Turnout 70.5 +4.3
Unionist hold Swing -5.6
General election 1923: Ilford [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Fredric Wise 14,136 44.4 0.0
Liberal John Morris 11,965 37.5 +13.5
Labour Dan Chater 5,775 18.1 +1.0
Majority 2,171 6.9 -13.5
Turnout 64.8 -5.7
Unionist hold Swing -6.8
General election 1924: Ilford [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Fredric Wise 22,825 58.4 +14.0
Labour Dan Chater 8,460 21.7 +3.6
Liberal John Morris 7,780 19.9 -17.6
Majority 14,365 36.7 +29.8
Turnout 74.8 +10.0
Unionist hold Swing +5.2
 
Comyns Carr
1928 Ilford by-election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Hamilton 18,269 44.8 -13.6
Liberal Arthur Comyns Carr 13,621 33.4 +13.5
Labour Charles Robin de Gruchy 8,922 21.9 +0.2
Majority 4,648 11.4 -25.3
Turnout 67.5 -7.3
Unionist hold Swing -13.6
General election 1929: Ilford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Hamilton 24,414 42.4 -2.4
Liberal Arthur Comyns Carr 21,267 36.9 +3.8
Labour Charles Robin de Gruchy 11,952 20.7 -1.2
Majority 3,147 5.5 -5.9
Turnout 73.6 +6.1
Unionist hold Swing -3.1

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Ilford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Hamilton 43,737 67.2 +34.8
Labour Percy Astins 12,173 18.7 -2.0
Liberal Russell Thomas 9,179 14.1 -22.8
Majority 31,564 48.5 +43.0
Turnout 71.9 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing +18.4
General election 1935: Ilford[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Hamilton 43,208 63.1 -4.1
Labour Percy Astins 25,241 36.9 +18.2
Majority 17,967 26.2 -22.3
Turnout 64.0 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing -11.1
1937 Ilford by-election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Hutchinson 25,533 61.2 -1.9
Labour James Ranger 16,214 38.8 +1.9
Majority 9,319 22.4 -3.8
Turnout 37.3 -26.7
Conservative hold Swing -1.9

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;

In popular cultureEdit

In Series 3, Episode 6 of the popular BBC mockumentary programme The Thick Of It, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Nicola Murray, Glenn Cullen, tells his co-worker Oliver Reader that he is awaiting the verdict on whether he makes the longlist for potential Labour Party candidates for the fictional Ilford East parliamentary constituency.

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 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939