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Islington West (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

 
Islington West in London 1885-1918
 
Islington West in London 1918-50

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of Islington wards of Lower Holloway and Thornhill.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: Islington West [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Chamberlain 3,470 60.6 N/A
Conservative George Danford Thomas[3] 2,256 39.4 N/A
Majority 1,214 21.2 N/A
Turnout 5,726 78.7 N/A
Registered electors 7,276
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: Islington West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Richard Chamberlain 2,793 65.0 +25.6
Liberal William Archibald Macdonald[4] 1,501 35.0 −25.6
Majority 1,292 30.0 N/A
Turnout 4,294 59.0 −19.7
Registered electors 7,276
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +25.6

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Thomas Lough
General election 1892: Islington West [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 3,385 56.0 +21.0
Liberal Unionist Richard Chamberlain 2,655 44.0 −21.0
Majority 730 12.0 N/A
Turnout 6,040 72.2 +13.2
Registered electors 8,365
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +21.0
General election 1895: Islington West [5][1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 3,494 53.5 −2.5
Liberal Unionist George Barham 3,031 46.5 +2.5
Majority 463 7.0 −5.0
Turnout 6,525 72.9 +0.7
Registered electors 8,950
Liberal hold Swing −2.5

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Islington West [5][1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 3,178 50.1 −3.4
Liberal Unionist F H Medhurst 3,159 49.9 +3.4
Majority 19 0.2 −6.8
Turnout 6,337 69.8 −3.1
Registered electors 9,074
Liberal hold Swing −3.4
 
Thomas Lough
General election 1906: Islington West [2][1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 4,116 53.2 +3.1
Liberal Unionist F H Medhurst 3,618 46.8 −3.1
Majority 498 6.4 +6.2
Turnout 7,734 83.8 +14.0
Registered electors 9,229
Liberal hold Swing +3.1

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: Islington West [6][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 3,768 51.7 −1.5
Liberal Unionist Savile Crossley 3,514 48.3 +1.5
Majority 254 3.4 −3.0
Turnout 7,282 85.2 +1.4
Registered electors 8,544
Liberal hold Swing −1.5
 
William Black
General election December 1910: Islington West [7][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Lough 3,549 54.3 +2.6
Conservative William George Black 2,985 45.7 −2.6
Majority 564 8.6 +5.2
Turnout 6,534 76.5 −8.7
Registered electors 8,544
Liberal hold Swing +2.6

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;

General election 1918: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist George Elliott 4,996 45.4 −0.3
Liberal Thomas Lough 2,616 23.7 −30.6
Labour John Thomas Sheppard 2,300 20.9 N/A
NFDDSS Ernest Miles Taylor 1,105 10.0 N/A
Majority 2,380 21.7 N/A
Turnout 11,017 42.1 −34.5
Registered electors 26,197
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +15.2
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Despencer-Robertson 7,335 38.9 −6.5
Liberal Henry Mills 6,643 35.3 +11.6
Labour W J Lewington 4,856 25.8 +4.9
Majority 692 3.6 −18.1
Turnout 18,834 57.5 +15.4
Registered electors 32,775
Unionist hold Swing −9.1
General election 1923: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Montague 7,955 41.4 +15.6
Unionist James Despencer-Robertson 5,829 30.3 −8.6
Liberal Joseph William Molden 5,443 28.3 −7.0
Majority 2,126 11.1 N/A
Turnout 19,227 57.7 +0.2
Registered electors 33,351
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +12.1
General election 1924: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Montague 10,174 45.3 +3.9
Unionist James Despencer-Robertson 9,499 42.3 +12.0
Liberal Joseph William Molden 2,780 12.4 −15.9
Majority 675 3.0 −8.1
Turnout 22,453 67.2 +9.5
Registered electors 33,427
Labour hold Swing −4.1
General election 1929: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Montague 13,768 55.2 +9.9
Unionist James Despencer-Robertson 6,921 27.7 −14.6
Liberal David Eifion Puleston Evans 4,267 17.1 +4.7
Majority 6,847 27.5 +24.5
Turnout 24,956 60.2 −7.0
Registered electors 41,466
Labour hold Swing +12.3

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Donner 14,487 59.22
Labour Frederick Montague 9,977 40.78
Majority 4,510 18.44
Turnout 58.00
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Montague 11,340 55.00
Conservative Frederick Ponsonby 9,280 45.00
Majority 2,060 9.99
Turnout 52.63
Labour gain from Conservative 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

General election 1945: Islington West [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Montague 11,496 73.8 +18.8
Conservative E.T. Hope 4,090 26.2 -18.8
Majority 7,406 47.6
Turnout 25,926 60.1 +7.5
Labour hold Swing +18.8
1947 Islington West by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Evans 8,760 57.2 -16.6
Conservative Tom Howard 4,084 26.6 +0.4
Liberal Edwin Malindine 2,459 16.0 N/A
Independent L.J. Wildman 33 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,676 30.6
Turnout 29,859 51.4 -8.7
Labour hold Swing -8.5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  2. ^ a b c d e f Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  3. ^ "The General Election". London Evening Standard. 30 November 1885. p. 3. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Mr W. A. MacDonald M.P. On Ireland". Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 18 December 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 2 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  6. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  10. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939