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Lambeth North (UK Parliament constituency)

Lambeth North was a borough constituency centred on the Lambeth district of South 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.

Lambeth North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Lambeth North in London 1885-1918
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Lambeth North in London 1918-49
CountyGreater London
18851950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byVauxhall
Created fromLambeth

Contents

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created when the two-member Lambeth constituency was divided by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1950 general election when the area was absorbed into the Vauxhall constituency.

BoundariesEdit

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Walter Wren
General election 1885: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Fraser 2,524 45.4 N/A
Liberal Walter Wren 2,346 42.2 N/A
Independent Liberal James Lawrence 692 12.4 N/A
Majority 178 3.2 N/A
Turnout 5,562 70.1 N/A
Registered electors 7,939
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Fraser 2,723 54.1 +8.7
Liberal Walter Wren 2,311 45.9 +3.7
Majority 412 8.2 +5.0
Turnout 5,034 63.4 −6.7
Registered electors 7,939
Conservative hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Henry Stanley
General election 1892: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Coldwells 2,524 51.3 +5.4
Liberal Unionist Henry Morton Stanley 2,394 48.7 −5.4
Majority 130 2.6 N/A
Turnout 4,918 68.0 +4.6
Registered electors 7,229
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.4
 
Charles Trevelyan
General election 1895: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Henry Morton Stanley 2,878 53.8 +5.1
Liberal Charles Trevelyan 2,473 46.2 −5.1
Majority 405 7.6 N/A
Turnout 5,351 72.9 +4.9
Registered electors 7,338
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +5.1

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fred Horner 2,677 59.9 +6.1
Liberal C. W. Ford 1,795 40.1 −6.1
Majority 882 19.8 +12.2
Turnout 4,472 63.1 −9.8
Registered electors 7,090
Conservative hold Swing +6.1
 
Dadabhai Naoroji
General election 1906: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Horatio Myer 2,162 44.1 +4.0
Conservative William Houghton-Gastrell 1,904 38.8 −21.1
London Liberal and Radical Union Dadabhai Naoroji 733 14.9 N/A
Ind. Conservative Fred Horner 108 2.2 N/A
Majority 258 5.3 N/A
Turnout 4,907 72.1 +9.0
Registered electors 6,802
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.6

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
Horatio Myer
General election January 1910: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Houghton-Gastrell 2,947 55.1 +16.3
Liberal Horatio Myer 2,397 44.9 +0.8
Majority 550 10.2 N/A
Turnout 5,344 83.0 +10.9
Registered electors 6,440
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.8
 
Harry Gosling
General election December 1910: Lambeth North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Houghton-Gastrell 2,531 53.5 −1.6
Lib-Lab Harry Gosling 2,202 46.5 +1.6
Majority 329 7.0 −3.2
Turnout 4,733 73.5 −9.5
Registered electors 6,440
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
General election 1918: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 7,326 62.3 +15.8
C Unionist William Houghton-Gastrell 4,441 37.7 -15.8
Majority 2,885 24.6 31.6
Turnout 11,767 40.9 -32.6
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +15.8
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 8,132 43.1 -19.2
Unionist Ernest Roy Bird 7,362 39.1 +1.4
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 3,353 17.8 n/a
Majority 770 4.0 -20.6
Turnout 62.2 +21.3
Liberal hold Swing -10.3
General election 1923: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 9,036 48.5 +5.4
Unionist Ernest Roy Bird 5,509 29.6 -9.5
Labour Fred Hughes 4,089 21.9 +4.1
Majority 3,527 18.9 +14.9
Turnout 59.8 -2.4
Liberal hold Swing +7.5
General election 1924: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 7,943 37.2 -11.3
Labour George Strauss 7,914 37.1 +15.2
Unionist Jack Lazarus 5,488 25.7 -3.9
Majority 29 0.1 -18.8
Turnout 31,866 67.0 +7.2
Liberal hold Swing -13.3
General election 1929: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Strauss 11,264 43.8 +6.7
Liberal Frank Briant 10,722 41.8 +4.6
Unionist Clyde Tabor Wilson 3,691 14.4 -11.3
Majority 542 2.0 2.1
Turnout 66.2 -0.8
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +1.1

Elections in the 1930sEdit

 
Frank Briant
General election 1931: Lambeth North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frank Briant 16,368 65.1 +23.3
Labour George Strauss 8,766 34.9 -8.9
Majority 7,602 30.2 32.2
Turnout 64.6 -1.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +16.1
1934 Lambeth North by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Strauss 11,281 57.9
Liberal J.W. Simpson 4,968 25.5
National Labour Frank Markham 2,927 15.0
Independent A.S.G. Brown 305 1.6
Majority 6,313 32.4
Turnout 37,064 52.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +31.3
General election 1935: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Strauss 10,577 55.4
Liberal Edward Terrell 8,521 44.6
Majority 2,056 10.8
Turnout 35,211 54.2
Labour hold Swing -10.8

Elections in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Strauss 8,677 66.6
Liberal National Eric William Bales 2,624 20.1
Liberal Raymond Henry Walton 1,730 13.3
Majority 6,053 46.5
Turnout 20,223 64.4
Labour hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule. Divisions of Boroughs: Number Names, Contents, and Boundaries of Divisions.
  2. ^ a b c Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. pp. 743, 765. ISBN 0901050679.
  3. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918, Ninth Schedule, Part I: Parliamentary Boroughs
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Craig, Frederick Walter Scott (1969). British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.