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Leyton West (UK Parliament constituency)

Leyton West was a parliamentary constituency in the Municipal Borough of Leyton – then part of Essex but now in Greater 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.

Leyton West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byLeyton
Created fromWalthamstow

Contents

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

BoundariesEdit

 
Leyton West in Essex 1918–1950

The Urban District of Leyton wards of Central, Forest, Lea Bridge, and Leyton.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

1918 general election: Leyton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Harry Wrightson 10,956 67.4 N/A
Liberal Alfred Newbould 5,288 32.6 N/A
Majority 5,668 34.8 N/A
Turnout 16,244 49.9 N/A
Registered electors 32,567
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
1919 Leyton West by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alfred Newbould 7,934 57.3 +24.7
C Unionist James Francis Mason 5,915 42.7 −24.7
Majority 2,019 14.6 N/A
Turnout 13,849 42.5 −7.4
Registered electors 32,567
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +24.7
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Leyton West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Cassels 11,157 46.8 −20.6
Liberal Alfred Newbould 7,021 29.4 −3.2
Labour Alfred Smith 5,673 23.8 N/A
Majority 4,136 17.4 −17.4
Turnout 23,851 69.0 +19.1
Registered electors 34,549
Unionist hold Swing −8.7
General election 1923: Leyton West [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Cassels 8,349 34.5 −12.3
Liberal Alfred Newbould 8,285 34.3 +4.9
Labour Alfred Smith 7,536 31.2 +7.4
Majority 64 0.2 −17.2
Turnout 24,170 68.0 −1.0
Registered electors 35,540
Unionist hold Swing −8.6
General election 1924: Leyton West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Cassels 13,212 46.7 +12.2
Labour Alfred Smith 9,809 34.7 +3.5
Liberal Alfred Newbould 5,252 18.6 −15.7
Majority 3,403 12.0 +11.8
Turnout 28,273 78.6 +10.6
Registered electors 35,958
Unionist hold Swing +4.4
General election 1929: Leyton West [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 14,339 42.1 +7.4
Unionist James Cassels 12,186 35.8 −10.9
Liberal James Johnston 7,526 22.1 +3.5
Majority 2,153 6.3 N/A
Turnout 34,051 74.8 −3.8
Registered electors 45,507
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.2

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Leyton West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wilfrid Sugden 23,048 63.7
Labour Reginald Sorensen 13,038 36.3
Majority 9,910 27.4 +21.1
Turnout 75.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Leyton West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 16,408 50.2
Conservative Wilfrid Sugden 16,280 49.8
Majority 128 0.4
Turnout 68.0
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

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;

General election 1945: Leyton West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reginald Sorensen 17,236 58.5 +8.3
Conservative Trevor Felix David Rose 8,507 28.9
Liberal Bernard Guyster 3,708 12.6 n/a
Majority 8,729 29.6
Turnout 72.7 +4.7
Labour hold Swing

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. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949, FWS Craig
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)