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Liverpool East Toxteth (UK Parliament constituency)

Liverpool East Toxteth was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Liverpool East Toxteth
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of membersone
Replaced byLiverpool Toxteth, Liverpool Garston and Liverpool Exchange
Created fromLiverpool

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: Part of the civil parish of Toxteth.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Aigburth, Granby, Sefton Park East, and Sefton Park West.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

 
Bigham
General Election 1885: Liverpool East Toxteth [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry de Worms 3,598 58.0 N/A
Liberal John Bigham 2,608 42.0 N/A
Majority 990 16.0 N/A
Turnout 6,206 77.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,003
Conservative win (new seat)
 
de Worms
General Election 1886: Liverpool East Toxteth [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry de Worms Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

General Election 1892: Liverpool East Toxteth [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry de Worms 3,708 62.8 N/A
Liberal Edward Paull 2,201 37.2 N/A
Majority 1,507 25.6 N/A
Turnout 5,909 69.2 N/A
Registered electors 8,544
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1895: Liverpool East Toxteth [10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry de Worms 3,628 68.0 +5.2
Liberal Climenson Yelverton Charles Dawbarn 1,706 32.0 -5.2
Majority 1,922 36.0 +10.4
Turnout 5,334 61.8 -7.4
Registered electors 8,627
Conservative hold Swing +5.2
Liverpool East Toxteth by-election, 1895 [13][14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Frederick Warr Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General Election 1900: Liverpool East Toxteth [16][17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Augustus Frederick Warr Unopposed
Conservative hold
Liverpool East Toxteth by-election, 1902[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Taylor 3,610 52.8 N/A
Liberal Herbert R. Rathbone 3,233 47.2 N/A
Majority 377 5.6 N/A
Turnout 6,843 72.1 N/A
Registered electors 9,485
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1906: Liverpool East Toxteth [20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Taylor Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General Election January 1910: Liverpool East Toxteth [22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Marshall Hall 4,037 51.8 N/A
Liberal John Lea 3,752 48.2 N/A
Majority 285 3.6 N/A
Turnout 7,789 81.9 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election December 1910: Liverpool East Toxteth [24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Marshall Hall 4,087 56.7 +4.9
Liberal Clive Bigham 3,121 43.3 -4.9
Majority 966 13.4 +9.8
Turnout 7,206 75.8 -6.1
Conservative hold Swing +4.9

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;

Liverpool East Toxteth by-election, 1916 [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart Rankin Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election 1918: Liverpool East Toxteth[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist James Stuart Rankin Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Rathbone
General Election 1922: Liverpool East Toxteth[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart Rankin 15,149 60.3 n/a
Independent Eleanor Rathbone* 9,984 39.7 n/a
Majority 5,165 20.6 n/a
Turnout 25,133 74.2 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

* Rathbone was a member of Liverpool City Council at the time of the election, and received support from the local Liberal association and the Women's Citizenship Association.

United Kingdom general election, 1923: Liverpool East Toxteth [30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Stuart Rankin unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
1924 General Election: Liverpool East Toxteth[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Albert Edward Jacob 16,139 59.9 n/a
Labour Charles Burden 6,620 24.6 n/a
Liberal Frederick Bowring[32] 4,163 15.5 n/a
Majority 9,519 35.3 n/a
Turnout 76.4 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
Liverpool East Toxteth by-election, 1929[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Mond 9,462 43.2 -16.7
Labour Joseph Cleary 6,563 29.2 +4.6
Liberal Aled Owen Roberts 6,206 27.6 +12.1
Majority 3,129 14.0 -19.3
Turnout 22,641 61.7 -14.7
Unionist hold Swing -10.7
General Election 1929: Liverpool East Toxteth [34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Henry Mond 17,678 47.9 +6.7
Labour Joseph Cleary 9,904 26.9 -2.3
Liberal Aled Owen Roberts 9,287 25.2 -2.4
Majority 7,774 21.0 +7.0
Turnout 36,869 75.5 +13.8
Unionist hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

Liverpool East Toxteth by-election, 1931 [35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Buchan-Hepburn 17,040 75.4 +27.5
Labour Charles Burden 5,550 24.6 -2.3
Majority 11,490 50.8 +29.8
Turnout 22,590 45.6 -29.9
Conservative hold Swing +14.9
General Election 1931: Liverpool East Toxteth[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Buchan-Hepburn 28,187 75.6 +0.2
Liberal Alfred Samuel Doran 9,093 24.4 n/a
Majority 19,094 51.2 +0.4
Turnout 74.0
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1935: Liverpool East Toxteth[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Buchan-Hepburn 20,638 60.2 -15.4
Liberal Arthur Donald Dennis 13,622 39.8 +15.4
Majority 7,016 20.4 -30.8
Turnout 34,260 65.2 -8.8
Conservative hold Swing -15.4

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: Liverpool East Toxteth[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Buchan-Hepburn 18,145 49.3 -10.9
Labour Victor Harold Edgar Baker 12,376 33.6 n/a
Liberal Lyon Blease 6,286 17.1 -22.7
Majority 5,769 15.7 -4.7
Turnout 36,807 70.1 +4.9
Conservative hold Swing n/a

ReferencesEdit

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