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Mitcham (UK Parliament constituency)

Mitcham was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Mitcham suburb of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

Mitcham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyCounty of London, then Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Number of membersOne
Replaced byMitcham and Morden
Created fromWimbledon

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election from part of the Wimbledon constituency, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

It has the unusual distinction that two of its MPs became Home Secretary, though one of them only after he had become member for another constituency.

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BoundariesEdit

1918-1945: The Urban Districts of Beddington and Wallington, Carshalton, and Mitcham.

1945-1974: The Municipal Boroughs of Beddington and Wallington, and Mitcham.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

1970sEdit

General election 1970: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 27,257 54.58 +8.85
Labour Reginald C Vincent 22,047 44.15 -0.59
Communist Sid French 638 1.28
Majority 5,210 10.43
Turnout 68.76
Conservative hold Swing +4.72

1960sEdit

General election 1966: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 24,234 45.73
Labour Thomas J Higgs 23,706 44.74
Liberal Ross C Burgess 4,470 8.44
Communist Sid French 580 1.09
Majority 528 1.00
Turnout 79.43
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 25,087 46.61
Labour Roger Charles Mackay 21,175 39.34
Liberal William Antony Heath 6,902 12.82
Communist Sid French 657 1.22
Majority 3,912 7.27
Turnout 79.19
Conservative hold Swing

1950sEdit

General election 1959: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 33,661 58.53
Labour Co-op Eric JC Smythe 23,845 41.47
Majority 9,816 17.07
Turnout 81.61
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 32,798 56.54
Labour Hugh Jenkins 25,208 43.46
Majority 7,590 13.08
Turnout 80.53
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 34,056 54.71
Labour Harry Randall 28,187 45.29
Majority 5,869 9.43
Turnout 84.60
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 31,881 50.77
Labour Tom Braddock 27,055 43.08
Liberal Doreen L Page 3,864 6.15
Majority 4,826 7.68
Turnout 85.84
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1940sEdit

General election 1945: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Braddock 26,910 57.68
Conservative Malcolm Robertson 19,742 42.32
Majority 7,168 15.36
Turnout 73.58
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1940 Mitcham by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Robertson unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

1930sEdit

General election 1935: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Meller 35,239 57.46
Labour Paul Winterton 26,087 42.54
Majority 9,152 14.92
Turnout 66.74
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Meller 38,948 76.26
Labour W Graham 12,124 23.74
Majority 26,824 52.52
Turnout 69.97
Conservative hold Swing

1920sEdit

General election 1929: Mitcham [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Meller 20,254 47.9 −14.1
Labour Skene Mackay 13,057 30.8 −7.2
Liberal Raymond V. Jones 9,016 21.3 N/A
Majority 7,197 17.1 −6.9
Turnout 42,327 70.2 −4.6
Registered electors 60,311
Unionist hold Swing −3.5
General election 1924: Mitcham [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Meller 15,984 62.0 +9.7
Labour Chuter Ede 9,776 38.0 −9.7
Majority 6,208 24.0 +19.4
Turnout 25,760 74.8 +11.6
Registered electors 34,435
Unionist hold Swing +9.7
General election 1923: Mitcham [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Meller 10,829 52.3 −12.7
Labour Chuter Ede 9,877 47.7 N/A
Majority 952 4.6 −25.4
Turnout 20,706 63.2 +10.5
Registered electors 32,755
Unionist hold Swing −12.7
By-election 1923: Mitcham [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chuter Ede 8,029 38.0 N/A
Unionist Arthur Griffith-Boscawen 7,196 34.1 −30.9
Liberal Ernest Brown 3,214 15.2 −19.8
Independent J.T. Catterall 2,684 12.7 N/A
Majority 833 3.9 N/A
Turnout 21,123 66.2 +13.5
Registered electors 31,927
Labour gain from Unionist Swing N/A
General election 1922: Mitcham [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Thomas Worsfold 10,934 65.0 +4.4
Liberal A.E. Bennetts 5,898 35.0 −4.4
Majority 5,036 30.0 +8.8
Turnout 16,832 52.7 +9.1
Registered electors 31,927
Unionist hold Swing +4.4

1910sEdit

General election 1918: Mitcham [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Thomas Worsfold 7,651 60.6 N/A
Liberal Samuel Barrow[8] 4,968 39.4 N/A
Majority 2,683 21.2 N/A
Turnout 12,619 43.6 N/A
Registered electors 28,952
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

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. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922
  8. ^ ‘BARROW, Sir Samuel’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 18 Sept 2017