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Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)

Shoreditch was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Shoreditch district of the East End of 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 voting system.

Shoreditch
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundaries of Shoreditch from 1918 to 1950
Shoreditch in London
CountyLondon
19181950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byShoreditch & Finsbury
Created fromHaggerston and Hoxton

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Shoreditch and Finsbury constituency.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

Throughout its existence, the constituency's boundaries were contiguous with those of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election in the 1910sEdit

 
Chancellor
General election 1918: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Coalition Liberal Christopher Addison 9,532 55.9 n/a
Unionist Robert Standish Sievier[2] 3,414 20.0 n/a
National Amalgamated Coal Workers' Union Alfred Walton[3] 2,072 12.2 n/a
Liberal Henry Chancellor 1,524 8.9 n/a
National Thomas Warwick 504 3.0 n/a
Majority 6,118 35.9 n/a
Turnout 17,046 37.3 n/a
Coalition Liberal win
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election in the 1920sEdit

 
Addison
General election 1922: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Ernest Griffith Price 9,084 37.6 n/a
Labour Ernest Thurtle 8,834 36.5 n/a
Liberal Christopher Addison 6,273 25.9 n/a
Majority 250 1.1 -34.8
Turnout 47.4 +10.1
National Liberal hold Swing n/a
General election 1923: Shoreditch [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thurtle 13,874 56.6 +20.1
Liberal Ernest Griffith Price 10,658 43.4 +17.5
Majority 3,216 13.2 14.3
Turnout 24,532 47.4 +0.0
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing +1.3
General election 1924: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thurtle 16,608 53.0 −3.6
Liberal Harold Reckitt 14,748 47.0 +3.6
Majority 1,860 6.0 −7.2
Turnout 31,356 59.5 +12.1
Labour hold Swing −3.6
General election 1929: Shoreditch [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thurtle 20,552 51.5 −1.5
Liberal Harold Reckitt 12,981 32.6 −14.1
Unionist Antony Bulwer-Lytton 6,334 15.9 n/a
Majority 7,571 18.9 +12.9
Turnout 39,867 64.3 +4.8
Labour hold Swing +6.4

Election in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Charles Summersby 19,596 56.7 N/A
Labour Ernest Thurtle 14,988 43.3 −8.2
Majority 4,608 13.4 32.3
Turnout 34,584 55.9 −8.6
Liberal National gain from Labour Swing n/a
General election 1935: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thurtle 18,602 61.4 +18.1
Liberal National Somerset Stopford Brooke 11,673 38.6 −18.1
Majority 6,929 22.8 36.2
Turnout 30,275 51.9 −4.0
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing +18.1

Election 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: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Thurtle 11,592 74.0 +12.6
Liberal National Frederick L Boult 4,081 26.0 −12.6
Majority 7,511 48.0 +25.2
Turnout 15,673 57.6 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +6.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 47. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  2. ^ ‘SIEVIER, Robert Standish’, 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 19 Sept 2017
  3. ^ Julia Bush (1984). Behind the Lines: East London Labour, 1914-1919. Merlin Press. pp. 95, 241. ISBN 9780850363043.
  4. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  5. ^ Chemist & Druggist - Volume 128 1938