Southwark North (UK Parliament constituency)

Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] North was a parliamentary constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, in South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Southwark North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced bySouthwark
Created fromSouthwark West
Southwark North in the Parliamentary County of London, 1918-49

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Southwark constituency.

BoundariesEdit

 
A map showing the wards of Southwark Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

The constituency comprised the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark wards of Christchurch, St. Jude, St. Michael and St. Saviour. It covered almost all of Cathedrals ward and the northern part of the Chaucer ward in the modern day London Borough of Southwark.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1918 Edward Strauss Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Leslie Haden-Guest Labour
1927 Edward Strauss Liberal
1929 George Isaacs Labour
1931 Edward Strauss National Liberal
1939 by-election George Isaacs Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Southwark

Election resultsEdit

Election in the 1910sEdit

 
Edward Strauss
General election 1918[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Edward Strauss 4,254 47.1 N/A
Independent Unionist John Harrington 2,183 24.2 N/A
Labour George Isaacs 2,027 22.4 N/A
NFDDSS George Gregory Gebbett 573 6.3 N/A
Majority 2,071 22.9 N/A
Turnout 9,037 40.4 N/A
Liberal hold Swing New
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Election in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Edward Strauss 7,435 54.0 New
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 6,323 46.0 +23.6
Majority 1,112 8.0 N/A
Turnout 13,758 56.1 +15.7
National Liberal hold Swing
General election 1923: Southwark North [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 7,665 51.2 +5.2
Liberal Edward Strauss 7,303 48.8 -5.2
Majority 362 2.4 N/A
Turnout 14,968 59.7 +3.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +5.2
General election, 29 October 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 8,115 43.8 -7.4
Liberal Edward Strauss 7,085 38.3 -10.5
Unionist John Llewellin 3,305 17.9 New
Majority 1,030 5.5 +3.1
Turnout 18,505 71.5 +11.8
Labour hold Swing
1927 Southwark North by-election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Strauss 7,334 43.9 +5.6
Labour George Isaacs 6,167 36.9 -6.9
Constitutionalist Leslie Haden-Guest 3,215 19.2 New
Majority 1,167 7.0 N/A
Turnout 16,716 62.8 -8.7
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General election 30 May 1929 : Southwark North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Isaacs 9,660 45.8 +8.9
Liberal Edward Strauss 9,228 43.8 -0.1
Unionist Marcus Samuel 2,198 10.4 -8.8
Majority 432 2.0 N/A
Turnout 21,086 65.2 +2.4
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +4.5

Election in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal *Edward Strauss 13,045 64.9 +21.1
Labour George Isaacs 7,053 35.1 -13.7
Majority 5,992 29.8 N/A
Turnout 20,098 63.2 -2.0
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +15.9
  • After the election, Strauss took the Liberal National whip.
General election, 14 November 1935[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Edward Strauss 8,086 50.2 New
Labour George Isaacs 8,007 49.8 +14.7
Majority 79 0.4 N/A
Turnout 16,093 56.1 -7.1
Liberal National hold Swing
1939 Southwark North by-election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Isaacs 5,815 57.4 +7.6
Liberal National Alfred Henderson-Livesey 4,322 42.6 -7.6
Majority 1,493 14.8 N/A
Turnout 10,137 38.9 -17.2
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing +7.6

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Isaacs 5,943 69.0 +19.2
Liberal National Edward Terrell 2,673 31.0 -19.2
Majority 3,270 38.0 +37.6
Turnout 8,616 61.3 +5.2
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949, p49
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig