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Southwark South East (UK Parliament constituency)

Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] South East 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 South East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced bySouthwark
Created fromWalworth
Southwark South East in the Parliamentary County of London, 1918-49
A map showing the wards of Southwark Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

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.

The constituency comprised the wards of St. George, St. John and St. Peter. It covered most of East Walworth and Faraday wards, together with a sliver of Grange ward, in the modern day London Borough of Southwark.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

 
J.A. Dawes
General election 1918: Southwark South East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal James Arthur Dawes 7,208 72.6 n/a
Labour Thomas Naylor 2,718 27.4 n/a
Majority 4,490 45.2 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

 
Jacobsen
1921 Southwark South East by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 6,561 57.0 29.6
Coalition Liberal Thomas Owen Jacobsen 2,636 22.9 -49.7
Independent Unionist Horace Louis Petit Boot 2,307 20.1 N/A
Majority 3,925 34.1 N/A
Turnout 11,504 38.5 -6.7
Labour gain from Coalition Liberal Swing 39.6
 
M. Alexander
General election 1922: Southwark South East [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Maurice Alexander 10,014 56.4
Labour Thomas Naylor 7,734 43.6
Majority 2,280 12.8
Turnout 58.2
National Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General election 1923: Southwark South East [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 9,374 54.3 +10.7
Liberal Maurice Alexander 7,884 45.7 -10.7
Majority 1,490 8.6 21.4
Turnout 55.7 -2.5
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +10.7
 
Elias
General election 1924: Southwark South East [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 11,635 54.3
Unionist Geoffrey Lloyd 7,387 34.5
Liberal Elsie Elias 2,388 11.2
Majority 4,248 19.8
Turnout 68.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1929: Southwark South East [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 13,527 60.4 +6.1
Liberal William John Squire 4,766 21.3 +10.1
Unionist Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 4,086 18.3 -16.2
Majority 8,761 39.1 +19.3
Turnout 58.9 -9.2
Labour hold Swing -2.0

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Southwark South East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 11,063 53.3
Labour Thomas Naylor 9,678 46.7
Majority 1,385 6.7
Turnout 20,741 54.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General election 1935: Southwark South East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 11,942 63.2
Conservative Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 6,945 36.8
Majority 4,997 26.5
Turnout 18,887 53.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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: Southwark South East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Naylor 9,599 76.9
Conservative James Greenwood 2,881 23.1
Majority 6,718 53.8
Turnout 60.8
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, 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. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 50. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.