Stratford West Ham (UK Parliament constituency)

Stratford (strictly the Stratford Division of West Ham) was a parliamentary constituency in the Borough of West Ham in the South-West of Essex (now East London), which 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.

Stratford
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Stratford in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
CountyEssex
19181950
Number of membersOne
Replaced byWest Ham North
Created fromWest Ham North

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1918 Leonard Lyle Coalition Conservative
1922 Thomas Groves Labour
1945 Henry Nicholls Labour
1950 constituency abolished

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
C Unionist Leonard Lyle 8,498 63.8
Liberal Charles Masterman 4,821 36.2
Majority 3,677 27.6
Turnout 13,319 42.3
Registered electors 31,458
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 10,017 46.8 New
Unionist Leonard Lyle 8,641 40.5 −23.3
Liberal Alfred Scott 2,704 12.7 −23.5
Majority 1,376 6.3 N/A
Turnout 21,362 64.9 +22.6
Registered electors 32,930
Labour gain from Unionist Swing N/A
General election 1923: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 11,466 55.1 +8.3
Unionist Victor Fisher 5,443 26.2 −14.3
Liberal William Crow 3,888 18.7 +6.0
Majority 6,023 28.9 +22.6
Turnout 20,797 61.8 −3.1
Registered electors 33,664
Labour hold Swing +11.3
General election 1924: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 13,264 56.0 +0.9
Unionist Harold Balfour 10,414 44.0 +17.8
Majority 2,850 12.0 −16.9
Turnout 23,678 69.0 +7.2
Registered electors 34,293
Labour hold Swing −8.5
General election 1929: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 16,665 58.6 +2.6
Unionist Henry Procter 8,018 28.2 −15.8
Liberal Albert Charles Crane 3,779 13.3 New
Majority 8,647 30.4 +18.4
Turnout 28,462 66.0 −3.0
Registered electors 43,134
Labour hold Swing +9.2

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 13,925 50.4 −8.2
Conservative C.G. Wodehouse-Temple 13,722 49.6 +21.4
Majority 203 0.8 −29.6
Turnout 27,647 64.6 −1.4
Registered electors 42,815
Labour hold Swing −14.8
General election 1935: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Groves 14,427 63.1 +12.7
Conservative F.H.G.H. Goodhart 8,452 36.9 −12.7
Majority 5,975 26.2 +25.4
Turnout 22,879 57.1 −7.5
Registered electors 40,042
Labour hold Swing +12.7

Election in the 1940sEdit

General election 1945: Stratford [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Nicholls 11,484 74.6 +11.5
Conservative Redvers Michael Prior 3,162 20.5 −16.4
Independent Thomas Groves 749 4.9 New
Majority 8,322 54.1 +27.9
Turnout 15,395 60.9 +3.8
Registered electors 25,295
Labour hold Swing +14.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 274. ISBN 0-900178-01-9.