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Tottenham South (UK Parliament constituency)

Tottenham South was a parliamentary constituency in Tottenham, in North London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Tottenham South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of membersone
Replaced byTottenham
Created fromTottenham

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HistoryEdit

 
Tottenham South in Middlesex, 1918-50

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

BoundariesEdit

The Urban District of Tottenham wards of Harringay, High Cross, and St Ann's.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election 1918: Tottenham South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Patrick Bernard Malone 6,632 42.4 n/a
Labour Leo Money 5,779 37.0 n/a
National Democratic Albert Ernest Harvey 1,916 12.3 n/a
NFDDSS Albert Edward Jay 1,295 8.3 n/a
Majority 853 5.4 n/a
Turnout 45.3 n/a
Unionist win
  • no candidate was endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Tottenham South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Patrick Bernard Malone 9,903 44.5 +2.1
Labour R. H. Tawney 8,241 37.1 +0.1
Liberal Arthur Musgrove Mathews 4,081 18.4 n/a
Majority 1,602 7.4 +2.0
Turnout 63.8 +18.5
Unionist hold Swing +1.0
 
Percy Alden
General election 1923: Tottenham South [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Percy Alden 10,312 46.9 +9.8
Unionist Patrick Bernard Malone 7,687 35.0 -9.5
Liberal Alfred George Newell 3,974 18.1 -0.3
Majority 2,625 11.9 +4.5
Turnout 62.5 -1.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General election 1924: Tottenham South [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Patrick Bernard Malone 13,600 52.9 +17.9
Labour Percy Alden 12,099 47.1 +0.2
Majority 1,501 5.8 17.7
Turnout 71.9 +9.3
Unionist gain from Labour Swing 8.8
General election 1929: Tottenham South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Messer 14,423 46.5 -0.6
Unionist Patrick Bernard Malone 9,701 31.3 -21.6
Liberal William John Stonestreet 6,407 20.7 n/a
Communist Henry Thomas W Sara 490 1.6 n/a
Majority 4,722 15.1 21.0
Turnout 67.5 -4.4
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Tottenham South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Labour Francis Noel Palmer 17,824 58.6 n/a
Labour Frederick Messer 12,602 41.4 -5.0
Majority 5,222 17.2 32.3
Turnout 30,426 65.4 -2.1
National Labour gain from Labour Swing n/a
General election 1935: Tottenham South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Messer 15,834 58.5 +17.1
National Labour Francis Noel Palmer 11,221 41.5 -17.1
Majority 4,613 17.0 34.2
Turnout 27,055 60.5 -4.9
Labour gain from National Labour Swing +17.1

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: Tottenham South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Messer 18,335 73.3 +14.8
Conservative Arthur Bateman 4,480 17.9 n/a
Independent National Archibald Church 2,193 8.8 n/a
Majority 13,855 55.4 +38.4
Turnout 69.0 +8.5
Labour hold Swing

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. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig