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Liverpool West Toxteth (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

1885-1918: Part of the civil parish of Toxteth.

1918-1950: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Brunswick, Dingle, and Prince's Park.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1880sEdit

General election 1885: West Toxteth [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Royden 3,754 67.9 N/A
Liberal Thomas Sutherst 1,771 32.1 N/A
Majority 1,983 35.8 N/A
Turnout 5,525 71.9 N/A
Registered electors 7,684
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1886: West Toxteth [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Royden Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1890sEdit

 
Ellis Griffith
General election 1892: West Toxteth [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston 3,604 59.2 N/A
Liberal Ellis Griffith 2,479 40.8 N/A
Majority 1,125 18.4 N/A
Turnout 6,083 74.9 N/A
Registered electors 8,118
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1895: West Toxteth [4][5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston 3,610 68.6 +9.4
Liberal William Mulholland 1,653 31.4 -9.4
Majority 1,957 37.2 +18.8
Turnout 5,263 65.2 -9.7
Registered electors 8,067
Conservative hold Swing +9.4

Elections in the 1900sEdit

General election 1900: West Toxteth [4][5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston Unopposed
Conservative hold
 
Sexton
General election 1906: West Toxteth [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston 3,373 56.5 N/A
Labour Repr. Cmte. James Sexton 2,592 43.5 N/A
Majority 781 13.0 N/A
Turnout 5,965 71.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,347
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910sEdit

General election January 1910: West Toxteth [4][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston 3,928 57.5 +1.0
Labour James Sexton 2,909 42.5 -1.0
Majority 1,019 15.0 +2.0
Turnout 6,837 75.8 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.0
General election December 1910: West Toxteth [4][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Houston 3,936 61.7 +4.2
Liberal Thomas Molony 2,445 38.3 N/A
Majority 1,491 23.4 +8.4
Turnout 6,381 70.8 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing N/A

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

General election 1918: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Robert Houston 13,083 65.6 +3.9
Labour William Robinson 6,850 34.4 N/A
Majority 6,233 31.2 +7.8
Turnout 19,933 55.7 -15.1
Unionist hold Swing N/A
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920sEdit

General election 1922: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Houston 15,030 59.6 +6.0
Labour Joseph Gibbins 10,209 40.4 6.0
Majority 4,821 19.2 +12.0
Turnout 25,239 69.1 +13.4
Unionist hold Swing +6.0
General election 1923: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Houston 12,457 50.3 -9.3
Labour Joseph Gibbins 12,318 49.7 +9.3
Majority 139 0.6 -18.6
Turnout 24,775 66.1 -3.0
Unionist hold Swing -9.3
1924 Liverpool West Toxteth by-election [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 15,505 54.3 +4.6
Unionist Thomas White 13,034 45.7
Majority 2,471 8.6 -4.6
Turnout 28,539 76.2 +10.1
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +4.6
General election 1924: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 15,542 50.6 -3.7
Unionist Thomas White 15,163 49.4 +3.7
Majority 379 1.2 -7.4
Turnout 79.7 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -3.7
General election 1929: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 19,988 55.1 +4.5
Unionist Geoffrey Watson 16,309 44.9 -4.5
Majority 3,679 10.2 +9.0
Turnout 36,297 76.2 -3.5
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1930sEdit

General election 1931: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clyde Wilson 20,633 57.9 +13.0
Labour Joseph Gibbins 14,978 42.1 -13.0
Majority 5,655 15.8 +26.0
Turnout 35,611 76.1 -0.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.0
1935 Liverpool West Toxteth by-election [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 14,908 60.9 +18.8
Conservative John William Jones Cremlyn 9,565 39.1 -18.8
Majority 5,343 21.8 37.6
Turnout 53.9 -12.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +18.8
General election 1935: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 18,543 52.9 -8.0
Conservative Randolph Churchill 16,539 47.1 +8.0
Majority 2,004 5.8 -16.0
Turnout 35,082 78.6 +24.7
Labour hold Swing -8.0

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: Liverpool West Toxteth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Gibbins 14,780 59.7 +6.8
Conservative Reginald Bevins 9,966 40.3 -6.8
Majority 4,814 19.4 +13.6
Turnout 24,746 68.5 -10.1
Labour hold Swing +6.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1989]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 146. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 183. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  7. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939