Birkenhead East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birkenhead East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one

Birkenhead East was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Birkenhead area of Merseyside. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system

History[edit]

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

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Alfred Bigland Coalition Conservative
1922 Henry Graham White Liberal
1924 William Henry Stott Conservative
1929 Henry Graham White Liberal
1945 Frank Soskice Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Birkenhead

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Birkenhead East:[1]

Electorate 44,247

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Soskice 14,790 45.5 +22.2
Liberal Rt Hon. Henry Graham White 10,140 31.1 -17.0
Conservative Frederick Newell Bucher 7,624 23.4 -5.2
Majority 4,650 14.4 n/a
Turnout 73.6 -0.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +19.6

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Birkenhead East[2]

Electorate 46,385

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Graham White 16,548 48.1 -25.1
Conservative S J Hill 9,854 28.6 n/a
Labour Mrs M A Mercer 8,028 23.3 -3.5
Majority 6,694 19.5 -17.0
Turnout 74.2 -4.9
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 27 October 1931: Birkenhead East[3]

Electorate 46,556

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Graham White 26,938 73.2 +37.3
Labour C McVey 9,868 26.8 -5.0
Majority 17,070 46.4 +36.5
Turnout 79.1 +0.3
Liberal hold Swing +21.2

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929: Birkenhead East[4]

Electorate 46,563

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Graham White 13,157 35.9 +2.9
Unionist Clement Edmund Royds Brocklebank 11,860 32.3 -8.0
Labour James Coulthard 11,654 31.8 +5.1
Majority 1,297 3.6 10.9
Turnout 78.8
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +5.5
General Election 29 October 1924: Birkenhead East[5]

Electorate 34,696

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Henry Stott 11,328 40.3 +3.8
Liberal Henry Graham White 9,275 33.0 -30.5
Labour James Coulthard 7,496 26.7 n/a
Majority 2,053 7.3
Turnout 81.0 +6.9
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 6 December 1923: Birkenhead East[6]

Electorate 33,658

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Graham White 15,845 63.5 +5.7
Unionist L Lees 9,091 36.5 -5.7
Majority 6,754 27.0 +11.4
Turnout 74.1 -3.4
Liberal hold Swing +5.7
General Election 15 November 1922: Birkenhead East[7]

Electorate 32,809

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Graham White 14,690 57.8 +49.0
Conservative Alfred Bigland 10,745 42.2 -22.3
Majority 3,945 15.6 53.4
Turnout 77.5
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +35.7

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Birkenhead East[8]

Electorate 33,297

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 13,012 64.5 n/a
Labour John Finigan 5,399 26.7 n/a
Liberal Henry Graham White 1,787 8.8 n/a
Majority 7,613 37.8 n/a
Turnout 60.7 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.