Camberwell North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camberwell North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County County of London
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Peckham
Created from Lambeth

Camberwell North was a borough constituency located in the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, in South London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Camberwell North in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
Camberwell North in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1949.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Richard Strong Liberal
1886 John Richards Kelly Conservative
1892 Edward Hodson Bayley Liberal
1895 Philip Hugh Dalbiac Conservative
1900 Thomas James Macnamara Liberal
1918 Henry Newton Knights Coalition Conservative
1922 by-election Charles Ammon Labour
1931 Arthur Leonard Bateman Conservative
1935 Charles Ammon Labour
1944 by-election Cecil Manning Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 July 1945: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Aubrey Gwynne Manning 7,186 76.6
Conservative Col Edward Rudolph Mayer 1,394 14.9
Independent National T. Frederick Rhodes Disher 794 8.5
Majority 5,792 61.7
Turnout 15,506 60.5
Labour hold Swing
Camberwell North by-election, 30 March 1944
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cecil Aubrey Gwynne Manning 2,655 79.8
Independent T. Frederick Rhodes Disher 674 20.2
Majority 1,981 59.6
Turnout 29,661 11.2
Labour hold Swing N/A

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles George Ammon 11,701 64.7 +16.6
Conservative Thomas Ballantyne Martin 5,924 32.8 -9.1
Independent Thomas Frederick Rhodes Disher 451 2.5 N/A
Majority 5,777 32.0
Turnout 18,076 55.6 -2.7
Labour gain from Conservative
General Election 27 October 1931:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Leonard Bateman 10,634 51.9
Labour Charles George Ammon 9,869 48.1
Majority 765 3.7
Turnout 20,503 58.3
Conservative gain from Labour

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles George Ammon 13,051 57.9 +3.0
Conservative Leo St. Clare Grondona 5,228 23.2 -13.5
Liberal Dr Hugh John Edwards 4,244 18.8 +10.4
Majority 7,823 34.7 +16.6
Turnout 225,23 63.0 -6.7
General Election 30 October 1924:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles George Ammon 11,300 54.9 -9.3
Conservative Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan 7,564 36.7 +0.9
Liberal Victor Diederichs Duval 1,729 8.4 +8.4
Majority 3,736 18.1
Turnout 20,593 69.7
Labour hold
General Election 6 December 1923:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles George Ammon 10,620 64.2 +13.4
Conservative Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan 5,934 35.8 -13.4
Majority 4,686 28.3 +26.7
Turnout 16,554 56.9 +0.2
Labour hold
General Election 15 November 1922:

Parliamentary Borough of Camberwell, North Division
Composed of the wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham, St George's of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles George Ammon 8,320 50.8 -13.4
Conservative Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan 8,066 49.2 +13.4
Majority 254 1.6 -6.2
Turnout 16,386 56.7 +5.9
Labour hold
Camberwell North by-election, 20 February 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Ammon 7,854 53.9
Conservative Richard James Meller 6,719 46.1
Majority 1,135 7.8
Turnout 28,709 50.8
Labour gain from Coalition Conservative

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Henry Newton Knights 6,010 58.0
Liberal George Hearn 2,177 21.0
Labour Charles Ammon 2,175 21.0
Majority 3,833 37.0
Turnout 26,416 39.2
Coalition Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Thomas Macnamara
General Election December 1910: Camberwell North[1]

Electorate 11,918

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 5,038 55.4
Conservative Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid 4,056 44.6
Majority 982 10.8
Turnout 9,094 76.3
Liberal hold Swing
General Election January 1910: Camberwell North[2]

Electorate 11,918

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 5,593
Conservative Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid 4,511
Majority 1,082
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Thomas James Macnamara in 1901
General Election 17 January 1906: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 6,314 64.4 +8.6
Conservative Charles H Hoare 3,497 35.6 -8.6
Majority 2,817 28.7 +13.3
Liberal hold
General Election 3 October 1900: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 4,820 55.8 +10.7
Conservative Joseph Robert Diggle 3,825 44.2 -10.3
Majority 1,335 15.4
Liberal gain from Conservative

Election in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 16 July 1895: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Hugh Dalbiac 4,009 54.5
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 3,316 45.1
Independent Labour Nelson Palmer 32 0.4
Majority 693 9.4
Conservative gain from Liberal
General Election 1892: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 4,295 55.5 11.2
Conservative John Richards Kelly 3,450 44.5 -6.6
Majority 845 11.0
Turnout 11,133 69.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Richards Kelly 2,717 51.1 2.4
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 2,352 44.3 -7.0
Ind. Liberal Unionist William Pirie Duff 246 4.6
Majority 365 6.8
Turnout 8,603 61.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1885: Camberwell, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Richard Strong 3,137 51.3
Conservative Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 2,975 48.7
Majority 162
Turnout 8,603 71.0
Liberal gain, as new

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)