Dulwich (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dulwich
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
18851997
Number of members One
Replaced by Dulwich & West Norwood
Created from Lambeth

Dulwich was a borough constituency in the Dulwich area of South London, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. The constituency was abolished by the Boundary Commission in 1997, when most of its former territory became part of the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1997: The London Borough of Southwark wards of Alleyn, Bellenden, College, Lyndhurst, Ruskin, Rye, The Lane, and Waverley.

Dulwich in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
Dulwich in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1949.
Dulwich in the Parliamentary County of London from 1950 to 1974.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Morgan Howard Conservative
1887 by-election Sir John Blundell Maple Conservative
1903 by-election Frederick Rutherfoord Harris Conservative
1906 by-election Andrew Bonar Law Conservative
1910 Sir Frederick Hall Conservative
1932 by-election Sir Bracewell Smith Conservative
1945 Wilfrid Vernon Labour
1951 Robert Jenkins Conservative
1964 Samuel Silkin Labour
1983 Gerald Bowden Conservative
1992 Tessa Jowell Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Dulwich & West Norwood

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Dulwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tessa Jowell 17,714 47.3 +5.3
Conservative Gerald Bowden 15,658 41.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Dr. Alex Goldie 4,078 10.9 -3.6
Majority 2,056 5.5 +5.0
Turnout 37,450 67.8 -1.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Bowden 16,563 42.4 +1.9
Labour Kate Hoey 16,383 42.0 +6.3
Social Democrat A N G Harris 5,664 14.5 -7.5
Green A Goldie 432 1.1 N/A
Majority 180 0.5
Turnout 39,042
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1983: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Bowden 15,424 40.6 -2.2
Labour Kate Hoey 13,565 35.7 -7.4
Social Democrat Dick Taverne 8,376 22.0 N/A
National Front Raymond Anthony Barker 338 0.9 -1.2
Ecology R Baker 237 0.6 -0.5
Loony Society Richard Vero 99 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,859 4.9
Turnout 38,039
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 18,557 43.0 -6.5
Conservative Eric Morley 18,435 42.7 +10.2
Liberal W H Pearson 4,759 11.0 -6.9
National Front D Thompson 920 2.1 N/A
Ecology D Smart 468 1.1 N/A
Majority 122 0.3 -16.7
Turnout 43,139
Labour hold Swing
General Election Oct 1974: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 21,790 49.5 +4.1
Conservative E Morley 14,331 32.6 -2.1
Liberal W H Pearson 7,866 17.9 -2.0
Majority 7,459 17.0 +6.2
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election Feb 1974: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 22,530 45.5 -1.7
Conservative K W T Raffan 17,189 34.7 -10.4
Liberal W H Pearson 9,851 19.9 +12.1
Majority 5,341 10.8 +8.7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 20,145 47.2 -4.8
Conservative Patrick Mayhew 19,250 45.1 +6.5
Liberal A N H Blackburn 3,301 7.7 -1.7
Majority 895 2.1 -11.3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 24,469 51.95 +5.09
Conservative Martin Stevens 18,173 38.58 -2.18
Liberal M Ridd 4,458 9.46 -2.35
Majority 6,296 13.37
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Silkin 22,320 46.86 +4.00
Conservative Martin Stevens 19,415 40.76 -6.34
Liberal F G Redman 5,627 11.81 +1.78
Christian Socialist F Palmer 264 0.56 N/A
Majority 2,905 6.10 +1.86
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Jenkins 24,991 47.10 -1.3
Labour A L Hill 22,740 42.86 -2.0
Liberal W J Searle 5,324 10.03 +3.34
Majority 2,251 4.24 +0.70
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Jenkins 25,333 48.42 +0.76
Labour Wilfrid Foulston Vernon 23,482 44.88 -1.54
Liberal David Phillips 3,501 6.69 +0.77
Majority 1,851 3.54 +2.30
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Jenkins 26,579 47.66 +3.38
Labour Wilfrid Foulston Vernon 25,888 46.42 -0.28
Liberal P Baker 3,302 5.92 -3.1
Majority 691 1.24
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1950: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilfrid Foulston Vernon 25,511 46.70 +3.21
Conservative Robert Jenkins 24,186 44.28 +1.69
Liberal Paul Baker 4,929 9.02 -4.90
Majority 1,325 2.43 +1.54

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilfrid Foulston Vernon 10,266 43.49
Conservative Bracewell Smith 10,055 42.59
Liberal John Peter James Ellis 3,287 13.92
Majority 211 0.89

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

The candidates selected for the aborted 1939/1940 General Election were; Conservative: Sir Bracewell Smith Liberal: Dr Charles Cooke-Taylor Labour: Wilfrid Foulston Vernon

Dulwich by-election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bracewell Smith 12,342
Liberal Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 3,998
Labour Helen Caroline Bentwich 3,905
Majority 8,344
Turnout 20,245 43%
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Dulwich[2]

43,025

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 21,752 71.6 +22.7
Labour F. Hughes 4,747 15.6 -14.7
Liberal Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 3,924 12.9 -8.0
Majority 17,005 +37.4
Turnout 70.7 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing +18.7

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Dulwich[3]

Electorate 42,638

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 15,009 48.8
Labour Dr Charles Andrew Smith 9,309 30.3
Liberal Dr Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 6,442 20.9
Majority 5,700 18.5
Turnout 72.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 29 October 1924:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 15,611
Labour Dr Charles A Smith 7,068
Liberal Dr Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 4,017
Majority 8,543
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Charles Cooke-Taylor
General Election 6 December 1923:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 10,855
Liberal Dr Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 9,488
Majority 1,367
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 15 November 1922:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 14,046
Liberal Dr Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 6,733
Majority 7,313
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918:

constituency of Camberwell Dulwich
Composed of the Camberwell wards of Alleyn, College, Hamlet, Ruskin and St Johns
Electorate 30,377 Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Frederick Hall 12,039
Liberal Dr Charles Ralph Cooke-Taylor 3,219
Majority 8,820
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election January 1910: Dulwich

Electorate 16,478

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Bonar Law 8,472 58.3 +3.0
Liberal Harry Evan Auguste Cotton 6,054 41.7 -3.0
Majority 2,418 16.6 +6.0
Turnout 88.2
Conservative hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Dulwich by-election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Rutherfoord Harris 5,819 57.0 n/a
Liberal Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman 4,382 43.0 n/a
Majority 1,437 14.0 n/a
Turnout 10,201 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

In the 1900 general election, Sir John Blundell Maple was elected unopposed.

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

1895 General Election: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Blundell Maple 5,258
Liberal Charles Goddard Clarke 2,176
Majority 3,082
Conservative hold Swing
1892 General Election: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Blundell Maple 5,318
Liberal A. Clayden 3,138
Majority 2,180
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

In the 1886 general election, John Morgan Howard was elected unopposed.

1885 General Election: Dulwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Morgan Howard 4,406
Liberal G. Collins 2,712
Majority 1,694
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig Parliamentary Research Services, 1983
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig Parliamentary Research Services, 1983

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