Fulham East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fulham East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Metropolitan Borough of Fulham (in the County of London)
19181955
Number of members One
Replaced by Fulham
Created from Fulham

Fulham East was a borough constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham in London. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1955. Elections were held using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Fulham East in the County of London, boundaries 1918-50
Fulham East in the County of London, boundaries 1950-55

At the 1918 general election the previous Fulham constituency was divided into two constituencies, Fulham East and Fulham West; the two halves were re-united for the 1955 general election. At the 1997 general election, the Fulham constituency was replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham.

Boundaries[edit]

The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham wards of Baron's Court, Lillie, Sands End, and Walham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Henry Norris Unionist
1922 Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan Unionist
1933 b-e John Charles Wilmot Labour
1935 William Astor Conservative
1945 Michael Stewart Labour
1955 constituency abolished: see Fulham

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Fulham East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 10,242 69.4 n/a
Labour David Cook 2,883 19.5 n/a
Liberal Fred Coysh 1,644 11.1 n/a
Majority 7,359 49.9 n/a
Turnout 40.8 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 15 November 1922: Fulham East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan 13,282 61.5 -7.9
Labour John Palmer 5,393 35.0 +15.5
Liberal Maurice Gordon Liverman 2,907 13.5 +2.4
Majority 7,889 36.5 -13.4
Turnout 58.0
General Election 6 December 1923: Fulham East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan 9,757 43.9 -7.6
Labour John Palmer 7,683 34.5 -0.5
Liberal Robert Crawford Hawkin 4,817 21.6 +8.1
Majority 2,074 9.4
Turnout 58.0
General Election 29 October 1924: Fulham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan 16,657 61.6
Labour John Palmer 10,403 38.4
Majority 6,254 23.2
Turnout 69.1
General Election 30 May 1929: Fulham East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan 15,130 44.3
Labour John Palmer 13,425 39.4
Liberal John Henry Greenwood 5,551 16.3 n/a
Majority 1,705 4.9
Turnout 66.8

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Fulham East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan 23,438 68.7 +14.4
Labour Sir Herbert John Maynard 8,917 26.1
Liberal John Henry Greenwood 1,788 5.2
Majority 14,521 42.6
Turnout 66.1
Conservative hold Swing
Fulham East by-election, 1933[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Charles Wilmot 17,790 57.9 +31.8
Conservative William James Waldron 12,950 42.1 -26.6
Majority 4,840 15.8
Turnout 30,740 59.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 14 November 1935: Fulham East [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hon. William Waldorf Astor 18,743 51.4
Labour John Charles Wilmot 17,689 48.6
Majority 1,054 2.8
Turnout 71.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945: Fulham East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Capt. Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 15,662 55.4
Conservative William Waldorf Astor 10,309
Liberal Capt. Philip Montague Syrett 2,315
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 23 February 1950: Fulham East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 18,998 50.1
Conservative Samuel Vyvyan Trerice Adams 16,233 42.9
Liberal Frank Victor Jacoby 2,214 5.9
Communist Roy Ellwood Elsmere 399 1.1 n/a
Majority 2,765 7.2
Turnout 84.2
Michael Stewart
General Election 25 October 1951: Fulham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 20,279 53.2
Conservative Frederick John Frank Hall 17,806 46.8
Majority 2,473 6.4
Turnout 84.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  10. ^ "The General Election: Last Night's Results". The Times. 24 February 1950. p. 8.