Fulham West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fulham West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181955
Number of members one
Replaced by Fulham
Created from Fulham
Fulham West in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
Fulham West in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1955.

Fulham West was a borough constituency based around the London district of Fulham. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1955.

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]

1918-1955: The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham wards of Hurlingham, Margravine, Munster and Town.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1918 Sir Cyril Cobb Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1929 Ernest Spero Labour
1930 by-election Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative
1938 by-election Edith Summerskill Labour
1955 constituency abolished: see Fulham

Elections[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General Election 1918 [2]
New constituency
Electorate: 39,953
Turnout: 46.9%
Coalition Conservative win
Majority: 7,747 (41.2%)
Sir Cyril Stephen Cobb Coalition Conservative 12,182 64.9
Robert Mark Gentry Labour 4,435 23.7
Sir Herbert George Fordham Liberal 1,139 6.1
William Jones Allen Independent 995 5.3
General Election 1922 [2]
Electorate: 39,562
Turnout: 23,085 (58.4%) +11.5
Conservative hold
Majority: 6,665 (28.8%) −12.4
Swing: 5.7% from Con to Lab
Sir Cyril Stephen Cobb Conservative 14,875 64.4 −0.5
Robert Mark Gentry Labour 8,210 35.6 +11.9
General Election 1923 [2]
Electorate: 40,134
Turnout: 25,256 (62.9%) +4.5
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,278 (5.1%) −23.7
Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative 9,965 39.5 −24.9
Robert Mark Gentry Labour 8,687 34.4 −1.2
Christopher W Courtenay Liberal 6,604 26.1 N/A
General Election 1924 [2]
Electorate: 40.386
Turnout: 28,215 (71.3%) +8.4
Conservative hold
Majority: 5,403 (18.8%) +13.7
Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative 17,109 59.4 +19.8
Robert Mark Gentry Labour 11,706 40.6 +1.2
General Election 1929 [2]
Electorate: 50,610
Turnout: 36,089 (71.4%) +0
Labour gain from Conservative
Majority: 2,211 (6.2%)
Swing: 12.5% from Con to Lab
Ernest Spero Labour 16,190 44.9 +4.3
Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative 13,979 38.7 −20.7
George Arthur Gale Liberal 5,920 16.4 N/A
By-election, May 1930 [2]
Resignation of Spero
Electorate: 50,610
Turnout: 32,206 (63.6%) −7.7
Conservative gain from Labour
Majority: 240 (0.8%)
Swing: 3.5% from Lab to Con
Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative 16,223 50.4 +11.7
John Banfield Labour 15,983 49.6 +4.7
General Election 1931 [2]
Electorate: 50,991
Turnout: 36,421 (71.4%) +7.8
Conservative hold
Majority: 12,093 (33.2%) +32.4
Swing: 16.2% from Lab to Con
Cyril Cobb Conservative 24,257 66.6 +16.2
John Banfield Labour 12,164 33.4 −16.2
General Election 1935 [2]
Electorate: 49,480
Turnout: 69.9% (−1.5)
Conservative hold
Majority: 3,483 (10.1%) −23.1
Swing: 11.6% from Con to Lab
Cyril Cobb Conservative 18,461 53.4 −13.2
Mont Follick Labour 14,978 43.3 +9.9
E. J. Johnson Liberal 1,132 3.3 N/A
By-election, April 1938 [2]
Death of Cobb
Electorate: 48,469
Turnout: 31,745 (66.5%) −3.4
Labour gain from Conservative
Majority: 1,421 (4.4%)
Swing: 7.3% from Con to Lab
Edith Summerskill Labour 16,583 52.2 +8.9
(C.) John Busby Conservative 15,162 47.8 −5.6
General Election 1945 [2]
Electorate: 41,329
Turnout: 76.3% (+10.8)
Labour hold
Majority: 7,521 (23.8%) +19.4
Swing: 9.7% from Con to Lab
Edith Summerskill Labour 19,537 61.9 +9.7
Percy Lucas Conservative 12,016 38.1 −9.7
General Election 1950 [3]
Electorate: 45,687
Turnout: 37,433 (86.2%) +9.9
Labour hold
Majority: 2,849 (7.2%) −16.6
Swing: 8.3% from Lab to Con
Edith Summerskill Labour 20,141 51.1 −10.8
William O'Donovan Conservative 17,292 43.9 +5.8
Eric Walcot-Bather Liberal 1,949 5.0 N/A
General Election 1951 [4]
Electorate: 45,327
Turnout: 37,997 (86.6%) +0.4
Labour hold
Majority: 2,583 (6.6%) −1.7
Swing: 22.2% from Con to Lab
Edith Summerskill Labour 20,290 51.7 +0.6
William John Brown Independent 17,707 45.1 N/A
Eric Walcot-Bather Liberal 1,247 3.2 -1.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 18. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ "UK General Election results February 1950". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "UK General Election results October 1951". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 25 December 2010.