Hammersmith South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hammersmith South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County County of London
19181955
Number of members One
Replaced by Barons Court
Created from Hammersmith
Hammersmith South in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950
Hammersmith South in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1955.

Hammersmith South was a borough constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith in west London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post system.

The constituency was created when the Hammersmith constituency was divided for the 1918 general election. It was abolished for the 1955 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Sir William James Bull Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1929 Daniel Chater Labour Co-operative
1931 James Douglas Cooke Conservative
1945 William Thomas Adams Labour Co-operative
1949 William Thomas Williams Labour Co-operative
1955 constituency abolished: see Hammersmith

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Atholl Robertson
UK general election, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 8,592 65.6 n/a
Liberal Thomas Atholl Robertson 2,555 19.5 n/a
Labour John Thomas Westcott 1,958 14.9 n/a
Majority 6,037 46.1 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Sir William Bull
UK general election, 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 10,877 63.0 -2.5
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,397 37.0 +22.1
Majority 4,480 26.0 -24.6
Turnout 56.4
Unionist hold Swing -12.3
UK general election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 8,184 43.4
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,974 36.9
Liberal Ernest Devan Wetton 3,723 19.7 n/a
Majority 1,210 6.5
Turnout 61.1 +4.7
Unionist hold Swing
Christopher Addison
UK general election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 12,679 55.4
Labour Rt Hon. Christopher Addison 8,804 38.5
Liberal Ernest Devan Wetton 1,393 6.1
Majority 3,875 16.9
Turnout 72.3
Unionist hold Swing
UK general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Chater 12,630 43.8
Unionist Sir John Ferguson 12,218 42.4
Liberal Capt. J J Davies 3,976 13.8
Majority 412 1.4
Turnout 67.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

UK general election, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Douglas Cooke 21,018 71.5 +27.7
Labour Daniel Chater 8,390 28.5 -13.9
Majority 12,628 42.9 41.6
Turnout 29,408 68.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +20.8
UK general election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Douglas Cooke 15,377 62.3
Labour William Thomas Adams 9,309 37.7
Majority 6,068 24.6
Turnout 24,686 60.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

UK general election, 1945: Hammersmith South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Adams 12,502 58.0
Conservative Sir James Douglas Cooke 9,044 42.0
Majority 3,458 16.0
Turnout 65.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hammersmith South by-election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Williams 15,223 52.8
Conservative Anthony Fell 13,610 47.2
Majority 1,613 5.6
Turnout 60.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Hammersmith South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Williams 18,825 51.8
Conservative Anthony Fell 16,161 44.4
Liberal John Stanton Ritter 1,400 3.8 n/a
Majority 2,664 7.4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
United Kingdom general election, 1951: Hammersmith South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Thomas Williams 19,273 54.6 +2.8
Conservative Robert N E Hinton 16,038 45.4 +1.0
Majority 3,235 9.2 +1.8
Turnout 80.2
Labour hold Swing +0.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]