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 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.

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.

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]

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945: Hammersmith South

Electorate ,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Hammersmith South[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal John Stanton Ritter
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Hammersmith South[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate 41,104 Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Douglas Cooke 15,377
Labour William Thomas Adams 9,309
Majority 6,068
Turnout
General Election 27 October 1931:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate 43,250 Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Douglas Cooke 21,018
Labour Daniel Chater 8,390
Majority 12,628
Turnout

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929:

Electorate 42,841

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Chater 12,630
Unionist Sir John Ferguson 12,218
Liberal Capt. J J Davies 3,976
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 29 October 1924:

Composed of the wards of
Electorate 31,633 Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 12,679
Labour 8,804
Liberal 1,393
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1923:

Electorate 30,879

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 8,184
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,974
Liberal Ernest Devan Wetton 3,723
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
Sir William Bull
General Election 15 November 1922:

Electorate 30,618

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 10,877
Labour Wyndham James Albery 6,397
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

Atholl Robertson
General Election 14 December 1918

Composed of the Hammersmith wards of One, Two and Three
Electorate 27,996

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir William James Bull 8,592
Liberal Thomas Atholl Robertson 2,555
Labour John Thomas Westcott 1,958
Majority 6,037
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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]