Lambeth North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Lambeth North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Vauxhall
Created from Lambeth

Lambeth North was a borough constituency centred on the Lambeth district of South 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.

History[edit]

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

The constituency was created when the two-member Lambeth constituency was divided by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1950 general election when the area was absorbed into the Vauxhall constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Charles Craufurd Fraser Conservative
1892 Francis Moses Coldwells Liberal
1895 Sir Henry Morton Stanley Liberal Unionist
1900 Frederick William Horner Conservative
1906 Horatio Myer Liberal
Jan 1910 Sir William Henry Houghton Gastrell Conservative
1918 Frank Briant Liberal
1929 George Strauss Labour
1931 Frank Briant Liberal
1934 by-election George Strauss Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945

Electorate 20,233

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Russell Strauss 8,677 66.6
Liberal National E.W. Bates 2,624 20.1
Liberal Capt. Raymond Henry Walton 1,730 13.3
Majority 6,053 46.5
Turnout 20,223 64.4
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Russell Strauss 10,577 55.4
Liberal Edward Terrell 8,521 44.6
Majority 2,056 10.8
Turnout 35,211 54.2
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Lambeth North by-election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Russell Strauss 11,281 57.9
Liberal J.W. Simpson 4,968 25.5
National Labour Sydney Frank Markham 2,927 15.0
Independent Mrs. A.S.G. Brown 305 1.6
Majority 6,313 32.4
Turnout 37,064 52.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +31.3
Frank Briant
General Election 1931: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate 38,923

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frank Briant 16,368 65.1 +23.3
Labour George Russell Strauss 8,766 34.9 -8.9
Majority 7,602 30.2 32.2
Turnout 64.6 -1.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +16.1

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate 38,815

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Russell Strauss 11,264 43.8 +6.7
Liberal Frank Briant 10,722 41.8 +4.6
Conservative Clyde Tabor Wilson 3,691 14.4 -11.3
Majority 542 2.0 2.1
Turnout 66.2 -0.8
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +1.1
General Election 1924: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frank Briant 7,943 37.2 -11.3
Labour George Russell Strauss 7,914 37.1 +15.2
Conservative J. Lazarus 5,488 25.7 -3.9
Majority 29 0.1 -18.8
Turnout 31,866 67.0 +7.2
Liberal hold Swing -13.3
General Election 1923: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate 31,146

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frank Briant 9,036 48.5 +5.4
Conservative Ernest Roy Bird 5,509 29.6 -9.5
Labour F. Hughes 4,089 21.9 +4.1
Majority 3,527 18.9 +14.9
Turnout 59.8 -2.4
Liberal hold Swing +7.5
General Election 1922: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate 30,320

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frank Briant 8,132 43.1 -19.2
Conservative Ernest Roy Bird 7,362 39.1 +1.4
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 3,353 17.8 n/a
Majority 770 4.0 -20.6
Turnout 62.2 +21.3
Liberal hold Swing -10.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Lambeth North[4]

Electorate 28,777

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frank Briant 7,326 62.3 +15.8
Coalition Conservative Sir William Henry Houghton Gastrell 4,441 37.7 -15.8
Majority 2,885 24.6 31.6
Turnout 40.9 -32.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +15.8
Harry Gosling
General Election December 1910: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Houghton Gastrell 2,531 53.5
Lib-Lab Harry Gosling 2,202 46.5
Majority 329 7.0
Turnout 6,440 73.5
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
General Election January 1910: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Houghton Gastrell 2,947 55.1
Liberal Horatio Myer 2,397 44.9
Majority 550 10.2
Turnout 6,440 83.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.8

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Horatio Myer
General Election 1906: Lambeth North

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Horatio Myer 2,162 44.1
Conservative William Henry Houghton Gastrell 1,904 38.9
Independent Liberal Dadabhai Naoroji 733 14.9
Independent Conservative Frederick William Horner 108 2.2
Majority 258 5.3
Turnout 6,802 72.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.6

Naoroji stood as a Lib-Lab candidate.

General Election 1900: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick William Horner 2,677 59.9
Liberal Col. C. Ford 1,795 40.1
Majority 882 19.8
Turnout 7,090 63.1
Conservative hold Swing +6.1

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Henry Morton Stanley 2,878 53.8
Liberal Charles Philips Trevelyan 2,473 46.2
Majority 405 7.6
Turnout 7,338 72.9
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +5.1
General Election 1892: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Francis Moses Coldwells 2,524 51.3
Liberal Unionist Henry Morton Stanley 2,394 48.7
Majority 130 2.6
Turnout 7,229 68.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.4

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Craufurd Fraser 2,723 54.1
Liberal Walter Wren 2,311 45.9
Majority 412 8.2
Turnout 7,939 63.4
Conservative hold Swing +8.7
General Election 1885: Lambeth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Craufurd Fraser 2,524 45.4
Liberal Walter Wren 2,346 42.2
Independent Liberal Sir James Clarke Lawrence, Bt. 692 12.4
Majority 178 3.2
Turnout 7,939 70.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, Sixth Schedule. Divisions of Boroughs: Number Names, Contents, and Boundaries of Divisions.
  2. ^ a b c Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. pp. 743, 765. ISBN 0901050679. 
  3. ^ Representation of the People Act 1918, Ninth Schedule, Part I: Parliamentary Boroughs
  4. ^ a b c d e f Craig, Frederick Walter Scott (1969). British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.