List of members of London County Council 1937–49

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This is a list of councillors and aldermen elected to the London County Council from 1937 to 1949.

Elections of all councillors on the London County Council were scheduled to be held every three years. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, the elections due in 1940 were cancelled. Vacant seats were filled by co-option under the terms of the emergency Local Elections and Register of Electors (Temporary Provisions) Act 1939 until the electoral cycle was resumed in 1946.

The size of the council was 124 councillors and 20 aldermen. The councillors were elected for electoral divisions corresponding to the parliamentary constituencies that had been created by the Representation of the People Act 1918, with two councillors for each division. Aldermen were elected by the council itself, and served for a six-year term of office. Half of the aldermen were chosen every three years at the first meeting of the newly elected council. Like the councillors, vacancies on the aldermanic bench thereafter were filled by co-option during the war.

Councillors 1937 - 1949[edit]

Electoral division Elected
4 March 1937[1]
Party Co-opted under the Local Elections and Register of Electors (Temporary Provisions) Act 1939 Party Elected
7 March 1946[2]
Party
City of London Sir Angus Newton Scott

(resigned 17 July 1941)

Municipal Reform Major Arthur Charles Bonsor (23 September 1941) Municipal Reform Major Arthur Charles Bonsor Conservative
Sir Percy Simmons

(died 19 September 1939)

Municipal Reform Sir William Harold Webbe (6 February 1940) Municipal Reform Sir William Harold Webbe Conservative
George Henry Wilkinson (created baronet 1941)

(resigned 23 February 1944)

Municipal Reform Sir Harry Twyford (7 March 1944) Municipal Reform Harold Walter Seymour Howard Conservative
William Wilson Grantham

(died 18 February 1942)

Municipal Reform Harold John Musker (21 April 1942) Municipal Reform Harold John Musker
(resigned 13 October 1947)
Angus Mackinnon
(elected unopposed 19 October 1947)
Conservative
Battersea North Francis Campbell Ross Douglas Labour NO CHANGE Labour Douglas A G Prichard Labour
Ewart Gladstone Culpin Labour NO CHANGE Labour J S Wilkie
(died 23 July 1947)
Marjorie E McIntosh
(elected 23 October 1947)
Labour
Battersea South Charles James Allpass Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform David Rapoport Labour
Viscount Curzon Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Dorothy Archibald Labour
Bermondsey Rotherhithe Albert Charles Starr Labour NO CHANGE Labour Albert Charles Starr Labour
Dr John A Gillison Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr John A Gillison Labour
Bermondsey West Evelyn M Lowe Labour NO CHANGE Labour Reginald Eustace Goodwin Labour
Ada Salter
(resigned 6 October 1941)
Labour Rev. Leslie Davison
(resigned 14 August 1944)
Edward Snowdon
(appointed 10 October 1944)
Labour Edward Snowdon Labour
Bethnal Green North East Rachel Susanna Keeling

Resigned 19 March 1941

Labour Sir Wyndham Deedes
Co-opted 29 July 1941
Labour Helen Bentwich Labour
Thomas Dawson Labour NO CHANGE Labour Ronald McKinnon Wood Labour
Bethnal Green South West J E A King Labour NO CHANGE Labour Rt Hon Sir Percy Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet Liberal
A Reginald Stamp Labour NO CHANGE Labour Edward Drewett Martell Liberal
Camberwell Dulwich Frederick Charles Eaton
(died 17 October 1938)[3]

Charles Pearce
(elected unopposed 24 November 1938)

Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Charles Pearce Conservative
Viscount Sandon
(resigned 1940)
Municipal Reform Frank Griffiths Woollard
(appointed 6 February 1940)
Municipal Reform Frank Griffiths Woollard Conservative
Camberwell North Charles George Ammon Labour NO CHANGE Labour R S Griffith Labour
Cecil A G Manning Labour NO CHANGE Labour Cecil A G Manning Labour
Camberwell North West F G Burgess Labour NO CHANGE Labour F G Burgess Labour
Freda Künzlen Corbet Labour NO CHANGE Labour Freda Künzlen Corbet Labour
Camberwell Peckham Richard Sargood Labour NO CHANGE Labour Richard Sargood Labour
Earl Beatty Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform J W F Lucas Labour
Chelsea Basil Futvoye Marsden-Smedley Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform John Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan Conservative
Catherine Fulford Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Catherine Fulford Conservative
Deptford Isaac James Hayward Labour NO CHANGE Labour Isaac James Hayward Labour
John Speakman
(died)
Labour Ernest C Sherwood
(appointed 17 November 1942)
Labour Ernest C Sherwood Labour
Finsbury W H Martin Labour NO CHANGE Labour Barbara M Dobb Labour
G E Hayes Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr Chuni Lal Katial Labour
Fulham East Paul Williams Labour NO CHANGE Labour Joan Ash (Mrs B J K Thompson) Labour
Frederick William Powe Labour NO CHANGE Labour Frederick William Powe Labour
Fulham West Christopher Lancaster Labour NO CHANGE Labour Christopher Lancaster Labour
G W Aplin Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Frank Walter Banfield Labour
Greenwich Dr Esther Rickards Labour NO CHANGE Labour Harold H Gibbons
(died 5 June 1948)

Johanna Gollogly
(elected at byelection 22 July 1948)

Labour
Bernard Sullivan Labour NO CHANGE Labour Bernard Sullivan Labour
Hackney Central Dr Bernard Homa Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr Bernard Homa Labour
Mary O'Brien Harris
(died 19 April 1938)

Margaret Christian "Peggy" Garnett Jay
(elected at by-election 16 May 1938)

Labour NO CHANGE Labour Margaret Christian "Peggy" Garnett Jay Labour
Hackney North Henry Edwin Goodrich Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr. Max Sorsby[4] Labour
Mrs Ivy Molly Bolton Labour NO CHANGE Labour Mrs Ivy Molly Bolton Labour
Hackney South Sir Alfred Baker (died 2 April 1943) Labour G C Burton
(appointed 1 June 1943)
Labour G C Burton Labour
Charles Latham Labour NO CHANGE Labour W C Nichols Labour
Hammersmith North William Henry Church Labour NO CHANGE Labour J B Bennie Labour
Thomas H Jones Labour NO CHANGE Labour Thomas H Jones Labour
Hammersmith South Commander Walter Clifford Northcott Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform William Geoffrey Fiske Labour
Bertie Jonathan Samels Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Vera Dart Labour
Hampstead Dr Sydney Monckton Copeman
(resigned 23 July 1945)
Municipal Reform Hon. John Walgrave Halford Fremantle
(appointed 31 July 1945)
Municipal Reform Hon. John Walgrave Halford Fremantle Conservative
William Reed Hornby Steer Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform William Reed Hornby Steer Conservative
Holborn A W Scott Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform A W Scott Conservative
Theodore Magnus Wechsler Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Theodore Magnus Wechsler Conservative
Islington East Day Kimball
(resigned 2 March 1940)
Municipal Reform Leslie Walker
(appointed 30 April 1940)
Municipal Reform Irene Chaplin Labour
Sir Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs
(resigned 28 May 1945)
Municipal Reform Hugh Quennell
(appointed 19 June 1945)
Municipal Reform Edwin Bayliss Labour
Islington North Eva E Bull Labour NO CHANGE Labour Eva E Bull Labour
Arthur N Dove Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Arthur E Middleton Labour
Islington South Eric George Molyneux Fletcher Labour Eric George Molyneux Fletcher Labour Eric George Molyneux Fletcher Labour
John Dugdale
(resigned 17 June 1941)
Labour G L Parker
(appointed 1 July 1941)
Labour George Percival Wright Labour
Islington West Rev. Alfred George Prichard
(died 8 December 1945: seat remained vacant)[5]
Labour NO CHANGE Labour Albert Evans Labour
G B Naish Labour NO CHANGE Labour G B Naish Labour
Kensington North Ivan Power
(resigned 18 October 1940)
Labour Donald H Daines

(appointed 19 November 1940)

Labour Dr. Leonard F Browne Labour
Helen Caroline Bentwich Labour NO CHANGE Labour Eva Marian Hubback Labour
Kensington South Robert Christmas Dewar Jenkins Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Robert Christmas Dewar Jenkins Conservative
Angela, Countess of Limerick Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Elizabeth Evelyn Halton

(Halton became known as Mrs. Pepler on her marriage in January 1947, and as Lady Pepler when her husband was knighted on 1 January 1948.)

Conservative
Lambeth Brixton Gervas Evelyn Pierrepont Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Victor Mishcon Labour
Barbara L Hornby Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform W G R Boys Labour
Lambeth Kennington Charles William Gibson Labour NO CHANGE Labour Charles William Gibson Labour
Amy Sayle Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr H J Powell Labour
Lambeth North William Lockyer Labour NO CHANGE Labour William Lockyer Labour
Mrs A E Gray Labour NO CHANGE Labour Patricia Strauss Labour
Lambeth Norwood Joan Helen Vickers Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Ronald Stanley Russell Conservative
William Francis Marchant Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Margery Thornton Conservative
Lewisham East Walter Richard Owen Labour NO CHANGE Labour Walter Richard Owen Labour
Earl of Listowel Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr Edmund Hambly Labour
Lewisham West Malcolm Campbell-Johnston
(died 12 March 1938)

Geoffrey Paul Hardy-Roberts
(elected unopposed 28 April 1938)

Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform George Rowland Durston Bradfield Conservative
Rupert Arnold Brabner
(resigned 29 January 1945)
Municipal Reform Henry Brooke
(appointed 20 February 1945)
Municipal Reform Henry A Price Conservative
Paddington North Eric Hall Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Dr George de Swiet Labour
Frank Stanley Henwood Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform X N Field (Mrs J W Field) Labour
Paddington South Harold V Kenyon Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Norris Vaughan Kenyon Conservative
Henry Gray Studholme
(resigned 13 April 1945)
Municipal Reform Ernest F Hyatt
(appointed 1 May 1945)
Municipal Reform Frederick Lawrence Conservative
Poplar, Bow and Bromley Mrs E M Lambert
(disqualified 31 July 1945)
Labour E H Smith
(appointed 31 July 1945)
Labour E H Smith
(elected unopposed)
Labour
Dr Edward Cruse
(died 15 December 1938)
Thomas John Goodway
(elected unopposed 16 February 1939)[6]
Labour NO CHANGE Labour L M Sadler
(elected unopposed)
Labour
Poplar South F T Baldock Labour NO CHANGE Labour F T Baldock Labour
William Henry Guy Labour NO CHANGE Labour William Henry Guy Labour
St Marylebone Frederick William Dean Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Alfred Edward Reneson Coucher Conservative
Sir Ernest Sanger
(died 26 December 1939)
Municipal Reform Richard Stiles Allen
(appointed 5 March 1940)
Municipal Reform Eric Hall Conservative
St Pancras North George House Labour NO CHANGE Labour George House
Harry Smith Labour NO CHANGE Labour Harry Smith Labour
St Pancras South East Frank Lawrence Combes Labour NO CHANGE Labour Frank Lawrence Combes
Died 26 September 1948

Iris Mary Caroline Bonham
Elected at byelection 18 November 1948

Labour
David C Webster Labour NO CHANGE Labour David C Webster Labour
St Pancras South West Monica Felton Labour NO CHANGE Labour Evelyn Joyce Denington Labour
Maurice Orbach Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dr Marks D Ripka Labour
Shoreditch Dr Santo Jeger Labour NO CHANGE Labour Dorothy Thurtle Labour
Henrietta Girling Labour NO CHANGE Labour Henrietta Girling Labour
Southwark Central Col. Harry Day
(died 16 September 1939)
Labour E G Saunders
(appointed 5 March 1940)
Labour Albert J Gates Labour
David Arlott Labour NO CHANGE Labour John J Keen Labour
Southwark North Dr. Charles W Brook
(resigned 3 March 1942)
Labour T G Gibbings
(appointed 21 April 1942)
Labour T G Gibbings Labour
J H MacDonell Labour NO CHANGE Labour J H MacDonell Labour
Southwark South East George Russell Strauss Labour NO CHANGE Labour A B Kennedy Labour
Lewis Silkin Labour NO CHANGE Labour Mary Ormerod Labour
Stepney, Limehouse Richard Coppock Labour NO CHANGE Labour Richard Coppock Labour
Mrs Monica M Whateley Labour NO CHANGE Labour Mrs A Louise Reeve Labour
Stepney, Mile End Dr Somerville Hastings Labour NO CHANGE Labour Ted Bramley Communist
Daniel Frankel Labour NO CHANGE Labour Jack Gaster Communist
Stepney, Whitechapel and St George's Morris Harold Davis
(disqualified 11 January 1945)[7]
Labour Richard Clements
(appointed 17 April 1945)
Labour Richard Clements Labour
John Richard Anthony Oldfield Labour NO CHANGE Labour John Richard Anthony Oldfield Labour
Stoke Newington Mark Auliff Labour NO CHANGE Labour Mark Auliff Labour
Mrs Catherine Jeffries Labour NO CHANGE Labour Reginald A Pestell Labour
Wandsworth, Balham and Tooting Stephen R Benson
(resigned 18 February 1942)
Municipal Reform H W Hayden
(appointed 10 March 1942)
Municipal Reform Eleanor Kathleen Goodrich Labour
George Frederick Doland
(resigned 4 April 1940)
Municipal Reform William Charles Bonney
(appointed 30 April 1940)
Municipal Reform Albert Edward Samuels Labour
Wandsworth, Central George Welsh Currie
(resigned 27 December 1939)
Labour John William Bowen
(appointed 5 March 1940)
Labour John William Bowen Labour
Eleanor Joan Clara Nathan
(Lady Nathan from 1940)
Labour NO CHANGE Labour Lady Nathan Labour
Wandsworth, Clapham Bertram Wagstaff Mills
(died 16 April 1938)
Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Labour Leslie G Banks Labour
John Rose Battley
(elected at by-election 19 May 1938)
Labour
John Leigh Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Alfred N Bransom Labour
Wandsworth, Putney Robert G Taylor Municipal Reform Viscount Cranley
(appointed 5 March 1940)
Succeeded to the peerage as Earl of Onslow 9 June 1945
Municipal Reform Earl of Onslow Municipal Reform
Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur T Bellamy
(resigned 16 February 1940)
Municipal Reform Herbert F Ryan
(appointed 5 March 1940)
Municipal Reform Herbert F Ryan Municipal Reform
Wandsworth, Streatham J Elliott Mark Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform F H Campbell Conservative
Captain Frederic Bertram Galer

(Knighted as Sir Bertram Galer 1939)[8]

Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Sir Bertram Galer Conservative
Westminster, Abbey Sir Samuel Gluckstein Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Sir Samuel Gluckstein Conservative
Frank Gibbs Rye Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Frank Gibbs Rye Conservative
Westminster, St George's Dr Florence Barrie Lambert

(Dame from 1938)[9]

Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform Henry Brooke Conservative
Edmund Walter Hanbury Wood Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform John Anthony Kershaw Conservative
Woolwich, East Reginald Henry Pott Labour NO CHANGE Labour Reginald Henry Pott
(elected unopposed)
Labour
Henry Berry Labour NO CHANGE Labour Henry Berry
(elected unopposed)
Labour
Woolwich, West Francis William Beech Municipal Reform NO CHANGE Municipal Reform E T Lamerton Labour
J H Millar
(resigned 25 July 1945)
Municipal Reform Stanley C C Harris
(appointed 31 July 1945)
Municipal Reform Ethel Maud Newman Labour

‡ Previously councillor for a different division. ¶ Previously an alderman.

County aldermen 1937-1949[edit]

Aldermen elected for 1934-1940 had their term of office extended until 1946; those elected for 1937-1943 had their term of office extended to 1949.[10]

Term Alderman Party
1934 - 1946 Sir George Hume Municipal Reform
1934 - 1946; 1946 - 1950 Albert Emil Davies
(died 18 July 1950)
Labour
1934 - 1946[11] William Harold Webbe
(appointed a councillor February 1940)
Municipal Reform
1934 - 1946[11] William Bennett
(died 4 November 1937)
Labour
1934 - 1946[11] Jack Percy Blake Labour
1934 - 1946[11] George P Blizard Labour
1934 - 1946[11] Henry Charles Charleton
(resigned 17 December 1935)
Labour
1934 - 1946[11] Barbara Drake Labour
1934 - 1946[11] W T Kelly
(resigned 27 July 1939)
Labour
1934 - 1946;[11] 1946 - 1952 Charles Robertson Labour
1935 - 1942; 1946 - 1952 Ruth Dalton
(in place of Charleton, 11 February 1935)
(resigned 10 October 1945)
Labour
1937 - 1949[12] Colonel Eric Ball
(resigned 25 January 1946)
Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] John Hare Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] Edward P Martin
(died 10 February 1946)
Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] John Martin Oakey Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] Norah Runge Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] Edgar John Sainsbury
(died 29 January 1949)
Municipal Reform
1937 - 1949[12] Herbert Morrison
(resigned 21 November 1945)[13]
Labour
1937 - 1949[12] Leah L'Estrange Malone Labour
1937 - 1949[12] John Cliff Labour
1937 - 1949[12] Mary Agnes Hamilton
(resigned 8 March 1939)
Labour
1937 - 1946[14] John Charles Wilmot
(in place of William Bennett, deceased)
Labour
1939 - 1949 Ethel Maud Newman
(in place of Hamilton, 14 March 1939)
(elected as councillor 13 March 1946)
Labour
1939 - 1941 John Thomas Scoulding
(in place of Kelly, 1 August 1939)
(resigned 29 April 1941)
Labour
1940 - 1946 Herbert Williams
(in place of Webbe, 5 March 1940)
(resigned 20 December 1944)[15]
Municipal Reform
1941 - 1946 J E Binks
(in place of Scoulding)
(29 July 1941)
Labour
1942 - 1946 Arthur E Middleton
(in place of Dalton, 19 May 1942)[16]
Labour
1945 - 1946; 1946 - 1949 Geoffrey Clegg Hutchinson
(in place of Williams, 6 February 1945)
(in place of Martin 5 March 1946)
Municipal Reform
1945 - 1946; 1946 - 1952 Donald H Daines
(in place of Wilmot, 23 October 1945)
Labour
1945 - 1947 Lord Latham
(in place of Wilmot, 4 December 1945)
(resigned 19 November 1947)
Labour
1946 - 1949 Dame Florence Barrie Lambert
(in place of Ball, 5 February 1946)
Municipal Reform
1946 - 1949 Amy Sayle
(in place of Newman, 19 March 1946)
Labour
1946 - 1952 Florence Evelyne Cayford Labour
1946 - 1952 Ewart Gladstone Culpin
(died 1 December 1946)
Labour
1946 - 1952 Walter Henry Green Labour
1946 - 1952 Somerville Hastings Labour
1946 - 1952 A Reginald Stamp Labour
1946 - 1952 Tom Wheeler Labour
1946 - 1952 Harold C Shearman
(in place of Culpin, 17 December 1946)
Labour
1947 - 1949 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton
(in place of Latham, 12 December 1947)
Labour
1949 John "Jack" Cooper
(in place of Sainsbury, 22 February 1949)
Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New L.C.C. Labour's Increased Majority. Full Results.". The Times. 6 March 1937. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "The New L.C.C. Labour Gains In A Low Poll". The Times. 9 March 1946. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Deaths". The Times. 19 October 1938. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Obituary Notices". British Medical Journal: 758. 28 June 1975. PMC 1673978. 
  5. ^ "Deaths". The Times. 11 December 1945. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 9 February 1939. p. 11. 
  7. ^ Davis had been sentenced to six months imprisonment on 28 November 1944 for alleged non-payment of a rail fare and inciting an employee of Stepney Borough Council to issue him with a false National identity Card. Geoffrey Alderman. "M. H. Davis: the rise and fall of a communal upstart". Jewish Historical Studies, vol.31. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34633. p. 3852. 8 June 1939.
  9. ^ "Obituary: Dame Barrie Lambert The Health Of London". The Times. 12 December 1957. p. 16. 
  10. ^ Jackson, William Eric (1965). Achievement : a short history of the London County Council. London: Longmans. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "New L.C.C.". The Times. 15 March 1934. p. 11. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "The New L.C.C.". The Times. 9 March 1937. p. 13. 
  13. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 1 December 1945. p. 2. 
  14. ^ "L.C.C. Estate at Tulse Hill". The Times. 24 November 1937. p. 11. 
  15. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 23 December 1944. p. 2. 
  16. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 20 May 1942. p. 8. 

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