Marylebone West (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marylebone West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by St Marylebone
Created from Marylebone

Marylebone West was a borough constituency located in the Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone, in London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Marylebone West in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.

The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and was formerly part of the two-seat Marylebone constituency. It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The previous Parliamentary borough of Marylebone was split up in the boundary review of 1884-85. The new Parliamentary borough consisted of the parish of St Marylebone, and therefore had identical boundaries to the St Marylebone Vestry which was the main institution of local government. The Commissioners divided the parish into two Divisions, each of which contained four of the parishes' eight wards. Marylebone West division was defined as containing the Hamilton Terrace, New Church Street, Bryanstone, and Portman wards. The population in 1881 was 83,871.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Frederick Seager Hunt Conservative
1895 Sir Horace Brand Townsend Farquhar Liberal Unionist
1898 by-election Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections results[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
1885 General Election
Electorate: 7,566
Turnout: 5,490 (72.6%)
Conservative win
Majority: 1,498 (27.2%)
Frederick Seager Hunt Conservative 3,093 56.3
Henry Seymour Trower Independent Liberal 1,595 29.1
Sir Henry Edmund Knight Liberal 701 12.8
Rev. Joseph Robert Diggle Independent 101 1.8
1886 General Election
Electorate: 7,566
Turnout: 5,006 (66.2%) -6.4
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,122 (22.4%)
Frederick Seager Hunt Conservative 3,064 61.2 +4.9
Henry Seymour Trower Liberal 1,942 38.8 +9.7
1892 General Election
Electorate: 8,052
Turnout: 5,389 (66.9%) +0.7
Conservative hold
Majority: 437 (8.2%)
Frederick Seager Hunt Conservative 2,913 54.1 –7.1
John Charles Foulger Liberal 2,476 45.9 +7.1
1895 General Election
Electorate: 8,593
Turnout: 6,007 (69.9%) +3.0
Liberal Unionist win
Majority: 1,461 (24.4%)
Sir Horace Brand Townsend-Farquhar, Bt. Liberal Unionist 3,734 62.2 (+8.1)
Bertram Stuart Straus Liberal 2,273 37.8 –8.1
3 February 1898 by-election[2] Conservative win Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt. Conservative unopposed
1900 General Election
Electorate: 8,792
Turnout: 5,019 (57.1%) –12.8
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,955 (39.0%)
Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt. Conservative 3,487 69.5 (+7.3)
William Hastings Sands Liberal 1,532 30.5 –7.3
1906 General Election
Electorate: 8,365
Turnout: 6,237 (74.6%) +17.5
Conservative hold
Majority: 655 (10.6%)
Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt. Conservative 3,446 55.3 –14.2
Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston Liberal 2,791 44.7 +14.2
January 1910 General Election
Electorate: 8,576
Turnout: 6,925 (80.7%) +6.1
Conservative hold
Majority: 1,977 (28.6%)
Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt. Conservative 4,451 64.3 +9.0
Capt. Hon. Donald Alexander Forbes Liberal 2,474 35.7 –9.0
December 1910 General Election
Electorate: 8,576
Turnout: 5,855 (68.3%) –12.4
Conservative hold
Majority: 2,003 (34.2%)
Sir Samuel Edward Scott, Bt. Conservative 3,929 67.1 +2.8
Arthur Hewett Spokes Liberal 1,926 32.9 –2.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boundary Commission (England and Wales). Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales 1885", Part II.--Boroughs, C. 4287-I, p. 61-62.
  2. ^ Sir Horace Farquhar was elevated to the peerage - Baron Farquhar - on 20 January 1898.