Walworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Walworth
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark South East
Created from Southwark

Walworth (strictly the Walworth division of Newington) was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Walworth district of South London, within the Newington Vestry. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

Walworth constituency in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, boundaries 1885-1918

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1885 Lewis Henry Isaacs Conservative
1892 William Saunders Liberal
1895 by-election Sir James Bailey Conservative
1906 Charles James O'Donnell Liberal
Jan. 1910 James Arthur Dawes Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 1,885 47.8 n/a
Liberal Alfred Gutteres Henriques 1,816 46.0 n/a
Independent Liberal W Malthouse 246 6.2 n/a
Majority 69 1.8 n/a
Turnout 70.5 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Walworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 1,983 53.1 +5.3
Liberal Jabez Spencer Balfour 1,748 46.9 -5.3
Majority 235 6.2 +10.6
Turnout 66.6 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Walworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Saunders 2,514 53.1 +6.2
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 2,218 46.9 -6.2
Majority 296 6.2
Turnout 69.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.2
Walworth by-election, 1895[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Bailey 2,676 52.2 +5.3
Liberal James Colquhoun Revell Reade 2,105 41.0 -12.1
Social Democratic Federation George Lansbury 347 6.8 n/a
Majority 571 11.2
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
James Bailey
General Election 1895: Walworth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Bailey 2,822 53.3 +1.1
Liberal Russell Spokes 2,269 42.9 +1.9
Social Democratic Federation George Lansbury 203 3.8 -3.0
Majority 553 10.4 -0.6
Turnout 71.3
Conservative hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Walworth[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Bailey 3,098 58.1
Liberal Russell Spokes 2,233 41.9
Majority 865 16.2
Turnout 68.6
Conservative hold Swing
C.J.O'Donnell
General Election 1906: Walworth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles James O'Cahan O'Donnell 3,187 56.9 +15.0
Conservative Sir James Bailey 2,418 43.1 -15.0
Majority 769 13.8 30.0
Turnout 78.4 +9.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +15.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

James Dawes
General Election January 1910: Walworth[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Arthur Dawes 3,509 51.4
Conservative Ralph Emanuel Belilios 3,319 48.6
Majority 190 2.8
Turnout 80.1
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Walworth [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Arthur Dawes 3,248 52.0
Conservative Ralph Emanuel Belilios 2,994 48.0
Majority 254 4.0
Turnout 6,242 73.3
Liberal hold Swing

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 36. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)