Walworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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.


Walworth constituency in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 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 in the 1910s[edit]

James Arthur Dawes
General Election December 1910: Walworth [3]

Electorate 8,521

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


  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)