Southwark North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southwark North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark
Created from Southwark West

Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] North was a parliamentary constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, in South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Southwark North in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1949.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Southwark constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprised the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark wards of Christchurch, St. Jude, St. Michael and St. Saviour. It covered almost all of Cathedrals ward and the northern part of the Chaucer ward in the modern day London Borough of Southwark.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Edward Anthony Strauss Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Leslie Haden-Guest Labour
1927 Edward Anthony Strauss Liberal
1929 George Isaacs Labour
1931 Edward Anthony Strauss National Liberal
1939 by-election George Isaacs Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Southwark

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1910s[edit]

Edward Strauss
General Election 14 December 1918[2]

Electorate 22,366

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 4,254 47.1 n/a
Independent Unionist Lt-Col. Sir John Lane Harrington 2,183 24.2 n/a
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 2,027 22.4 n/a
National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers George Gregory Gebbett 573 6.3 n/a
Majority 2,071 22.9 n/a
Turnout 40.4 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
  • Strauss was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922[3]

Electorate 24,541

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 7,435 54.0
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 6,323 46.0
Majority 1,112 8.0
Turnout 56.1 +15.7
National Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1923[4]

Electorate 25,055

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 7,665 51.2 +5.2
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 7,303 48.8 -5.2
Majority 362 2.4 10.4
Turnout 59.7
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +5.2
General Election, 29 October 1924

Electorate: 25,897

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leslie Haden-Guest 8,115 43.8
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 7,085 38.3
Unionist J J Llewellin 3,305 17.9
Majority 1,030 5.5
Turnout 71.5
Labour hold Swing
Southwark North by-election, 1927:[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 7,334 43.9
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 6,167 36.9
Constitutionalist Leslie Haden-Guest 3,215 19.2
Majority 1,167 7.0
Turnout 62.8
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General Election 30 May 1929

Electorate 32,340

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 9,660 45.8 +8.9
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 9,228 43.8 -0.1
Unionist Marcus Reginald Anthony Samuel 2,198 10.4 -8.8
Majority 2.0 9.0
Turnout 65.2
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +4.5

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931[6]

Electorate 31,784

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal
  1. Edward Anthony Strauss
13,045 64.9
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 7,053 35.1
Majority 5,992 29.8 31.8
Turnout 63.2
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +15.9

.# After the election, Strauss took the Liberal National whip.

General Election, 14 November 1935[7]

Electorate 28,695

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Edward Anthony Strauss 8,086 50.2
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 8,007 49.8
Majority 79 0.4
Turnout 56.1
Liberal National hold Swing
Southwark North by-election, 1939[8]

Electorate 26,091

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 5,815 57.4 +7.6
Liberal National A.H. Henderson-Livesey 4,322 42.6 -7.6
Majority 14.8 15.2
Turnout 38.9 -17.2
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing +7.6

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election, 5 July 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Alfred Isaacs 5,943
Liberal National Edward Terrell 2,673
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Southwark", in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World (1952), New York: Columbia University Press.
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949, Fred W. S. Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949, p49
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, F W S Craig

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