Southwark South East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southwark South East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark
Created from Walworth

Southwark (Br [ˈsʌðɨk])[1] South East 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 South East in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1949.

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.

The constituency comprised the wards of St. John, St. George and St. Peter. It covered most of East Walworth and Faraday wards, together with a sliver of Grange ward, in the modern day London Borough of Southwark.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 James Arthur Dawes Coalition Liberal
1921 by-election Thomas Ellis Naylor Labour
1922 Maurice Alexander National Liberal
1923 Thomas Ellis Naylor Labour
1931 Evelyn George Harcourt Powell Conservative
1935 Thomas Ellis Naylor Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945

Electorate 20,537

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 9,599 76.9
Conservative James Mantle Greenwood 2,881 23.1
Majority 6,718 53.8
Turnout 60.8

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935

Electorate 38,363

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 11,942 63.2
Conservative Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 6,945 36.8
Majority 4,997 26.5
Turnout 18,887 53.3
General Election 27 October 1931

Electorate 38,363

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 11,063 53.3
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 9,678 46.7
Majority 1,385 6.7
Turnout 20,741 54.1

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929

Electorate 37,999

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 13,527 60.4
Liberal William John Squire 4,766 21.3
Conservative Evelyn George Harcourt Powell 4,086 18.3
Majority 8,761 39.1
Turnout 58.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 29 October 1924

Electorate 31,436

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 11,635 54.3
Conservative Geoffrey William Lloyd 7,387 34.5
Liberal Mrs E C (T) Elias 2,388 11.2
Majority 4,248 19.8
Turnout 68.1
Maurice Alexander
General Election 6 December 1923

Electorate 30,970

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 9,374 54.3
Liberal Maurice Alexander 7,884 45.7
Majority 1,490 8.6
Turnout 55.7
General Election 15 November 1922

Electorate 30,472

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Maurice Alexander 10,014 56.4
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 7,734 43.6
Majority 2,280 12.8
Turnout 58.2
Southwark South East by-election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 6,561 57.0 29.6
Coalition Liberal Thomas Owen Jacobsen 2,636 22.9 -49.7
Independent Conservative Horace L.P. Boot 2,307 20.1 N/A
Majority 3,925 34.1 N/A
Turnout 11,504 38.5 -6.7
Labour gain from Coalition Liberal Swing 39.6

Election in the 1910s[edit]

James Arthur Dawes
General Election 14 December 1918:Southwark South-East[2]

Electorate 27,512

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 7,208 72.6 n/a
Labour Thomas Ellis Naylor 2,718 27.4 n/a
Majority 4,490 45.2 n/a
Turnout n/a
Liberal win
  • Dawes was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

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

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