Southwark West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southwark West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark North
Created from Southwark

Southwark West was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Southwark district of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Southwark West in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Arthur Cohen Liberal
1888 by-election Richard Knight Causton Liberal
1910 Sir William Henry Dunn Conservative
1910 Edward Anthony Strauss Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Southwark West[1]

Electorate 8,060

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Henry Dunn
Liberal Richard Knight Causton
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Edward Strauss
General Election December 1910: Southwark West[2]

Electorate 8,060

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 3,028 50.1
Conservative Sir William Henry Dunn 3,010 49.9
Majority 18 0.2
Turnout 6,038 74.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)