St Marylebone (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Marylebone
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of members one
Replaced by Westminster North
Created from Marylebone East and Marylebone West

St Marylebone was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Marylebone district of Central 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 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

St Marylebone in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
St Marylebone in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1974.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1955: The wards of Bryanston Square, Cavendish, Church Street, Dorset Square and Regent's Park, Hamilton Terrace, Langham, Park Crescent, Portman, and St John’s Wood Terrace.

1955-1974: The wards of Bell Street, Bryanston Square, Cavendish Square, Church Street, Dorset Square, Hamilton Terrace, Lord’s, Park Crescent, Portman Square, and St John’s Wood Terrace.

1974-1983: The City of Westminster wards of Baker Street, Cavendish, Church Street, Lord's, and Regent's Park.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Samuel Scott Conservative
1922 Sir Douglas Hogg Conservative
1928 by-election Sir Rennell Rodd Conservative
1932 by-election Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1945 Sir Wavell Wakefield Conservative
1963 by-election Quintin Hogg Conservative
1970 by-election Kenneth Baker Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Westminster North

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 3 May 1979:

constituency of St Marylebone
Composed of the wards of Baker Street, Cavendish, Church Street, Lord's, and Regent's Park
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Baker 14,899 59.9
Labour J Hegarty 6,586 26.5
Liberal E Mann 2,459 9.9
Ecology J Porritt 691 2.8
National Front C Elrick 239 1.0
General Election 10 October 1974:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Baker 13,660 54.9
Labour PJ Moberly 7,157 28.8
Liberal B Silver 4,067 16.3
Majority 6,503 26.1
Turnout 57.1
General Election 28 February 1974:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Baker 15,683 54.6
Labour J Merriton 6,996 24.3
Liberal B Silver 5,599 19.5
Independent Powellite W Davies 470 1.64
Majority 8,717 30.4
Turnout 66.1
St Marylebone, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Baker 10,684 63.49 +1.40
Labour Keith Morrell 4,542 26.99 -2.32
Liberal Michael Vann 1,038 6.19 -2.41
National Front Malcolm Skeggs 401 2.38 N/A
Fourth World Group John Papworth 163 0.97 N/A
Turnout 16,828
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 18 June 1970:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Quintin Hogg 17,639 62.1
Labour KW Morrell 8,325 29.3
Liberal MBJ Vann 2,443 8.6
Majority 9,314 32.8
Turnout 59.6

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 31 March 1966:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate 47,294, Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Quintin McGarel Hogg 17,443
Labour C Cooper 9,382
Liberal AWR Capel 3,258
Majority
Turnout
General Election 15 October 1964:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate 50,003, Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Quintin McGarel Hogg 18,117
Labour Peter William Plouviez 9,324
Liberal AWR Capel 4,776
Majority
Turnout

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 8 October 1959: St Marylebone

Electorate ,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 23,278 64.5
Labour B Hooberman 8,507 23.6
Liberal EM Wheeler 4,304 11.9
Majority 14,771 40.9
Turnout 65.5
General Election 26 May 1955: St Marylebone

Electorate 57,648

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir W Wavell Wakefield 26,302 70.7
Labour IM Yates 10,903 29.3
Majority 15,399 41.4
Turnout 64.5
General Election 25 October 1951: St Marylebone

Electorate ,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 28,783 67.3
Labour 13,964 32.7
Majority 14,819 34.7
Turnout 70.3
General Election 23 February 1950: St Marylebone

Electorate ,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 26,310 60.7
Labour JE Silkin 12,890 29.7
Liberal Bjorn Guy 4,149 9.6
Majority 13,420 31.0
Turnout 75.2

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 July 1945: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Wavell Wakefield 15,891 47.9
Labour Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs 10,740 32.4
Independent Conservative Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid 3,824 11.5
Liberal Thomas Lodge 2,711 8.2
Majority 5,151 15.5
Turnout 48,570 68.3
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid 31,183 79.6
Labour Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs 8,088 20.4
Majority 23,175 59.2
Turnout 67,728 57.9
Conservative hold Swing
St. Marylebone by-election, 28 April 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid 11,677 52.3
Independent Conservative Sir B.P. Blackett 10,664 47.7
Majority 1,013 4.6
Turnout 72,601 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 27 October 1931: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt. Hon. Sir Rennell Rodd 39,976 86.7
Labour Dr. E.A. Whitfield 6,147 13.3
Majority 33,829 73.4
Turnout 72,601 63.5
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. J Rennell Rodd 26,247 61.4
Labour David Amyas Ross 10,960 25.7
Liberal Cyril Moses Picciotto 5,520 12.9
Majority 15,287 35.7
Turnout 74,517 57.3
Conservative hold Swing
St. Marylebone by-election, 30 April 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. J Rennell Rodd 12,859 56.1
Labour David Amyas Ross 6,721 29.4
Liberal Basil Andrew Murray 3,318 14.5
Majority 6,138 26.7
Turnout 53,107 43.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 29 October 1924: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Douglas Hogg 24,359 73.5
Labour G.E. Elmer 8,782 26.5
Majority 8,339 33.2
Turnout 50,611 65.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1923: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Douglas Hogg 16,763 66.6
Labour J.J. Dodd 8,424 33.4
Majority 8,339 33.2
Turnout 47,998 52.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 15 November 1922: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Douglas Hogg unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: St. Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Sir Samuel Scott unopposed
Coalition Conservative hold Swing

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