St Pancras South (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Pancras South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by St Pancras South East and St Pancras South West
Created from Marylebone

St. Pancras South was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election. It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

St Pancras South in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.

Politics and history of the constituency[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Julian Goldsmid, Bt Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1896 by-election Herbert Jessel Liberal Unionist
1906 Philip Whitwell Wilson Liberal
Jan. 1910 Herbert Jessel Liberal Unionist
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Julian Goldsmid 2,225 52.6 n/a
Conservative John Blundell Maple 2,003 47.4 n/a
Majority 222 5.2 n/a
Turnout 78.9 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: St Pancras South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir Julian Goldsmid 1,915 68.1
Liberal E J Beale 897 31.9
Majority 1,018 36.2
Turnout 52.5
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: St Pancras South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir Julian Goldsmid 2,470 54.9
Liberal E J Beale 2,033 45.1
Majority 437 9.8
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1895: St Pancras South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Sir Julian Goldsmid 2,433 66.5
Liberal George Montagu Harris 1,223 33.5
Majority 1,210 33.0
Turnout 66.0
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
St Pancras South by-election, 1896[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Herbert Merton Jessel 2,631 65.7
Liberal George Montagu Harris 1,375 34.3
Majority 1,256 31.4
Turnout 72.3
Liberal Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: St Pancras South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Herbert Merton Jessel 2,273 67.1
Liberal Norman Philip Hamilton 1,113 32.9
Majority 1,160 34.2
Turnout 57.4
Liberal Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1906: St Pancras South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Philip Whitwell Wilson 2,109 50.7
Liberal Unionist Herbert Merton Jessel 2,048 49.3
Majority 61 1.4
Turnout 78.0
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: St Pancras South[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Herbert Merton Jessel 2,750 58.8
Liberal Philip Whitwell Wilson 1,925 41.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election December 1910: St Pancras South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Herbert Merton Jessel 2,415 58.1
Liberal Florance Montefiore Guedalla 1,744 41.9
Majority 671 16.2
Turnout 4,159 75.1
Liberal Unionist hold Swing

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)