Strand (UK Parliament constituency)

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Strand
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Westminster Abbey
Created from Westminster

Strand was a parliamentary constituency in the Strand district of the City of Westminster. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Strand in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election. It corresponded to the following areas of civil administration:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Henry Smith Conservative
1891 by-election William Frederick Danvers Smith Conservative
1910 (Jan) Walter Hume Long Conservative
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election December 1910: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Hume Long 4,143 78.5
Liberal Samuel Robert Earle 1,138 21.5
Majority 3,005 57.0
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing +3.7
Leonard Costello
General Election January 1910: Strand

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Hume Long 4,840 74.8
Liberal Leonard Wilfred James Costello 1,627 25.2
Majority 3,213 49.6
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing +6.8

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Frederick Danvers Smith 3,935 68.0
Liberal Alexander Waldemar Lawrence 1,854 32.0
Majority 2,081 36.0
Turnout 8,109 71.4
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1900: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Frederick Danvers Smith unopposed
Turnout 9,891 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Frederick Danvers Smith unopposed
Turnout 10,596 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1892: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Frederick Danvers Smith unopposed
Turnout 11,011 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Strand by-election, October 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Frederick Danvers Smith 4,952 71.8
Liberal Dr. Richard Sandon Gutteridge 1,946 28.2
Majority 3,006 43.6
Turnout 11,081 62.3
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Strand by-election, May 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Smith unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Strand by-election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Smith unopposed
Turnout N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1886: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Smith 5,034 76.9
Liberal John Edwin Hilary Skinner 1,508 23.1
Majority 3,526 53.8
Turnout 11,264 58.1
Conservative hold Swing +7.5
General Election 1885: Strand
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Smith 5,645 69.4
Liberal Edmund George Johnson 2,486 30.6
Majority 3,159 38.8
Turnout 11,264 72.2

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