Whitechapel and St Georges (UK Parliament constituency)

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Whitechapel and St George's
Former borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Stepney
Created from St George and Whitechapel

Whitechapel and St George's was a parliamentary constituency in east London, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1918 general election, largely replacing the old Stepney constituency. It was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Whitechapel and St George's in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.

The constituency was a division of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney in the East End of London. It comprised the local government wards of Mile End New Town, St. George-in-the-East North, St. George-in-the-East South, Shadwell, Spitalfields, Whitechapel Middle, Whitechapel South, and Tower.

In 1950 the seat was one of three which were combined to form a single Stepney constituency, covering the whole Metropolitan Borough.

In 1965 the area became part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Greater London.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 James Daniel Kiley Liberal
1922 Charles James Mathew Labour
1923 Harry Gosling Labour
1930 James Henry Hall Labour
1931 Barnett Janner Liberal
1935 James Henry Hall Labour
1942 Walter Edwards Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter James Edwards 10,460 83.4
Conservative E.J.B. Nelson 1,113 8.9
Liberal M.K. Staub 965 7.7
Majority 9,347 74.5
Turnout 18,887 66.4
Labour hold Swing N/A
Whitechapel and St George's by-election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter James Edwards unopposed
Turnout N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Henry Hall 13,374 54.7
Liberal Barnett Janner 11,093 45.3
Majority 2,281 9.4
Turnout 38,626 63.3
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +7.2
General Election 1931: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Barnett Janner 11,013 46.5
Labour James Henry Hall 9,864 41.6
Communist Harry Pollitt 2,658 11.2
New Party Ted Lewis 154 0.7
Majority 1,149 4.9
Turnout 38,214 62.0
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +5.0
Whitechapel and St George's by-election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Henry Hall 8,544 39.2
Liberal Barnett Janner 7,445 34.1
Conservative Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness 3,735 17.1
Communist Harry Pollitt 2,106 9.6
Majority 1,099 5.1
Turnout 37,013 59.0
Labour hold Swing +18.7

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Gosling 13,701 63.2
Liberal F.H. Sedgwick 4,521 20.8
Conservative Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness 3,478 16.0
Majority 9,180 42.4
Turnout 35,996 60.3
Labour hold Swing +12.7
General Election 1924: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Gosling 10,147 58.5
Liberal Harry Louis Nathan 7,193 41.5
Majority 2,954 17.0
Turnout 25,496 68.0
Labour hold Swing +4.5
Harry Gosling
General Election 1923: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Gosling 7,812 54.0
Liberal James Daniel Kiley 6,656 46.0
Majority 1,156 8.0
Turnout 24,800 58.3
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Whitechapel and St George's by-election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Gosling 8,398 57.0
Liberal James Daniel Kiley 6,198 42.1
NPP S.M. Holden 130 0.9
Majority 2,200 14.9
Turnout 24,333 60.5
Labour hold Swing +6.1
General Election 1922: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles James Mathew 6,267 40.2
Liberal James Daniel Kiley 5,839 37.4
Conservative A. Instone 3,502 22.4
Majority 428 2.8
Turnout 24,333 64.1
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Stepney, Whitechapel and St. George's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Daniel Kiley 3,025 34.9
Labour Robert Ambrose 2,522 29.2
Coalition Conservative George Alfred Cohen 2,489 28.8
Independent John Roland Raphael 614 7.1
Majority 503 5.7
Turnout 23,366 37.0

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