Wolverhampton East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wolverhampton East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members one

Wolverhampton East was a parliamentary constituency in the town of Wolverhampton in Staffordshire, England. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, when the former two-seat Wolverhampton constituency was divided into three single-member constituencies.

It was abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Henry Fowler Liberal
1908 by-election George Rennie Thorne Liberal
1929 Geoffrey Mander Liberal
1945 John Baird Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

George Rennie Thorne
General Election 1918: 30,437
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Rennie Thorne 7,660 51.8
National Democratic Rev. James A Shaw * 7,138 48.2
Majority 522 3.6
Turnout 48.6
Liberal hold Swing
  • Was publically endorsed by all Party Leaders in the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: 31,381
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Rennie Thorne 11,577 45.9 -5.9
Conservative C H Pinson 9,410 37.3 n/a
Labour W T A Foot 3,076 12.2 n/a
National Liberal Rev. James A Shaw 1,169 4.6 -43.6
Majority 2,167 8.6
Turnout 80.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1923:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Rennie Thorne unopposed n/a
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1924: 32,602
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Rennie Thorne 11,066 42.1
Conservative Sir Thomas Joseph Strangman 10,013 38.1
Labour D R Williams 5,188 19.8
Majority 1,053 4.0
Turnout 80.6
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1929: 42,222
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander 15,391 44.8 +2.7
Conservative Patrick George Thomas Buchan-Hepburn 10,163 29.5 -8.6
Labour D R Williams 8,840 25.7 +5.9
Majority 5,228 15.3 +11.3
Turnout 81.5
Liberal hold Swing +5.7

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: 43,162
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander 14,945 44.1 -0.7
Conservative Maj. A T Waters-Taylor 12,628 37.2 +7.7
Labour John Smith 6,340 18.7 -7.0
Majority 2,317 6.9 -8.4
Turnout 78.6 -2.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.2
General Election 1935: 44,817
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander 15,935 48.5 +4.4
Conservative J Brockhouse 11,935 36.3 -0.9
Labour H E Lane 4,985 15.2 -3.5
Majority 4,000 12.2 +5.3
Turnout 73.3 -5.3
Liberal hold Swing +2.7

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

A General election was due to take place before the end of 1940, but was postponed due to the Second World War. By 1939, the following candidates had been selected to contest this constituency;

General Election 1939/40:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander
Conservative
General Election 1945: 50,825
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Baird 17,763 47.7 +32.5
Liberal Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander 11,206 30.1 -18.4
Conservative William Francis Cuthbert Garthwaite 8,266 22.2 -14.1
Majority 6,557 17.6
Turnout 73.3 n/c
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

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