Wood Green (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wood Green
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1918–1965: Middlesex
1965–1983: Greater London
19181983
Number of members One
Replaced by Hornsey & Wood Green and Tottenham
Created from Tottenham

Wood Green was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Wood Green area of North London. It which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The Wood Green constituency was created for the 1918 general election, the area having previously formed part of the Tottenham constituency, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

It returned Conservative MPs until 1950, and then Labour or Labour Co-operative MPs until its abolition.

Boundaries[edit]

Wood Green in Middlesex, showing boundaries 1918-50

1974-1983: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Alexandra-Bowes, Coleraine, Noel Park, Park, and Town Hall.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Godfrey Locker-Lampson Conservative
1935 Beverley Baxter Conservative
1950 William Irving Labour Co-operative
1955 Joyce Butler Labour Co-operative
1979 Reg Race Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Wood Green[2]

Electorate 45,945

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 19,217 71.9 n/a
Labour Harri Tudor Rhys 4,539 17.0 n/a
Liberal Henry Bond Holding 2,957 11.1 n/a
Majority 14,678 54.9 n/a
Turnout 58.1 n/a
Unionist win
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Wood Green[3]

Electorate 47,153

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 21,937 70.0
Labour Harri Tudor Rhys 9,411 30.0
Majority 12,526 40.0
Turnout 66.5 +8.4
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Wood Green[4]

Electorate 47,723

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 15,344 46.5 -23.5
Liberal John Traill Stevenson 11,975 36.3 n/a
Labour James Bacon 5,665 17.2 -12.8
Majority 3,369 10.2
Turnout 69.1
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1924: Wood Green[5]

Electorate 49,196

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 21,725 57.9
Labour Harri Tudor Rhys 8,648 23.0
Liberal John Traill Stevenson 7,158 19.1
Majority 13,077 34.9 +24.7
Turnout 76.3
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Wood Green[6]

Electorate 71,445

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 24,821 47.6
Liberal Hew Thomson Fraser 14,995 28.7
Labour E P Bell 12,360 23.7
Majority 9,826 18.9
Turnout 73.0
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Wood Green[7]

Electorate 77,930

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 44,364 78.7
Labour E P Bell 11,980 21.3
Majority 32,384 57.5
Turnout 56,344 72.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Wood Green[8]

Electorate 84,841

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Beverley Baxter 36,384 62.0
Labour Miss Dorothy Woodman 14,561 24.8
Liberal Hew Thomson Fraser 7,711 13.2
Majority 21,823 37.2
Turnout 58,656 69.1
Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Wood Green[11]

Electorate 90,481

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Beverley Baxter 29,429 43.4
Labour WA Vant 23,544 34.7
Liberal Capt. Edwin Thomas Malindine 14,836 21.9
Majority 5,885 8.7
Turnout 74.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Wood Green[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Butler 18,666 57.1
Conservative P Malynn 14,022 42.9
Majority 4,644 14.21
Turnout 32,689 60.92
General Election February 1974: Wood Green[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Butler 18,594 50.61
Conservative P Malynn 10,950 29.81
Liberal MJ Walton 7,194 19.58
Majority 7,644 20.81
Turnout 36,735 71.1
General Election October 1974: Wood Green[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Butler 16,605 51.28
Conservative T Benyon 8,394 25.92
Liberal MJ Walton 4,782 14.77
National Front Ken Squires 2,603 8.04
Majority 8,211 25.36
Turnout 32,381 62.25
General Election 1979: Wood Green[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Reg Race 16,465 46.94
Conservative J Riley 13,950 39.77
Liberal G Davies 3,665 10.45
National Front R Frost 998 2.85
Majority 2,515 7.17
Turnout 35,079 67.41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge31/i20.htm
  8. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge35/i20.htm
  9. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  10. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  11. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge45/i21.htm
  12. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge70/i21.htm
  13. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74a/i21.htm
  14. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74b/i21.htm
  15. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge79/i21.htm