Bermondsey West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Bermondsey West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Bermondsey
Created from Bermondsey

Bermondsey West was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Bermondsey district of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Bermondsey West within London
The wards of Bermondsey Metropolitan Borough in 1916

The constituency, when it was created in 1918, comprised the wards numbered One, Two, Three and Four of the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey, in the County of London. This was the south-western part of the borough, and was similar in extent to the preceding Bermondsey Division of the parliamentary borough of Southwark.

Its extent covered most of Grange and South Bermondsey wards, together with small sections of Riverside, Chaucer and Livesey wards, in the modern day London Borough of Southwark.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Harold Glanville Liberal
1922 Alfred Salter Labour
1923 Roderick Kedward Liberal
1924 Alfred Salter Labour
1945 Richard Sargood Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Election in the 1910s[edit]

Harold Glanville
General Election 1918: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harold James Glanville 4,260 40.6 n/a
Coalition Liberal
  • Charles Richard Scriven
2,998 28.5 n/a
Labour Alfred Salter 1,956 18.6 n/a
NFDDSS Harry Thomas Alfred Becker 1,294 12.3 n/a
Majority 1,262 12.1 n/a
Turnout 23,100 45.5 n/a
Liberal win
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Salter 7,550 44.6 +26.1
Liberal Roderick Morris Kedward 5,225 30.9 -9.7
National Liberal Charles Richard Scriven 2,814 16.6 -11.9
Independent Unionist Charles Louis Nordon 1,328 7.9 n/a
Majority 2,325 13.7 25.8
Turnout 26,168 64.6 +19.1
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +17.9
General Election 1923: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Roderick Morris Kedward 9,186 52.5 +21.6
Labour Alfred Salter 8,296 47.5 +2.9
Majority 888 5.0 18.7
Turnout 26,456 66.1 +1.5
Liberal gain from Labour Swing +9.4
General Election 1924: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Salter 11,578 57.2 +9.7
Liberal Roderick Morris Kedward 8,676 42.8 -9.7
Majority 2,902 14.4 19.4
Turnout 26,989 75.0 +8.9
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +9.7
General Election 1929: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Salter 13,231 60.2 +3.0
Liberal Leonard Jacques Stein 4,865 22.2 -20.6
Unionist Herbert Cecil Butcher 3,852 17.6 n/a
Majority 8,366 38.0 +23.6
Turnout 32,963 66.6 -8.4
Labour hold Swing +11.8

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Salter 10,039 48.1 -12.1
Conservative Norman Adolph Henry Bower 9,948 47.7 +30.1
Communist Walter Hannington 873 4.2 n/a
Majority 91 0.4 -43.2
Turnout 32,904 63.4 -3.2
Labour hold Swing -21.6
General Election 1935: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Salter 12,603 62.2 +14.1
Liberal National Francis Rainault Abbott Glanville 7,674 37.8 n/a
Majority 4,929 24.4 +24.0
Turnout 30,803 65.8 +2.4
Labour hold Swing n/a
  • Glanville was a son of the former MP Harold Glanville. Conservative candidate Francis Howard Collier withdrew when Glanville gave an undertaking to support the National Government.[1]

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Bermondsey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Sargood 8,139 72.2 +10.0
Liberal National W. Bernard Pemberton 2,238 19.8 -18.0
Liberal Francis Howard Collier 903 8.0 n/a
Majority 5,901 52.4 +28.0
Turnout 17,004 66.3 +0.5
Labour hold Swing +14.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1935