Camberwell North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camberwell North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County County of London
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Peckham
Created from Lambeth
Camberwell North in London 1885-1918
Camberwell North in London 1918-49

Camberwell North was a borough constituency located in the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, in South London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Camberwell Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell wards of Coburg, Marlborough, North Peckham and St George's.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Richard Strong Liberal
1886 John Richards Kelly Conservative
1892 Edward Hodson Bayley Liberal
1895 Philip Hugh Dalbiac Conservative
1900 Thomas James Macnamara Liberal
1918 Henry Newton Knights Unionist
1922 Charles Ammon Labour
1931 Arthur Leonard Bateman Conservative
1935 Charles Ammon Labour
1944 Cecil Manning Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Strong 3,137 51.3
Conservative Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 2,975 48.7
Majority 162
Turnout 8,603 71.0
Liberal win
General Election 1886: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Richards Kelly 2,717 51.1 2.4
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 2,352 44.3 -7.0
Ind. Liberal Unionist William Pirie Duff 246 4.6
Majority 365 6.8
Turnout 8,603 61.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Election in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 4,295 55.5 11.2
Conservative John Richards Kelly 3,450 44.5 -6.6
Majority 845 11.0
Turnout 11,133 69.6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Philip Dalbiac
General Election 1895: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Hugh Dalbiac 4,009 54.5
Liberal Edward Hodson Bayley 3,316 45.1
Independent Liberal Nelson P. Palmer 32 0.4
Majority 693 9.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

T.J. Macnamara
General Election 1900: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 4,820 55.8 +10.7
Conservative Joseph Robert Diggle 3,825 44.2 -10.3
Majority 1,335 15.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1906: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 6,314 64.4 +8.6
Conservative Charles H Hoare 3,497 35.6 -8.6
Majority 2,817 28.7 +13.3
Liberal hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Camberwell North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 5,593 55.4 -9.0
Conservative Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid 4,511 44.6 +9.0
Majority 1,082 10.8 -18.0
Turnout 84.8
Liberal hold Swing -9.0
T.J. Macnamara
General Election December 1910: Camberwell North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas James Macnamara 5,038 55.4 +0.0
Conservative Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid 4,056 44.6 -0.0
Majority 982 10.8 0.0
Turnout 9,094 76.3 -8.5
Liberal hold Swing +0.0

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

In 1918 constituency boundaries were changed and a new seat of Camberwell North West was created. Macnamara chose to contest the new seat.

General Election 1918: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 6,010 58.0
Liberal George Hearn 2,177 21.0
Labour Charles George Ammon 2,175 21.0
Majority 3,833 37.0
Turnout 26,416 39.2
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Camberwell North by-election, 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 7,854 53.9
Unionist Richard James Meller 6,719 46.1
Majority 1,135 7.8
Turnout 28,709 50.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1922: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 8,320 50.8 -13.4
Unionist Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne-Vaughan 8,066 49.2 +13.4
Majority 254 1.6 -6.2
Turnout 16,386 56.7 +5.9
Labour hold Swing -13.4
General Election 1923: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 10,620 64.2 +13.4
Unionist Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne-Vaughan 5,934 35.8 -13.4
Majority 4,686 28.3 +26.7
Turnout 16,554 56.9 +0.2
Labour hold Swing +13.4
General Election 1924: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 11,300 54.9 -9.3
Unionist Dame Helen Charlotte Isabella Gwynne-Vaughan 7,564 36.7 +0.9
Liberal Victor Diederichs Duval 1,729 8.4 +8.4
Majority 3,736 18.1
Turnout 20,593 69.7
Labour hold Swing -5.4
General Election 1929: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 13,051 57.9 +3.0
Unionist Leo St. Clare Grondona 5,228 23.2 -13.5
Liberal Henry James Edwards 4,244 18.8 +10.4
Majority 7,823 34.7 +16.6
Turnout 225,23 63.0 -6.7
Labour hold Swing +8.3

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Leonard Bateman 10,634 51.9
Labour Charles George Ammon 9,869 48.1
Majority 765 3.7
Turnout 20,503 58.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 11,701 64.7 +16.6
Conservative Thomas Ballantyne Martin 5,924 32.8 -9.1
Independent Radical Reform Thomas Frederick Rhodes Disher 451 2.5 N/A
Majority 5,777 32.0
Turnout 18,076 55.6 -2.7
Labour gain from Conservative 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;

Election in the 1940s[edit]

Camberwell North by-election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cecil Aubrey Gwynne Manning 2,655 79.8
Independent Thomas Frederick Rhodes Disher 674 20.2
Majority 1,981 59.6
Turnout 29,661 11.2
Labour hold Swing N/A
General Election 1945: Camberwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cecil Aubrey Gwynne Manning 7,186 76.6
Conservative Edward Rudolph Mayer 1,394 14.9
Independent National Thomas Frederick Rhodes Disher 794 8.5
Majority 5,792 61.7
Turnout 15,506 60.5
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939