East Ham North (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Ham North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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East Ham North within Essex from 1918 to 1950
County 1918–1965: Essex
1965–1974: Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Newham North East
Created from Romford

East Ham North was a parliamentary constituency centred on the East Ham district of London, which was in Essex until 1965. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918 for the 1918 general election. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The County Borough of East Ham wards of Manor Park, Plashet East, and Plashet West.

1950-1974: The County Borough of East Ham wards of Kensington, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Plashet, and Woodgrange.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Sir John Bethell
Election Member Party
1918 John Bethell Liberal
1922 Charles Williamson Crook Conservative
1923 Susan Lawrence Labour
1924 Charles Williamson Crook Conservative
1926 by-election Susan Lawrence Labour
1931 John Mayhew Conservative
1945 Percy Daines Labour Co-operative
1957 by-election Reg Prentice Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election Results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Liberal John Bethell 9,436 58.30 N/A
National Party William Mann 6,748 41.70 N/A
Majority 2,688 16.61 N/A
Turnout 16,184 47.30 N/A
Registered electors 34,219
Coalition Liberal win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Williamson Crook 7,215 29.74 N/A
Labour Susan Lawrence 6,747 27.81 N/A
National Liberal Ernest Edwards 4,775 19.68 −38.62
People's Harry Osborn 4,021 16.57 N/A
Liberal Joseph Nathaniel Emery 1,504 6.20 N/A
Majority 468 1.93 N/A
Turnout 24,262 69.80 +22.50
Registered electors 34,759
Unionist gain from Coalition Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Lawrence 8,727 35.72 +7.91
Liberal Ernest Edwards 8,311 34.02 +27.82
Unionist Charles Williamson Crook 7,393 30.26 +0.32
Majority 416 1.70 N/A
Turnout 24,431 68.99 −0.81
Registered electors 35,410
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1924: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Charles Williamson Crook 11,194 39.55 +9.29
Labour Susan Lawrence 10,137 35.81 +0.09
Liberal Ernest Edwards 6,970 24.63 −9.39
Majority 1,057 3.73 N/A
Turnout 24,431 77.55 +8.56
Registered electors 36,496
Unionist gain from Labour Swing +4.60
29 April 1926 by-election: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Lawrence 10,798 40.64 +4.83
Unionist George Jarrett 9,171 34.51 −5.04
Liberal Leslie Burgin 6,603 24.85 +0.22
Majority 1,627 6.12 N/A
Turnout 26,572 71.71 −5.84
Registered electors 37,057
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +4.94
General Election 1929: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Lawrence 13,969 42.03 +6.22
Unionist John Lees-Jones 11,805 35.51 −4.04
Liberal Thomas Arnold Evans 7,459 22.44 −2.19
Majority 2,164 6.51 N/A
Turnout 33,233 71.99 −5.56
Registered electors 33,233
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +5.13

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Mayhew 22,730 65.89 +30.38
Labour Susan Lawrence 11,769 34.11 −7.92
Majority 10,961 31.77 N/A
Turnout 34,499 73.40 +1.41
Registered electors 47,002
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +19.15
General Election 1935: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Mayhew 15,295 50.89 −15.00
Labour Thomas Burden 14,762 49.11 +15.00
Majority 533 1.77 −30.00
Turnout 30,057 64.99 −8.41
Registered electors 46,252
Conservative hold Swing −15.00

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: East Ham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Percy Daines 18,373 70.16 +21.05
Conservative John Mayhew 7,814 29.84 −21.05
Majority 10,559 40.32 N/A
Turnout 26,187 71.17 +6.18
Registered electors 37,794
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +21.05

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: East Ham North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Percy Daines 20,497 57.14 −13.02
Conservative John Mayhew 11,856 33.05 +3.21
Liberal John Joseph Carroll 3,521 9.81 N/A
Majority 8,641 24.09 −16.23
Turnout 35,874 84.16 +12.99
Registered electors 42,624
Labour Co-op hold Swing −8.12
General Election 1951: East Ham North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Percy Daines 21,444 60.36 +3.22
Conservative James Dundas Hamilton 14,085 39.64 +6.59
Majority 7,359 20.71 −2.38
Turnout 35,529 83.28 −0.88
Registered electors 42,662
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.69
General Election 1955: East Ham North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Percy Daines 17,961 59.13 −1.23
Conservative Arnold Silverstone 12,416 40.87 +1.23
Majority 5,545 18.25 −2.46
Turnout 30,377 74.92 −8.36
Registered electors 40,548
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.23
30 May 1957 by-election: East Ham North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 12,546 56.26 −2.87
Conservative John Henry Samuel Bangay 6,567 29.45 −11.42
People's League Edward Martell 2,730 12.24 N/A
Ind. Labour Party William Henry Christopher 458 2.05 N/A
Majority 5,979 26.81 +8.56
Turnout 22,301 57.30 −17.62
Registered electors 38,920
Labour hold Swing +4.28
General Election 1959: East Ham North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 16,001 56.79 −2.34
Conservative John Henry Samuel Bangay 12,175 43.21 +2.34
Majority 3,826 13.58 −4.67
Turnout 28,176 74.12 −0.80
Registered electors 38,014
Labour hold Swing −2.34

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: East Ham North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 14,501 60.36 +3.57
Conservative John Henry Samuel Bangay 9,524 39.64 −3.57
Majority 4,977 20.72 +7.14
Turnout 24,025 67.38 −6.74
Registered electors 35,656
Labour hold Swing +3.57
General Election 1966: East Ham North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 14,911 65.86 +5.50
Conservative Laurence Giovene 7,729 34.14 −5.50
Majority 7,182 31.72 +11.00
Turnout 22,640 64.66 −2.72
Registered electors 35,016
Labour hold Swing +5.50

Election in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: East Ham North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Reg Prentice 11,557 59.90 −5.96
Conservative Neil Macfarlane 7,735 40.09 +5.95
Majority 3,822 19.81 −11.91
Turnout 19,292 52.57 −12.09
Registered electors 36,695
Labour hold Swing −5.96

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  5. ^ Full results
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959. 
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  8. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  9. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.