Epsom (UK Parliament constituency)

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Epsom
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Location of Surrey within England.
County Surrey
Major settlements Epsom, Ewell and Ashtead
18851974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Epsom and Ewell
Created from East Surrey

Epsom was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. From its creation in 1885 until its abolition in 1974, it was always held by the Conservative Party.

History[edit]

The constituency was established for the 1885 general election from part of the East Surrey constituency. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election and largely replaced by the new Epsom and Ewell constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1885 constituency created
1885 George Cubitt Conservative
1892 Thomas Bucknill Conservative
1899 by-election William Keswick Conservative
1912 by-election Henry Keswick Conservative
1918 George Blades Conservative
1928 by-election Sir Archibald Southby Conservative
1947 by-election Malcolm McCorquodale Conservative
1955 Peter Rawlinson Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished. See Epsom and Ewell

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Epsom [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Cubitt 4,621 n/a
Liberal R Harris 2,368 n/a
Majority 2,253 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Epsom [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Cubitt unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Epsom [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Thomas Townsend Bucknill 5,123 n/a
Liberal Hon. Thomas Allnutt Brassey 2,720 n/a
Majority 2,403 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1895: Epsom [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Thomas Townsend Bucknill unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
William Keswick
Epsom by-election, 1899[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keswick unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Epsom [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keswick unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1906: Epsom [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keswick 7,313 n/a
Liberal Alfred Withall Aston 6,221 n/a
Majority 1,092 n/a
Turnout n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Sir Albert Rollit
General Election January 1910: Epsom [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keswick 10,919
Liberal Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 5,232
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Epsom [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Keswick unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Henry Keswick
Epsom by-election, 1912[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Keswick unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

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;

General Election 1918: Epsom [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist
Labour Sgt. James Chuter Ede
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Epsom [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir George Rowland Blades
Labour Dr Somerville Hastings
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Epsom [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir George Rowland Blades
Labour John Eric Langdon-Davies
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
1924 General Election: Epsom[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir George Rowland Blades 20,017 79.5
Labour Philip Butler 5,149 20.5
Majority 14,868 59.0
Turnout 67.1
Unionist hold Swing
Epsom by-election, 1928[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Archibald Richard James Southby 13,364 60.3 -19.2
Liberal Samuel Parnell Kerr 5,095 23.0 n/a
Labour Miss Helen Mary Keynes 3,719 16.8 -3.7
Majority 8,269 37.2 -21.8
Turnout 51.2 -5.9
Unionist hold Swing n/a
1929 General Election: Epsom[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Archibald Richard James Southby 24,720 57.8 -2.5
Liberal Samuel Parnell Kerr 10,422 24.3 +1.3
Labour Stanley James Wells Morgan 7,662 17.9 +1.1
Majority 14,298 33.5 -3.7
Turnout 67.7 +16.5
Unionist hold Swing -1.9

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Epsom [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Archibald Richard James Southby
Labour Stanley James Wells Morgan
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Epsom [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Archibald Richard James Southby
Labour Stanley James Wells Morgan
Majority
Turnout
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: Epsom [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Archibald Richard James Southby 27,081 49.91%
Labour Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton 20,533 37.84%
Liberal James Morgan Fowler 6,643 12.24%
Majority 6,548
Turnout 74.87%
Conservative hold Swing
Epsom by-election, 1947[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale 33,633 61.0 +11.1
Labour R Bishop 17,339 31.5 -6.3
Liberal David Arnold Scott Cairns 4,121 7.5 -4.7
Majority 16,447 33.0
Turnout 16,294
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Epsom [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale
Labour Frank Martin Hardie
Liberal N Geoffrey Hudson
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Epsom [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale
Labour Frank Martin Hardie
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Epsom [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson
Labour Arthur Bertram Spencer Soper
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Epsom [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson
Labour D Eric Heather
Liberal Robert William M Walsh
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Epsom [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson
Liberal Robert William M Walsh
Labour Alan Lee Williams
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Epsom [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson
Labour Cyril Carter
Liberal Robert William M Walsh
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Epsom [29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt Hon. Sir Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson
Labour E Guy Wilson
Liberal Peter Hasler Billenness
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Liberal Yearbook 1907
  3. ^ Liberal Yearbook 1907
  4. ^ Liberal Yearbook 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1901
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1901
  8. ^ Liberal Yearbook 1907
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1916
  10. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1916
  11. ^ Debrett's House of Commons, 1916
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  15. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  16. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  17. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949
  18. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  19. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  20. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  21. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  22. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  23. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  24. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  25. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  26. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  27. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  28. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  29. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig

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