Evan Hayward

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Evan Hayward (2 April 1876 – 30 January 1958)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in England.

Background and education[edit]

Hayward was born in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire and attended Katherine Lady Berkeley's Grammar School where he studied politics and law.[2]

Political career[edit]

Hayward was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for South East Durham at the January 1910 general election, and held the seat until the constituency was abolished at the 1918 general election.[3] He then stood for the new Seaham constituency in County Durham, as a Liberal candidate; he had been issued with the "coalition coupon", but repudiated it. Nonetheless, the Conservative Party did not field a candidate in Seaham, and Hayward won the seat with a comfortable 17% majority over his Labour Party opponent. However, at the 1922 general election, the Conservatives did field a candidate. Hayward was pushed into a poor third place with only 15.5% of the votes, and Labour's Sidney Webb took the seat with nearly 60% of the votes.

After his defeat, Hayward did not stand for Parliament again.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

General election January 1910: South East Durham [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Hayward 9,298 57.5 n/a
Conservative Frederick Lambton 6,860 42.5 n/a
Majority 2,438 15.0 n/a
Turnout 16,158 85.6 n/a
Registered electors 18,880
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a
General election December 1910: South East Durham [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Hayward 8,203 53.9 −3.6
Conservative Rowland Burdon 7,021 46.1 +3.6
Majority 1,182 7.8 −7.2
Turnout 15,224 80.6 −5.0
Registered electors 18,880
Liberal hold Swing −3.6
General election 1918: Seaham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Hayward 12,754 58.7 n/a
Labour Jack Lawson 8,988 41.3 n/a
Majority 3,766 17.4 n/a
Turnout 59.2 n/a
Liberal win
General election 1922: Seaham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sidney Webb 20,203 59.9 +18.6
Unionist Thomas Andrews Bradford 8,315 24.6 n/a
Liberal Evan Hayward 5,247 15.5 -43.2
Majority 11,888 35.3 n/a
Turnout 81.9 +22.7
Labour gain from Liberal Swing n/a

Personal life[edit]

Hayward married Elizabeth Marion Bergfeldt at Kensington Chapel on 6 December 1913.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Who Was Who (1951-1960)", 4th Edition, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 1984, p502
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 274. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 346. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  5. ^ a b British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  6. ^ a b British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig (1983). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ "Register of Marriages in the District of Kensington in the County of London, 1913"

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick William Lambton
Member of Parliament for South East Durham
January 19101918
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Seaham
19181922
Succeeded by
Sidney Webb