Fulham East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fulham East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Metropolitan Borough of Fulham (in the County of London)
19181955
Number of members One
Replaced by Fulham
Created from Fulham

Fulham East was a borough constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham in London. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1955. Elections were held using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Fulham East in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
Fulham East in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1955.

At the 1918 general election the previous Fulham constituency was divided into two constituencies, Fulham East and Fulham West; the two halves were re-united for the 1955 general election. At the 1997 general election, the Fulham constituency was replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham.

Boundaries[edit]

The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham wards of Baron's Court, Lillie, Sands End, and Walham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Sir Henry George Norris Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan Conservative
1933 by-election John Charles Wilmot Labour
1935 William Astor Conservative
1945 Michael Stewart Labour
1955 constituency abolished: see Fulham

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 25 October 1951:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 20,279
Conservative John Hall 17,806
Majority 2,473
Turnout
General Election 23 February 1950:[2]

constituency of Finsbury, East
Composed of the wards of Baron's Court, Lillie, Sands End, Walham
Electorate 44,902, Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 18,998
Conservative Vyvyan Adams 16,233
Liberal Major Frank Victor Jacoby 2,214
Communist R Ellesmere 399
Majority 2,765
Turnout

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945

Electorate 38,203

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Capt. Michael Stewart 15,662
Conservative William Astor 10,309
Liberal Capt. Philip M Syrett 2,315
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate 50,682 Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Waldorf Astor 18,743 51.45
Labour John Charles Wilmot 17,689 48.55
Majority 1,054 2.89
Turnout 71.88
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Fulham by-election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Charles Wilmot 17,790 57.9 +31.8
Conservative William Waldron 12,950 42.1 -26.6
Majority 4,840
Turnout 30,740
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1931: Fulham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan 23,438 68.7
Labour Sir H J Maynard 8,917 26.1
Liberal J H Greenwood 1,788 5.2
Majority 14,521 42.6
Turnout 66.06
Conservative hold Swing

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Kenyon P Vaughan-Morgan 15,130
Labour J Palmer 13,425
Liberal J. H. Greenwood 5,551
Majority 1,705
Turnout
General Election 29 October 1924:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
General Election 6 December 1923:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan 9,757
Labour John Palmer 7,683
Liberal Robert C Hawkin 4,817
Majority
Turnout
General Election 15 November 1922

Electorate 37,180

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan 13,282
Labour John Palmer 5,393
Liberal M G Liverman 2,907
Majority
Turnout

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918:

constituency of Fulham East
Composed of the Fulham wards of Barons Court, Lillie, Sands End and Walham
Electorate 36,228, Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry George Norris 10,242
Labour David Cook 2,883
Liberal Fred Coysh 1,644
Majority 7,359
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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