Fulham West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fulham West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181955
Number of members one
Replaced by Fulham
Created from Fulham
Fulham West in the County of London, boundaries 1918-50
A map showing the wards of Fulham Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.
Fulham West in the County of London, boundaries 1950-55

Fulham West was a borough constituency based in the London district of Fulham. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 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 Hurlingham, Margravine, Munster, and Town.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1918 Sir Cyril Cobb Unionist
1929 Ernest Spero Labour
1930 Sir Cyril Cobb Conservative
1938 Edith Summerskill Labour
1955 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Fulham West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Cyril Cobb 12,182 64.9 n/a
Labour Robert Mark Gentry 4,435 23.7 n/a
Liberal Herbert Fordham 1,139 6.1 n/a
NFDDSS William Jones Allen 995 5.3 n/a
Majority 7,747 41.2 n/a
Turnout 46.9 n/a
Unionist win
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Fulham West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Cyril Cobb 14,875 64.4 -0.5
Labour Robert Mark Gentry 8,210 35.6 +11.9
Majority 6,665 28.8 -12.4
Turnout 23,085 58.4 +11.5
Unionist hold Swing -6.2
General Election 1923: Fulham West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Cyril Cobb 9,965 39.5 -24.9
Labour Robert Mark Gentry 8,687 34.4 -1.2
Liberal Christopher W Courtenay 6,604 26.1 n/a
Majority 1,278 5.1 -23.7
Turnout 25,256 62.9 +4.5
Unionist hold Swing -11.8
General Election 1924: Fulham West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Cyril Cobb 17,109 59.4 +19.8
Labour Robert Mark Gentry 11,706 40.6 +1.2
Majority 5,403 18.8 +13.7
Turnout 28,215 71.3 +8.4
Unionist hold Swing +9.3
Spero
General Election 1929: Fulham West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ernest Spero 16,190 44.9 +4.3
Unionist Cyril Cobb 13,979 38.7 -20.7
Liberal George Arthur Gale 5,920 16.4 n/a
Majority 2,211 6.2
Turnout 36,089 71.4 0.0
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +12.5

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Fulham West by-election, 1930 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cyril Cobb 16,223 50.4 +11.7
Labour John Banfield 15,983 49.6 +4.7
Majority 240 0.8
Turnout 32,206 63.6 -7.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.5
General Election 1931: Fulham West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cyril Cobb 24,257 66.6 +16.2
Labour John Banfield 12,164 33.4 -16.2
Majority 12,093 33.2 +32.4
Turnout 36,421 71.4 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing +16.2
Follick
General Election 1935: Fulham West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cyril Cobb 18,461 53.4 -13.2
Labour Mont Follick 14,978 43.3 +9.9
Liberal Ebenezer Josiah Johnson 1,132 3.3 n/a
Majority 3,483 10.1 -23.1
Turnout 69.9 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing -11.6
Fulham West by-election, 1938 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Summerskill 16,583 52.2 +8.9
Conservative Charles John Busby 15,162 47.8 -5.6
Majority 1,421 4.4
Turnout 31,745 66.5 -3.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.3

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]

Lucas
General Election 1945: Fulham West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Summerskill 19,537 61.9 +9.7
Conservative Laddie Lucas 12,016 38.1 -9.7
Majority 7,521 23.8 +19.4
Turnout 76.3 +10.8
Labour hold Swing +9.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Fulham West [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Summerskill 20,141 51.1 -10.8
Conservative William O'Donovan 17,292 43.9 +5.8
Liberal Eric Walcot-Bather 1,949 5.0 n/a
Majority 2,849 7.2 -16.6
Turnout 37,433 86.2 +9.9
Labour hold Swing -8.3
General Election 1951: Fulham West [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Summerskill 20,290 51.7 +0.6
Independent William Brown 17,707 45.1 n/a
Liberal Eric Walcot-Bather 1,247 3.2 -1.8
Majority 2,583 6.6 -1.7
Turnout 37,997 86.6 +0.4
Labour hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F"
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 18. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  12. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig