Hackney was a two-seat constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom created under the Representation of the People Act, 1867 from the division of the Tower Hamlets constituency and reformed under the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885 as Hackney North, Hackney Central and Hackney South.
The constituency existed in this two seat form for three general elections and returned two
Liberal Party Members at each until its abolition and division into one seat constituencies.
Boundaries [ edit ]
Hackney in the Metropolitan area from 1868 to 1885.
The vestry of the
civil parish of Hackney became a local government authority in 1855. The parish had a population in 1871 of 115,110 and in 1881 of 163,681.
parliamentary borough of Hackney was established in 1868 and its area formed part of the eastern half of the historic county of Middlesex. It was situated to the north of Shoreditch and Tower Hamlets (although Hackney itself was accounted the northernmost of the Hamlets in the nineteenth century). The area was to the east of Islington and Hornsey, south of Tottenham and west of Walthamstow in the historic county of Essex.
In 1885 the parliamentary borough was split into
Central, North and South divisions. In 1889 the area, for administrative purposes, became part of the London County Council local authority. In 1900 the civil vestry was dissolved and the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney was created (with the same boundaries as before). Since 1965 it has been part of Greater London.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Elections [ edit ]
Turnout, in multi-member elections, is estimated by dividing the number of votes by two. To the extent that electors did not use both their votes, the figure given will be an underestimate.
Change is calculated for individual candidates, when a party had more than one candidate in an election or the previous one. When a party had only one candidate in an election and the previous one change is calculated for the party vote.
Election declared void on petition
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)
Social Geography of British Elections 1885-1910. by Henry Pelling (Macmillan 1967)
Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume I 1832-1885, edited by M. Stenton (The Harvester Press 1976)
Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume II 1886-1918, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1978)