Hackney North in London 1885-1918
Hackney North in London 1918-50
Hackney North was a parliamentary constituency in the " The Metropolis" (later the County of London). It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
History [ edit ]
Elections have been held here since
Simon de Montfort's Parliament in 1265 for the county constituency of Middlesex.
Great Reform Act of 1832 and from then onward, Hackney formed part of the new Parliamentary Borough of Tower Hamlets. This much larger area than today's borough with that name was only divided with the creation of the two seat constituency of Hackney at the 1868 general election, comprising the large parishes of Bethnal Green and Shoreditch. This was a creation of the Second Reform Act or the officially termed  Representation of the People Act, 1867. Hackney's increased democratic representation provided suffrage for the first time to working-class men but was originally intended to increase the number of seats held in the House of Commons by the Conservative Party.
The constituency was created under the
Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885 when the two-member Parliamentary Borough of Hackney was split into three single-member divisions. The seat, officially the Northern Division of the Parliamentary Borough of Hackney was first contested at the 1885 general election. The constituency was abolished under the Representation of the People Act, 1948 for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency.
Boundaries [ edit ]
1885–1918 [ edit ]
In 1885 the constituency was defined as consisting of:
1918–1950 [ edit ]
Representation of the People Act 1918 redrew constituencies throughout Great Britain. Seats in the County of London were redefined in terms of wards of the Metropolitan Boroughs that had been created in 1900. The Metropolitan Borough of Hackney was divided into three divisions, with the same names as the constituencies created in 1885. Hackney North was defined as consisting of :
Stamford Hill Ward
The part of Clapton Park Ward to the north of a line drawn along the centres of Glenarm Road, Glyn Road and Redwald Road to its junction with Maclaren Street, thence across the recreation grounds in Daubeney Road to the borough boundary at a point fifty feet north of a boundary post situate at the junction of the Waterworks River with the River Lea at Lead Mill Point.
The part of West Hackney Ward to the north and west of the centre of Shacklewell Lane.
Stoke Newington was removed from the seat, and became a separate
Redistribution [ edit ]
The constituency was abolished by the Representation of the People Act 1948. The Borough of Hackney and
Stoke Newington jointly formed two seats, Stoke Newington and Hackney North and Hackney South. The bulk of Hackney North passed to the Stoke Newington and Hackney North seat.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Elections [ edit ]
Elections 1880s [ edit ]
Elections 1890s [ edit ]
Elections 1900s [ edit ]
Elections 1910s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1920s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1930s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1940s [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Representation of the People Act 1867, Schedule C, New Boroughs formed by Division of the Borough of the Tower Hamlets
^ Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, C. 23., Sixth Schedule, Divisions of boroughs. Number, names, contents, and boundaries of divisions.
^ a b Representation of the People Act 1918 c.64, Ninth Schedule: Redistribution of Seats
^ "Election Intelligence. North Hackney-Result". . 12 May 1892. p. 6. The Times
^ "The General Election. The Polls". . 7 July 1892. p. 6. The Times
^ "Progress Of The General Election". . 20 January 1910. p. 6. The Times
^ "Progress Of The General Election". . 7 December 1910. p. 7. The Times
^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
^ "The General Election: First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs, Liberal Gains". . 7 December 1923. p. 6. The Times
^ "The General Election: First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs". . 30 October 1924. p. 6. The Times
^ "The General Election: First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs". . 31 May 1929. p. 6. The Times
^ "The General Election: First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs". . 28 October 1931. p. 6. The Times
^ "UK general election results 1945". Political Science Resources. University of Keele . Retrieved . 2009-04-25