Haggerston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Haggerston
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Shoreditch
Created from Hackney

Haggerston, formally known as the "Haggerston Division of Shoreditch", was a borough constituency centred on the Haggerston district of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch in London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

Haggerston in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

A map showing the wards of Shoreditch Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916

The constituency was created in 1885, as a division of the parliamentary borough of Shoreditch in the East End of London. The area was administered as part of the Tower division of the county of Middlesex.

The division consisted of the Acron, Haggerston, Kingsland and Whitmore wards.

In 1889 there were administrative changes. The territory of the constituency was severed from Middlesex and included in the new County of London. The lower tier of local government in the area continued to be administered by parish vestries and local boards of works.

In 1900 local government in London was rationalised. The civil parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch became part of a larger Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch.

In the redistribution of parliamentary seats in 1918, the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch constituted a single parliamentary division of Shoreditch. The Haggerston division was abolished.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Randal Cremer Liberal
1895 John Lowles Conservative
1900 Sir Randal Cremer Liberal
1908 b-e Rupert Guinness Conservative
Jan. 1910 Henry Chancellor Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,736 68.5 N/A
Conservative Richard Denny Urlin 1,259 31.5 N/A
Majority 1,477 37.0 N/A
Turnout 3,995 59.3 N/A
Registered electors 6,737
Lib-Lab win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,054 55.1 −13.4
Liberal Unionist Edwin Durning-Lawrence 1,677 44.9 +13.4
Majority 377 10.2 −26.8
Turnout 3,731 55.4 −3.9
Registered electors 6,737
Lib-Lab hold Swing -13.4

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,543 61.1 +6.0
Conservative Joseph Firbank 1,622 38.9 −6.0
Majority 921 22.2 +12.0
Turnout 4,165 65.6 +10.2
Registered electors 6,351
Lib-Lab hold Swing +6.0
Lowles
General Election 1895: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lowles 2,269 50.4 +11.5
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,229 49.6 −11.5
Majority 40 0.8 N/A
Turnout 4,498 67.5 +1.9
Registered electors 6,661
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +11.5

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,290 50.3 +0.7
Conservative John Lowles 2,266 49.7 −0.7
Majority 24 0.6 N/A
Turnout 4,556 67.2 −0.3
Registered electors 6,781
Lib-Lab gain from Conservative Swing +0.7
Cremer
General Election 1906: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Lib-Lab Randal Cremer 2,772 53.9 +3.6
Conservative Rupert Guinness 2,371 46.1 −3.6
Majority 401 7.8 +7.2
Turnout 5,143 80.3 +13.1
Registered electors 6,403
Lib-Lab hold Swing +3.6
Burrows
Haggerston by-election, 1908[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rupert Guinness 2,867 51.4 +5.3
Liberal Walter Richard Warren 1,724 30.9 −23.0
Social Democratic Federation Herbert Burrows 986 17.7 N/A
Majority 1,143 20.5 N/A
Turnout 5,577 65.9 −14.4
Registered electors 8,457
Conservative gain from Lib-Lab Swing +14.2

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Chancellor
General Election January 1910: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Chancellor 3,041 48.0 +17.1
Conservative Rupert Guinness 2,586 40.9 −10.5
Social Democratic Federation Herbert Burrows 701 11.1 −6.6
Majority 455 7.1 N/A
Turnout 6,327 79.7 +11.8
Registered electors 7,936
Liberal hold Swing +13.8
General Election December 1910: Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Chancellor 3,046 53.6 +5.6
Conservative Rupert Guinness 2,641 46.4 +5.5
Majority 405 7.2 +0.1
Turnout 5,687 71.7 −8.0
Registered electors 7,936
Liberal hold Swing +0.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.