Harrow (UK Parliament constituency)

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Harrow
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851945
Number of members one
Replaced by Ealing West, Harrow West and Wembley South
Created from Middlesex

Harrow was a parliamentary constituency in Middlesex (now part of Greater London). It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Harrow within Middlesex 1918-45

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1945 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1945: The Urban Districts of Harrow on the Hill, Greenford, Hanwell, Wealdstone, and Wembley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Ambrose Conservative
1899 by-election Irwin Cox Conservative
1906 James Gibb Liberal
Jan. 1910 Harry Mallaby-Deeley Conservative
1918 Oswald Ernald Mosley Conservative
1922 Independent
1924 Labour
1924 Sir Isidore Salmon Conservative
1941 by-election Norman Bower Conservative
1945 constituency abolished: see Harrow East and Harrow West

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

James Gibb
General Election 1906: Harrow [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Gibb 11,393 50.9 n/a
Liberal Unionist Hon. William Robert Wellesley Peel 10,977 49.1 n/a
Majority 416 1.8 n/a
Turnout 22,370 78.1 n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a
General Election January 1910: Harrow [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Deeley Mallaby-Deeley 16,761 55.3 +6.2
Liberal Percy Alfred Harris 13,575 44.7 -6.2
Majority 3,186 10.6 12.4
Turnout 85.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.2
General Election 1918: Harrow [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Oswald Ernald Mosley 13,950 82.3
Independent Unionist Arthur Robert Chamberlayne 3,007 17.7
Majority 10,934 64.5
Turnout 16,957
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Oswald Mosley
General Election 1922: Harrow [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Oswald Ernald Mosley 15,290 60.8
Unionist Edward Hugh Frederick Morris 7,868 39.2
Majority 7422 32.0
Turnout 23,158
Independent hold Swing
General Election 1923: Harrow [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Oswald Ernald Mosley 14,079 59.9 -6.1
Unionist Edward Hugh Frederick Morris 9,433 40.1 +6.1
Majority 4,646 19.8 -12.2
Turnout 64.5
Independent hold Swing -6.1
General Election 1929: Harrow [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Isidore Salmon 22,466 42.7
Labour Hubert Beaumont 15,684 29.8
Liberal Clement Edward Page Taylor 12,554 23.8
Independent W.J. Sholl 1,965 3.7 n/a
Majority 6,782 12.9
Turnout 52,669
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Harrow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Isidore Salmon 48,068
Labour George Sommerville Sandilands 14,241
Liberal Henry Cecil Banting 5,444
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  3. ^ Oswald Mosley, R Skidelsky
  4. ^ Oswald Mosley, R Skidelsky
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig