Ilford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ilford
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181945
Number of members one
Replaced by Ilford North and Ilford South

Ilford was a borough constituency in what is now the London Borough of Redbridge in east London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1945 general election, when it was replaced by the new Ilford North and Ilford South constituencies.

Boundaries[edit]

Ilford in Essex 1918-45

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1918 William Peter Griggs Unionist
1920 Fredric Wise Unionist
1928 George Hamilton Unionist
1937 Geoffrey Hutchinson Conservative
1945 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Ilford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 15,870 66.8 n/a
Labour Rev. Herbert Dunnico 4,621 19.5 n/a
Liberal Thomas Hamilton Garside 3,261 13.7 n/a
Majority 11,249 47.3 n/a
Turnout 58.3 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Ilford by-election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 15,612 54.4 -12.4
Labour Joseph King 6,577 22.9 +3.4
Liberal John William Howard Thompson 6,515 22.7 +8.9
Turnout 28,704 66.2 +7.9
Unionist hold Swing +4.0
  • endorsed by Coalition Government
1922 General Election: Ilford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Fredric Wise 14,071 44.4 -10.0
Liberal John William Howard Thompson 7,625 24.0 +1.3
Labour A West 5,414 17.1 -5.8
Independent Unionist Frederick C. Bramston 4,610 14.5 n/a
Majority 6,446 20.4 -11.1
Turnout 70.5 +4.3
Unionist hold Swing -5.6
1923 General Election: Ilford [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Fredric Wise 14,136 44.4 0.0
Liberal John William Morris 11,965 37.5 +13.5
Labour Daniel Chater 5,775 18.1 +1.0
Majority 2,171 6.9 -13.5
Turnout 64.8 -5.7
Unionist hold Swing -6.8
1924 General Election: Ilford [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Fredric Wise 22,825 58.4 +14.0
Labour Daniel Chater 8,460 21.7 +3.6
Liberal John William Morris 7,780 19.9 -17.6
Majority 14,365 36.7 +29.8
Turnout 74.8 +10.0
Unionist hold Swing +5.2
Comyns Carr
Ilford by-election, 1928[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Collingwood George Clements Hamilton 18,269 44.8 -13.6
Liberal Arthur Strettell Comyns Carr 13,621 33.4 +13.5
Labour Charles Robin de Gruchy 8,922 21.9 +0.2
Majority 4,648 11.4 -25.3
Turnout 67.5 -7.3
Unionist hold Swing -13.6
1929 General Election: Ilford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Collingwood George Clements Hamilton 24,414 42.4 -2.4
Liberal Arthur Strettell Comyns Carr 21,267 36.9 +3.8
Labour Charles Robin de Gruchy 11,952 20.7 -1.2
Majority 3,147 5.5 -5.9
Turnout 73.6 +6.1
Unionist hold Swing -3.1

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Ilford[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Collingwood George Clements Hamilton 43,737 67.2
Labour Percy Astins 12,173 18.7
Liberal William Stanley Russell Thomas 9,179 14.1
Majority 31,564 48.5
Turnout 71.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Ilford[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Collingwood George Clements Hamilton 43,208 63.1
Labour Percy Astins 25,241 36.9
Majority 17,967 26.2
Turnout 64.0
Conservative hold Swing
Ilford by-election, 1937[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Clegg Hutchinson 25,533 61.2
Labour James Ranger 16,214 38.8
Majority
Turnout 37.3
Conservative hold Swing

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;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  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. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939