Islington West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Islington West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1885 (1885)1950 (1950)
Number of members one
Replaced by Islington South West
Created from Finsbury

Islington West was a borough constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Islington, in North London.

It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election. Elections were held using the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

Islington West in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
Islington West in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Richard Chamberlain Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Thomas Lough Liberal
1918 Sir George Samuel Elliott Conservative
1922 James Despencer-Robertson Conservative
1923 Frederick Montague, later Baron Amwell Labour
1931 Patrick William Donner Conservative
1935 Frederick Montague, later Baron Amwell Labour
1947 Albert Evans Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Islington South West

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

By-election, 25 September 1947
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Evans 8,760 57.2 -16.6
Conservative T.F. Howard 4,084 26.6 +0.4
Liberal E.T. Malindine 2,459 16.0 N/A
Independent L.J. Wildman 33 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,676 30.6
Turnout 29,859 51.4 -8.7
Labour hold Swing -8.5
General Election, 5 July 1945: Islington, West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Montague 11,496 73.8 +18.8
Conservative E.T. Hope 4,090 26.2 -18.8
Majority 7,406 47.6
Turnout 25,926 60.1 +7.5
Labour hold Swing +18.8

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 14 November 1935:

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Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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General Election 27 October 1931:

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Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 30 May 1929

Electorate 41,466

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Montague 13,768
Unionist James Archibald St George Fitzwarenne-Despencer Robertson 6,921
Liberal David Eifion Puleston Evans 4,267
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 29 October 1924

Electorate 33,427

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Montague 1,0174
Unionist James Archibald St George Fitzwarenne-Despencer Robertson 9,499
Liberal Joseph William Molden 2,780
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1923

Electorate 33,351

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Montague 7,955
Unionist James Archibald St George Fitzwarenne-Despencer Robertson 5,829
Liberal Joseph William Molden 5,443
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 15 November 1922

Electorate 32,775

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist James Archibald St George Fitzwarenne-Despencer Robertson 7,335
Liberal Cllr. Henry Mills 6,643
Labour W J Lewington 4,856
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918:

Composed of the wards of Lower Holloway and Thornhill
Electorate 26,197

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Samuel Elliott 4,996
Liberal Rt Hon. Thomas Lough 2,616
Labour John Thomas Sheppard 2,300
Independent Ernest Miles Taylor 1,105
Majority 2,380
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Thomas Lough
William George Black
General Election December 1910 Islington West[1]

Electorate 8,544

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Thomas Lough 3,549 54.3
Liberal Unionist William George Black 2,985 45.7
Majority 564 8.6
Turnout 6,534 76.5
Liberal hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)