Kensington North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Kensington North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1885–February 1974
Number of members One
Replaced by Kensington
Created from Chelsea

Kensington North was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Kensington district of west London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Kensington North in the Metropolitan area from 1885-1918
Kensington North in London from 1918-50
Kensington North in London from 1950-74
wards of Kensington Metropolitan Borough in 1916

1918-1974: The Royal Borough of Kensington wards of Golborne, Norland, Pembridge, and St Charles.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Roper Lethbridge Conservative
1892 Frederick Charlwood Frye Liberal
1895 William Edward Thompson Sharpe Conservative
1906 Henry Yorke Stanger Liberal
Jan. 1910 Alan Hughes Burgoyne Conservative
1922 Percy George Gates Conservative
1929 Fielding Reginald West Labour
1931 James Duncan Conservative
1945 George Rogers Labour
1970 Bruce Douglas-Mann Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

1885 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Roper Lethbridge 3,619 54.6
Liberal Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth 3,011 45.4
Majority 608 9.2
Turnout 8,297 79.9
Conservative gain from new seat Swing
1886 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Roper Lethbridge 3,394 58.1 3.5
Liberal Edmund Routledge 2,443 41.9 -3.5
Majority 951 16.2
Turnout 8,297 70.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

1892 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Frederick Charlwood Frye 3,503 51.5 9.6
Conservative William Edward Thompson Sharpe 3,293 48.5 -9.6
Majority 210 3.0
Turnout 9,017 75.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
1895 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Edward Thompson Sharpe 3,829 56.8 8.3
Liberal Frederick Charlwood Frye 2,913 43.2 -8.3
Majority 916 13.6
Turnout 9,482 71.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

1900 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Edward Thompson Sharpe 3257 56.3 -0.5
Liberal Rufus Daniel Isaacs 2527 43.7 0.5
Majority 730 12.6
Turnout 9,323 62.0
Conservative hold Swing
Stanger
1906 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Yorke Stanger 4,416 56.8 13.1
Conservative William Ellis Hume-Williams 3,358 43.2 -13.1
Majority 1,058 13.6
Turnout 10,270 75.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

January 1910 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Hughes Burgoyne 4,611 53.1 9.9
Liberal Sir Henry Robson 4079 46.9 -9.9
Majority 532 6.2
Turnout 10,100 86.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
December 1910 General Election: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Hughes Burgoyne 4223 54.7 1.6
Liberal Frank Murray Carson 3494 45.3 -1.6
Majority 729 9.4
Turnout 10,100 76.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1918: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 13,176 78.3
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 3,653 21.7
Majority 9,523 56.6
Turnout 38,045 44.2
Unionist hold Swing
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Election in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Percy George Gates 12,328 53.1 -25.2
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 6,225 26.8 +5.1
Liberal Dr. C.W. Hayward 4,666 20.1 N/A
Majority 6,103 26.3
Turnout 42,328 54.9 +10.7
Unionist hold Swing -15.2
United Kingdom general election, 1923: Kensington North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Percy George Gates 9,458 39.4 -13.7
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 8,888 37.0 +10.2
Liberal Leonard Jacques Stein 5,672 23.6 +3.5
Majority 570 2.4 -23.9
Turnout 43,050 55.8 +0.9
Unionist hold Swing -12.0
General Election 1924: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Percy George Gates 16,255 53.0 +13.6
Labour Fielding Reginald West 14,401 47.0 +10.0
Majority 1,854 6.0
Turnout 44,015 69.6 +13.8
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
General Election 1929: Kensington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fielding Reginald West 19,701 48.4 +1.4
Unionist Percy George Gates 15,511 38.1 -14.9
Liberal Lady Frances Henrietta Stewart 5,516 13.5 N/A
Majority 4,190 10.3 16.3
Turnout 59,500 68.5 -1.1
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +8.1

Election in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Lawson Duncan 27,860 63.7 +25.6
Labour Fielding Reginald West 15,843 36.3 -12.1
Majority 12,017 27.4
Turnout 60,821 71.9 +3.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +18.8
General Election 1935: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Alexander Lawson Duncan 18,907 53.2 -10.5
Labour Frank Carter 15,309 43.1 +6.8
Liberal John Seymour Spon 1,323 3.7 N/A
Majority 3,598 10.1
Turnout 58,691 60.6 -11.3
Conservative hold Swing -8.7

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election, 1945: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 16,838 56.6 +13.5
Conservative James Alexander Lawson Duncan 10,699 36.0 -17.2
Liberal John Richard Colclough 2,212 7.4 +3.7
Majority 6,139 20.6
Turnout 42,365 70.2 +9.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.4

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Kensington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 21,615 50.65
Conservative Leonard Caplan[2] 17,991 42.15
Liberal Robert Rufus Carey Evans 2,522 5.91
Communist M.J. Eyre 551 1.29
Majority 3,624 8.49
Turnout 54,480 78.34
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 22,686 52.99
Conservative Leonard Caplan[2] 18,543 43.31
Liberal Anthony Graeme Gamble 1,583 3.70
Majority 4,143 9.68
Turnout 54,083 79.16
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 20,226 53.92
Conservative Robert Bulbrook 17,283 46.08
Majority 2,943 7.85
Turnout 53,789 69.73
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 14,925 43.0 −11.2
Conservative Robert Bulbrook 14,048 40.5 −5.8
Liberal Michael Louis Hydleman 3,118 9.0 N/A
Union Movement Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley 2,621 7.5 N/A
Majority 877 2.5 −5.3
Turnout 34,912 67.8 −1.9
Labour hold Swing −2.7

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 15 October 1964: Kensington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 15,283 49.50
Conservative Andrew Bowden 12,771 41.37
Liberal Miss Yvonne C Richardson 2,819 9.13
Majority 2,512 8.14
Turnout 61.32
Labour hold Swing
General Election 31 March 1966: Kensington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Henry Roland Rogers 16,012 54.79
Conservative Leon Brittan 10,749 36.78
Liberal Anthony Clive S Thomas 2,462 8.42
Majority 5,263 18.01
Turnout 62.07
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 18 June 1970: Kensington North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bruce Leslie Home Douglas-Mann 13,175 52.8 -2.0
Conservative Leon Brittan 9,792 39.2 +2.4
Liberal Patrick Spencer 1,990 7.9 -0.5
Majority 3,383 13.6 -4.4
Turnout 57.42
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  2. ^ a b "Obituary: Leonard Caplan". Daily Telegraph. 8 February 2001. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "General Election Results Suppplement". The Times. 20 June 1970. p. ix.