London County Council election, 1913

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London County Council election, 1913
England
← 1910 5 March 1913 1919 →

118 Council Seats
  First party Second party Third party
  Sir Cyril Jackson.jpg Sir John Benn.jpg
Leader Cyril Jackson Sir John Benn none
Party Municipal Reform Progressive Labour
Leader since 1911
Leader's seat Limehouse Kennington
Last election 60 55 3
Seats won 67 50 1
Seat change +7 -6 -2
Councillors 67 50 1
Aldermen 15 4 0
Seats +/– Increase7 Decrease5 Decrease2

An election to the County Council of London took place on 5 March 1913. It was the ninth triennial election of the whole Council. The size of the council was 118 councillors and 19 aldermen. The councillors were elected for electoral divisions corresponding to the parliamentary constituencies that had been created by the Representation of the People Act 1884. There were 57 dual member constituencies and one four member constituency. The Council was elected by First Past the Post with each elector having two votes in the dual member seats. Unlike for parliamentary elections, women qualified as electors for these elections on exactly the same basis as men. Women were also permitted to stand as candidates for election.

The election was to be the last held before the outbreak of the First World War: in 1915 legislation was enacted to postpone all local elections until the end of the conflict (see below). The term of office of the councillors was extended to 1919 when triennial elections resumed.

National government background[edit]

The Prime Minister of the day was the Liberal H. H. Asquith who led a minority Liberal Government that relied upon the Irish Parliamentary Party for a majority. The recently merged Unionist Party was the official opposition. The Labour Party was the fourth party and generally voted with the Liberals in parliament.

London Council background[edit]

The Municipal Reform party had been in power since winning a majority back in 1907. It was now seeking its third consecutive mandate.

Candidates[edit]

All constituencies were contested. The governing Municipal Reform Party ran a full slate of 118 candidates. The opposition Progressive Party ran 110 candidates. They ran candidates everywhere except the City of London where they ran three candidates, Hampstead, St George's Hanover Square and Strand where only one candidate stood, three constituencies where one candidate ran in tandem with Labour and Woolwich where they did not oppose a Labour pair. Four Independents also ran.

Labour Party[edit]

By 1913, all Labour Party members had withdrawn from the Progressive Party and at these elections stood under their own party label. The party fielded ten candidates, three of these candidates ran in tandem with Progressive candidates, a further two candidates were not opposed by Progressives. The other five all stood in opposition to Progressive candidates. The Labour Party in London had no elected or otherwise recognised Leader.

British Socialist Party[edit]

The British Socialist Party had been formed in 1911 from the merger of a few socialist groups with the Social Democratic Federation. As with the SDF, the BSP was opposed to socialists having electoral pacts with Liberals and they were critical of Labour Party branches for working with the Progressives in London. The BSP put forward dual candidates in three constituencies, all constituencies where both the Progressives and Municipal Reform parties were running dual candidates. Nowhere did they run against a Labour candidate.

Outcome[edit]

Constituency Winners by Party

The Municipal Reform Party was returned with its third successive majority, slightly larger than the old one. However, its leader, Cyril Jackson was unseated by the Progressives at Limehouse. When the new council met, the ruling Municipal Reform majority was forced to use one of their Aldermanic nominations to put Jackson back on the council. Although the Progressives lost ground, they comfortably retained their position as main challengers to the Municipal Reformers in those seats where socialists stood. All socialist candidates (BSP and Labour) who stood against Progressive candidates finished bottom of the poll. Of the three Labour candidates running in tandem with a Progressive, all polled less than the Progressive and two of the three failed to join their Progressive running mate in victory. In Woolwich, where the Labour candidates were given a free run against the Municipal Reform pair, they also lost.

Constituency results[edit]

  • Incumbent Councillors shown in bold.

Battersea and Clapham[edit]

Battersea
Battersea[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Walter Richard Warren 5,483 27.5 +1.9
Progressive William J West 5,451 27.3 +1.0
Municipal Reform H Ramsden 4,502 22.6 -2.2
Municipal Reform George Bettesworth Piggott 4,502 22.6 -0.8
Majority 949 4.7 +3.9
Progressive hold Swing +2.0
Montefiore
Clapham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Robert Montefiore Sebag-Montefiore 8,890 28.0 -2.3
Municipal Reform Herbert James Francis Parsons 8,881 27.9 -2.7
Progressive Hubert George Beaumont 7,049 22.2 +2.7
Progressive Oswald Partington 6,971 21.9 +2.4
Majority 1,832 5.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing -2.5

Bethnal Green[edit]

Smith
Bethnal Green North East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Garnham Edmonds 2,731 29.4 -7.2
Progressive Edward Smith 2,667 28.7 -7.4
Municipal Reform G. Allen 1,961 21.1 +6.9
Municipal Reform Thomas Andrew Blane 1,941 20.9 +7.8
Majority 706 7.6 -14.3
Progressive hold Swing -7.1
Headlam
Bethnal Green South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Stewart Duckworth Headlam 2,369 30.9 +1.9
Progressive Percy Alfred Harris 2,359 30.8 +2.6
Municipal Reform Malcolm Campbell-Johnston 1,487 19.4 -2.8
Municipal Reform L Tyfield 1,441 18.8 -1.7
Majority 872 11.4 +5.4
Progressive hold Swing +2.7

Camberwell[edit]

Dulwich
Dulwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Viscount Massereene 6,048 30.1 0.0
Municipal Reform Cuthbert Wilkinson 6,027 29.9 0.0
Progressive Percy Phipps 4,057 20.2 +0.2
Progressive Dr Sophia Jevons 3,993 19.8 -0.2
Majority 1,970 9.7 -0.2
Municipal Reform hold Swing -0.1
Taylor
Camberwell North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Reginald Arthur Bray 4,358 28.2 -2.9
Progressive Henry Robert Taylor 4,303 27.8 -3.1
Municipal Reform William Alfred Hirst 3,423 22.1 +2.9
Municipal Reform H. A. Truby 3,374 21.8 +3.0
Majority 880 5.7 -6.0
Progressive hold Swing -3.0
Dowton
Peckham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Thomas Gautrey 5,306 25.6 -2.4
Progressive Earl of Haddo 5,206 25.1 -1.1
Municipal Reform William Leonard Dowton 5,127 24.7 +1.4
Municipal Reform T Richards 5,092 24.5 +2.1
Majority 79 0.4 -2.5
Progressive hold Swing -1.2

Chelsea[edit]

Norman
Chelsea[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ronald Collet Norman 5,200 33.6 +1.5
Municipal Reform Ernest Louis Meinertzhagen 5,113 33.0 +1.3
Progressive Katherine Talbot Wallas 2,598 16.8 -1.4
Progressive George Ernest Schuster 2,569 16.6 -1.4
Majority 2,515 16.2 +2.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.4

City of London[edit]

Hemphill
City of London[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform James William Domoney 7,321 21.5 +0.6
Municipal Reform Gilbert Johnstone 7,279 21.4 +0.4
Municipal Reform William Henry Pannell 7,245 21.2 +0.4
Municipal Reform Herbert Stuart Sankey 7,206 21.2 +0.3
Progressive Fitzroy Hemphill 1,708 5.0 -0.6
Progressive Constantine Scaramanga-Ralli 1,647 4.8 -0.8
Progressive Stephen Miall 1,644 4.8 -0.6
Majority 5,498 16.2 +1.0
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Deptford[edit]

Phillimore
Deptford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform John Theodore Prestige 5,704 25.3 -3.3
Progressive Robert Charles Phillimore 5,667 25.1 +1.5
Municipal Reform Thomas Malcolm Harvey Kincaid-Smith 5,643 25.0 +0.7
Labour C. M. Lloyd 5,532 24.5 +1.0
Majority 172 0.8 -4.3
Municipal Reform hold Swing -2.2
Majority 24 0.1 0.8
Progressive gain from Municipal Reform Swing +0.4

Finsbury[edit]

Finsbury Central
Finsbury Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Lawrence William Simpson Rostron 3,006 25.6 +0.5
Municipal Reform Samuel Joyce Thomas 2,947 25.1 +0.5
Progressive Arthur Barnett Russell 2,929 25.0 -0.3
Progressive Herbert Sutton Syrett 2,853 24.3 -0.7
Majority 18 0.1
Municipal Reform hold Swing +0.6
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing +0.4
Cotton
Finsbury East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Masterman Gillett 2,037 26.2 -1.6
Progressive Henry Evan Auguste Cotton 2,026 26.1 -1.8
Municipal Reform Eustace Widdrington Morrison-Bell 1,866 24.0 +1.7
Municipal Reform William George Perring 1,837 23.7 +1.8
Majority 160 2.1 -3.4
Progressive hold Swing -1.7
Progressive hold Swing -1.8
Lygon
Holborn[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Robert Inigo Tasker 3,719 37.3 +2.5
Municipal Reform Henry Lygon 3,718 37.3 +2.3
Progressive T. E. Morris 1,287 12.9 -2.3
Progressive John Pascoe Elsden 1,255 12.6 -2.4
Majority 2,431 24.4 +4.8
Municipal Reform hold Swing -2.3
Municipal Reform hold Swing -2.5

Fulham[edit]

Waterlow
Fulham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Cyril Stephen Cobb 7,649 30.6 +0.5
Municipal Reform Edward George Easton 7,614 30.5 +0.7
Progressive David Sydney Waterlow 4,870 19.5 -0.8
Progressive Walter Meakin 4,843 19.4 -0.4
Majority 2,744 11.0 +1.5
Municipal Reform hold Swing +0.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing +0.5

Greenwich[edit]

Hume
Greenwich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform George Hopwood Hume 4,815 26.0 -2.6
Municipal Reform Lord Hill 4,787 25.8 -2.8
Progressive Alfred Henry Scott 4,486 24.2 *+6.9
Progressive Hugh Lawrence Fletcher Moulton 4,463 24.1 +6.8
Majority 301 1.6
Municipal Reform hold Swing -4.8
  • One Labour Party candidate withdrew

Hackney[edit]

Adler
Hackney Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Ray 3,670 25.2 +1.7
Progressive Henrietta Adler 3,653 25.0 -1.2
Municipal Reform Lord William Cecil 3,645 25.0 +2.2
Progressive Alfred James Shepheard 3,622 24.8 -2.7
Majority 8 0.0
Progressive hold Swing -1.7
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing +2.2
Hackney North
Hackney North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform George William Henry Jones 6,014 26.6 -1.8
Municipal Reform Oscar Emanuel Warburg 5,965 26.4 -1.5
Progressive William Ashley Nicholls 5,322 23.5 +1.6
Progressive W. B. J. Hickman 5,299 23.4 +1.6
Majority 643 2.9
Municipal Reform hold Swing -1.6
Hackney South
Hackney South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform George King Naylor 3,132 25.5 +7.2
Progressive Theodore Chapman 3,109 25.3 -6.7
Municipal Reform James Ernest Brudenell-Bruce 3,059 24.9 +6.7
Progressive C. Watson 2,981 24.3 -7.2
Majority 50 0.4 -12.8
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing +7.2
Progressive hold Swing +6.7

Hammersmith[edit]

Hammersmith
Hammersmith[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Francis Robert Ince Anderton 5,615 29.8 -3.7
Municipal Reform Isidore Salmon 5,609 29.7 -2.9
Progressive W. P. Hunter 3,937 20.9 +3.9
Progressive Glynne Williams 3,703 19.6 +2.7
Majority 1,672 8.9
Municipal Reform hold Swing -3.3

Hampstead[edit]

Taylor
Hampstead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Walter Reynolds 4,567 40.5 +1.0
Municipal Reform Andrew Thomas Taylor 4,529 40.2 +0.9
Progressive Henry Holman 2,169 19.3 -1.9
Majority 2,360 20.9 +2.8
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.0

Islington[edit]

Smallwood
Islington East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Edward Smallwood 4,545 26.1 -0.1
Progressive William Lace Clague 4,453 25.6 -0.1
Municipal Reform David Hazel 4,226 24.3 +0.1
Municipal Reform John Foster Vesey-FitzGerald 4,170 24.0 0.0
Majority 227 1.3 -0.2
Progressive hold Swing -0.1
Islington North
Islington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Frederick Lionel Dove 4,796 25.6 -1.4
Municipal Reform Richard Joshua Cooper 4,792 25.6 -1.5
Progressive J. H. Torrance 4,574 24.4 +1.4
Progressive Henry Scipio Reitlinger 4,549 24.3 +1.5
Majority 228 1.2
Municipal Reform hold Swing -1.5
Williams
Islington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Dew 3,197 26.6 +0.0
Progressive Howell Jones Williams 3,195 26.6 -0.1
Municipal Reform A Dingli 2,829 23.5 +0.0
Municipal Reform William Hunt 2,807 23.3 +0.1
Majority 366 3.0
Progressive hold Swing -0.0
Jephson
Islington West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Mills 2,999 27.9 +0.0
Progressive Henry Lorenzo Jephson 2,978 27.7 +0.0
Municipal Reform C. W. French 2,412 22.4 +0.2
Municipal Reform Harold Frazer Wyatt 2,372 22.0 -0.1
Majority 566 5.3 -0.2
Progressive hold Swing -0.1

Kensington[edit]

Bentham
Kensington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform David Davis 4,025 29.0 +0.5
Municipal Reform Cecil Bingham Levita 3,999 28.9 +0.7
Progressive C D'O Cooper 1,895 13.7 -9.0
Progressive G S Warren 1,844 13.3 -9.4
Labour Ethel Bentham 1,099 7.9 -12.8
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 998 7.2 -13.3
Majority 2,104 15.2 +9.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
  • One Progressive and one Labour candidate intervene
Kensington South
Kensington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Frederick Cavaye 5,072 44.1 -0.9
Municipal Reform Augustus Gilbert Colvile 4,997 43.4 -1.1
Progressive F C Jarvis 731 6.3 +1.0
Progressive Harry Christopher Bickmore 713 6.2 +1.1
Majority 4,266 37.1 -2.1
Municipal Reform hold Swing -1.0
Municipal Reform hold Swing -1.0

Lambeth[edit]

Gray
Brixton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Haydon 4,289 28.8 -0.0
Municipal Reform Ernest Gray 4,274 28.7 +0.1
Progressive A. R. Gridley 3,154 21.2 -0.1
Progressive Hillier Holt 3,151 21.2 -0.0
Majority 1,120 7.5
Municipal Reform hold Swing 0.0
Municipal Reform hold Swing +0.5
Benn
Kennington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Sir John Williams Benn 3,517 24.9 -3.1
Municipal Reform Lord Peel 3,371 23.8 +3.2
Municipal Reform Ellice Victor Sassoon 3,264 23.1 +3.4
Progressive W J Richardson 2,878 20.3 -3.8
Labour John Gilbert Dale 1,121 7.9 +0.2
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing +3.5
Majority 493 3.5
Progressive hold Swing -3.2
Majority 253 1.8
Briant
Lambeth North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Frank Briant 2,370 27.5 -1.8
Municipal Reform Louis Courtauld 2,118 24.5 +1.5
Municipal Reform William Gough-Cook 2,105 24.4 +1.7
Labour Francis Samuel Smith 2,037 23.6 -1.4
Majority 13 0.1
Progressive hold Swing -1.7
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing +1.5
Morrow
Norwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Cecil Urquhart Fisher 6,047 31.5 +1.1
Municipal Reform Forbes St John Morrow 6,006 31.3 +1.1
Progressive Sir Charles James Tarring 3,559 18.6 -1.5
Progressive A E Bennetts 3,553 18.5 -0.8
Majority 2,447 12.8 +2.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.3
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.0

Lewisham[edit]

Bellairs
Lewisham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Frederick Houston Carter 9,497 31.1 -4.7
Municipal Reform Carlyon Wilfroy Bellairs 9,410 30.8 -4.7
Progressive Charles Garfitt 5,865 19.2 -0.4
Progressive J S Lewis 5,809 19.0 +9.9
Majority 3,545 11.6 -4.3
Municipal Reform hold Swing -2.2
Municipal Reform hold Swing -7.3

Marylebone[edit]

Thynne
Marylebone East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Ridley Debenham 3,492 38.7 +1.5
Municipal Reform Lord Alexander George Boteville Thynne 3,411 37.8 +1.0
Progressive Thomas W. McCormack 1,056 11.7 -1.6
Progressive Hilda Caroline Miall-Smith 1,055 11.7 -1.0
Majority 2,355 26.1 +2.5
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.5
Municipal Reform hold Swing +1.0
Marylebone West
Marylebone West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Lord Greville 4,010 33.1 -3.2
Municipal Reform Sir Edward White 3,942 32.5 -4.1
Progressive Evelyn Emily Marian Fox 2,110 17.4 +3.8
Progressive Charles James Vasey 2,066 17.0 +3.6
Majority 1,832 15.1 -7.6
Municipal Reform hold Swing -3.4
Municipal Reform hold Swing -4.0

Newington[edit]

Dawes
Walworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Arthur Dawes 2,575
Progressive Cornelius Charles Jesson 2,476
Municipal Reform Frederick Bird 2,199
Municipal Reform G. Aspinall 2,114
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Gilbert
Newington West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Daniel Gilbert 3,161
Progressive Evan Spicer 3,097
Municipal Reform Edgar Abbott 2,268
Municipal Reform Richard Owen Roberts 2,222
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Paddington[edit]

Paddington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform John Herbert Hunter 4,561
Municipal Reform John Herbert Lidiard 4,522
Progressive Horace Holmes 3,573
Progressive John Scott Duckers 3,485
Majority 949
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Paddington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform John Burgess-Preston Karslake 3,353
Municipal Reform Harry Barned Lewis-Barned 3,316
Progressive Reymond Hervey de Montmorency 817
Progressive Alfred Young Mayell 805
Majority 2,499
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

St George's Hanover Square[edit]

Cheylesmore
St George's Hanover Square[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Lord Cheylesmore 4,335
Municipal Reform Hubert John Greenwood 4,279
Progressive Henry Thomas Mackenzie Bell 821
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

St Pancras[edit]

St. Pancras East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Albert William Claremont 2,549
Progressive Henry de Rosenbach Walker 2,522
Municipal Reform W Clark-Smith 2,454
Municipal Reform J Hewson 2,436
Majority 68
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
St. Pancras North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Thomas Frederick Hobson 2,901
Progressive Arthur Lewis Leon 2,887
Municipal Reform Conrad Hugh Dinwiddy 2,654
Municipal Reform Edward Gunter Jones 2,646
British Socialist Party A C Edwards 514
British Socialist Party W G Woodley 501
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
St. Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform David Davies 2,360
Municipal Reform John Cuthbert Denison-Pender 2,307
Progressive George Frederick Cosburn 1,353
Progressive Thomas Charles 1,307
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
St. Pancras West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Auberon Claud Hegan Kennard 3,278
Municipal Reform Lord Windsor 3,252
Progressive William Lloyd Taylor 2,672
Progressive Arthur George Rickards 2,579
Majority
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing

Shoreditch[edit]

Haggerston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Ward 2,178
Progressive David Blackley 2,167
Municipal Reform Joseph John Jarvis 1,975
Municipal Reform William Brass 1,970
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Hoxton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Joseph Stanley Holmes 2,749
Progressive Oswald Lewis 2,693
Municipal Reform Henry Busby Bird 2,402
Municipal Reform C. Filby 2,279
Independent Municipal Reform Miss Willoughby 158
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Southwark[edit]

Bermondsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William Henry Ecroyd 2,951
Progressive Montague Shearman 2,820
Municipal Reform Ald. Stickland 2,462
Municipal Reform John Swiney 2,409
Labour Alfred Salter 1,632
Labour Charles George Ammon 1,374
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Rotherhithe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive R. L. Stuart 3,186
Progressive John Scott Lidgett 3,159
Municipal Reform W. G. Marriott 2,662
Municipal Reform D. Radcliffe 2,457
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Southwark West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Albert Wilson 2,642
Progressive Thomas Hunter 2,831
Municipal Reform H Edwards 2,105
Municipal Reform Rev. Walter T Somerville 2,070
Majority 726
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Strand[edit]

Pilditch
Strand[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Clifford Probyn 3,109
Municipal Reform Philip Edward Pilditch 3,065
Progressive Miss Ellen Pocock 793
Majority 2,272
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Tower Hamlets[edit]

Bow and Bromley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Frank Herbert John Baber 2,505
Municipal Reform George Malcolm Hilbery 2,464
Progressive George Lewis Bruce 1,936
Progressive Ben Cooper 1,826
British Socialist Party Charles Edwin Sumner 1,794
British Socialist Party Edwin Charles Fairchild 1,609
Independent Frederick John William Leaney 79
Majority
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Yeo
Limehouse[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Benjamin B Evans 2,665
Progressive Alfred William Yeo 2,664
Municipal Reform Cyril Jackson 2,024
Municipal Reform R A Reith 1,916
Majority 640
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Mile End[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive T W Wickham 2,252
Progressive Carl Stettauer 2,204
Municipal Reform Edward Holton Coumbe 1,973
Municipal Reform Cecil Ince 1,924
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Poplar[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive St John Hutchinson 3,061
Labour Arabella Susan Lawrence 2,960
Municipal Reform T Vosper 1,599
Municipal Reform Mrs Elliott 1,492
Majority 1,361
Labour hold Swing
Majority 1,462
Progressive hold Swing
Gosling
St George's in the East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Harry Gosling 1,246
Progressive Charles James Mathew 1,209
Municipal Reform Dr P Daniel 961
Municipal Reform D Knocker 929
Independent J Dibbs 164
Independent Frederick Wallace Brame 24
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Hardy
Stepney[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Alfred Ordway Goodrich 1,827
Municipal Reform Arthur Claud Spencer Chichester 1,805
Progressive J S Henry 1,667
Progressive George Alexander Hardy 1,630
British Socialist Party Joseph George Butler 108
British Socialist Party Alfred Augustus Watts 105
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Johnson
Whitechapel[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Herman Gordon 1,746
Progressive William Cowlishaw Johnson 1,792
Municipal Reform Rev E G Parry 1,008
Municipal Reform A Ludski 916
Majority 738
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Wandsworth[edit]

Wandsworth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Edwin Evans 13,927
Municipal Reform Alfred Cooper Rawson 13,804
Progressive George Pearce Blizard 7,390
Progressive C H Williams 7,357
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Westminster[edit]

Westminster[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Reginald White Granville-Smith 3,310
Municipal Reform Percy George Gates 3,228
Progressive Mabel Annie St Clair Stobart 1,199
Progressive Lionel Gurney Buxton 1,168
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Woolwich[edit]

Sanders
Woolwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William James Squires 8,378
Municipal Reform Howard Kingsley Wood 8,300
Labour William Stephen Sanders 7,618
Labour Margaret Grace Bondfield 7,598
Majority 682
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Aldermen[edit]

In addition to the 124 councillors the council consisted of 20 county aldermen. Aldermen were elected by the council, and served a six-year term. Half of the aldermanic bench were elected every three years following the triennial council election. After the elections, there were ten aldermanic vacancies and the following alderman were appointed by the newly elected council on 13 March 1913;[3][4]

To serve until 1919:

To serve until 1916:

  • Katherine Talbot Wallas, Progressive, in place of Henry Lawrence Cripps, resigned 4 February 1913

By-elections 1913-1915[edit]

There were eight by-elections to fill casual vacancies during the term of the ninth London County Council.

City of London, 9 May 1913[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of Colonel Sir Stuart Sankey 29 April 1919
London County Council by-election, 1913: City of London
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Wilson Grantham Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Tower Hamlets, Mile End, 13 August 1913[edit]

  • Cause: death of Carl Stettauer, 24 July 1913[5]
London County Council by-election, 1913: Mile End
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform George A Dutfield 1,743 51.7
Progressive Hugh Lawrence Fletcher Moulton 1,627 48.3
Majority 116 3.4
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing

Islington West, 21 February 1914[edit]

  • Cause: death of Henry Lorenzo Jephson 31 January 1914
London County Council by-election, 1914: Islington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive W A Nicholls Unopposed N/A N/A
Progressive hold Swing N/A

Marylebone West, 6 July 1914[edit]

  • Cause: death of Sir Edward White 14 June 1914
London County Council by-election, 1914: Marylebone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Eustace Widdrington Morrison-Bell Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Finsbury, Holborn, 9 November 1914[edit]

London County Council by-election, 1914: Holborn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Henry Hugh Tasker Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Tower Hamlets, Limehouse, 14 January 1915[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of Benjamin B Evans due to ill health 15 December 1914[6]
London County Council by-election, 1915: Limehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Marks Unopposed N/A N/A
Progressive hold Swing N/A

City of London, 1 March 1915[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of William Henry Pannell due to ill health 9 February 1915[7]
London County Council by-election, 1915: City of London
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Charles Augustin Hanson Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Lewisham, 8 May 1915[edit]

London County Council by-election, 1915: Lewisham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Henry Le May Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Appointments to vacant seats 1915-1919[edit]

Under the Elections and Registration Act 1915, a wartime piece of legislation that cancelled local elections until the end of the conflict (and thus the county council election due to be held in March 1916), the members of the county council were given the power to appoint or co-opt councillors to fill vacant seats. The legislation remained in force for the rest of the eleventh county council's existence.

Date of appointment Division Outgoing member New member appointed Party
7 December 1915 Battersea & Clapham, Clapham Robert Montefiore Sebag-Montefiore
(died 19 November 1915)
William Henry Peruzzi Gibson   Municipal Reform
21 December 1915 Tower Hamlets, Stepney Arthur Claud Chichester
(resigned 7 December 1915 on entering active service with the army)[8]
David Hazel[9]   Municipal Reform
4 April 1916 Lewisham William Henry Le May
(resigned 21 March 1916)[10]
Robert Jackson[11]   Municipal Reform
30 May 1916 Finsbury Central Lawrence William Simpson Rostron
(died 14 May 1916)
James Little[12]   Municipal Reform
Marylebone West Lord Greville
(resigned 16 May 1916) [13]
Ernest Sanger[12]   Municipal Reform
31 October 1916 Fulham Edward George Easton
(died 2 August 1916)
Henry George Norris[14]   Municipal Reform
Hackney South George K Naylor
(resigned 4 September 1916)
Charles Winkley[14]   Municipal Reform
3 April 1917 Tower Hamlets, Bow and Bromley George Malcolm Hilbery
(resigned 9 March 1917)
Walter Charles Bersey[15]   Municipal Reform
1 May 1917 Tower Hamlets, Mile End George A Dutfield
(resigned 18 July 1916)[16]
George Bettesworth Piggott[17]   Municipal Reform
16 October 1917 City of London Gilbert Johnstone
(resigned 31 July 1917)
John Robarts[18]   Municipal Reform
18 December 1917 Islington East Edward Smallwood
(resigned 10 December 1917)
A C Denham   Progressive
8 March 1918 Strand Clifford Probyn
(died 10 February 1918)
John Maria Gatti[19]   Municipal Reform
23 April 1918 City of London James William Domoney
(died 23 March 1918)[20]
George Rowland Blades[21]   Municipal Reform
15 October 1918 Camberwell, Dulwich Cuthbert Wilkinson
(died 20 June 1918)
Henry Newton Knights   Municipal Reform
Lewisham Frederick Houston Carter
(died 11 March 1918)[22]
Richard Owen Roberts   Municipal Reform
Southwark West Albert Wilson
(died 16 July 1918)
Duchess of Marlborough   Progressive

Aldermanic vacancies filled 1913-1919[edit]

There were four casual vacancies among the aldermen in the term of the eleventh London County Council, which were filled as follows:[23]

  • 27 January 1914: Henry Cubitt Gooch (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1916 (extended to 1919) in place of Maurice C Carr Glyn, resigned 20 January 1914. Gooch had previously sat as a councillor from 1907-1910.[24]
  • 9 November 1915: Howard Willmott Liversidge (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1916 (extended to 1919) in place of Lord Monk Bretton, resigned 26 October 1915.[25]
  • 7 March 1916: Sir Harry Lushington Stephen (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1919 (extended to 1922) in place of Lord Chelmsford, resigned 22 February 1916.[26]
  • 4 April 1916: Francis Capel Harrison (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1919 (extended to 1922) in place of Cyril Jackson, resigned 21 March 1916.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az London Municipal Notes, 1913
  2. ^ a b c d e f The New Hazell Annual and Almanack, 1916
  3. ^ "London County Council. First Meeting Of The New Body". The Times. 14 March 1913. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "London County Council. The New Chairman And Aldermen". The Times. 12 March 1913. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Mr. Carl Stettauer". The Times. 25 July 1913. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "Former Member Of L.C.C. Found Shot. The Death Of Mr. B. B. Evans". The Times. 9 February 1915. p. 5. 
  7. ^ a b "London County Council Vacancy". The Times. 8 February 1915. p. 5. 
  8. ^ "Dearer All-Night Fares. A County Council Economy". The Times. 8 December 1915. p. 7. 
  9. ^ "Patriotic Teachers. Enlistments From London County Council". The Times. 22 December 1915. p. 7. 
  10. ^ "Parties In London County Council. Coalition Suggested". The Times. 22 March 1916. p. 5. 
  11. ^ a b "No Scholarships For Enemy Children. L.C.C. Decision". The Times. 5 April 1916. p. 5. 
  12. ^ a b "Economy In Education. Reduction Of £356,867 In L.C.C. Expenditure". The Times. 31 May 1916. p. 5. 
  13. ^ "Licences For Sunday Cinemas. Decision Of The London County Council". The Times. 17 May 1916. p. 5. 
  14. ^ a b "New L.C.C. Members. Propagandist Literature In The Parks". The Times. 1 November 1916. p. 5. 
  15. ^ "Finance Of Education. Recommendations Of London County Council". The Times. 4 April 1917. p. 3. 
  16. ^ "London Tramways. County Council And The Deficit". The Times. 19 July 1916. p. 5. 
  17. ^ "L.C.C. Finance. Net Debt Decreased By £1,580,000". The Times. 2 May 1917. p. 3. 
  18. ^ "Air-Raid Shelters. L. C. C. Plans For Use Of Schools., Tramway Servants To Take Cover". The Times. 17 October 1917. p. 5. 
  19. ^ "Teachers' Pay Scheme Rejected. Protest Of 10,000 Women". The Times. 6 March 1918. p. 3. 
  20. ^ "Obituary. Mr. Alderman Domoney". The Times. 26 March 1918. p. 9. 
  21. ^ "London County Council. Teachers' Salaries Raised". The Times. 24 April 1918. p. 8. 
  22. ^ "Obituary. Mr. F. H. Carter". The Times. 12 March 1918. p. 9. 
  23. ^ Jackson, W Eric (1965). "Appendix II: Members of the London County Council from 1889". Achievement: A short History of the LCC. London: Longmans. pp. 252–286. 
  24. ^ "London County Council And Tuberculosis". The Times. 28 January 1914. p. 10. 
  25. ^ "London Estimates. County Council's Trust In The Government". The Times. 10 November 1915. p. 11. 
  26. ^ "Savings On Rates". The Times. 9 March 1916. p. 5.