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 Herbert 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 in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing "Borough of Battersea" boundaries used from 1885 to 1918 of Battersea itself
London County Council election, 1913: Battersea[1]

Electorate 18,209

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Walter Richard Warren 5,483 27.5 +1.9
Progressive Green tickY 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
Clapham constituency in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Clapham[2]

Electorate 28,398

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYRobert M Sebag-Montefiore 8,890 28.0 -2.3
Municipal Reform Green tickYHerbert James Francis Parsons 8,881 27.9 -2.7
Progressive Hon. 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]

Bethnal Green North East in the Metropolitan area from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Bethnal Green North East[1]

Electorate 9,460

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYGarnham Edmonds 2,731 29.4 -7.2
Progressive Green tickY 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
Bethnal Green South West in the Metropolitan area from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Bethnal Green South West[1]

Electorate 8,568

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYRev. Stewart Duckworth Headlam 2,369 30.9 +1.9
Progressive Green tickYPercy 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 in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Dulwich[3]

Electorate 16,968

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Viscount Massereene 6,048 30.1 0.0
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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
Camberwell North in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Camberwell North[4]

Electorate 15,373

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Reginald Arthur Bray 4,358 28.2 -2.9
Progressive Green tickY 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
Peckham in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Peckham[5]

Electorate 17,237

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Thomas Gautrey 5,306 25.6 -2.4
Progressive Green tickY 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]

Chelsea in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918.
London County Council election, 1913: Chelsea[1]

Electorate 15,577

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Ronald Collet Norman 5,200 33.6 +1.5
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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]

London County Council election, 1913: City of London[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY James William Domoney 7,321
Municipal Reform Green tickY Hon. Gilbert Johnstone 7,279
Municipal Reform Green tickY William Henry Pannell 7,245
Municipal Reform Green tickYHerbert Stuart Sankey 7,206
Progressive Hon. Fitzroy Hemphill 1,708
Progressive Constantine Scaramanga-Ralli 1,647
Progressive Dr S. Miall 1,644
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Deptford[edit]

Deptford in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Deptford[1]

Electorate 19,106

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY John Theodore Prestige 5,704 25.3 -3.3
Progressive Green tickY 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
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Majority 24
Progressive gain from Municipal Reform Swing

Finsbury[edit]

Finsbury Central in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Finsbury Central[1]

Electorate 10,124

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Lawrence William Simpson Rostron 3,006 25.6 +0.5
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Finsbury East in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Finsbury East[1]

Electorate 6,498

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY George Masterman Gillett 2,037 26.2 -1.6
Progressive Green tickY 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
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Holborn in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Holborn[1]

Electorate 11,727

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Robert Inigo Tasker 3,719 37.3 +2.5
Municipal Reform Green tickY Hon. Henry Lygon 3,718 37.3 +2.3
Progressive T. E. Morris 1,287 12.9 -2.3
Progressive J. B. Elsden 1,255 12.6 -2.4
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Fulham[edit]

Fulham in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Fulham[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Cyril Stephen Cobb 7,649
Municipal Reform Green tickY Edward George Easton 7,614
Progressive David Sydney Waterlow 4,870
Progressive W. Meakin 4,843
Majority 2,744
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Greenwich[edit]

Greenwich in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Greenwich[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY George Hopwood Hume 4,815
Municipal Reform Green tickY Lord Hill 4,787
Progressive Alfred Henry Scott 4,486
Progressive Hon. Hugh Lawrence Fletcher Moulton 4,463
Majority 301
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Hackney[edit]

Hackney Central in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Hackney Central[1]

Electorate 11,543

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY William Ray 3,670
Progressive Green tickY Henrietta Adler 3,653
Municipal Reform Lord William Cecil 3,645
Progressive Alfred James Shepheard 3,622
Majority 8
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Majority 48
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Hackney North in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Hackney North[1]

Electorate 19,258

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY George William Henry Jones 6,014
Municipal Reform Green tickY Oscar Emanuel Warburg 5,965
Progressive William Ashley Nicholls 5,322
Progressive W. B. J. Hickman 5,299
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Hackney South in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Hackney South[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY George K Naylor 3,132
Progressive Green tickY Theodore Chapman 3,109
Municipal Reform J. E. Brudenell-Bruce 3,059
Progressive C. Watson 2,981
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Hammersmith[edit]

Hammersmith in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Hammersmith[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Francis Robert Ince Anderton 5,615
Municipal Reform Green tickY Isidore Salmon 5,609
Progressive W. P. Hunter 3,937
Progressive Glynne Williams 3,703
Majority 1,672
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Hampstead[edit]

Hampstead in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Hampstead[1]

Electorate 15,850

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Walter Reynolds 4,567
Municipal Reform Green tickY Andrew Thomas Taylor 4,529
Progressive Henry Holman 2,169
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Islington[edit]

Islington East in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Islington East[1]

Electorate 14,625

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Edward Smallwood 4,545
Progressive Green tickY William Lace Clague 4,453
Municipal Reform David Hazel 4,226
Municipal Reform J. V. Fitzgerald 4,170
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Islington North in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Islington North[1]

Electorate 15,870

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Frederick Lionel Dove 4,796
Municipal Reform Green tickY Richard Joshua Cooper 4,792
Progressive J. H. Torrance 4,574
Progressive H. S. Reitlinger 4,549
Majority 228
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Islington South in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Islington South[1]

Electorate 11,485

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY George Dew 3,197
Progressive Green tickY Howell Jones Williams 3,195
Municipal Reform A Dingli 2,829
Municipal Reform William Hunt 2,807
Majority 366
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Islington West in the metropolitan area, 1885-1918
London County Council election, 1913: Islington West[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Henry Mills 2,999
Progressive Green tickY Henry Lorenzo Jephson 2,978
Municipal Reform C. W. French 2,412
Municipal Reform Harold Frazer Wyatt 2,372
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Kensington[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Kensington North[1]

Electorate 14,352

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYDavid Davis 4,025
Municipal Reform Green tickYCecil Bingham Levita 3,999
Progressive C D'O Cooper 1,895
Progressive G S Warren 1,844
Labour Dr Ethel Bentham 1,099
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 998
Majority 2,104
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Kensington South[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYWilliam Frederick Cavaye 5,072
Municipal Reform Green tickYAugustus Gilbert Colvile 4,997
Progressive F C Jarvis 731
Progressive H C Bickmore 713
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Lambeth[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Brixton[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY William Haydon 4,289
Municipal Reform Green tickYErnest Gray 4,274
Progressive A. R. Gridley 1,970
Progressive Hillier Holt 3,151
Majority 1,120
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Kennington[1]

Electorate 12,280

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Sir John Williams Benn 3,517
Municipal Reform Green tickYLord Peel 3,371
Municipal Reform E V Sassoon 3,264
Progressive W J Richardson 2,878
Labour John Gilbert Dale 1,121
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Majority 493
Progressive hold Swing
Majority 253
London County Council election, 1913: Lambeth North[1]

Electorate 7,582

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Frank Briant 2,370
Municipal Reform Green tickY Louis Courtauld 2,118
Municipal Reform W. Gough-Cook 2,105
Labour Francis Samuel Smith 2,037
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Norwood[1]

Electorate 18,716

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Cecil Urquhart Fisher 6,047
Municipal Reform Green tickY Forbes St John Morrow 6,006
Progressive Sir Charles James Tarring 3,559
Progressive A E Bennetts 3,553
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Lewisham[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Lewisham[1]

Electorate 32,581

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYFrederick Houston Carter 9,497
Municipal Reform Green tickYCarlyon Wilfroy Bellairs 9,410
Progressive Charles Garfitt 5,865
Progressive J S Lewis 5,809
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Marylebone[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Marylebone East[1]

Electorate 9,704

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Ernest Ridley Debenham 3,492
Municipal Reform Green tickY Lord Alexander George Boteville Thynne 3,411
Progressive T W McCormack 1,056
Progressive Hilda Caroline Miall-Smith 1,055
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Marylebone West[1]

Electorate 12,694

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Lord Greville 4,010
Municipal Reform Green tickY Sir Edward White 3,942
Progressive Evelyn Emily Marian Fox 2,110
Progressive Charles James Vasey 2,066
Majority 1,832
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Newington[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Walworth[1]

Electorate 9,349

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY James Arthur Dawes MP 2,575
Progressive Green tickY Cornelius Charles Jesson 2,476
Municipal Reform Frederick Bird 2,199
Municipal Reform G. Aspinall 2,114
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Newington West[1]

Electorate 11,047

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY James Daniel Gilbert 3,161
Progressive Green tickY 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Paddington North[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY John Herbert Hunter 4,561
Municipal Reform Green tickY J. 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
London County Council election, 1913: Paddington South[1]

Electorate 9,326

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYJohn Burgess-Preston Karslake 3,353
Municipal Reform Green tickYHarry Barned Lewis-Barned 3,316
Progressive Reymond Hervey de Montmorency 817
Progressive A Y Mayell 805
Majority 2,499
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

St George's Hanover Square[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: St George's Hanover Square[1]

Electorate 12,817

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYLord Cheylesmore 4,335
Municipal Reform Green tickYHubert John Greenwood 4,279
Progressive Henry Thomas Mackenzie Bell 821
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

St Pancras[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: St. Pancras East[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYA W Claremont 2,549
Progressive Green tickYHenry 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
London County Council election, 1913: St. Pancras North[2]

Electorate 9,825

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYThomas Frederick Hobson 2,901
Progressive Green tickYArthur Lewis Leon 2,887
Municipal Reform C. H. Dinwiddy 2,654
Municipal Reform E. 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
London County Council election, 1913: St. Pancras South[1]

Electorate 6,617

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY David Davies 2,360
Municipal Reform Green tickY John Cuthbert Denison-Pender 2,307
Progressive G F Cosburn 1,353
Progressive Thomas Charles 1,307
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: St. Pancras West[1]

Electorate 9,345

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYAuberon Claud Hegan Kennard 3,278
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Haggerston[1]

Electorate 8,060

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Henry Ward 2,178
Progressive Green tickY David Blackley 2,167
Municipal Reform Joseph John Jarvis 1,975
Municipal Reform William Brass 1,970
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Hoxton[1]

Electorate 9,031

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYJoseph Stanley Holmes 2,749
Progressive Green tickY 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Bermondsey[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY William Henry Ecroyd 2,951
Progressive Green tickY Montague Shearman 2,820
Municipal Reform Ald. Stickland 2,462
Municipal Reform John Swiney 2,409
Labour Dr. Alfred Salter 1,632
Labour Charles George Ammon 1,374
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Rotherhithe[1]

Electorate 10,539

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY R. L. Stuart 3,186
Progressive Green tickY Dr. 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
London County Council election, 1913: Southwark West[1]

Electorate 8,979

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Albert Wilson 2,642
Progressive Green tickYThomas Hunter 2,831
Municipal Reform H Edwards 2,105
Municipal Reform Rev W J Somerville 2,070
Majority 726
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Strand[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Strand[1]

Electorate 10,719

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Clifford Probyn 3,109
Municipal Reform Green tickY Philip Edward Pilditch 3,065
Progressive Miss E Pocock 793
Majority 2,272
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Tower Hamlets[edit]

London County Council election, 1913: Bow and Bromley[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Frank H Baber 2,505
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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 F J W Leaney 79
Majority
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Limehouse[1]

Electorate 7,597

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Benjamin B Evans 2,665
Progressive Green tickYAlfred 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
London County Council election, 1913: Mile End[1]

Electorate 6,765

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickYT W Wickham 2,252
Progressive Green tickYCarl Stettauer 2,204
Municipal Reform Edward Holton Coumbe 1,973
Municipal Reform Cecil Ince 1,924
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Poplar[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY St John Hutchinson 3,061
Labour Green tickY 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
London County Council election, 1913: St George's in the East[1]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Harry Gosling 1,246
Progressive Green tickYCharles James Mathew 1,209
Municipal Reform Dr P Daniel 961
Municipal Reform D Knocker 929
Independent J Dibbs 164
Independent F W Brame 24
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
London County Council election, 1913: Stepney[1]

Electorate 5,304

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Alfred Ordway Goodrich 1,827
Municipal Reform Green tickY Hon. 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
London County Council election, 1913: Whitechapel[1]

Electorate 5,177

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Green tickY Henry Herman Gordon 1,746
Progressive Green tickYWilliam 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Wandsworth[1]

Electorate 48,915

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY Edwin Evans 13,927
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Westminster[1]

Electorate 9,614

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickYReginald White Granville-Smith 3,310
Municipal Reform Green tickYPercy 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]

London County Council election, 1913: Woolwich[1]

Electorate 22,436

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY William James Squires 8,378
Municipal Reform Green tickY 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;[6][7]

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

Electorate 25,773

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[8]
London County Council by-election, 1913: Mile End

Electorate 6,765

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Green tickY George A Dutfield 1,743 51.7
Progressive Hon. 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

Electorate 10,280

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

Electorate 12,482

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

Electorate 11,571

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[9]
London County Council by-election, 1915: Limehouse

Electorate 7,599

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[10]
London County Council by-election, 1915: City of London

Electorate 25,125

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

Electorate 34,619

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 M Sebag-Montefiore
(died 19 November 1915)
William Henry Peruzzi Gibson   Municipal Reform
21 December 1915 Tower Hamlets, Stepney Hon. Arthur Claud Chichester
(resigned 7 December 1915 on entering active service with the army)[11]
David Hazel[12]   Municipal Reform
4 April 1916 Lewisham William Henry Le May
(resigned 21 March 1916)[13]
Robert Jackson[14]   Municipal Reform
30 May 1916 Finsbury Central Lawrence William Simpson Rostron
(died 14 May 1916)
James Little[15]   Municipal Reform
Marylebone West Lord Greville
(resigned 16 May 1916) [16]
Ernest Sanger[15]   Municipal Reform
31 October 1916 Fulham Edward George Easton
(died 2 August 1916)
Henry George Norris[17]   Municipal Reform
Hackney South George K Naylor
(resigned 4 September 1916)
Charles Winkley[17]   Municipal Reform
3 April 1917 Tower Hamlets, Bow and Bromley George Malcolm Hilbery
(resigned 9 March 1917)
Walter Charles Bersey[18]   Municipal Reform
1 May 1917 Tower Hamlets, Mile End George A Dutfield
(resigned 18 July 1916)[19]
George Bettesworth Piggott[20]   Municipal Reform
16 October 1917 City of London Hon. Gilbert Johnstone
(resigned 31 July 1917)
John Robarts[21]   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[22]   Municipal Reform
23 April 1918 City of London James William Domoney
(died 23 March 1918)[23]
George Rowland Blades[24]   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)[25]
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:[26]

  • 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.[27]
  • 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.[28]
  • 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.[29]
  • 4 April 1916: Francis Capel Harrison (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1919 (extended to 1922) in place of Cyril Jackson, resigned 21 March 1916.[14]

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 London Municipal Notes, 1913
  2. ^ a b c d e f The New Hazell Annual and Almanack, 1916
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  4. ^ London Municipal Notes, 1913
  5. ^ London Municipal Notes, 1913
  6. ^ "London County Council. First Meeting Of The New Body". The Times. 14 March 1913. p. 5. 
  7. ^ "London County Council. The New Chairman And Aldermen". The Times. 12 March 1913. p. 8. 
  8. ^ "Obituary: Mr. Carl Stettauer". The Times. 25 July 1913. p. 11. 
  9. ^ "Former Member Of L.C.C. Found Shot. The Death Of Mr. B. B. Evans". The Times. 9 February 1915. p. 5. 
  10. ^ a b "London County Council Vacancy". The Times. 8 February 1915. p. 5. 
  11. ^ "Dearer All-Night Fares. A County Council Economy". The Times. 8 December 1915. p. 7. 
  12. ^ "Patriotic Teachers. Enlistments From London County Council". The Times. 22 December 1915. p. 7. 
  13. ^ "Parties In London County Council. Coalition Suggested". The Times. 22 March 1916. p. 5. 
  14. ^ a b "No Scholarships For Enemy Children. L.C.C. Decision". The Times. 5 April 1916. p. 5. 
  15. ^ a b "Economy In Education. Reduction Of £356,867 In L.C.C. Expenditure". The Times. 31 May 1916. p. 5. 
  16. ^ "Licences For Sunday Cinemas. Decision Of The London County Council". The Times. 17 May 1916. p. 5. 
  17. ^ a b "New L.C.C. Members. Propagandist Literature In The Parks". The Times. 1 November 1916. p. 5. 
  18. ^ "Finance Of Education. Recommendations Of London County Council". The Times. 4 April 1917. p. 3. 
  19. ^ "London Tramways. County Council And The Deficit". The Times. 19 July 1916. p. 5. 
  20. ^ "L.C.C. Finance. Net Debt Decreased By £1,580,000". The Times. 2 May 1917. p. 3. 
  21. ^ "Air-Raid Shelters. L. C. C. Plans For Use Of Schools., Tramway Servants To Take Cover". The Times. 17 October 1917. p. 5. 
  22. ^ "Teachers' Pay Scheme Rejected. Protest Of 10,000 Women". The Times. 6 March 1918. p. 3. 
  23. ^ "Obituary. Mr. Alderman Domoney". The Times. 26 March 1918. p. 9. 
  24. ^ "London County Council. Teachers' Salaries Raised". The Times. 24 April 1918. p. 8. 
  25. ^ "Obituary. Mr. F. H. Carter". The Times. 12 March 1918. p. 9. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ "London County Council And Tuberculosis". The Times. 28 January 1914. p. 10. 
  28. ^ "London Estimates. County Council's Trust In The Government". The Times. 10 November 1915. p. 11. 
  29. ^ "Savings On Rates". The Times. 9 March 1916. p. 5.