1919 London County Council election

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London County Council election, 1919
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124 Council Seats
63 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  George Hopwood Hume.jpg Blank 1918 Harry Gosling.jpg
Leader George Hume Scott Lidgett Harry Gosling
Party Municipal Reform Progressive Labour
Leader since 1918 1918 1920
Last election 67 seats 49 seats 2 seats
Seats won 68 40 15
Seat change Increase1 Decrease9 Increase13

An election to the County Council of London took place on 6 March 1919. It was the tenth triennial election of the whole Council. The size of the council was increased to 124 councillors and 20 aldermen. The councillors were elected for electoral divisions corresponding to the new parliamentary constituencies that had been created by the Representation of the People Act 1918. There were sixty 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.

National government background[edit]

The prime minister of the day was the Liberal David Lloyd George. who had just led a Coalition Government that included the Unionist Party and some Liberals and Socialists to a general election victory three months earlier, with the help of a Coalition government 'coupon'.

London Council background[edit]

Although the Municipal Reform party had won an overall majority at the last elections in 1913, in line with national politics, they decided late in 1917 to form a war-time coalition to mirror the national government. Some Progressive Party members were offered chairmanships of committees. This coalition had continued after the war ended.

Candidates[edit]

There was no County wide electoral agreements between any of the parties, though clearly there had been some locally agreed situations. There were very few constituencies where all three parties stood two candidates. In the past, the Progressive Party had encompassed the Labour Party, with candidates running in harness. That situation was becoming less common. A few Progressive candidates ran in harness with Municipal Reform candidates but there was no 'coupon' in operation for the two 'coalition parties' who frequently ran candidates against each other. Among the defeated candidates were future Labour Leader Clement Attlee and future Conservative Chief Whip David Margesson

Outcome[edit]

The Municipal Reform Party won an overall majority of seats, electing 68 councillors. They only lost one seat, to an Independent candidate. (The defeated candidate was made an Alderman after the election) As before they decided to operate a form of Coalition with the Progressives. Labour made a substantial advance in terms of seats, but remained the third party. There was just one Independent elected.

Constituency results[edit]

Battersea[edit]

  • Incumbent Councillors shown in bold.
Battersea North
London County Council election, 1919: Battersea North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph George Butler 2,635 28.7
Labour Alfred Augustus Watts 2,518 27.4
Municipal Reform William Watts 2,019 22.0
Municipal Reform G. L. B. Rees 2,003 21.8
Majority 499 5.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Battersea South
London County Council election, 1919: Battersea South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Edwin Evans 3,836 26.3
Municipal Reform William Hammond 3,683 25.2
Progressive William J West 1,978 13.5
Progressive Walter Richard Warren 1,975 13.5
Labour Caroline Selina Ganley 1,603 11.0
Labour C. Reed 1,523 10.4
Majority 1,705 11.7
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing

Bermondsey[edit]

Rotherhithe
London County Council election, 1919: Rotherhithe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Dr. John Scott Lidgett 2,327 36.3
Progressive R. L. Stuart 2,252 35.2
Labour Ada Salter 988 15.4
Labour John Thomas Westcott 839 13.1
Majority 1,264 19.7
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Bermondsey West
London County Council election, 1919: Bermondsey West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Harold James Glanville 2,214 28.5
Progressive Montague Shearman 1,619 20.9
Labour Dr. Alfred Salter 1,464 18.9
Independent William Shearring 1,420 18.3
Labour Charles William Gibson 1,046 13.5
Majority 155 2.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Bethnal Green[edit]

Bethnal Green N E
London County Council election, 1919: Bethnal Green North East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Sir Edward Smith Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive Garnham Edmonds Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Headlam
London County Council election, 1919: Bethnal Green South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Rev. Stewart Duckworth Headlam 1,599 42.0
Progressive Percy Alfred Harris 1,446 38.0
Labour Joseph James Vaughan 393 10.3
Labour H. Fitt 371 9.7
Majority 1,053 27.6
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Camberwell[edit]

Fremantle
London County Council election, 1919: Dulwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Henry Cubitt Gooch Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Francis Edward Fremantle Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Camberwell North
London County Council election, 1919: Camberwell North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles George Ammon 1,450 34.5 n/a
Progressive Herbert Arthur Baker 1,021 24.3 -3.9
Municipal Reform Henry Joseph Raiment 932 22.2 -0.1
Municipal Reform Arthur Charles Fox-Davies 802 19.1 -2.7
Majority 89 2.1 -3.9
Progressive hold Swing
Labour gain from Progressive Swing
Camberwell North West
London County Council election, 1919: Camberwell North-West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Ernest Wood 1,534 27.8 n/a
Progressive Seth Coward 1,503 27.3 n/a
Municipal Reform Rose Dunn-Gardner 1,255 22.8 n/a
Municipal Reform J M Fraser 1,222 22.2 n/a
Majority 248 4.5 n/a
Progressive win
Peckham
London County Council election, 1919: Peckham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Thomas Gautrey Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive Earl of Haddo Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a

Chelsea[edit]

Chelsea
London County Council election, 1919: Chelsea[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Louis Meinertzhagen Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Ronald Collet Norman Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

City of London[edit]

London County Council election, 1919: City of London[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir John Lulham Pound Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform William Wilson Grantham Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Sir Percy Coleman Simmons Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Sir George Rowland Blades Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Deptford[edit]

Deptford
London County Council election, 1919: Deptford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret McMillan 4,575 31.0
Labour John Speakman 4,356 29.5
Municipal Reform William Francis Marchant 3,094 21.0
Municipal Reform Fred Bramston 2,730 18.5
Majority 1,262 8.6
Labour gain from Progressive Swing
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing

Finsbury[edit]

Finsbury
London County Council election, 1919: Finsbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Masterman Gillett 2,897 29.9
Progressive Alfred Baker 2,569 26.5
Municipal Reform Henry Baldwin Barton 2,146 22.2
Municipal Reform James Little 2,073 21.4
Majority 423 4.3
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Fulham[edit]

Lloyd
London County Council election, 1919: Fulham East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir Francis Lloyd 2,747 34.8
Municipal Reform Beatrix Margaret Lyall 2,673 33.8
Labour Dr Robert Dunstan 1,264 16.0
Labour L A. Hill 1,218 15.4
Majority 1,409 17.8
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Fulham West
London County Council election, 1919: Fulham West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir Cyril Stephen Cobb 3,834 34.8
Municipal Reform William Ward Warner 3,542 32.2
Labour Robert Mark Gentry 1,934 17.6
Labour John Palmer 1,695 15.4
Majority 1,608 14.6
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Greenwich[edit]

Hume
London County Council election, 1919: Greenwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Martin Dence Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform George Hopwood Hume Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Hackney[edit]

Adler
London County Council election, 1919: Hackney Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henrietta Adler Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform William Ray Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Hackney North
London County Council election, 1919: Hackney North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Lady Trustram Eve Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Oscar Emanuel Warburg Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Hackney South
London County Council election, 1919: Hackney South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Theodore Chapman Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive John James McClelland Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive gain from Municipal Reform Swing n/a

Hammersmith[edit]

Hammersmith North
London County Council election, 1919: Hammersmith North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Frank Mayle 1,557 36.4
Municipal Reform David Cawdron 1,421 33.2
Labour T Martin 1,296 30.3
Majority 125 2.9
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Hammersmith South
London County Council election, 1919: Hammersmith South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Francis Robert Ince Anderton 2,168 40.4
Municipal Reform Isidore Salmon 2,109 39.3
Labour Dora Montefiore 1,093 20.4
Majority 1,016 18.9
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Hampstead[edit]

Hampstead
London County Council election, 1919: Hampstead[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Andrew Thomas Taylor 3,378
Municipal Reform Walter Reynolds 3,289
Labour Benjamin Skene Mackay 1,352
Labour Rev. Arthur Stuart Duncan-Jones 1,286
Majority 1,937
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Holborn[edit]

Percy
London County Council election, 1919: Holborn[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Robert Inigo Tasker Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Lord Eustace Percy Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Islington[edit]

Islington East
London County Council election, 1919: Islington East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William Lace Clague 3,438 35.3
Progressive Jack Percy Blake 3,289 33.8
Municipal Reform George King Naylor 1,514 15.6
Municipal Reform Henry Myers 1,490 15.3
Majority 1,775 18.2
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Islington North
London County Council election, 1919: Islington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert McKenna 1,791 49.5
Municipal Reform Frederick Lionel Dove 915 25.3
Municipal Reform Alfred Sim 910 25.2
Majority 876 24.2
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Islington South
London County Council election, 1919: Islington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Howell Jones Williams Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive George Dew Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Islington West
London County Council election, 1919: Islington West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Mills Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive James Skinner Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a

Kensington[edit]

Kensington North
London County Council election, 1919: Kensington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform David Davis Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Cecil Bingham Levita Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Kensington South
London County Council election, 1919: Kensington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Frederick Cavaye Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Henry Vincent Rowe Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Lambeth[edit]

Brixton
London County Council election, 1919: Brixton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir Charles Henry Gibbs 2,159 32.0
Municipal Reform Ernest Gray MP 2,102 31.2
Labour Horace Herbert Tavender 1,261 18.7
Labour W. Burroughs 1,216 18.1
Majority 841 12.5
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Gosling
London County Council election, 1919: Kennington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Gosling 2,764 31.6
Progressive Sir John Williams Benn 2,743 31.3
Municipal Reform Frederick Benjamin Oliphant Hawes 1,685 19.3
Municipal Reform Henry David Reginald Margesson 1,558 17.8
Majority 1,058 12.0
Progressive hold Swing
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Lambeth North
London County Council election, 1919: Lambeth North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Thomas Owen Jacobsen 2,656 38.1
Independent Rose Emma Lamartine Yates 2,619 37.6 n/a
Municipal Reform Louis Courtauld 885 12.7
Municipal Reform Dr. Camac Wilkinson 809 11.6
Majority 1,734 24.9
Progressive hold Swing
Independent gain from Municipal Reform Swing n/a
Norwood
London County Council election, 1919: Norwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Cecil Urquhart Fisher Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Forbes St John Morrow Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Lewisham[edit]

Lewisham East
London County Council election, 1919: Lewisham East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Eric Ball Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Richard Owen Roberts Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Lewisham West
London County Council election, 1919: Lewisham West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Philip Dawson 3,438 27.2
Municipal Reform Robert Jackson 3,320 26.3
Progressive Frank Walter Raffety 2,950 23.4
Progressive G. H. Stepney 2,915 23.1
Majority 370 2.9
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Paddington[edit]

Paddington North
London County Council election, 1919: Paddington North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform John Herbert Hunter 1,938 28.8
Municipal Reform Herbert Lidiard 1,864 27.7
Labour Charles Terry Hendin 1,470 21.9
Labour Hugh Roberts 1,454 21.6
Majority 394 5.8
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Paddington South
London County Council election, 1919: Paddington South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform John Burgess-Preston Karslake
Municipal Reform Harry Barned Lewis-Barned
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Poplar[edit]

Bow and Bromley
London County Council election, 1919: Bow and Bromley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Edwin Sumner 3,461
Labour Edward Cruse 3,169
Independent Rev. W H Hunt 1,224 21.6
Municipal Reform Herbert Geraint Williams 1,193
Municipal Reform Malcolm Campbell-Johnston 1,061
Majority
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Poplar South
London County Council election, 1919: Poplar South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Samuel March 3,466
Labour Arabella Susan Lawrence 3,317
Progressive Fred Thorne 1,528
Progressive John Bussey 1,313
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Progressive Swing

St Marylebone[edit]

St Marylebone
London County Council election, 1919: St Marylebone[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Eustace Widdrington Morrison-Bell Unopposed
Municipal Reform Ernest Sanger Unopposed
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

St Pancras[edit]

St Pancras North
London County Council election, 1919: St. Pancras North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William Lloyd-Taylor Unopposed
Progressive John Hunter Harley Unopposed
Majority
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
St Pancras South East
London County Council election, 1919: St. Pancras South East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Mrs Ethelind J Hopkins 2,106
Municipal Reform David Davies 2,015
Progressive Albert William Claremont 1,455
Progressive Henry de Rosenbach Walker 1,420
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
St Pancras South West
London County Council election, 1919: St. Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Auberon Claud Hegan Kennard Unopposed
Municipal Reform Charles William Matthews Unopposed
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Shoreditch[edit]

Shoreditch
London County Council election, 1919: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Ward 1,701
Labour Charles Edward Taylor 1,464 35.3
Progressive Godfrey Russell Vick 1,454
Municipal Reform Major W Weber 1,116
Municipal Reform Rosamund Smith 1,110
Progressive hold Swing
Labour gain from Progressive Swing

Southwark[edit]

Gilbert
London County Council election, 1919: Southwark Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Daniel Gilbert MP Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive George Henry Cook Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Southwark North
London County Council election, 1919: Southwark North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Duchess of Marlborough 2,602 39.9
Progressive Walter James Wightman 2,392 36.7
Labour J. Osborne 764 11.7
Labour S. G. Weaver 761 11.7
Majority 1,628 25.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Southwark South East
London County Council election, 1919: Southwark South East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Rev. John Charles Morris 1,864 39.0
Progressive William James Pincombe 1,864 39.0
Labour Benjamin Thomas Embleton 1,053 22.0
Majority 811 17.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Stepney[edit]

Limehouse
London County Council election, 1919: Limehouse[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Marks 1,269 23.1
Labour Robert M Bryan 1,244 22.6
Labour Clement Richard Attlee 1,147 20.8
Independent R. Ridge 1,110 20.2
Progressive Miss Ida Samuel 732 13.3
Majority 97 0.2
Progressive hold Swing
Labour gain from Progressive Swing
Mile End
London County Council election, 1919: Mile End[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Alfred Ordway Goodrich 1,874 31.2
Municipal Reform David Hazel 1,800 29.9
Labour I. Sharp 1,172 19.5
Labour Bernard Noël Langdon-Davies 1,166 19.4
Majority 628 10.4
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Whitechapel & St George's
London County Council election, 1919: Whitechapel[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Henry Herman Gordon Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive William Cowlishaw Johnson Unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Stoke Newington[edit]

Stoke Newington
London County Council election, 1919: Stoke Newington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Edward Holton Coumbe 1,508 43.3
Municipal Reform Walter Henry Key 1,451 41.7
Independent George Wicks 523 15.0
Majority 928 26.7
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Wandsworth[edit]

Balham and Tooting
London County Council election, 1919: Balham & Tooting[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Rev. Bevill Allen 3,149 27.1
Progressive Rev. Henry Herman Carlisle 3,082 26.5
Municipal Reform William P Mellhuish 1,584 13.6
Municipal Reform Harry Ralph Selley 1,542 13.3
Labour W. Eland 1,200 10.3
Labour R. Champion 1,059 9.1
Majority 1,498 12.9
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Wandsworth Central
London County Council election, 1919: Wandsworth Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Viscount Bury 2,192 29.3
Municipal Reform Robert G Taylor 2,172 29.1
Labour George Pearce Blizard 1,647 22.0
Independent Cecil Aubrey Gwynne Manning 1,459 19.5
Majority 525 7.1
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Clapham
London County Council election, 1919: Clapham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir George Bettesworth Piggott Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Herbert Francis Golds Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Putney
London County Council election, 1919: Putney[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Alfred Cooper Rawson Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Charles Thomas Dickins Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Streatham
London County Council election, 1919: Streatham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sir Arthur Cornelius Roberts Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform A. Clifford Thomas Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Westminster[edit]

Abbey
London County Council election, 1919: Westminster Abbey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Reginald White Granville-Smith Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform John Maria Emilio Gatti Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
St George's
London County Council election, 1919: Westminster St George's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Richard Joshua Cooper Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform Hubert John Greenwood Unopposed n/a n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a
Municipal Reform hold Swing n/a

Woolwich[edit]

Woolwich East
London County Council election, 1919: Woolwich East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Haden Haden-Guest 7,788 34.1
Labour Henry Snell 7,720 33.8
Municipal Reform Cyril Jacobs 3,681 16.1
Municipal Reform R. Campbell 3,636 15.9
Majority 4,039 17.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Woolwich West
London County Council election, 1919: Woolwich West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William James Squires 4,269 28.1
Municipal Reform Percy Reginald Owen Abel Simner 4,104 27.0
Labour Charles H. Langham 3,461 22.8
Labour Angus Macdonald Tynemouth 5,845 22.1
Majority 643 4.2
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 eleven Aldermanic vacancies and the following Alderman were appointed by the newly elected council;

By-elections 1919-1922[edit]

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

City of London, 1 December 1919[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of Sir Rowland Blades 11 November 1919
London County Council by-election, 1919: City of London
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Geoffrey Head Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Southwark North, 13 May 1920[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of Duchess of Marlborough, 27 April 1920[2]
London County Council by-election, 1920: Southwark North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Owers Devereux 2,314 57.6
Labour Herbert Stanley Morrison 1,703 42.4
Majority 611
Progressive hold Swing

Wandsworth, Clapham, 2 May 1921[edit]

  • Cause: death of Herbert Francis Golds, 9 April 1921
London County Council by-election, 1921: Clapham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Cyril Henry M Jacobs 7,293 66.7
Labour F Thoresby 3,638 33.3
Majority 3,655
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Wandsworth, Streatham, 9 May 1921[edit]

  • Cause: resignation of A C Thomas 26 April 1921
London County Council by-election, 1921: Streatham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Frederic Bertram Galer Unopposed N/A N/A
Municipal Reform hold Swing N/A

Battersea South, 28 June 1921[edit]

  • Cause: death of William Hammond, 10 June 1921
London County Council by-election, 1921: Battersea South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William Hall 6,358 66.2
Labour Caroline Selina Ganley 3,247 33.8
Majority 3,111
Municipal Reform hold Swing

Aldermanic vacancies filled 1919-1922[edit]

There were six casual vacancies among the aldermen in the term of the tenth London County Council, which were filled as follows:[3]

  • 8 July 1919: Alfred Fowell Buxton (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1922 in place of Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie, resigned 1 July 1919. Buxton had previously served two aldermanic terms from 1904 to 1916.
  • 24 February 1920: Arthur Acland Allen (Progressive) to serve until 1922 in place of the Hon. Oswald Partington, resigned 10 February 1920. Allen had previously served as a councillor from 1899 to 1913.
  • 20 July 1920: George Sitwell Campbell Swinton (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1922 in place of Herbert James Francis Parsons, resigned 3 July 1920. Swinton had previously sat a councillor from 1901 to 1907 and as an alderman from 1907 to 1912.
  • 2 November 1920: Sir Godfrey Baring (Progressive) to serve until 1922 in place of George Alexander Hardy, died 2 October 1920.
  • 8 February 1921: Sir Philip Gutterez Henriques (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1925 in place of Bernard Henry Holland, resigned 25 January 1921.
  • 15 March 1921: Viscount Hill (Municipal Reform) to serve until 1925 in place of Howard Willmott Liversidge, resigned 8 March 1921. Hill had previously sat as a councillor from 1910 to 1919.

References[edit]

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