Poplar (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Poplar South|
|Created from||Tower Hamlets|
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Stepney and Poplar|
|Created from||Bow and Bromley and Poplar South|
The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election, when with very minor boundary changes it was replaced by the new constituency of Poplar South. A small amount of the constituency's territory was added to Bow and Bromley.
1885-1918: In 1885 the area was administered as part of the county of Middlesex. It was located in the Tower division, in the east of the historic county. The neighbourhood of Poplar formed a division of the parliamentary borough of Tower Hamlets. The parliamentary division was part of the East End of London.
In 1889 the Tower division of Middlesex was severed from the county, for administrative purposes. It became part of the County of London. In 1900 the lower tier of local government in London was re-modelled. Poplar constituency became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar.
1950-1974: When a re-distribution of parliamentary seats took effect in 1950, the constituency was re-created. It then included the whole of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar.
Members of Parliament
|1914 b-e||Alfred Yeo||Liberal|
|1918||constituency abolished: see Poplar South & Bow and Bromley|
|Feb 1974||constituency abolished: see Stepney and Poplar|
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative||Denzil R. Onslow||2,113||34.1||n/a|
Elections in the 1890s
|Conservative||William Pelham Bullivant||3,110||44.1|
Elections in the 1900s
|Conservative||William Pelham Bullivant||2,840||41.6|
Elections in the 1910s
|Conservative||Leslie Orme Wilson||3,125||42.8|
|Liberal||Alfred William Yeo||3,548||46.0|
|Conservative||Robin S. Kerr-Clark||3,270||42.4|
|British Socialist Party||Jack Jones||893||11.6|
Elections in the 1950s
|Liberal||Joseph F Purkis||1,933||4.92||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||Peter Blair Black||6,635||22.77||+4.29|
Elections in the 1960s
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Ronald C Denney||4,036||19.63||+4.14|
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1950". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1951". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results February 1955". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1959". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1964". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1966". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Kimber, Richard. "UK General Election results 1970". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]