Southwark West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southwark West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark North
Created from Southwark

Southwark West was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Southwark district of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Southwark West in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used 1885-1918

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Arthur Cohen Liberal
1888 by-election Richard Knight Causton Liberal
1910 Sir William Henry Dunn Conservative
1910 Edward Anthony Strauss Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Southwark West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Cohen 2,851 52.2 n/a
Conservative A Beddall 2,611 47.8 n/a
Majority 240 4.4 n/a
Turnout 70.2 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Southwark West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Cohen 2,566 51.1 -1.1
Conservative A Beddall 2,453 48.9 +1.1
Majority 113 2.2 -2.2
Turnout 64.5 -5.7
Liberal hold Swing -1.1
Richard Causton
Southwark West by-election, 1888[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Knight Causton 3,638 59.8 +8.7
Conservative A Beddall 2,444 40.2 -8.7
Majority 1,194 19.6 +17.4
Turnout 73.3
Liberal hold Swing +8.7

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Edward Bond
General Election 1892: Southwark West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Knight Causton 3,534 60.6 +0.8
Conservative Edward Bond 2,295 39.4 -0.8
Majority 1,239 21.2 +1.6
Turnout 72.4 -0.9
Liberal hold Swing +0.8

In August 1892 upon his appointment as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Causton was required to resign and seek re-election. He was re-elected unopposed.

General Election 1895: Southwark West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Knight Causton 2,989 51.0
Conservative Frederick William Horner 2,870 49.0
Majority 119 2.0
Turnout 72.2
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Richard Causton
General Election 1900: Southwark West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Knight Causton 2,893 51.1
Conservative Sir Alfred James Newton 2,763 48.9
Majority 130 2.2
Turnout 71.2
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1906: Southwark West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rt Hon. Richard Knight Causton 3,057 54.1 +3.0
Conservative Arthur Clavell Salter 2,592 45.9 -3.0
Majority 465 8.2 +6.0
Turnout 79.9 +8.7
Liberal hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Southwark West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir William Henry Dunn 3,387
Liberal Rt Hon. Richard Knight Causton 3,223
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Edward Strauss
General Election December 1910: Southwark West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Anthony Strauss 3,028 50.1
Conservative Sir William Henry Dunn 3,010 49.9
Majority 18 0.2
Turnout 6,038 74.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)