St Marylebone (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Marylebone
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181983
Number of members one
Replaced by Westminster North and City of London and Westminster South[1]
Created from Marylebone East and Marylebone West

St Marylebone was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Marylebone district of Central 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 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

St Marylebone in London 1918-50
St Marylebone in London 1950-74

Boundaries[edit]

St Marylebone Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone wards of Bryanston Square, Cavendish, Church Street, Dorset Square and Regent's Park, Hamilton Terrace, Langham, Park Crescent, Portman, and St John's Wood Terrace.

1950-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone wards of Bell Street, Bryanston Square, Cavendish Square, Church Street, Dorset Square, Hamilton Terrace, Lord's, Park Crescent, Portman Square, and St John's Wood Terrace.

1974-1983: The City of Westminster wards of Baker Street, Cavendish, Church Street, Lord's, and Regent's Park.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1918 Sir Samuel Scott Unionist
1922 Sir Douglas Hogg Unionist
1928 Sir Rennell Rodd Unionist
1932 Alec Cunningham-Reid Conservative
1945 Sir Wavell Wakefield Conservative
1963 Quintin Hogg Conservative
1970 Kenneth Baker Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Hogg unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Hogg 16,763 66.6 n/a
Labour James Jonas Dodd 8,424 33.4 n/a
Majority 8,339 33.2 n/a
Turnout 52.5 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Hogg 24,359 73.5 +6.9
Labour George Edward Elmer 8,782 26.5 -6.9
Majority 8,339 33.2 +13.8
Turnout 65.5 +13.0
Unionist hold Swing +6.9
St Marylebone by-election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Rennell Rodd 12,859 56.1 -17.4
Labour David Amyas Ross 6,721 29.4 +2.9
Liberal Basil Murray 3,318 14.5 n/a
Majority 6,138 26.7 -6.5
Turnout 43.1 -22.4
Unionist hold Swing -10.1
General Election 1929: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Rennell Rodd 26,247 61.4 +5.3
Labour David Amyas Ross 10,960 25.7 -3.7
Liberal Cyril Picciotto 5,520 12.9 -1.6
Majority 15,287 35.7 +9.0
Turnout 57.3 +14.2
Unionist hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rennell Rodd 39,976 86.7 +25.3
Labour Ernest Whitfield 6,147 13.3 -12.4
Majority 33,829 73.4 +36.7
Turnout 63.5 +6.2
Conservative hold Swing +18.3
St Marylebone by-election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alec Cunningham-Reid 11,677 52.3 n/a
Independent Conservative Basil Blackett 10,664 47.7 n/a
Majority 1,013 4.6 n/a
Turnout 30.8 -32.7
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1935: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alec Cunningham-Reid 31,183 79.6 n/a
Labour Elizabeth Jacobs 8,088 20.4 n/a
Majority 23,175 59.2 n/a
Turnout 57.9 +27.1
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1939/40

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945: St Marylebone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 15,891 47.9 n/a
Labour Elizabeth Jacobs 10,740 32.4 +12.0
Independent Conservative Alec Cunningham-Reid 3,824 11.5 n/a
Liberal Thomas Lodge 2,711 8.2 n/a
Majority 5,151 15.5
Turnout 68.3
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: St Marylebone [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 26,310 60.7 n/a
Labour John Silkin 12,890 29.7 -2.7
Liberal Bjorn Guy 4,149 9.6 +1.4
Majority 13,420 31.0 n/a
Turnout 75.2 +6.9
Conservative hold Swing n/a
General Election 1951: St Marylebone [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 28,783 67.3 +6.6
Labour William Balfour 13,964 32.7 +3.0
Majority 14,819 34.7 +3.6
Turnout 70.3 -4.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.8
General Election 1955: St Marylebone [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 26,302 70.7 +3.4
Labour Ivan Michael Yates 10,903 29.3 -3.4
Majority 15,399 41.4 +6.8
Turnout 64.5 -5.8
Conservative hold Swing +3.4
General Election 1959: St Marylebone [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wavell Wakefield 23,278 64.5 -6.2
Labour Benjamin Hooberman 8,507 23.6 -5.7
Liberal Edwin Michael Wheeler 4,304 11.9 n/a
Majority 14,771 40.9 -0.5
Turnout 65.5 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing -0.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

St Marylebone by-election, 1963[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quintin Hogg 12,495 54.97 -9.53
Labour Peter William Plouviez 7,219 31.76 +8.19
Liberal Edwin Michael Wheeler 3,016 13.27 +1.34
Majority 5,276 23.21 -17.7
Turnout 22,730
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: St Marylebone[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quintin Hogg 18,117 56.23
Labour Peter William Plouviez 9,324 28.94
Liberal Arthur William R. Capel 4,776 14.82
Majority 8,793 27.29
Turnout 64.43
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: St Marylebone[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quintin Hogg 17,443 56.67
Labour Cyril Cooper 9,382 30.48
Liberal Arthur William R. Capel 3,258 10.58
Anti Common Market Christopher Newman Frere-Smith 445 1.45
Independent Evan Jeremy Miller 252 0.82
Majority 8,061 26.19
Turnout 65.08
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: St Marylebone[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Quintin Hogg 17,639 62.1
Labour Keith W. Morrell 8,325 29.3
Liberal Michael B.J. Vann 2,443 8.6
Majority 9,314 32.8
Turnout 59.6
Conservative hold Swing
St Marylebone by-election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 10,684 63.49 +1.40
Labour Keith W. Morrell 4,542 26.99 -2.32
Liberal Michael B.J. Vann 1,038 6.19 -2.41
National Front Malcolm Skeggs 401 2.38 N/A
Fourth World Group John Papworth 163 0.97 N/A
Majority 6,142 36.5
Turnout 16,828
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: St Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 15,683 54.6
Labour J Merriton 6,996 24.3
Liberal Bernard Silver 5,599 19.5
Independent Powellite W Davies 470 1.64 n/a
Majority 8,717 30.4
Turnout 66.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: St Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 13,660 54.9
Labour Patricia Jane Moberly 7,157 28.8
Liberal Bernard Silver 4,067 16.3
Majority 6,503 26.1
Turnout 57.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: St Marylebone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Baker 14,899 59.9
Labour Joseph Hegarty 6,586 26.5
Liberal Edward Mann 2,459 9.9
Ecology Jonathon Porritt 691 2.8
National Front C Elrick 239 1.0
Majority 8,313 33.4
Turnout 24,874
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'St Marylebone', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  4. ^ a b c d e f g British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, FWS Craig
  5. ^ a b c d e f g The Times House of Commons, 1950-70
  6. ^ "1963 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-17.