St Pancras North (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Pancras North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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St Pancras North in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
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St Pancras North in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
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St Pancras North in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1974.
County County of London
18851983
Number of members One
Replaced by Holborn & St Pancras
Created from Marylebone

St. Pancras North was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election. It was created in 1885 and abolished in 1983 with the area becoming part of the new constituency of Holborn and St Pancras.

Boundaries[edit]

A map showing the wards of St Pancras Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras wards of one and two, and the part of ward number three lying to the north and west of a line running along the middle of Camden Road from a point where that road is intersected by the eastern boundary of the metropolitan borough to the point where that road crosses the Regent's Canal and thence westward along the middle of that canal to the western boundary of Ward number three.

1950-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras wards of one, two, three and four.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Camden wards of Camden, Chalk Farm, Gospel Oak, Grafton, Highgate, and St John's.

Politics and history of the constituency[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1885 Thomas Henry Bolton Liberal
1886 Charles Cochrane-Baillie Conservative later Baron Lamington
1890 by-election Thomas Henry Bolton Liberal Bolton was re-elected in 1892 as a Liberal, but later joined the Liberal Unionists
1893? Liberal Unionist Party
1895 Edward Robert Pacy Moon Conservative
1906 Willoughby Hyett Dickinson Liberal later 1st Baron Dickinson
1918 John William Lorden Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1923 James Marley Labour
1924 William Jocelyn Ian Fraser Conservative Party
1929 James Marley Labour
1931 William Jocelyn Ian Fraser Conservative Party later Baron Fraser of Lonsdale
1937 by-election Robert Grant Grant-Ferris Conservative Party later Baron Harvington
1945 George House Labour
1949 by-election Kenneth Robinson Labour Minister of Health 1964–1968
1970 Albert Stallard Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Holborn & St Pancras

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

W.H. Dickinson
General Election 1906 St Pancras North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Willoughby Hyett Dickinson 4,094 60.8 +17.4
Conservative Edward Robert Pacy Moon 2,643 39.2 -17.4
Majority 1,451 21.6 34.8
Turnout 84.0 +12.8
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +17.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910 St Pancras North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Willoughby Hyett Dickinson 4,970 58.0
Conservative H A Pakenham 3,603 42.0
Majority 1,367 16.0
Turnout 85.9
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910 St Pancras North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Willoughby Hyett Dickinson 4,407 57.7 -0.3
Conservative Arthur Moon 3,230 42.3 +0.3
Majority 1,177 15.4 -0.6
Turnout 7,637 76.5 -9.4
Liberal hold Swing -0.3
W.H. Dickinson
General Election 14 December 1918: St. Pancras, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 7,260 41.4
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Willoughby Hyett Dickinson 5,596 32.0
Labour John Gilbert Dale 4,651 26.6
Majority 1,664 9.4
Turnout 33,747 51.9
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 15 November 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist John William Lorden 9,156 37.7
Labour John Gilbert Dale 8,165 33.6
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Willoughby Hyett Dickinson 6,979 28.7
Majority 991 4.1
Turnout 66.0
Unionist hold Swing
Henry Roome
General Election 6 December 1923:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Marley 10,931 43.0
Unionist John William Lorden 8,085 31.9
Liberal Henry Delacombe Roome 6,363 25.1
Majority 2,846 11.1
Turnout 68.2
Labour gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 29 October 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Jocelyn Ian Fraser 13,964 46.7
Labour James Marley 13,171 44.1
Liberal Henry Delacombe Roome 2,748 9.2
Majority 793 2.6
Turnout 79.2
Unionist gain from Labour Swing
General Election 30 May 1929:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Marley 17,458 48.5
Unionist William Jocelyn Ian Fraser 14,343 39.9
Liberal Fred Coysh 4,177 11.6
Majority 3,115 8.6
Turnout 76.0
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 27 October 1931:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Jocelyn Ian Fraser 22,490 63.9
Labour James Marley 12,257 34.8
Communist W G Shepherd 456 1.3
Majority 10,233 29.1
Turnout 73.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 14 November 1935:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Jocelyn Ian Fraser 16,888 53.7
Labour Henry Montague Tibbles 13,287 42.3
Liberal William Otterburn Hall 1,259 4.0
Majority 3,601 11.4
Turnout 68.3
Conservative hold Swing
St Pancras North by-election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Grant Grant-Ferris 11,744 50.6
Labour Henry Montague Tibbles 11,476 49.4
Majority 268 1.2
Turnout 50.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945: St. Pancras North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George House 16,738 63.8 +14.4
Conservative Robert Grant Grant-Ferris 9,108 34.7 -15.9
Independent J.B. Gilmore 403 1.5 N/A
Majority 7,630 29.1
Turnout 36,979 71.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Pancras North by-election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson 16,185 57.5 -6.3
Conservative Neil Stanley Shields 11,118 39.5 +4.8
Communist J. Mahon 854 3.0 N/A
Majority 5,067 18.0
Turnout 43,229 65.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 23 February 1950: St Pancras North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson
Conservative John Edgar Harvey
Liberal Peter Maurice Charles Whitton
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 25 October 1951: St Pancras North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson
Conservative Charles A. B. Borrett
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 26 May 1955: St Pancras North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson 24,670
Conservative Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle 17,588
Communist John Nicolson 1,303
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 8 October 1959: St Pancras North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson 22,256 54.12
Conservative David Bower Mitchell 15,949 38.79
National Labour William Webster 1,685 4.10
Communist John Nicolson 1,230 2.99
Majority 6,307 15.34
Turnout 69.47
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 15 October 1964:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Robinson 20,516
Conservative Kenneth Robin Warren 11,954
Communist John Nicolson 1,140
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 31 March 1966:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon. Kenneth Robinson 20,951
Conservative Cecil James Olaf Moorhouse 10,440
Communist John Nicolson 1,253
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 18 June 1970:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert William Stallard 16,497 59.31
Conservative Cecil James Olaf Moorhouse 10,648 38.28
Communist Gordon McLennan 670 2.41
Majority 5,849 21.03
Turnout 27,815 62.21
Labour hold Swing
General Election 28 February 1974:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert William Stallard 14,761 52.76
Conservative John Major 7,926 28.33
Liberal Paul J Medlicott 4,825 17.25
Communist Gordon McLennan 466 1.67
Majority 6,835 24.43
Turnout 27,978 67.53
Labour hold Swing
General Election 10 October 1974:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert William Stallard 14,155 58.53
Conservative John Major 6,602 27.30
Liberal Paul J Medlicott 3,428 14.17
Majority 7,553 31.23
Turnout 24,185 58.10
Labour hold Swing
General Election 3 May 1979:
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert William Stallard 14,556 54.23
Conservative P Kirwan 9,110 33.94
Liberal M Valentine 2,654 9.89
National Front S Andrews 360 1.34
Workers Revolutionary G Jones 159 0.59
Majority 5,446 20.29
Turnout 26,839 63.74
Labour hold Swing

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)