St Pancras South East (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Pancras South East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by Holborn and St Pancras South and St Pancras North
Created from St Pancras South and St Pancras East

St. Pancras South East 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 1918 by the division of St Pancras South into South East and South West divisions, and abolished in 1950.

Politics and history of the constituency[edit]


St Pancras South East in London 1918-50
St Pancras Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras wards of six and eight, and the part of ward number three lying to the south and east 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.

In 1950 the constituency was split between Holborn and St Pancras South (wards Six and Eight) and St Pancras North (ward Three).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1918 John Hopkins Unionist
1923 Herbert Romeril Labour
1924 John Hopkins Unionist
1929 Herbert Romeril Labour
1931 Sir Alfred Beit Conservative
1945 Santo Jeger Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: St Pancras South-East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Hopkins 4,884 37.8
Liberal Richard Reiss 3,594 27.8
Independent Percy Adams* 2,263 17.5
Labour Herbert Romeril 2,189 16.9
Majority 1,290 10.0
Turnout 47.2
Unionist hold Swing

* Some records describe Adams as an Independent, with some statinng Adams, Hopkins and Reiss all supported the Coalition Government. One states that Coalition Government endorsement was initially issued to Reiss but subsequently withdrawn.

However, Craig records that Adams initially received the coupon with Liberal endorsement, and this was later withdrawn, with Craig claiming to be free of any party allegiance and previously having been outspokenly against the coalition.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 15 November 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Hopkins 8,753 47.5
Labour Herbert Romeril 5,609 30.5
Liberal Leonard Benjamin Franklin 4,053 22.0
Majority 3,144 17.0
Turnout 60.1
General Election 6 December 1923: St Pancras South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Romeril 7,866 41.6 +11.1
Unionist John Hopkins 7,174 37.9 -9.6
Liberal George Swaffield 3,890 20.5 -1.5
Majority 692 3.7 20.7
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +10.3
General Election 29 October 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Hopkins 12,538 54.5
Labour Herbert Romeril 10,463 45.5
Majority 2,075 9.0
Turnout 72.6
General Election 30 May 1929: St Pancras South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Romeril 13,173 47.9 +2.4
Unionist Alfred Beit 10,543 38.3 -16.2
Liberal Elizabeth Edwardes 3,798 13.8 n/a
Majority 2,630 9.6 18.6
Turnout 66.8 -5.8
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 27 October 1931: St Pancras South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Beit 18,064 66.7
Labour Herbert Romeril 8,684 32.1
Communist Shaukat Usmani 332 1.2
Majority 9,380 34.6
Turnout 65.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 14 November 1935: St Pancras South East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Beit 11,976 51.0
Labour Santo Jeger 10,340 44.0
Liberal Laurence George Bowman 1,181 5.0
Majority 1,636 7.0
Turnout 23,497 60.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: St Pancras South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Santo Jeger 10,030 59.6
Conservative Alfred Beit 5,320 31.6
Liberal Audrey Blackman 1,474 8.8
Majority 4,710 28.0
Turnout 64.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F. W. S.