St Pancras South West (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Pancras South West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Holborn and St Pancras South and St Pancras North
Created from St Pancras South and St Pancras West

St. Pancras South West was a 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]

Boundaries[edit]

St Pancras SW in London
St Pancras Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg

The constituency comprised the south western part of the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras. It consisted of wards Four, Five and Seven, as they existed in 1918.

In 1950 the constituency was split between Holborn and St Pancras South (wards Five and Seven) and St Pancras North (ward Four).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Richard Whieldon Barnett Coalition Conservative
1929 William Carter Labour
1931 Sir George Mitcheson Conservative
1945 Haydn Davies Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Comyns Carr
General Election 1918: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 7,119 58.6 n/a
Liberal Arthur Strettell Comyns Carr 4,679 38.5 n/a
Independent Joseph Charles Sherrott 352 2.9 n/a
Majority 2,440 20.1 n/a
Turnout 45.2 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Whieldon Barnett 8,289 49.4
Liberal Arthur Strettell Comyns Carr 5,533 33.0
Labour George Horne 2,947 17.6 n/a
Majority 2,756 16.4
Turnout 57.9 +12.7
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: St Pancras South West [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Whieldon Barnett 7,097 42.0 -7.4
Labour George Horne 5,321 31.4 +13.8
Liberal William Charles Pilley 4,505 26.6 -6.4
Majority 1,776 10.6 -5.8
Turnout 56.9 -1.0
Unionist hold Swing -10.6
General Election 1924: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Richard Whieldon Barnett 11,877 57.9
Labour Ernest Nathaniel Bennett 8,630 42.1
Majority 3,247 15.8 +5.2
Turnout 66.9
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Carter 12,010 45.6 +3.5
Unionist William Patrick Spens 10,231 38.8 -19.1
Liberal Haydn Davies 4,103 15.6 n/a
Majority 1,779 6.8 22.6
Turnout 62.0 -4.9
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +11.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Gibson Mitcheson 18,737 71.4 +25.8
Labour William Carter 7,514 28.6
Majority 11,223 42.8
Turnout 26,251 62.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Gibson Mitcheson 13,035 55.0
Labour James Edmond Sears 10,670 45.0
Majority 2,365 10.0
Turnout 23,705 59.4
Conservative hold Swing

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;

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: St Pancras South West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Haydn Davies 9,533 61.9
Conservative Lionel Frederick Heald 5,862 38.1
Majority 3,671 23.8
Turnout 61.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939