Stoke Newington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stoke Newington
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Stoke Newington and Hackney North
Created from Hackney North

Stoke Newington was a borough constituency in the parliamentary county of London from 1918 – 1950. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was identical in area to the Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington.

Stoke Newington in London 1918-50
Stoke Newington Met. B Ward Map 1916.svg

History[edit]

The seat was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918 for the 1918 general election, and abolished under the Representation of the People Act 1948 for the 1950 general election, and largely replaced by the newly created Hackney North & Stoke Newington constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 George Jones Conservative
1923 Ernest Spero Liberal
1924 George Jones (knighted in 1928) Conservative
1945 David Weitzman Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Hackney North & Stoke Newington

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Stoke Newington[1] Electorate 20,090
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 5,918 54.1 n/a
Independent H J Ormond 2,829 25.9 n/a
Liberal Percy Holt Heffer 2,181 20.0 n/a
Majority 3,089 28.2 n/a
Turnout 54.4 n/a
Unionist win
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Stoke Newington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Jones 9,753 63.0 +8.9
Liberal Percy Holt Heffer 5,737 37.0 +17.0
Majority 4,016 26.0 -2.2
Turnout 65.0 +10.6
Unionist hold Swing -4.0
Ernest Spero
General Election 1923: Stoke Newington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ernest Spero 8,365 53.5 +16.5
Unionist George Jones 7,264 46.5 -16.5
Majority 1,101 7.0 33.0
Turnout 63.5 -1.5
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +16.5
General Election 1924: Stoke Newington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Jones 10,688 56.7
Liberal Ernest Spero 4,758 25.2
Labour Lewis Silkin 3,420 18.1
Majority 5,930 31.5
Turnout 78.0
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1929: Stoke Newington [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist George Jones 9,030 38.0 -18.7
Liberal Frederick William Norwood 7,958 33.6 +8.4
Labour F. L. Kerran 6,723 28.4 +10.3
Majority 1,072 4.4 -27.1
Turnout 70.0 -6.0
Unionist hold Swing -13.1

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Stoke Newington [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Jones 16,035 73.3
Labour F. L. Kerran 5,837 26.7
Majority
Turnout 63.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Stoke Newington [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Jones 11,213 53.3
Labour David Weitzman 7,448 35.4
Liberal John Howard Whitehouse 2,364 11.2
Majority 3,765 17.9
Turnout 21,025 61.5
Conservative hold Swing

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945: Stoke Newington[9] Electorate 26,987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Weitzman 9,356 51.5
Conservative George Jones 5,155 28.4
Liberal Hubert HC Blake 3,651 20.1
Majority 4,201 23.1
Turnout 67.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949
  7. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net
  8. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1939
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1918-1949