Tottenham North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Tottenham North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19181950
Number of members one
Replaced by Tottenham
Created from Tottenham

Tottenham North was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Municipal Borough of Tottenham, in North London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

Tottenham North in Middlesex, 1918-50

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban District of Tottenham wards of Lower, Middle, and West Green.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Whip
1918 William Prescott Unionist
1922 Robert Morrison Labour
1931 Edward Doran Conservative
1935 Robert Morrison Labour
1945 William Irving Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Alden
1918 General Election: Tottenham North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 11,891 62.0 n/a
Liberal Percy Alden 7,293 38.0 n/a
Majority 4,598 24.0 n/a
Turnout 55.7 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Tottenham North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 10,250 44.2 n/a
Unionist C D Roberts 8,392 36.1 -25.9
National Liberal C Baker 4,181 18.0 n/a
Independent Unionist F Bartle 395 1.7 n/a
Majority 1,858 8.1
Turnout 65.4 +9.7
Labour Co-op gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 1923: Tottenham North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 12,696 49.7 +5.5
Unionist William Prescott 8,323 32.6 -3.5
Liberal Oliver Frederick Broadway 4,525 17.7 n/a
Majority 4,373 17.1 +9.0
Turnout 69.3 +3.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing +4.5
General Election 1924: Tottenham North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 13,800 51.0 +1.3
Constitutionalist John Leng Sturrock 13,243 49.0 n/a
Majority 557 2.0 -15.1
Turnout 71.3 +2.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing n/a
Holden
General Election 1929: Tottenham North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 20884 54.0 +3.0
Unionist Harold J Soloman 11,231 29.1 n/a
Liberal Angus Holden 6,535 16.9 n/a
Majority 9,653 24.9 +22.9
Turnout 73.8 +2.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931: Tottenham North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Doran 22,172 55.7 +26.6
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 17,651 44.3 -9.7
Majority 4,521 11.4 36.3
Turnout 71.2 -2.6
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing +18.1
General Election 1935: Tottenham North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 21,075 57.2 +12.9
Conservative Edward Doran 13,066 35.5 -20.2
Liberal Leon Charles Augustus Dubery 2,697 7.3 n/a
Majority 11.7 33.1
Turnout 65.9 -5.3
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing +16.5

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: Tottenham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Robert Morrison 25,360 71.8 +14.6
Conservative B Hubert Berry 9,955 28.2 −7.3
Majority 15,405 43.6 +21.9
Turnout 35,315 70.3 +4.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing −10.0
Tottenham North by-election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op William Irving 12,937 63.6 −8.2
Conservative Petre Crowder 7,415 36.4 +8.2
Majority 5,522 27.2 −16.4
Turnout 20,352 39.5 −30.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing 8.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939