Walworth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Walworth
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Walworth in London
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark South East
Created from Lambeth (part of)

Walworth (strictly the Walworth division of Newington) was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Walworth district of South London, within the Newington Vestry. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1885 Lewis Isaacs Conservative
1892 William Saunders Liberal
1895 Sir James Bailey Conservative
1906 Charles O'Donnell Liberal
1910 James Dawes Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Decades:

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 1,885 47.8 N/A
Liberal Alfred Gutteres Henriques 1,816 46.0 N/A
Independent Liberal William Malthouse 246 6.2 N/A
Majority 69 1.8 N/A
Turnout 3,947 70.5 N/A
Registered electors 5,598
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 1,983 53.1 +5.3
Liberal Jabez Balfour 1,748 46.9 +0.9
Majority 235 6.2 +4.4
Turnout 3,731 66.6 -3.9
Registered electors 5,598
Conservative hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Saunders 2,514 53.1 +6.2
Conservative Lewis Henry Isaacs 2,218 46.9 -6.2
Majority 296 6.2 N/A
Turnout 4,732 69.6 +3.0
Registered electors 6,798
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +6.2

Saunders' death caused a by-election.

By-election, 14 May 1895: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bailey 2,676 52.2 +5.3
Liberal James Colquhoun Revell Reade 2,105 41.0 -12.1
Social Democratic Federation George Lansbury 347 6.8 N/A
Majority 571 11.2 N/A
Turnout 5,128 69.0 −0.6
Registered electors 7,430
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.7
Bailey
General Election 1895: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bailey 2,822 53.3 +6.4
Liberal Russell Spokes 2,269 42.9 −10.2
Social Democratic Federation George Lansbury 203 3.8 N/A
Majority 553 10.4 N/A
Turnout 5,294 71.3 +1.7
Registered electors 7,430
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bailey 3,098 58.1 +4.8
Liberal Russell Spokes 2,233 41.9 -1.0
Majority 865 16.2 +5.8
Turnout 5,331 68.6 -2.7
Registered electors 7,770
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
O'Donnell
General Election 1906: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles James O'Donnell 3,187 56.9 +15.0
Conservative James Bailey 2,418 43.1 -15.0
Majority 769 13.8 N/A
Turnout 5,605 78.4 +9.8
Registered electors 7,147
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +15.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Dawes
General Election January 1910: Walworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Arthur Dawes 3,509 51.4 -5.5
Conservative Ralph Emanuel Belilios 3,319 48.6 +5.5
Majority 190 2.8 -11.0
Turnout 80.1 +1.7
Registered electors 8,521
Liberal hold Swing -5.5
General Election December 1910: Walworth [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Arthur Dawes 3,248 52.0 +0.6
Conservative Ralph Emanuel Belilios 2,994 48.0 -0.6
Majority 254 4.0 +1.2
Turnout 6,242 73.3 -6.8
Registered electors 8,521
Liberal hold Swing +0.6

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 36. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 36. ISBN 9781349022984.