Newington West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newington West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one
Replaced by Southwark Central
Created from Lambeth (part of)

Newington West was a parliamentary constituency in the Newington area of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

Newington West in London 1885-1918

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election. It was abolished for the 1918 general election, although the new constituency of Southwark Central had very similar boundaries.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party[2]
1885 Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke Conservative
1892 Cecil Norton Liberal
1916 James Daniel Gilbert Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: Newington West [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke 2,419 48.2 n/a
Liberal John Seymour Keay 1,774 35.4 n/a
Independent Liberal Sir William McArthur 821 16.4 n/a
Majority 645 12.8 n/a
Turnout 5,014 78.6 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
Firth
General Election 1886: Newington West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke 2,447 54.2 +6.0
Liberal Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth 2,065 45.8 +10.4
Majority 382 8.4 -4.4
Turnout 4,502 70.8 -7.8
Conservative hold Swing -2.2

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Norton
General Election 1892: Newington West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 3,421 59.5 +13.7
Conservative George William Tallents 2,238 40.5 -13.7
Majority 1,093 19.0 27.4
Turnout 5,749 75.9 +5.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +13.7
General Election 1895: Newington West [3][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 3,219 53.8 -5.7
Conservative George William Tallents 2,769 46.2 +5.7
Majority 450 7.6 -11.4
Turnout 5,978 75.1 -0.8
Liberal hold Swing -5.7

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Newington West [3][4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 3,559 59.7 +5.9
Conservative Francis Ignatius Ricarde-Seaver 2,403 40.3 -5.9
Majority 1,156 19.4 +11.8
Turnout 5,962 70.2 -4.9
Liberal hold Swing +5.9
General Election 1906: Newington West [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 4,446 64.7 +5.0
Conservative Ralph Emanuel Belilios 2,425 35.3 -5.0
Majority 2,021 29.4 +10.0
Turnout 6,871 76.4 +6.2
Liberal hold Swing +5.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Newington West [3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 4,350 52.5 -12.2
Conservative Warwick Brookes 3,938 47.5 +12.2
Majority 412 5.0 -24.4
Turnout 8,288 86.0 +9.6
Liberal hold Swing -12.2
General Election December 1910: Newington West [3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cecil William Norton 4,038 53.6 +1.1
Conservative Warwick Brookes 3,498 46.4 -1.1
Majority 540 7.2 +2.2
Turnout 7,536 78.2 -7.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.1

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;

Gilbert
Newington West by-election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Daniel Gilbert 2,646 77.1 +23.5
Independent Labour Joseph J Terrett 787 22.9 n/a
Majority 1,859 54.2 +47.0
Turnout 3,433 35.0 −43.2
Liberal hold Swing

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 37. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  5. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  6. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  7. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  8. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  9. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916