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Cardiff East (UK Parliament constituency)

Cardiff East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by Cardiff North and Cardiff South East
Created from Cardiff

Cardiff East was a parliamentary constituency in Cardiff which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until it was abolished for the 1950 general election.


  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
    • Elections in the 1910s 3.1
    • Elections in the 1920s 3.2
    • Elections in the 1930s 3.3
    • Elections in the 1940s 3.4
  • References 4


The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Park, Roath, and Splott.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Sir William Henry Seager Liberal
1922 Lewis Lougher Conservative
1923 Sir Henry Webb Liberal
1924 Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Unionist
1929 James Ewart Edmunds Labour
1931 Owen Temple-Morris Conservative
1942 by-election Sir P.J. Grigg National
1945 Hilary Marquand Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

Sir William Henry Seager
General Election 1918

Electorate 30,164

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir William Henry Seager 7,963 40.8 n/a
Unionist Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart 5,978 30.7 n/a
Labour Arthur James Williams 5,554 28.5 n/a
Majority 1,985 10.2 n/a
Turnout 19,495 64.6 n/a
Liberal win

Seager was sent a letter of endorsement from the Leaders of the Coalition Government, however endorsement was later withdrawn.

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Lewis Lougher 8,804 36.8
Liberal Sir Henry Webb 7,622 31.8
Labour Arthur James Williams 7,506 31.4
Majority 1,182 5.0
Turnout 81.0
Unionist hold Swing
Harry Webb
General Election 1923: Cardiff East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Henry Webb 8,536 35.8 +4.0
Labour Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton 7,812 32.7 +1.3
Unionist Lewis Lougher 7,513 31.5 -5.3
Majority 724 3.1 8.1
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +4.1
Sir Donald Maclean
General Election 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke 10,036 40.2
Labour Harold Lloyd 8,156 32.8
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Donald Charles Hugh Maclean 6,684 26.9
Majority 1,880 7.5
Turnout 82.3
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
John Emlyn-Jones
General Election 1929
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Ewart Edmunds 12,813 39.0
Liberal John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones 10,500 31.9
Unionist Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke 9,563 29.1
Majority 2,313 7.1
Turnout 82.1
Labour gain from Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931

Electorate 40,316

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Owen Temple-Morris 12,465 38.6
Labour James Ewart Edmunds 10,292 31.8
Liberal John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones 9,559 29.6
Majority 2,173 6.7
Turnout 32,316 80.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1935

Electorate 41,076

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Owen Temple-Morris 16,048 53.4
Labour William Bennett 11,362 37.8
Liberal Cllr A W Pile 2,623 8.7
Majority 4,686
Turnout 73.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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; Conservative: Owen Temple-Morris.

Sir P. J. Grigg
Cardiff East by-election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 6,719 50.4
Turnout 33.1 +0.0
General Election 1945

Electorate 42,867

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour gain from Swing


Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
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