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Islington South (UK Parliament constituency)

 

Islington South (UK Parliament constituency)

Islington South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851950
Number of members one
Replaced by Islington South West
Created from Finsbury

Islington South was a parliamentary constituency in the Metropolitan Borough of Islington in North London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
    • 1885-1918 1.1
    • 1918-1950 1.2
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
    • Election in the 1940s 3.1
    • Election in the 1930s 3.2
    • Election in the 1920s 3.3
    • Election in the 1910s 3.4
    • Elections in the 20th century 3.5
    • Elections in the 1890s 3.6
    • Elections in the 1880s 3.7
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Boundaries

1885-1918

Islington South in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.

The constituency was defined as comprising three wards of the parish of Islington: Barnsbury, St Mary and St Peter. These wards were used for the election of vestryman under the Metropolis Management Act 1855.[1]

1918-1950

Islington South in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
A map showing the wards of Islington Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

Under the Representation of the People Act 1918 constituencies in the County of London were redefined in terms of the Metropolitan Boroughs created in 1900. The constituency was defined as comprising three wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington having the same names as the previous wards: Barnsbury, St Mary and St Peter.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Henry Spicer Liberal
1886 Sir Albert Kaye Rollit Conservative
1906 Thomas Wiles Liberal
1918 Sir Charles Frederick Higham Coalition Conservative
1922 Charles Samuel Garland Conservative
1923 William Sampson Cluse Labour
1931 Tom Forrest Howard Conservative
1935 William Sampson Cluse Labour
1950 constituency abolished

Election results

Election in the 1940s

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945: Islington South

Electorate 27,763

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sampson Cluse 12,893 72.5 +20.1
Conservative Tom Forrest Howard 4,877 27.5 -20.1
Majority 8,016 45.1
Turnout 64.0

Election in the 1930s

General Election 14 November 1935: Islington South

Electorate 42,188

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sampson Cluse 12,526 52.4 +17.2
Conservative Tom Forrest Howard 11,398 47.6 -17.2
Majority 1,128 4.7 -29.4
Turnout 23,924 56.7 -8.1
General Election 27 October 1931: Islington South

Electorate 44,716

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Forrest Howard 18,071 62.4
Labour William Sampson Cluse 10,910 37.6
Majority 7,161 24.7
Turnout 28,981 64.8

Election in the 1920s

General Election 30 May 1929: Islington South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sampson Cluse 13,737 46.6 +3.8
Unionist Tom Forrest Howard 9,418 32.0 -3.9
Liberal Frank Milton 6,316 21.4 +0.1
Majority 4,319 14.6 +7.7
Turnout 66.2 -3.2
Labour hold Swing +3.8
General Election 29 October 1924: Islington South[3]

Electorate 34,818

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sampson Cluse 10,347 42.8
Unionist Tom Forrest Howard 8,668 35.9
Liberal E Brotherton-Ratcliffe 5,158 21.3
Majority 1,679 6.9
Turnout 69.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 6 December 1923: Islington South [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sampson Cluse 7,764 37.0 +6.7
Liberal Edward Brotherton-Ratcliffe 7,531 35.9 +2.3
Unionist Charles Samuel Garland 5,691 27.1 -9.0
Majority 233 1.1 3.6
Turnout 60.9 -3.3
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +2.2
General Election 15 November 1922: Islington South[5]

Electorate 34,029

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Charles Samuel Garland 7,877 36.1 -17.8
Liberal Rt Hon. Thomas Wiles 7,352 33.6 -12.5
Labour Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence 6,634 30.3 n/a
Majority 525 2.5 -5.4
Turnout 64.2 +20.1
Unionist hold Swing -2.7

Election in the 1910s

General Election 14 December 1918: Islington South

Composed of the wards of Barnsbury, St Mary and St Peter

Electorate 28,976

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 6,885 53.9
Liberal Rt Hon. Thomas Wiles 5,883 46.1
Majority 1,002 7.8
Turnout 44.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
  • Candidate endorsed by Coalition Government
December 1910 General Election: Islington South

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Wiles 3,494 55.5 0.4
Conservative Lionel Wormser Harris 2,803 44.5 -0.4
Majority 691 11.0
Turnout 8,268 76.2
Liberal hold Swing
January 1910 General Election: Islington, South

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Wiles 3,917 55.1 -0.7
Conservative David Faber 3,187 44.9 14.1
Majority 730 10.2
Turnout 8,268 85.9
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 20th century

Thomas Wiles
1906 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Wiles 3,606 55.8 25.8
Conservative Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 1,991 30.8 -39.2
Independent Conservative W. Hunt 870 13.5
Majority 1,615 24.9
Turnout 8,361 77.3
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
1900 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 3,881 70.0 9.7
Liberal J.A. Strahan 1,665 30.0 -9.7
Majority 2,216 40.0
Turnout 8,796 63.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s

1895 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 3,563 60.3 7.7
Liberal Heber Leonidas Hart 2,342 39.7 -7.7
Majority 1,221 20.6
Turnout 8,244 71.6
Conservative hold Swing
1892 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 3,194 52.6 -3.1
Liberal William Digby 2,873 47.4 3.1
Majority 321 5.2
Turnout 8,299 73.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s

1886 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Albert Kaye Rollit 2,774 55.7 10.6
Liberal Henry Spicer 2,208 44.3 -10.6
Majority 566 11.4
Turnout 7,024 70.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
1885 General Election: Islington, South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Spicer 3,050 54.9
Conservative H. Wildey Wright 2,502 45.1
Majority 548 9.8
Turnout 7,024 79.0
Liberal gain from new seat Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London:  
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1974)
  • Debrett’s Illustrated Heraldic and Biographical House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
  • Debrett’s House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1901
  • Debrett’s House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1918
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