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Mitcham (UK Parliament constituency)

Mitcham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County County of London, then Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Mitcham and Morden
Created from Wimbledon

Mitcham was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Mitcham suburb of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election from part of the Wimbledon constituency, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election Results 3
    • 1970s 3.1
    • 1960s 3.2
    • 1950s 3.3
    • 1940s 3.4
    • 1930s 3.5
    • 1920s 3.6
  • References 4

Boundaries

1918-1945: The Urban Districts of Beddington and Wallington, Carshalton, and Mitcham.

1945-1974: The Municipal Boroughs of Mitcham, and Beddington and Wallington.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Thomas Worsfold Coalition Conservative
1923 by-election James Chuter Ede Labour
1923 Sir Richard Meller Conservative
1940 by-election Sir Malcolm Robertson Conservative
1945 Tom Braddock Labour
1950 Robert Carr Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election Results

1970s

General Election 1970: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 27,257 54.58
Labour RC Vincent 22,047 44.15
Communist SE French 638 1.28
Majority 5,210 10.43
Turnout 68.76
Conservative hold Swing

1960s

General Election 1966: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 24,234 45.73
Labour TJ Higgs 23,706 44.74
Liberal RC Burgess 4,470 8.44
Communist Sid French 580 1.09
Majority 528 1.00
Turnout 79.43
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 25,087 46.61
Labour RC Mackay 21,175 39.34
Liberal WA Heath 6,902 12.82
Communist Sid French 657 1.22
Majority 3,912 7.27
Turnout 79.19
Conservative hold Swing

1950s

General Election 1959: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 33,661 58.53
Labour EJC Smythe 23,845 41.47
Majority 9,816 17.07
Turnout 81.61
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 32,798 56.54
Labour Hugh Gater Jenkins 25,208 43.46
Majority 7,590 13.08
Turnout 80.53
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 34,056 54.71
Labour HE Randall 28,187 45.29
Majority 5,869 9.43
Turnout 84.60
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Carr 31,881 50.77
Labour Tom Braddock 27,055 43.08
Liberal Mrs Doreen Page 3,864 6.15
Majority 4,826 7.68
Turnout 85.84
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1940s

General Election 1945: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Braddock 26,910 57.68
Conservative Malcolm Robertson 19,742 42.32
Majority 7,168 15.36
Turnout 73.58
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
By Election 1940: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Robertson unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

1930s

General Election 1935: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Meller 35,239 57.46
Labour P Winterton 26,087 42.54
Majority 9,152 14.92
Turnout 66.74
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Meller 38,948 76.26
Labour W Graham 12,124 23.74
Majority 26,824 52.52
Turnout 69.97
Conservative hold Swing

1920s

General Election 1929: Mitcham [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Richard James Meller 20,254 47.9 -14.1
Labour Benjamin Skene Mackay 13,057 30.8 -7.2
Liberal Raymond V. Jones 9,016 21.3 n/a
Majority 7,197 17.1 -6.9
Turnout 70.2 -4.6
Unionist hold Swing -6.9

References

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
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