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Shoreditch (UK Parliament constituency)

Shoreditch
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundaries of Shoreditch from 1918 to 1950
Shoreditch in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950
County London
19181950
Number of members One
Replaced by Shoreditch & Finsbury
Created from Haggerston and Hoxton
Shoreditch

was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Shoreditch district of the East End of 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 voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Shoreditch and Finsbury constituency.

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • 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
  • References 4
  • Sources 5

Boundaries

Throughout its existence, the constituency's boundaries were contiguous with those of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Christopher Addison Liberal
1922 Ernest Griffith Price National Liberal
1923 Ernest Thurtle Labour
1931 Charles Summersby Liberal National
1935 Ernest Thurtle Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Shoreditch & Finsbury

Election results

Election in the 1940s

General Election 5 to 19 July 1945: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Thurtle 11,592 74.0 +12.6
Conservative F. Boult 4,081 26.0 −12.6
Majority 7,511 48.0 +25.2
Turnout 15,673 57.6 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +6.3

Election in the 1930s

General Election 14 November 1935: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Thurtle 18,602 61.4 +18.1
Liberal National Somerset Stopford Brooke 11,673 38.6 −18.1
Majority 6,929 22.8
Turnout 30,275 51.9 −4.0
Labour gain from Liberal National Swing 18.1
General Election 27 October 1931: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Charles Summersby 19,596 56.7 N/A
Labour Ernest Thurtle 14,988 43.3 −8.2
Majority 4,608 13.4
Turnout 34,584 55.9 −8.6
Liberal National gain from Labour Swing

Election in the 1920s

General Election 30 May 1929: Shoreditch [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Thurtle 20,552 51.5 −1.5
Liberal Sir Harold James Reckitt 12,981 32.6 −14.1
Unionist Viscount Knebworth 6,334 15.9 n/a
Majority 7,571 18.9 +12.9
Turnout 39,867 64.3 +4.8
Labour hold Swing +6.4
General Election 29 October 1924: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Thurtle 16,608 53.0 −3.6
Liberal Sir Harold James Reckitt 14,748 47.0 +3.6
Majority 1,860 6.0 −7.2
Turnout 31,356 59.5 +12.1
Labour hold Swing −3.6
General Election 6 December 1923: Shoreditch [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ernest Thurtle 13,874 56.6 +20.1
Liberal Ernest Griffith Price 10,658 43.4 +17.5
Majority 3,216 13.2 14.3
Turnout 24,532 47.4 +0.0
Labour gain from National Liberal Swing +1.3
C. Addison
General Election 15 November 1922: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Ernest Griffith Price 9,084 37.6
Labour Ernest Thurtle 8,834 36.5
Liberal Christopher Addison 6,273 25.9
Majority 250 1.1
Turnout 47.4 +10.1
National Liberal hold Swing

Election in the 1910s

Henry Chancellor
General Election 14 December 1918: Shoreditch[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Liberal Rt Hon. Christopher Addison 9,532 55.9 n/a
Unionist Robert Standish Sievier 3,414 20.0 n/a
Independent Labour J. Walton 2,072 12.2 n/a
Liberal Henry George Chancellor 1,524 8.9 n/a
National Party Thomas Warwick 504 3.0 n/a
Majority 6,118 35.9 n/a
Turnout 17,046 37.3 n/a
Coalition Liberal win

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h  

Sources

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)
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