Walthamstow West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Walthamstow West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1918–1965: Essex
1965–1974: Greater London
19181974 (1974)
Replaced by Walthamstow
Created from Walthamstow

Walthamstow West was a borough constituency in what is now the London Borough of Waltham Forest, but was until 1965 the Walthamstow Urban District of Essex. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Contents

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was combined with part of the former Walthamstow East to form the new Walthamstow constituency.

Boundaries

1918–1950: The Urban District of Walthamstow wards of High Street, Higham Hill, and St James Street.

1950–1974: The Municipal Borough of Walthamstow wards of High Street, Higham Hill, and St James Street.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberPartyNotes
1918 Charles Jesson NDP
1922 Valentine McEntee Labour
1924 Horace Crawfurd Liberal
1929 Valentine McEntee Labour
1950 Clement Attlee Labour Previously MP for Limehouse from 1922; Leader of the Labour Party 1935-55; Prime Minister 1945-51; resigned 26 December 1955
1956 by-election Edward Redhead Labour Died 15 April 1967
1967 by-election Fred Silvester Conservative
1970 Eric Deakins Labour Subsequently MP for Walthamstow from 1974
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918 Walthamstow West [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Democratic Charles Jesson 7,330 51.6
Labour Valentine McEntee 4,16729.3
Liberal Emslie Horniman 2,70719.1
Majority3,16322.3
Turnout 14,20447.0
National Democratic win (new seat)
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922  : Walthamstow West [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 8,758 43.3 +14.0
National Liberal Charles Jesson 6,25330.9New
Liberal Horace Crawfurd 5,22825.8+6.7
Majority2,50512.4N/A
Turnout 20,23963.8+16.8
Labour gain from National Democratic Swing
General election 1923: Walthamstow West [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 10,026 47.6 +4.3
Liberal Horace Crawfurd 8,23439.0+13.2
Unionist Jabeez Lyne2,83213.4New
Majority1,7928.6-3.8
Turnout 21,09265.5+1.7
Labour hold Swing -4.5
General election 1924: Walthamstow West [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Horace Crawfurd 12,991 50.9 +21.9
Labour Valentine McEntee 12,52149.1+1.5
Majority4701.8-6.8
Turnout 25,51275.5+10.0
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General election 1929: Walthamstow West [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 16,050 54.0 -4.9
Liberal Horace Crawfurd 9,47031.9-18.0
Unionist Frederick C Bramston4,18414.1New
Majority6,58022.1N/A
Turnout 29,70473.3-2.2
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +7.0

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 14,14445.14
Conservative Claude Herbert Grundy13,13741.93
Liberal Sydney Robinson 4,05312.93
Majority1,0073.21
Turnout 31,33472.82
Labour hold Swing
General election 1935: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 17,61361.83
Conservative Thomas Claude Catty10,87438.17
Majority6,73923.66
Turnout 28,48764.97
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General election 1945: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Valentine McEntee 17,46065.22
Liberal Lancelot Spicer 4,76017.78New
Conservative Leslie Charles Curran4,55017.00
Majority12,70047.44
Turnout 26,77070.14
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Clement Attlee 21,09560.46
Conservative John Arthur Paul8,98825.76
Liberal Alan Whitfield Pim4,10211.76New
Independent Labour Lester Hutchinson 7042.02New
Majority12,10734.70
Turnout 34,889
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Clement Attlee 23,02166.79
Conservative Edward du Cann 11,44733.21
Majority11,57433.58
Turnout 34,46881.94
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Clement Attlee 19,32765.73
Conservative Richard Hornby 10,07734.27
Majority9,25031.46
Turnout 29,40472.48
Labour hold Swing
1956 Walthamstow West by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Redhead 13,38864.68-1.05
Conservative Richard Hornby 4,18420.21-14.06
Liberal Oliver Smedley 3,03714.67New
Independent Bill Boaks 890.43New
Majority9,20444.47+13.01
Turnout 20,698
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Redhead 15,98054.95
Conservative Harry Midgley 7,87227.07
Liberal Oliver Smedley 5,22917.98
Majority8,10827.88
Turnout 29,08176.08
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Redhead 14,40556.22
Conservative Edward Michael Ogden6,78026.46
Liberal Colin Hart-Leverton 4,43717.32
Majority7,62529.76
Turnout 25,62272.15
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Edward Redhead 14,66561.17
Conservative Frederick Silvester 5,94024.78
Liberal Donald W. Bramley3,37014.06
Majority8,72536.39
Turnout 23,97571.03
Labour hold Swing
1967 Walthamstow West by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Silvester 6,65237.05+12.27
Labour Eric Deakins 6,59036.71-24.46
Liberal Margaret Wingfield 4,10522.87+8.81
Anti-Common Market Oliver Smedley 5423.02New
Independent Robin Allen630.35New
Majority620.34N/A
Turnout 17,952
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Election in the 1970s

General election 1970: Walthamstow West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eric Deakins 12,47254.45-6.72
Conservative Frederick Silvester 7,87034.64+9.86
Liberal Ian W. Roxbrough2,56411.19-2.87
Majority4,60220.19-16.20
Turnout 22,90665.14-5.89
Labour hold Swing

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References

  1. Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN   0-900178-06-X.
  2. British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  4. British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Limehouse
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1950–1951
Succeeded by
Woodford
Preceded by
Woodford
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1951–1955
Succeeded by
Lewisham South