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Hornsey (UK Parliament constituency)

Hornsey
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County 1885–1965: Middlesex
1965–1983: Greater London
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Number of members One
Replaced by Hornsey and Wood Green
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Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Created from Middlesex

Hornsey was a parliamentary constituency covering what is now the Hornsey district of north London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from the 1885 general election until it was abolished for the 1983 general election. It was then largely replaced by the new Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

History

From 1885 to 1918, the constituency was a county division of Middlesex, and in 1918 it became a parliamentary borough. From 1950 it was a borough constituency.

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Hornsey in Middlesex, boundaries used 1918-50

Boundaries

1974-1983: The London Borough of Haringey wards of Central Hornsey, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Muswell Hill, South Hornsey, Stroud Green, and Turnpike.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party[2][3]
1885 Sir James McGarel-Hogg Conservative
1887 by-election Henry Charles Stephens Conservative
1900 Charles Balfour Conservative
1907 by-election Earl of Ronaldshay Conservative
1916 by-election Kennedy Jones Conservative
1921 by-election Viscount Ednam Conservative
1924 Euan Wallace Conservative
1941 by-election Sir David Gammans Conservative
1957 by-election Lady Gammans Conservative
1966 Sir Hugh Rossi Conservative
1983 constituency abolished. see Hornsey & Wood Green

Election Results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918: Hornsey [4]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

Elections in the 1920s

Hornsey by-election, 1921[5]

Electorate 45,510

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Viscount Ednam 15,959 53.4 n/a
Liberal Edward Leslie Burgin 13,943 46.6 n/a
Majority 2,016 6.8 n/a
Turnout 65.7 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: Hornsey [6]

Electorate 44,964

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Viscount Ednam 18,462 53.2
Liberal Edward Leslie Burgin 16,239 46.8
Majority 2,223 6.4
Turnout 77.2
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Hornsey [7]

Electorate 46,312

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Viscount Ednam 16,812 47.4 -5.8
Liberal Edward Leslie Burgin 15,197 42.8 -4.0
Labour C F Healy 3,487 9.8 n/a
Majority 1,615 4.6
Turnout 76.6
Unionist hold Swing -0.9
General Election 1924: Hornsey [8]

Electorate 47,174

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist David Euan Wallace 21,017 54.6
Liberal Edward Leslie Burgin 13,217 34.3
Labour C F Healy 4,277 11.1 +1.3
Majority 7,800 20.3
Turnout 81.6
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1929: Hornsey [9]

Electorate 66,620

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist David Euan Wallace 25,540 51.0
Liberal William Thomson 16,029 32.0
Labour Francis Henry Wiltshire 8,529 17.0
Majority 9,511 19.0
Turnout 75.2
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931: Hornsey [10]

Electorate 69,362

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Euan Wallace 41,194 84.5
Labour HA Franklin 7,585 15.5
Majority 33,609 69.0
Turnout 48,779 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Hornsey [11]

Electorate 70,167

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Euan Wallace 30,494 64.9
Labour Mrs Mari M Power 10,320 21.9
Liberal Herbert James Baxter 6,206 13.2 n/a
Majority 20,174 43.0
Turnout 47,020 67.0
Conservative hold Swing

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 and by the Autumn of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1940s

Hornsey by-election, 1941[13]

Electorate 72,298

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard David Gammans 11,077 72.8
National Independent Noel Pemberton Billing 4,146 27.2
Majority 6,931 45.6 +2.6
Turnout 21.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1945: Hornsey [14]

Electorate 63,947

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard David Gammans 24,684 52.8
Labour William Geoffrey Fiske 12,015 25.7
Communist George John Jones 10,058 21.5
Majority 12,669 27.1
Turnout 73.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1950: Hornsey[15]

Electorate 74,057

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard David Gammans 33,927 53.8 +1.0
Labour Reginald Alfred Pestel 22,832 36.2 +10.5
Liberal Adrienne Annie Ellen Marjorie Leevers 5,122 8.1 n/a
Communist George John Jones 1,191 1.9 -19.6
Majority 11,095 17.6 -
General Election 1951: Hornsey[16]

Electorate 75,131

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard David Gammans 36,417 58.7
Labour Reginald Alfred Pestel 25,643 41.3
Majority 10,774 17.4 -
General Election 1955: Hornsey

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard David Gammans 33,294 60.2
Labour F E Mostyn 20,568 37.2
Communist George John Jones 1,442 2.6
Majority 12,726 23.0 -
Hornsey by-election, 1957

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Muriel Gammans 24,169 53.5 -6.7
Labour F E Mostyn 21,038 46.5 +9.3
Majority 3,131 7.0 -16.0
Conservative hold Swing -8.0

References

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 348. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 148. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  12. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party, 1939
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  15. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1950
  16. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1951

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