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Willesden East (UK Parliament constituency)

Willesden East
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
[[United Kingdom general election, 1918#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members one
Replaced by Brent East
Created from Harrow

Willesden East was a borough constituency in the Municipal Borough of Willesden, in North-West 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 1918 general election and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

File:WillesdenEast1918.png
Willesden East within Middlesex, showing boundaries 1918-50

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Harry Deeley Mallaby-Deeley Conservative
by-election, 1923 Harcourt Johnstone Liberal
1924 George Frederick Stanley Conservative
1929 Daniel Somerville Conservative
1938 by-election Samuel Hammersley Conservative
1945 Maurice Orbach Labour
1959 Trevor Skeet Conservative
1964 Reg Freeson Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1910s

General Election 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 12,044 61.0 n/a
Labour Henry James Lincoln 4,941 25.0 n/a
Liberal Herbert John Doree 2,757 14.0 n/a
Majority 7,103 36.0 n/a
Turnout 50.9 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Harry Deeley Mallaby-Deeley 12,525 52.8
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 11,211 47.2
Majority 1,314 5.6
Turnout 58.4
Unionist hold Swing
Willesden East by-election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 14,824 60.6
Unionist Hon. George Frederick Stanley 9,648 39.4
Majority 5,176 21.2
Turnout 60.2
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing
General Election 6 December 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 11,260 40.5
Unionist Hon. George Frederick Stanley 11,146 40.1
Labour Joseph George Butler 5,392 19.4
Majority 114 0.4
Turnout 68.1
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Hon. George Frederick Stanley 15,965 50.2
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 7,992 25.1
Labour William Davies Lloyd 7,860 24.7
Majority 7,973 25.1
Turnout 76.0
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1929
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Daniel Gerald Somerville 17,090 40.4
Labour William Davies Lloyd 13,977 33.1
Liberal Maurice Gordon Liverman 11,190 26.5
Majority
Turnout 69.3
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Gerald Somerville 28,993 62.1
Labour William Davies Lloyd 10,010 21.4
Liberal Joseph Samuel Bridges 7,684 16.5
Majority
Turnout 46,687 68.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Gerald Somerville 25,613 57.7
Labour Maurice Orbach 15,523 35.0
Liberal Miss Nancy Stuart Parnell 3,217 7.3
Majority 10,090 22.7
Turnout 62.0
Conservative hold Swing
Willesden East by-election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Schofield Hammersley 16,009 56.6
Labour Maurice Orbach 12,278 43.4
Majority 3,731 13.2
Turnout 39.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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 from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

General Election 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maurice Orbach 23,457 53.0
Conservative Samuel Schofield Hammersley 14,027 31.7
Liberal Lt. RLR Morgan 6,771
Majority
Turnout 72.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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