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Haggerston (UK Parliament constituency)

Haggerston
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1885 (1885)1918 (1918)
Number of members one
Replaced by Shoreditch
Created from Hackney

Haggerston, formally known as the "Haggerston Division of Shoreditch", was a borough constituency centred on the Haggerston district of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch in 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 system.

History

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1885, as a division of the parliamentary borough of Shoreditch in the East End of London. The area was administered as part of the Tower division of the county of Middlesex.

The division consisted of the Whitmore, Kingsland, Haggerston, and Acton wards.

In 1889 there were administrative changes. The territory of the constituency was severed from Middlesex and included in the new County of London. The lower tier of local government in the area continued to be administered by parish vestries and local boards of works.

In 1900 local government in London was rationalised. The civil parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch became part of a larger Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch.

In the redistribution of parliamentary seats in 1918, the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch constituted a single parliamentary division of Shoreditch. The Haggerston division was abolished.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Randal Cremer Liberal-Labour
1895 John Lowles Conservative
1900 Sir Randal Cremer Liberal-Labour
1908 by-election Rupert Guinness Conservative
Jan. 1910 Henry Chancellor Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1910s

General Election December 1910: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry George Chancellor 3,046 53.6
Conservative Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 2,641 46.4
Majority 405 7.2
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing +0.1
General Election January 1910: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry George Chancellor 3,041 48.0
Conservative Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 2,586 40.9
Social Democratic Party Herbert Burrows 701 11.1
Majority 455 7.1
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +13.8

Elections in the 1900s

Haggerston by-election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 2,867 51.4
Liberal Walter Richard Warren 1,724 30.9
Social Democratic Federation Herbert Burrows 986 17.7
Majority 1,143 20.5
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.2
General Election 1906: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,772 53.9
Conservative Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 2,371 46.1
Majority 401 7.8
Turnout 6,403 80.3
Liberal hold Swing +3.6
General Election 1900: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,290 50.3
Conservative John Lowles 2,266 49.7
Majority 24 0.6
Turnout 6,781 67.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1890s

General Election 1895: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lowles 2,269 50.4
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,229 49.6
Majority 40 0.8
Turnout 6,661 67.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +11.5
General Election 1892: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,543 61.1
Conservative Joseph Firbank 1,622 38.9
Majority 921 22.2
Turnout 6,351 65.6
Liberal hold Swing +6.0

Elections in the 1880s

General Election 1886: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,054 55.1
Liberal Unionist Edwin Durning-Lawrence 1,677 44.9
Majority 377 10.2
Turnout 6,737 55.4
Liberal hold Swing -13.4
General Election 1885: Shoreditch, Haggerston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Randal Cremer 2,736 68.5
Conservative Richard Denny Urlin 1,259 31.5
Majority 1,477 37.0
Turnout 6,737 59.3

References

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