Parliamentary elections

 

UK PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 1900-1945
Elected candidates are shown in bold, re-elected incumbents marked with * and defeated sitting members with †

The majority is the number of votes by which the total for the leading candidate exceeds the tally for the highest candidate of another party.

Parliamentary elections 1832-1895

         
date candidates party votes share
      n %
1900  Oct 3 *Gerald Walter Erskine Loder Conservative 7,858 38.52
Govt: Con/Unionist *Bruce Canning Vernon-Wentworth Conservative 6,626 34.55
PM: Salisbury J Kensit IC/C and Protestant 4,693 21.90
    majority 1,933  
         
1903 Oct Sir Edward Clarke is selected as prospective Conservative and Unionist candidate at the next election to replace Bruce Wentworth.
  Loder seeks re-election after appointment as Junior Lord of the Treasury. He loses the election and only briefly keeps the job and the £1,000 salary. Loder blames the Church Protestant Association for his defeat. Mr Churchill says this election 'looks like the beginning of the end' (not for the last time). Loder retreats to Wakehurst Place, which he bought in 1903.
1905  Apr 5 Ernest Amherst Villiers Liberal 8,209 52.62
by-election †Gerald Walter Erskine Loder Conservative 7,392 47.38
    majority 817  
    electorate 20,439  
    turnout   76.33
         
1906  Jan 16 *Ernest Amherst Villiers Liberal 9,062 26.39
Govt: Liberal Edward Aurelian Ridsdale Liberal 8,919 25.97
PM: Campbell-Bannerman Capt George Clement Tryon Conservative/Unionist 8,188 23.84
Hon John Edward Gordon Conservative/Unionist 8,176 23.81
    majority 874  
         
1910  Jan 18 Capt George Clement Tryon Conservative 11,625 30.46
Govt: Liberal Hon Walter FitzUryan Rice Conservative 11,567 30.30
PM: Asquith Surg-Gen Evatt Liberal 7,506 19.66
M Nickalls Liberal 7,472 19.58
    majority 4,061  
         
1910  Dec 6 *Capt George Clement Tryon Conservative 10,780 30.92
Govt: Liberal *Hon Walter FitzUryan Rice Conservative 10,757 30.85
PM: Asquith A Morris Liberal 6,723 19.28
M Nickalls Liberal 6,609 18.95
    majority 4,034  
         
  Rice becomes 7th Baron Dynevor on the death of his father.
         
1911 Jun 29 Hon John Edward Gordon Conservative unopposed  
by-election        
  Gordon resigns due to ill health. He dies within months.
         
1914 Jun 29 Charles Thomas-Stanford Conservative unopposed  
by-election        
         
1918  Dec 14 *Capt George Clement Tryon Coalition Conservative 32,958 39.71
Govt: Con/L coalition *Charles Thomas-Stanford Conservative 32,561 39.23
PM: Bonar Law T Lewis Labour 8,971 10.81
C W Canter Labour 8,514 10.26
    majority 23,987  
         
1922  Nov 15 *Capt George Clement Tryon Conservative 28,549 32.12
Govt: Conservative Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 26,355 29.65
PM: Bonar Law C B Fry Liberal 22,059 24.82
H Wheater AW 11,913 13.40
    majority 6,490  
         
1923  Dec 6 *Rt Hon George Clement Tryon Conservative 30,137 26.79
Govt: Labour (minority) *Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 29,759 26.45
PM: MacDonald Rt Hon W L Runciman Liberal 17,462 15.52
Sir Henry Lunn Liberal 16,567 14.72
Capt A Gordon Labour 9,545 8.48
A Carden Labour 9,040 8.03
    majority 12,675  
         
1924  Nov 15 *Rt Hon George Clement Tryon Conservative 39,387 42.48
Govt: Conservative *Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 39,253 42.34
PM: Baldwin A Gordon Labour 14,072 15.18
    majority 25,315  
    turnout   63.66
    electorate 83,980  
        men 43,425  
        women 40,555  
         
1929  May 30 *Sir Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 46,515 29.14
Govt: Labour *Rt Hon George Clement Tryon Conservative 46,287 28.89
PM: MacDonald Rev L S Cheshire Labour 19,494 12.21
W McLaine Labour 18.770 11.76
C B Dallow Liberal 14,770 9.25
J C Brudenell-Bruce Liberal 13,816 8.65
    majority 27,021  
    turnout   65.09
    electorate 122,641  
        men 50,813  
        women 71,828  
         
1931  Oct 27 *Sir Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 75,205 42.72
Govt: Conservative *Rt Hon George Clement Tryon Conservative 74,993 42.60
PM: Baldwin Lewis C Cohen Labour 12,952 7.36
Mrs R Moore Labour/Co-op 12,878 7.32
    majority 62,253  
  Rawson achieved the highest ever total vote for a UK parliamentary candidate and the majority is also the largest ever for a UK constituency.
    turnout   68.32
    electorate 128,779  
         
1935  Nov 14 *Rt Hon George Clement Tryon Conservative 60,913 38.15
Govt: Conservative *Sir Alfred Cooper Rawson Conservative 60,724 38.03
PM: Baldwin A Gordon Labour 19,287 12.08
Lewis C Cohen Labour 18,743 11.74
    majority 41,626  
    turnout   61.72
    electorate 129,356  
        men 53,246  
        women 76,110  
         
  Tryon is created 1st Baron Tryon on 18 April 1940.
         
1940 May 9 Lord John Francis Ashley Erskine Conservative unopposed  
by-election        
  Erskine resigns.
         
1941 Nov 15 Anthony Alfred Harmsworth Marlowe Conservative unopposed  
by-election        
  Rawson resigns on the grounds of ill-health.
         
1944 Feb 3 William Teeling Conservative 14,591 53.60
by-election Bruce Edgar Dutton Briant independent 12,635 46.40
    majority 1,956  
  Briant, not wanting another uncontested by-election, is nominated with seven minutes to go.
         
1945 Jul 5 *William Teeling Conservative 49,339 30.78
Govt: Labour *Anthony Alfred Harmsworth Marlowe Conservative 49,026 30.59
PM: Attlee J T Huddart Labour 31,074 19.39
G H Barnard Labour 30,844 19.24
    majority 17,952  
    turnout   64.44
    electorate: total 124,361  
        civilian 112,544  
        business 159  
        services 11,658  

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