Woolwich (UK Parliament constituency)


Woolwich (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Woolwich
Type = Borough
Year = 1885, 1983
Abolition = 1918, 1997
members = one

Woolwich was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918 and revived again for a short time from 1983 to 1997. It was based around Woolwich, now in the London Borough of Greenwich in south-east London.

Will Crooks, Member of Parliament for Woolwich 1903–10 and 1910–18, was one of the first Labour MPs in the United Kingdom.

History

In 1918, the seat was split into Woolwich East and Woolwich West. In 1983, most of Woolwich West became Eltham while the recreated Woolwich constituency was largely based on Woolwich East. In 1997, the seat was split up along different lines, with part of it going into neighbouring Erith and Thamesmead, and part of it merging with the Greenwich seat to form the new Greenwich and Woolwich seat.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

*"Seat created (1885)"
*1885–02: Edwin Hughes, Conservative
*1902–03: Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Conservative
*1903–10: Will Crooks, Labour
*1910–10: William Augustus Adam, Conservative
*1910–18: Will Crooks, Labour
*"Seat abolished (1918)"
**1918–83 see Woolwich East and Woolwich West
*"Seat re-created (1983)"
*1983–92: John Cartwright, SDP, the former Labour MP for Woolwich East.
*1992–97: John Austin-Walker, Labour

Election results

References


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