Kensington North (UK Parliament constituency)


Kensington North (UK Parliament constituency)
Kensington North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1885 (1885)February 1974 (February 1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Kensington
Created from Chelsea

Kensington North was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Kensington district of 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 1885 general election, and abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Contents

Boundaries

Kensington North in the Metropolitan area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
Kensington North in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1950.
Kensington North in the Parliamentary County of London, showing boundaries used from 1950 to 1974.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Roper Lethbridge Conservative
1892 Frederick Charlwood Frye Liberal
1895 William Edward Thompson Sharpe Conservative
1906 Henry Yorke Stanger Liberal
Jan. 1910 Alan Hughes Burgoyne Conservative
1922 Percy George Gates Conservative
1929 Fielding Reginald West Labour
1931 James Duncan Conservative
1945 George Rogers Labour
1970 Bruce Douglas-Mann Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 18 June 1970:

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Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 31 March 1966:

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Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
General Election 15 October 1964:

constituency of
Composed of the wards of
Electorate , Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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Conservative
Liberal
Majority
Turnout

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 8 October 1959: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Rogers 14,925 43.0 −11.2
Conservative R. Bulbrook 14,048 40.5 −5.8
Liberal Michael Hydleman 3,118 9.0 N/A
Union Movement Sir Oswald Mosley 2,621 7.5 N/A
Majority 877 2.5 −5.3
Turnout 34,912 67.8 −1.9
Labour hold Swing −2.7
General Election 26 May 1955: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Rogers 20,226 53.92
Conservative Bob Bulbrook 17,283 46.08
Majority 2,943 7.85
Turnout 53,789 69.73
Labour hold Swing
General Election 25 October 1951: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Rogers 22,686 52.99
Conservative L. Caplan 18,543 43.31
Liberal A.G. Gamble 1,583 3.70
Majority 4,143 9.68
Turnout 54,083 79.16
Labour hold Swing
General Election 23 February 1950: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Rogers 21,615 50.65
Conservative L. Caplan 17,991 42.15
Liberal R. Carey Evans 2,522 5.91
Communist M.J. Eyre 551 1.29
Majority 3,624 8.49
Turnout 54,480 78.34
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s

General Election, 5 July 1945: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Rogers 16,838 56.6 +13.5
Conservative James Duncan 10,699 36.0 -17.2
Liberal J.R. Colclough 2,212 7.4 +3.7
Majority 6,139 20.6
Turnout 42,365 70.2 +9.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.4

Election in the 1930s

General Election 14 November 1935: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Duncan 18,907 53.2 -10.5
Labour F. Carter 15,309 43.1 +6.8
Liberal J.S. Spon 1,323 3.7 N/A
Majority 3,598 10.1
Turnout 58,691 60.6 -11.3
Conservative hold Swing -8.7
General Election 27 October 1931: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Duncan 27,860 63.7 +25.6
Labour Fielding Reginald West 15,843 36.3 -12.1
Majority 12,017 27.4
Turnout 60,821 71.9 +3.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +18.8

Election in the 1920s

General Election 30 May 1929: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fielding Reginald West 19,701 48.4 +1.4
Conservative Percy George Gates 15,511 38.1 -14.9
Liberal Lady Stewart 5,516 13.5 N/A
Majority 4,190 10.3
Turnout 59,500 68.5 -1.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.2
General Election 29 October 1924: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Percy George Gates 16,255 53.0 +13.6
Labour Fielding Reginald West 14,401 47.0 +10.0
Majority 1,854 6.0
Turnout 44,015 69.6 +13.8
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
General Election 6 December 1923: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Percy George Gates 9,458 39.4 -13.7
Labour W.J. Jarrett 8,888 37.0 +10.2
Liberal L.J. Stein 5,672 23.6 +3.5
Majority 570 2.4
Turnout 43,050 55.8 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing -12.0
General Election 15 November 1922: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Percy George Gates 12,328 53.1 -25.2
Labour W.J. Jarrett 6,225 26.8 +5.1
Liberal Dr. C.W. Hayward 4,666 20.1 N/A
Majority 6,103 26.3
Turnout 42,328 54.9 +10.7
Conservative hold Swing -15.2

Election in the 1910s

General Election 14 December 1918: Kensington, North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Lt-Col. Alan Hughes Burgoyne 13,176 78.3
Labour William Joseph Jarrett 3,653 21.7
Majority 9,523 56.6
Turnout 38,045 44.2
Coalition Conservative hold Swing

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