Battersea North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Battersea North
Type = Borough
Year = 1918
Abolition = 1983
members = one

Battersea North was a parliamentary constituency in the then Metropolitan Borough of Battersea in South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1918 general election, when the former Battersea constituency was divided in two. It was abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was reunited with most of Battersea South to form the new Battersea constituency.

Boundaries

The constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918 and was initially composed of four wards of the metroplitan borough: Church, Latchmere, Nine Elms and Park. [Representation of the People Act 1918 (1918 C.64), Schedule 9] When seats were redistributed by the Representation of the People Act 1948 the seat was redefined as consisting of five wards by the addition of the Winstanley ward, transferred from Battersea South. [Representation of the People Act 1948, (1948, C.65), Schedule 1] However the wards of the borough were redrawn in 1949 prior to the next general election in 1950. [Battersea (Wards) Order 1949 (S.I. 1949/552)] Accordingly, changes were made under the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949. Of the 16 new wards, eight were included in each of the Battersea North and South constituencies. From 1950 to 1974 Battersea North consisted of Church, Latchmere, Newtown, Nine Elms, Park, Queenstown, Vicarage and Winstanley wards. [The House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) (No. 2) Order, 1949 (S.I. 1949 No. 1440)] [F A Youngs Jr., "Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol I: Southern England, London, 1979]

In 1965 Battersea became part of the London Borough of Wandsworth. This, however made no immediate change to the parliamentary constituencies. It was not until the general election of 1974 that the constituency boundaries were altered. Renamed Wandsworth, Battersea North, the seat was defined as consisting of five wards of the London Borough: Latchmere, Queenstown, St John's, St Mary's Park and Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury and St John's were transferred from Battersea South. [The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (1970 No. 1674)] These boundaries were used until abolition.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=1918 General Election: Battersea North ["General Election 1918 - The Polls", The Times, December 30, 1918, Election Supplement, p.1]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Coalition Liberal
candidate = Richard Morris
votes = 11,311
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Charlotte Despard
votes = 5,634
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,597
percentage =
change =
Election box new seat win
winner = Coalition Liberal

Election box begin
title=1922 General Election: Battersea North ["The General Election. First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs, Heavy Voting", The Times, November 16, 1922, p.6]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Shapurji Saklatvala
votes = 11,311
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H C Hogbin
votes = 9,200
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = V C Albu
votes = 1,756
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,021
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Communist Party of Great Britain
loser = Coalition Liberal
swing =

Election box begin
title=1923 General Election: Battersea North ["The General Election. First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs, Liberal Gains", The Times, December 07, 1923, p.6]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H C Hogbin
votes = 12,527
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Shapurji Saklatvala
votes = 12,341
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 186
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Communist Party of Great Britain
swing =

Election box begin
title=1924 General Election: Battersea North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Shapurji Saklatvala
votes = 15,096
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H C Hogbin
votes = 14,554
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 542
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Communist Party of Great Britain
loser = Liberal Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=1929 General Election: Battersea North ["The General Election, First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs", The Times, May 31, 1929, p. 6]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Stephen Saunders
votes = 13,265
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Commander Arthur Marsden
votes = 10,833
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Shapurji Saklatvala
votes = 6,334
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = T P Brogan
votes = 4,513
percentage =
change =

Election box majority
votes = 2,432
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Communist Party of Great Britain
swing =

Election box begin
title=1931 General Election: Battersea North ["The General Election First Returns, Polling In The Boroughs", The Times, October 28, 1931, p. 6]
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Commander Arthur Marsden
votes = 18,688
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Stephen Saunders
votes = 11,985
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Shapurji Saklatvala
votes = 3,021
percentage =
change =

Election box majority
votes = 6,703
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,694
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=1935 General Election: Battersea North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Stephen Saunders
votes = 17,596
percentage = 58.7
change = 23.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Arthur Marsden
votes = 12,393
percentage = 41.3
change = -14.1
Election box majority
votes = 5,203
percentage = 17.4
change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes = 29,989
percentage = 63.5
change = -4.1
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = 18.6%
William Saunders resigned in 1940, leading to a by-election.

Election box begin
title=Battersea North by-election, 1940
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Francis Douglas
votes = 9,947
percentage = 92.6
change = 33.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = E.C. Joyce
votes = 791
percentage = 7.4
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 9,156
percentage = 85.2
change = +67.8
Election box turnout
votes = 10,738
percentage = 25.1
change = -38.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = N/A

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = F C R Douglas
votes = 14,070
percentage = 73.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J G W Paget
votes = 4,969
percentage = 26.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 9,101
percentage = 47.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

F C R Douglas was appointed Governor of Malta, leading to a by-election.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Douglas Jay
votes = 11,329
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = B A Shattock
votes = 4,858
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Hugo Dewar
votes = 240
percentage =
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,471
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 61
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D Jay
votes = 24,762
percentage = 69.57
change = -4.33
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = M Madden
votes = 9,084
percentage = 25.52
change = -0.58
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = E R Handscombe
votes = 1,090
percentage = 3.06
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = J Mahon
votes = 655
percentage = 1.84
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 15,678
percentage = 44.05
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.75

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 25,882
percentage = 72.53
change = 2.96
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W I Percival
votes = 9,905
percentage = 27.47
change = -1.95
Election box majority
votes = 16,077
percentage = 45.05
change = 1.00
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.24
change = -0.46
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 2.46

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 20,980
percentage = 70.73
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W I Percival
votes = 8,058
percentage = 27.17
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = E Fenner
votes = 622
percentage = 2.10
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 12,922
percentage = 43.57
change = -1.58
Election box turnout
votes = 42,766
percentage = 69.35
change = -10.89
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.1

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 19,575
percentage = 67.84
change = -2.89
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R G Taylor
votes = 9,289
percentage = 32.16
change = 4.99
Election box majority
votes = 6,533
percentage = 13.67
change = -29.9
Election box turnout
votes = 40,937
percentage = 70.56
change = 1.21
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.94

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 14,930
percentage = 63.71
change = -4.13
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R G Taylor
votes = 5,847
percentage = 24.95
change = -7.21
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = S R Jakobi
votes = 2,187
percentage = 9.33
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = G M Easton
votes = 471
percentage = 2.01
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 9,083
percentage = 13.67
change = 25.09
Election box turnout
votes = 35,659
percentage = 65.72
change = -4.84
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.67

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 15,522
percentage = 72.12
change = 8.41
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C P M Davidson
votes = 5,350
percentage = 24.86
change = -0.06
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = G M Easton
votes = 650
percentage = 3.02
change = 1.01
Election box majority
votes = 10,172
percentage = 47.26
change = 33.59
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 63.21
change = -2.51
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 4.24

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 11,621
percentage = 65.51
change = -6.61
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A V Bradbury
votes = 4,927
percentage = 27.77
change = 2.91
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = H M G Smallbone
votes = 1,012
percentage = 5.70
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = D Welsh
votes = 179
percentage = 1.01
change = -2.01
Election box majority
votes = 6,694
percentage = 47.26
change = -9.52
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 58.69
change = -3.52
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -6.15

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 18,503
percentage = 58.79
change = -6.72
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = S Randall
votes = 8,080
percentage = 25.67
change = -2.10
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = J Savile
votes = 4,683
percentage = 14.88
change = 9.18
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
candidate = M Reakes
votes = 208
percentage = 0.66
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 10,423
percentage = 33.12
change = -14.14
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 70.72
change = 12.03
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -8.00

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 17,161
percentage = 62.22
change = 3.43
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = S J C Randall
votes = 6,019
percentage = 21.82
change = -3.85
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = C R Williams
votes = 3,048
percentage = 11.05
change = -3.43
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Front
candidate = R Friend
votes = 1,250
percentage = 4.53
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
candidate = M Reakes
votes = 102
percentage = 0.37
change = -0.29
Election box majority
votes = 11,142
percentage = 33.12
change = 7.28
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 61.56
change = -9.16
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = 3.64

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D P T Jay
votes = 15,384
percentage = 56.22
change = -6.00
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P Phillips
votes = 9,358
percentage = 21.82
change = 11.40
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = W Brown
votes = 2,021
percentage = 7.18
change = -3.87
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Front
candidate = M Salt
votes = 772
percentage = 2.74
change = -1.79
Election box candidate
party = Workers Party
candidate = A Lavelle
votes = 104
percentage = 0.37
change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers' Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = P Clay
votes = 47
percentage = 0.17
change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Community Party
candidate = J Harwell
votes = 30
percentage = 0.11
change = N/A

Election box majority
votes = 6,746
percentage = 22.99
change = -10.13
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 67.98
change = 6.42
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -8.70

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