Woolwich West (London County Council Constituency)
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Woolwich West London County Council Constituency
Woolwich West
Former Constituency
for the London County Council
Former constituency
Created1919
Abolished1965
Member(s)2 (to 1949)
3 (from 1949)
Created fromWoolwich

Woolwich West was a constituency used for elections to the London County Council between 1919 and the council's abolition, in 1965. The seat shared boundaries with the UK Parliament constituency of the same name.

Councillors

Year Name Party Name Party Name Party
1919 William James Squires Municipal Reform Percy Reginald Simner Municipal Reform Two seats until 1949
1922 Sidney Herbert Cuff Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp Municipal Reform
1925 Frederick Thomas Halse Municipal Reform
1934 Samuel McClements Labour Ethel Newman Labour
1937 Francis Beech Municipal Reform James Harry Millar Municipal Reform
1945 Stanley Charles Camps Harris Municipal Reform
1946 Edwin Thomas Lamerton Labour Ethel Newman Labour
1949 Francis Beech Conservative Unity Lister Conservative William Steward Conservative
1952 Daisy Maud Munns Labour Charles Salter Labour
1955 Unity Lister Conservative Leslie Smith Conservative Brian Warren Conservative
1958 Constance Cole Labour Mair Garside Labour Gavin Henderson Labour
1961 Unity Lister Conservative Evelyn Middleton Conservative George Wayman Conservative

Election results

1919 London County Council election: Woolwich West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform William James Squires 4,269 28.1
Municipal Reform Percy Reginald Simner 4,104 27.0
Labour Charles H. Langham 3,461 22.8
Labour Angus Macdonald Tynemouth 5,845 22.1
Majority 643 4.2
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1922 London County Council election: Woolwich West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Sidney Cuff 8,654 29.9 +1.8
Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp 8,573 29.6 +2.6
Labour J. F. Matthews 5,907 20.4 -2.4
Labour H. A. Hart 5,845 20.2 -1.9
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1925 London County Council election: Woolwich West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp 7,888
Municipal Reform Frederick Thomas Halse 7,872
Labour Henry Berry 5,324
Labour J. D. Lawrence 5,198
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1928 London County Council election: Woolwich West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp 7,797
Municipal Reform Frederick Thomas Halse 7,753
Labour J. D. Lawrence 6,140
Labour Reginald H. Pott 6,076
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1931 London County Council election: Woolwich West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp 8,654
Municipal Reform Frederick Thomas Halse 8,649
Labour W. T. Cusheon 5,400
Labour Ethel Newman 5,346
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1934 London County Council election: Woolwich West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Samuel McClements 10,013
Labour Ethel Newman 9,867
Municipal Reform Frederick Thomas Halse 9,200
Municipal Reform Ernest Henry Kemp 9,181
Majority
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
1937 London County Council election: Woolwich West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Municipal Reform Francis Beech 12,945
Municipal Reform James Harry Millar 12,693
Labour Samuel McClements 11,563
Labour Ethel Newman 11,433
Majority
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing
Municipal Reform gain from Labour Swing
1946 London County Council election: Woolwich West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edwin Thomas Lamerton 11,602
Labour Ethel Newman 11,529
Conservative Stanley Charles Camps Harris 8,261
Conservative William Steward 8,162
Majority
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1949 London County Council election: Woolwich West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Beech 16,628
Conservative William Steward 15,993
Conservative Unity Lister 15,934
Labour H. E. Amos 12,864
Labour J. W. Andrews 12,765
Labour A. Gorman 12,608
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1952 London County Council election: Woolwich West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Salter 15,784
Labour Daisy Munns 15,741
Conservative Francis Beech 15,698
Conservative Unity Lister 15,489
Labour W. O. Stein 15,473
Conservative O. H. Furlong 15,438
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
1955 London County Council election: Woolwich West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Unity Lister 15,834
Conservative Leslie Smith 15,426
Conservative Brian Warren 15,381
Labour Daisy Munns 14,099
Labour S. L. Collins 13,794
Labour Charles Salter 13,859
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
1958 London County Council election: Woolwich West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gavin Henderson 13,946
Labour Constance Cole 13,810
Labour Mair Garside 13,492
Conservative J. P. Ellis 12,217
Conservative Unity Lister 12,068
Conservative G. K. Messervy 11,839
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1961 London County Council election: Woolwich West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Unity Lister 15,531
Conservative Evelyn Middleton 15,215
Conservative George Wayman 15,180
Labour Gavin Henderson 14,113
Labour Mair Garside 14,036
Labour Constance Cole 13,887
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ a b London Municipal Notes - Volumes 18-23, London Municipal Society
  2. ^ "LCC Elections: Municipal Reform Leading". The Times. 6 March 1925.
  3. ^ "LCC Election: Full results of polling". The Times. 10 March 1928.
  4. ^ "LCC Election: Seven seats lost by Labour". The Times. 7 March 1931.
  5. ^ "LCC Election: Full results of the poll". The Times. 10 March 1934.
  6. ^ "New LCC: Labour's increased majority". The Times. 6 March 1937.
  7. ^ "The New LCC: Labour gains in a low poll". The Times. 9 March 1946.
  8. ^ "LCC Polling". The Times. 9 April 1949.
  9. ^ "London County Council: Election results". The Times. 5 April 1952.
  10. ^ "LCC results: Conservatives make headway". The Times. 25 April 1955.
  11. ^ "Complete results of London County Council elections". The Times. 18 April 1958.
  12. ^ "London County Council polling results". The Times. 14 April 1961.

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