St Pancras South (UK Parliament constituency)

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St Pancras South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced bySt Pancras South East and St Pancras South West
Created fromMarylebone

St. Pancras South was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election. It was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

St Pancras South in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Sir Julian Goldsmid Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1896 b-e Herbert Jessel Liberal Unionist
1906 Philip Whitwell Wilson Liberal
Jan. 1910 Herbert Jessel Liberal Unionist
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 1885: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Julian Goldsmid 2,225 52.6 N/A
Conservative John Blundell Maple 2,003 47.4 N/A
Majority 222 5.2 N/A
Turnout 4,228 78.9 N/A
Registered electors 5,357
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Julian Goldsmid 1,915 68.1 +20.7
Liberal Edward John Beale[2] 897 31.9 −20.7
Majority 1,018 36.2 N/A
Turnout 2,812 52.5 −26.4
Registered electors 5,357
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +20.7

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General election 1892: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Julian Goldsmid 2,470 54.9 −13.2
Liberal Edward John Beale[2] 2,033 45.1 +13.2
Majority 437 9.8 −26.4
Turnout 4,503 73.7 +21.2
Registered electors 6,106
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −13.2
George Montagu Harris
General election 1895: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Julian Goldsmid 2,433 66.5 +11.6
Liberal George Montagu Harris 1,223 33.5 −11.6
Majority 1,210 33.0 +23.2
Turnout 3,656 66.0 −7.7
Registered electors 5,542
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +11.6

Goldsmid's death prompted a by-election.

1896 St Pancras South by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Herbert Jessel 2,631 65.7 −0.8
Liberal George Montagu Harris 1,375 34.3 +0.8
Majority 1,256 31.4 −1.6
Turnout 4,006 72.3 +6.3
Registered electors 5,544
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −0.8

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General election 1900: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Herbert Jessel 2,273 67.1 +0.6
Liberal Norman Philip Hamilton 1,113 32.9 −0.6
Majority 1,160 34.2 +1.2
Turnout 3,386 57.4 −8.6
Registered electors 5,894
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +0.6
Philip Whitwell Wilson
General election 1906: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Philip Whitwell Wilson 2,109 50.7 +17.8
Liberal Unionist Herbert Jessel 2,048 49.3 −17.8
Majority 61 1.4 N/A
Turnout 4,157 78.0 +20.6
Registered electors 5,329
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +17.8

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General election January 1910: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Herbert Jessel 2,750 58.8 +9.5
Liberal Philip Whitwell Wilson 1,925 41.2 −9.5
Majority 825 17.6 N/A
Turnout 4,675 84.4 +6.4
Registered electors 5,536
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +9.5
General election December 1910: St Pancras South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Herbert Jessel 2,415 58.1 −0.7
Liberal Florance Montefiore Guedalla 1,744 41.9 +0.7
Majority 671 16.2 −1.4
Turnout 4,159 75.1 −9.3
Registered electors 5,536
Liberal Unionist hold Swing −0.7

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 43. ISBN 9781349022984.
  2. ^ a b "St Pancras". London Standard. 6 Jul 1892. p. 5. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
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