St Pancras West (UK Parliament constituency)


St Pancras West 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.

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

Boundaries


St Pancras West in London 1885–1918

Members of Parliament


YearMemberParty
1885 Harry Levy-Lawson Liberal
1892 Harry Graham Conservative
1906 Sir William Collins Liberal
1910 Felix Cassel Conservative
1916 Richard Barnett Unionist
1918 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: St Pancras West[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harry Levy-Lawson 2,954 54.3
Conservative Walter Haweis James 2,485 45.7
Majority 469 8.6
Turnout 5,439 76.6
Registered electors 7,103
Liberal win (new seat)
General election 1886: St Pancras West[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harry Levy-Lawson 2,567 50.6 −3.7
Conservative Harry Graham 2,503 49.4 +3.7
Majority 64 1.2 −7.4
Turnout 5,070 71.4 −5.2
Registered electors 7,103
Liberal hold Swing −3.7

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: St Pancras West[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Graham 2,984 50.4 +1.0
Liberal Harry Levy-Lawson 2,942 49.6 −1.0
Majority 42 0.8 N/A
Turnout 5,926 76.4 +5.0
Registered electors 7,754
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.0
General election 1895: St Pancras West[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Graham 3,104 57.7 +7.3
Liberal William Collins 2,273 42.3 −7.3
Majority 831 15.4 +14.6
Turnout 5,377 74.6 −1.8
Registered electors 7,208
Conservative hold Swing +7.3

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: St Pancras West[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Graham 3,220 67.5 +9.8
Liberal Godfrey Benson 1,553 32.5 −9.8
Majority 1,667 35.0 +19.6
Turnout 4,773 64.2 −10.4
Registered electors 7,431
Conservative hold Swing +9.8
Collins
General election 1906: St Pancras West[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Collins 3,230 55.9 +23.4
Conservative Harry Graham 2,545 44.1 −23.4
Majority 685 11.8 N/A
Turnout 5,775 79.3 +15.1
Registered electors 7,282
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +23.4

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: St Pancras West[1][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Collins 3,553 50.1 −5.8
Conservative Robert Edmund Dickinson 3,543 49.9 +5.8
Majority 10 0.2 −11.6
Turnout 7,096 82.6 +3.3
Registered electors 8,589
Liberal hold Swing −5.8
General election December 1910: St Pancras West[1][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Felix Cassel 3,385 50.1 +0.2
Liberal William Collins 3,376 49.9 −0.2
Majority 9 0.2 N/A
Turnout 6,761 78.7 −3.9
Registered electors 8,589
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +0.2

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:

Felix Cassel's resignation on becoming a Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces required a by-election.

By-election, 1916: St Pancras West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Richard Barnett Unopposed
Unionist hold

References


  1. Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. p. 44. ISBN 9781349022984..
  2. The Liberal Year Book, 1907.
  3. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901.
  4. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916.