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General Election results covering the Basildon area 1885 - 1935
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General Election results 1885 - 1935

1) Summary of the constituency history from 1945 to 2017

2) General Election results in detail from 1945 to 2017

3) Summary of the constituency history from 1660 to 1935


Election Year Menu
 13th July -
7th August 1895
3rd December-
19th December 1910
29th October 1924
24th November -
18th December 1885
25 September -
24 October 1900
14th December 1918 30th May 1929
1st July -
27th July 1886
12th January -
8th February 1906
15th November 1922 27th October 1931
4th July -
26th July 1892
15th January -
10th February 1910
6th December 1923 14th November 1935
Summary

24 November - 18 December 1885
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

William Thomas Makins

Conservative

3,707

William Henry Wills

Liberal

3,500

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 207
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Liberal. The General Election of November/December 1885 produced a hung parliament. The Liberal party won the most seats and formed a minority government with the support of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

1 July - 27 July 1886
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Frederick Carne Rasch

Conservative Unionist

3,758

William Henry Wills

Gladstone Liberal

2,916

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 842
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Conservative. The General Election of July 1886 produced a win for the Conservative party in an informal coalition with the Liberal Unionist Party who remained on the opposition bench for the duration of government.

4 July - 26 July 1892
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Frederick Carne Rasch

Conservative Unionist

4,901

Edmund Wright Brooks

Liberal

4,359

Electorate: 13,640 Turnout:   Majority: 542
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Conservative. The General Election of July 1892 produced a hung parliament. The Conservative party won the most seats but following a vote of no confidence in August the Liberal Party formed a minority government with support from the Irish Parliamentary Party.

13 July - 7 August 1895
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Frederick Carne Rasch

Conservative Unionist

5,460

David Milne-Watson

Liberal

3,520

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 1,940
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Conservative. The General Election of July/August 1895 produced a win for the Conservative party in coalition with the Liberal Unionist Party.

25 September - 24 October 1900
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Edward Tufnell

Conservative

5,815

Rowland Edward Whitehead

Liberal

4,461

Electorate: 15,169 Turnout:   Majority: 1,354
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Conservative

12 January - 8 February 1906
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Rowland Edward Whitehead

Liberal

9,230

John Robert Pretyman Newman*

Conservative

7,170

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 2,060
Seat Status: Liberal gain from Conservative
General Election Winners: Liberal

*Christened John Robert Bramston Newman.

15 January - 10 February 1910
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

John Hendley Morrison Kirkwood

Unionist

11,199

Rowland Edward Whitehead

Liberal

9,288

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 1,911
Seat Status: -
General Election Winners: Liberal. The General Election of January/February 1910 produced a hung parliament. The Liberal party won the most seats and formed a minority government with the support of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

3 December - 19 December 1910
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

John Hendley Morrision Kirkwood*

Coalition Unionist

10,108

John Henry Burrows

Liberal

8,891

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 1,217
Seat Status: -
General Election Winners: Liberal. The General Election of December 1910 produced a hung parliament. The Liberal party won the most seats and formed a minority government with the support of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

*John Hendley Morrison Kirkwood resigned from his seat on 06th March, 1912 and on 08th March, 1912 became a Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. His coalition Unionist successor, The Hon. Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, retained the seat in an unopposed bye-election on 16th March, 1912 and stood until 1918 when the South-East Essex seat was reorganised to create a new Southend seat in which he became its first elected MP. The bye-election went unopposed as the Liberal party declined to nominate a candidate and a Mr. Charles Stock of Pitsea had considered standing as a Labour candidate but failed to get the support from the party.

14 December 1918
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Frank Hilder

Coalition Conservative

11,703

Joseph Patrick Cotter

Labour

5,343

Sydney Walter Robinson

Liberal

1,372

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 6,360
Seat Status: -
General Election Winners: A coalition Conservative/Liberal government was formed. The Conservative party won the most seats.

15 November 1922
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Frank Hilder

Conservative

13,522

Philip Christopher Hoffman

Labour

11,459

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 2,063
Seat Status: -
General Election Winners: Conservative

6 December 1923
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Philip Christopher Hoffman

Labour

13,979

Frank Hilder

Conservative

12,379

Electorate:   Turnout:   Majority: 1,600
Seat Status: Labour gain from Conservative
General Election Winners: Conservative. The General Election of 1923 produced a hung parliament. The Conservative party won the most seats but the first ever Labour government was formed which lasted until October 1924.

29 October 1924
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Herbert William Looker

Unionist

19,731

Philip Christopher Hoffman

Labour

13,820

Electorate: 48,412 Turnout:   Majority: 5,911
Seat Status: -
General Election Winners: Conservative

30 May 1929
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

John Richard Anthony Oldfield

Labour

18,756

Herbert William Looker

Conservative

18,130

George Thomas Veness

Liberal

13,030

Electorate: 76,467 Turnout:   Majority: 626
Seat Status: Labour gain from Conservative
General Election Winners: Labour. The General Election of 1929 produced a hung parliament. The Labour party won the most seats and formed a minority government.

27 October 1931
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes

Conservative

30,436

John Richard Anthony Oldfield

Labour

20,066

Felix Greene

National Labour

6,539

Electorate: 85,924 Turnout:   Majority: 10,370
Seat Status: Conservative gain from Labour
General Election Winners: Conservative

14 November 1935
Constituency: South-East Essex

Candidate

Party

Votes

Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes

Conservative

25,912

John Richard Anthony Oldfield

Labour

24,942

Arthur Musgrove Mathews

Liberal

7,797

Electorate: 98,568 Turnout: 59.50% Majority: 970
Seat Status: Conservative Hold
General Election Winners: Conservative
Page added: 2001

Results compiled and written by William Cox, 2001 with revisions and additions 2002-2008, 2010, 2015.
Copyright © 2001-2008, 2010, 2015, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
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