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1901 London County Council election

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1901 London County Council election

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118 Council Seats
  First party Second party
 
Leader McKinnon Wood
Party Progressive Conservative
Leader since 1898
Leader's seat Alderman Kennington
Last election 86 56
Seats won 98 38
Seat change +13 -18
Popular vote 149,997 114,384
Percentage 55.6 42.4
Councillors 98 55
Aldermen 17 2
Seats +/– Increase13 Decrease18

An election to the County Council of London took place in March 1901. The "Moderates" decided to contest the elections under the label of "Conservative and Unionist". Liberals and Socialists continued to contest the elections under the "Progressive" label.

Election result

London Election Result 1901
Electorate: 710,163
Turnout: (37.7%)
Total Valid: 269,711[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Progressive 84 Increase13 55.6 149,997 Decrease7.5
  Conservative 32 Decrease18 42.4 114,384 Increase5.5
  Other 2 Increase2 2.0 5,330 Increase2.0

Constituency results

Battersea and Clapham

Burns
Burns
Battersea[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William J Davies 5,951 38.6
Progressive John Burns 5,906 38.3
Conservative Stanley Boulter 1,829 11.9
Conservative John Dumphreys 1,746 11.3
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Rotton
Rotton
Clapham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Rotton 4,141 34.2
Conservative Thomas Penn Gaskell 4,058 33.5
Progressive George Hewitt 3,903 32.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bethnal Green

Smith
Smith
Bethnal Green North East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Edward A Smith 3,030 36.3
Progressive Edwin Cornwall 2,963 35.5
Conservative Charles Thomas Bruce 1,181 14.2
Conservative Cartaret Fitzgerald Collins 1,169 14.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
Branch
Branch
Bethnal Green South West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Branch 2,401 32.2
Progressive Thomas Wiles 2,365 31.7
Conservative Archibald Hay 1,358 18.2
Conservative Frederick Joseph Coltman 1,329 17.8
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Camberwell

Hardy
Hardy
Dulwich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Hardy 3,312 39.7 +14.7
Conservative John Ratcliffe Cousins 2,587 31.0 -6.6
Conservative James Alfred Thornhill 2,442 29.3 -8.1
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +11.0
Conservative hold Swing
Camberwell North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Richard Strong unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive Henry Robert Taylor unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Verney
Verney
Peckham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Frederick Verney 3,553 31.6 +5.9
Progressive Charles Clarke 3,546 31.6 +2.7
Conservative William Scott-Scott 2,138 19.0 -5.2
Conservative John David Rees 2,000 17.8 -3.4
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing n/a

Chelsea

Jeffery
Jeffery
Chelsea[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Jeffery 4,582 31.8 +4.3
Progressive Emslie Horniman 4,481 31.1 +6.1
Conservative Ernest Louis Meinertzhagen 2,682 18.6 -4.0
Conservative William Elliott 2,659 18.5 -6.5
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

City of London

Alliston
Alliston
City of London[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Prat Alliston 3,325 18.8 -2.2
Conservative Henry Clarke 3,290 18.6 -2.0
Conservative Alfred Louis Cohen 3,251 18.4 -2.1
Conservative Herbert Stuart Sankey 3,138 17.8 -2.8
Progressive Reginald Welby 2,341 13.2 +4.6
Progressive Evan Spicer 2,327 13.2 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing -3.5

Deptford

Webb
Webb
Deptford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Sidney Webb 5,496 33.3 +3.4
Progressive Robert Charles Phillimore 5,349 32.4 +2.7
Conservative Thomas William Marchant 2,865 17.4 -3.9
Conservative Francis Herman Milford Wayne 2,781 16.9 -2.1
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +6.0

Finsbury

Hemphill
Hemphill
Finsbury Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Fitzroy Hemphill 2,023 26.8 +1.4
Progressive Frank Smith 2,021 26.7 +4.5
Conservative Phillip John Rutland 1,796 23.8 -3.0
Conservative Sidney Low 1,722 22.8 -2.8
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +5.8
Baker
Baker
Finsbury East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Joseph Allen Baker 2,471 37.3 +6.6
Progressive Joseph Benson 2,409 36.4 +6.8
Conservative William Porter 870 13.1 -7.1
Conservative Herbert John Marcus 870 13.1 -6.3
Progressive hold Swing +6.7
Progressive hold Swing
Swinton
Swinton
Holborn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. W. Bliss 2,146 37.4 -4.4
Conservative George Swinton 2,135 37.2 -3.2
Progressive Herman Cohen 1,464 25.5 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -7.6

Fulham

Davies
Davies
Fulham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Timothy Davies 5,341 29.3 +5.5
Progressive Peter Lawson 5,259 28.9 +5.1
Conservative Edward George Easton 3,497 19.2 -6.7
Conservative Cameron Gull 3,483 19.1 -7.3
Independent James Edwin Cooney 645 3.5 n/a
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +6.2

Greenwich

Jackson
Jackson
Greenwich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Richard Jackson 4,242 28.5 +1.1
Progressive Frederick William Warmington 3,937 26.5 +3.7
Conservative John Edward Shaw 3,209 21.6 -0.9
Conservative William Kent Lemon 3,178 21.4 -1.0
Independent James Ellis 315 2.1 n/a
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +1.7

Hackney

Wood
Wood
Hackney Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive McKinnon Wood 3,355 33.5 +4.6
Progressive Alfred James Shepheard 3,221 32.2 +3.7
Conservative Stanley Johnson 1,742 17.4 -4.2
Conservative George Cartwright 1,688 16.9 -4.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +4.1
Lampard
Lampard
Hackney North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Lampard 4,458 30.7
Progressive John Edward Sears 4,257 29.4
Conservative Elijah Baxter Forman 2,968 20.5
Conservative Joseph Richmond 2,819 19.4
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Browne
Browne
Hackney South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Edmond Browne 4,231 33.6 +5.9
Progressive Alfred Smith 4,169 33.1 +3.8
Conservative Maurice Edmund Arnold Wallis 2,117 16.8 -4.9
Conservative Frederick Briscoe Oldfield 2,068 16.4 -5.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +4.9

Hammersmith

Rawlings
Rawlings
Hammersmith[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Collins 3,128 26.1 -2.4
Conservative Jocelyn Brandon 3,110 25.9 -2.2
Progressive William Turner Lord 2,885 24.0 +2.2
Progressive Edmund Charles Rawlings 2,874 24.0 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -2.3

Hampstead

Fletcher
Fletcher
Hampstead[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Fletcher 2,476 37.7 +1.6
Progressive William Edward Mullins 2,231 34.0 +5.1
Conservative Edward Bond 1,864 28.4 -6.6
Conservative hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing

Islington

Torrance
Torrance
Islington East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Andrew Mitchell Torrance 3,992 32.6 +4.0
Progressive James Laughland 3,751 30.6 +4.8
Conservative George Frederick Lloyd Mortimer 2,254 18.4 -5.3
Conservative William Beale 2,249 18.4 -3.5
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +4.4
Napier
Napier
Islington North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Thomas Bateman Napier 4,097 32.6 +4.3
Progressive William Coulson Parkinson 4,075 32.4 +6.4
Conservative George Benson Clough 2,206 17.5 -5.7
Conservative Sydney Gedge 2,197 17.5 -5.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +5.4
Williams
Williams
Islington South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Howell Jones Williams unopposed n/a n/a
Independent George Samuel Elliott unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Independent hold Swing n/a
Radford
Radford
Islington West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William Goodman 3,039 34.9 +2.6
Progressive George Heynes Radford 3,014 34.6 +3.6
Conservative Felix Arthur Davies 1,351 15.5 -3.3
Conservative George Alexander Grant 1,296 14.9 -3.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +3.1

Kensington

Pope
Pope
Kensington North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Walter Pope 2,315 26.1 +1.2
Progressive Henry Lorenzo Jephson 2,233 25.1 +0.8
Conservative William Alexander Thomson 2,179 24.5 -1.0
Conservative Hugh Morrison 2,156 24.3 -0.9
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +1.0
Robinson
Robinson
Kensington South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Hallyburton Campbell 2,264 37.6 -3.9
Conservative Richard Robinson 2,253 37.4 3.8
Progressive Edward Holton Coumbe 758 12.6 +3.9
Progressive Rodney John Fennessy 754 12.5 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -3.9

Lambeth

Sharp
Sharp
Brixton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Frederick Dolman 3,244 30.1 +5.7
Progressive Lewen Sharp 3,226 29.9 +5.6
Conservative William Bell 2,180 20.2 -1.1
Conservative Charles Jerome 2,138 19.8 -10.1
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +5.6
Benn
Benn
Kennington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive John Benn 3,505 32.8 +7.0
Progressive Stephen Collins 3,412 32.0 +6.1
Conservative Benjamin William Bennett 1,913 17.9 -6.0
Conservative Joseph Dixon 1,844 17.3 -7.2
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +6.6
Lambeth North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Robert Williams 1,677 27.4 -4.9
Progressive William Wightman 1,761 28.8 +1.6
Conservative Jabez Williams 1,357 22.2 +3.5
Conservative Charles Ansell 1,329 21.7 -0.1
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing -3.3
Hubbard
Hubbard
Norwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Nathaniel William Hubbard 3,770 29.5 +6.9
Progressive George Shrubsall 3,626 28.4 +5.8
Conservative Alfred Rice-Oxley 2,709 21.2 -6.2
Conservative John Cutler 2,669 20.9 -6.4
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +6.3

Lewisham

Cleland
Cleland
Lewisham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James William Cleland 4,370 40.8 +13.5
Conservative George Edward Dodson 3,235 30.2 -6.3
Conservative Theophilus William Williams 3,096 28.9 -7.3
Conservative hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +10.2

Marylebone

Leaf
Leaf
Marylebone East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Walter Leaf 1,959 25.7 +6.0
Independent John Fletcher Little 1,897 24.9 +3.9
Conservative John Samuel Underhill 1,896 24.9 -5.4
Conservative Thomas Brooke-Hitching 1,866 24.5 -4.5
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing +5.0
White
White
Marylebone West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Horace Farquhar 2,290 26.9 -3.5
Conservative Edward White 2,198 25.8 -3.2
Progressive Warren Hastings Sands 2,054 24.2 +3.9
Progressive Walter Gorst Clay 1,961 23.1 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -3.3

Newington

Walworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Russell Spokes 2,607 33.8 +2.5
Progressive Richard Parker 2,566 33.3 +2.0
Conservative Selwyn Joseph Willis 1,251 16.2 -2.5
Conservative Richard Edgcumbe 1,239 16.2 -1.9
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +2.2
Piggott
Piggott
Newington West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive John Piggott 3,020 39.6 +7.1
Progressive James Daniel Gilbert 3,009 39.4 +6.4
Conservative William Lansdale 822 10.8 -6.5
Conservative Thomas Hoare 779 10.2 -6.9
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +6.7

Paddington

Blackwood
Blackwood
Paddington North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Beachcroft 1,962 26.0 -1.2
Progressive John Blackwood 1,916 25.4 +2.0
Conservative Henry Harris 1,858 24.6 -1.9
Progressive Walter Richard Warren 1,820 24.1 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +1.5
Paddington South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Harris 1,618 43.1 -1.1
Conservative Henry Harben 1,611 42.9 -0.4
Progressive Charles George Paddon 524 14.0 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -1.5

St George's Hanover Square

Dickson-Poynder
Dickson-Poynder
St George's Hanover Square[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dickson-Poynder 2,395 36.6 -6.4
Conservative Hubert Greenwood 2,365 36.2 -6.2
Progressive Edwyn Scudamore-Stanhope 1,414 21.6 +7.3
Independent PH Saunders 361 5.5 n/a
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -6.8

St Pancras

St Pancras East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Nathan Robinson 2,858 33.1 +0.2
Progressive Thomas Arthur Organ 2,739 31.8 +1.2
Conservative Edward William Sinclair-Cox 1,525 17.7 -1.2
Conservative John Arthur Angus 1,499 17.4 -0.2
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +0.7
Waterlow
Waterlow
St Pancras North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive David Waterlow 2,791 29.7 +3.9
Progressive Herbert Wilberforce 2,605 27.8 -0.7
Conservative William James Wetenhall 2,051 21.9 -2.5
Conservative Robert James Willis 1,855 19.8 -0.2
Independent John Leighton 80 0.8 -1.0
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +2.1
St Pancras South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Frank Sheffield 1,750 26.1
Progressive Henry Somerset 1,709 25.5
Conservative William Gastrell 1,624 24.3
Conservative Charles Fitzroy Doll 1,612 24.1
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing
Collins
Collins
St Pancras West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive William Job Collins 2,674 29.9 +2.3
Progressive Charles Wynn-Carrington 2,544 28.4 +2.2
Conservative Hugo Charteris 1,869 20.9 -2.1
Conservative Thomas Bentley Westacott 1,860 20.8 -2.4
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +2.2

Shoreditch

Stuart
Stuart
Haggerston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive James Stuart 2,300 35.3 0.0
Progressive Robert Collier 2,251 34.5 -1.0
Conservative William Bridgeman 1,001 15.3 +0.5
Conservative Charles Walker 968 14.8 +0.4
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing -0.5
Ward
Ward
Hoxton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Edward Austin 2,379 28.2 -0.8
Progressive Henry Ward 2,365 28.0 -1.3
Conservative John D Davies 1,878 22.2 +1.2
Conservative Henry Bird 1,827 21.6 +0.9
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing -1.0

Southwark

Cooper
Cooper
Bermondsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive George Cooper 3,147 30.4 +0.2
Progressive Arthur Acland Allen 3,096 29.9 +1.0
Conservative Thomas Cox 2,094 20.2 -0.4
Conservative A Layman 2,026 19.5 -0.8
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +0.6
Glanville
Glanville
Rotherhithe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Harold Glanville 2,934 28.2 +2.2
Progressive Ambrose Pomeroy 2,927 28.1 +0.9
Conservative James Augustus Grant 2,302 22.1 -1.7
Conservative Arthur Pennell 2,244 21.6 -1.4
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +1.5
Southwark West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Edric Bayley unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive Thomas Hunter unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing n/a

Strand

Probyn
Probyn
Strand[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clifford Probyn 2,506 31.3
Conservative Walter Emden 2,452 30.6
Social Reform Arthur Kinnaird 1,571 19.6 n/a
Social Reform William Grey 1,484 18.5 n/a
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Tower Hamlets

Cooper
Cooper
Bow and Bromley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Ben Cooper unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive William Wallace Bruce unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Bawn
Bawn
Limehouse[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Arthur Lewis Leon 1,751 29.1 +1.5
Progressive William Byron Bawn 1,637 27.2 -2.9
Conservative Samuel Hugh Franklyn Hole 1,326 22.1 -0.1
Conservative Dalby Williams 1,297 21.6 +1.6
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing -1.4
Straus
Straus
Mile End[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Bertram Straus 1,941 29.9 +3.9
Progressive John Renwick Seager 1,906 29.4 +2.7
Conservative Ernest Flower 1,341 20.6 -3.4
Conservative George Henry Booth 1,306 20.1 -3.2
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing +3.3
Crooks
Crooks
Poplar[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Will Crooks unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive John McDougall unopposed n/a n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
Progressive hold Swing n/a
St George's in the East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive John Smith 1,123 26.0 -1.8
Conservative George Foster 1,117 25.9 +3.2
Conservative Francis Anderton 1,047 24.3 +1.7
Progressive John Ernest Matthews 1,024 23.7 -3.1
Progressive hold Swing
Conservative gain from Progressive Swing +2.4
Steadman
Steadman
Stepney[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive W. C. Steadman 1,943 26.4 -1.6
Conservative Alfred Thomas Williams 1,842 25.1 +1.5
Progressive Walter Baldwyn Yates 1,792 24.4 -2.1
Conservative Edward Emanuel Micholls 1,774 24.1 +2.2
Progressive hold Swing
Conservative gain from Progressive Swing +1.8
Levy-Lawson
Levy-Lawson
Whitechapel[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Harry Levy-Lawson 1,785 32.9 +2.6
Progressive William Cowlishaw Johnson 1,701 31.3 +3.4
Conservative Donald Alexander Munro 1,053 19.4 -1.2
Conservative Henry Wren Henderson 892 16.4 4.5
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing

Wandsworth

Wandsworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Mark James Mayhew 6,470 37.6 +9.7
Conservative George Longstaff 5,606 32.6 -6.2
Conservative William Hunt 5,138 29.8 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing
Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Westminster

Westminster[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louis Henry Hayter 1,509 35.3 -7.3
Conservative Reginald White Granville-Smith 1,485 34.7 -7.5
Progressive Charles Langstein Heywood 883 20.7 +5.5
Temperance John George Chappell 399 9.3 n/a
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -6.5

Woolwich

Peel
Peel
Woolwich[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William James Squires 3,807 28.4 +0.2
Conservative William Peel 3,669 27.4 +1.8
Progressive Decimus Marsh 3,137 23.4 -1.0
Progressive H. B. D. Woodcock 2,784 20.8 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing +1.1

References

  1. ^ Council. "London County Council Elections 1889 - 1961" (PDF). Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc "London County Council Election." Times [London, England] 4 Mar. 1901: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "The London County Council Election." Times [London, England] 5 Mar. 1901: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Sept. 2016.
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