Finsbury
Former Constituency
for the London County Council
Former constituency
Created1919
Abolished1949
Member(s)2
Created fromFinsbury Central and Finsbury East
Replaced byShoreditch and Finsbury

Finsbury was a constituency used for elections to the London County Council between 1919 and 1949. The seat shared boundaries with the UK Parliament constituency of the same name.

Councillors

Year Name Party Name Party
1919 Alfred Baker Progressive George Gillett Progressive
1922 Otho Nicholson Municipal Reform Rachel Mary Parsons Municipal Reform
1925 James Duncan Municipal Reform Ernest Taylor Municipal Reform
1928 William Harry Martin Labour Charles Robert Simpson Labour
1934 George Edward Hayes Labour
1946 Barbara Marian Dobb Labour Chuni Lal Katial Labour

Election results

1919 London County Council election: Finsbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive George Gillett 2,897 29.9
Progressive Alfred Baker 2,569 26.5
Municipal Reform Henry Baldwin Barton 2,146 22.2
Municipal Reform James Little 2,073 21.4
Majority 423 4.3
Progressive hold Swing
Progressive hold Swing
1922 London County Council election: Finsbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Otho Nicholson 5,778 25.7 +3.5
Municipal Reform Rachel Mary Parsons 5,636 25.1 +3.7
Labour C. H. Brew 3,222 14.3 n/a
Labour Charles Simpson 3,109 13.8 n/a
Progressive Alfred Baker 2,464 11.0 -18.9
Progressive Ida Samuel 2,253 10.0 -16.5
Majority 2,414 10.8 15.1
Municipal Reform gain from Progressive Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1925 London County Council election: Finsbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Municipal Reform Ernest Taylor 5,318
Municipal Reform James Duncan 4,981
Labour Charles Simpson 4,860
Labour William Harry Martin 4,844
Majority
Municipal Reform hold Swing
Municipal Reform hold Swing
1928 London County Council election: Finsbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Harry Martin 7,212
Labour Charles Simpson 7,207
Municipal Reform Alexander Henry Melvill Wedderburn 4,365
Municipal Reform Alfred P. Harrison 4,332
Majority
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
Labour gain from Municipal Reform Swing
1931 London County Council election: Finsbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Simpson 5,866
Labour William Harry Martin 5,863
Municipal Reform J. M. Naylor 4,259
Municipal Reform K. W. M. Green 4,220
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
1934 London County Council election: Finsbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Harry Martin 7,409
Labour George Edward Hayes 7,383
National Municipal M. Franklin 3,226
National Municipal Fordham Flower 3,213
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
1937 London County Council election: Finsbury[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Harry Martin 7,968
Labour George Edward Hayes 7,896
Municipal Reform G. H. Fletcher 3,835
Municipal Reform F. F. A. Burden 3,775
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
1946 London County Council election: Finsbury[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Marian Dobb 3,044
Labour Chuni Lal Katial 2,931
Conservative A. G. Webb 1,727
Conservative C. R. Purnell 1,719
Communist Kay Beauchamp 1,167
Communist Ann C. Murray 1,067
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold 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.