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Southend's Past General Election Results  

Starting in 1885 when Southend was for the first time represented by a Member of Parliament, we look back at the way the electorate voted.  There are two accounts, a snapshot, listed below, capturing the winners, as well as a detailed view showing all the results 

In Detail

You could be given the impression Southend has always voted 'Blue'.  However, in 1906, when men only had the vote, Southend turned orange: read the story here

 

 

UK General Elections and Southend's Blue Line 

 Date
 Prime Minister
 Southend MP
 Majority
12/01/1885
 The Marquess of Salisbury
 Col WT Makins
 107
05/08/1886
 The Marquess of Salisbury
 Maj FC Rasch
 842
04/08/1892
 William Gladstone
 Maj FC Rasch
 542
12/08/1895
 The Marquess of Salisbury
 Maj FC Rasch
 1,354
03/12/1900
 The Marquess of Salisbury
 Col E Tufnell
 1,354
13/02/1906
 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
 Rowland Whitehead
 2,060
15/02/1910
 Herbert Henry Asquith
 JHM Kirkwood
 1,911
31/01/1911
 Herbert Henry Asquith
 Rupert Guinness
 Unopposed
14/12/1918
 David Lloyd George
 Rupert Guinness
 8,150
15/11/1922
 Andrew Bonar Law
 Rupert Guinness
 6,881
06/12/1923
 Stanley Baldwin
 Rupert Guinness
 113
29/10/1924
 Ramsay MacDonald
 Rupert Guinness
 12,493
30/05/1929
 Ramsay MacDonald
 Gwendolen Guinness
 5,721
27/10/1931
 Ramsay MacDonald
 Gwendolen Guinness
 37,823
14/11/1935
 Stanley Baldwin
 Henry Channon
 24,931
05/07/1945
 Clement Attlee
 Henry Channon
 5,721

 Rupert Guinness

 Gwendolen Guinness

Henry Chips Channon 

 Date
 Prime Minister

 Southend West MP

 Majority
 Southend East MP
 Majority
23/02/1950
Clement Attlee

Henry Channon

 18,746

Sir Stephen McAdden

 2,165
25/10/1951 
Sir Winston Churchill
Henry Channon
 21,755
Sir Stephen McAdden
 4,610
26/05/1955
Sir Anthony Eden
Henry Channon
 18,460
Sir Stephen McAdden
 6,758
08/10/1959
Harold Macmillan

Paul Channon

 17,035
Sir Stephen McAdden
 7,725
15/10/1964
Harold Wilson
Paul Channon
 11,007
Sir Stephen McAdden
 3,367
31/03/1966 
Harold Wilson
Paul Channon
 11,857
Sir Stephen McAdden
 317
18/06/1970
Edward Heath
Paul Channon
 16,885
Sir Stephen McAdden
 6,960
28/02/1974
Harold Wilson
Paul Channon
 3,595
Sir Stephen McAdden
 4,952
10/10/1974 
Harold Wilson
Paul Channon
 7,071
Sir Stephen McAdden
 4,603
03/05/1979 
Margaret Thatcher
Paul Channon
 16,864
Sir Stephen McAdden
 10,774
09/06/1983 
Margaret Thatcher

Paul Channon

 8,033

Sir Teddy Taylor

 10,691
11/06/1987 
Margaret Thatcher
Paul Channon
 8,400
Sir Teddy Taylor
 13,847
09/04/1992 
John Major
Paul Channon
 11,902
Sir Teddy Taylor
 13,111
01/05/1997
Tony Blair

David Amess

 2,615
Sir Teddy Taylor
 4,225
07/06/2001 
Tony Blair
David Amess
 7,941
Sir Teddy Taylor
 7,034
05/05/2005
Tony Blair
David Amess
 8,959

James Dudderidge

 5,490
06/05/2010
Hung Parliament
David Amess
 7,270
James Dudderidge
11,050

 

 Sir Stephen McAdden
 Paul Channon
 Sir Teddy Taylor
 David Amess
 James Dudderidge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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