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West Ham South was a parliamentary constituency in the County Borough of West Ham, in what was then Essex but is now Londonmarker. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker.


The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

It was re-established for the 1950 general election, and abolished again for the February 1974 general election.

Members of Parliament

Year Member Party
1885 Joseph Lynn Leicester Lib-Lab
1886 George Edward Banes Conservative
1892 Keir Hardie Independent Labour
1895 George Edward Banes Conservative
1906 Will Thorne Labour
1918 constituency abolished: see Plaistow and Silvertown
1950 constituency recreated
1950 Frederick Elwyn Jones Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Newham South

Election results

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