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Hackney Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Created from  Hackney
Number of members  1
Created from  Hackney South
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Replaced by  London Borough of Hackney, Hackney South and Shoreditch, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Hackney Central was a borough constituency in what was then the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, in London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


The constituency was created under the Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885 from 1885, and abolished for the 1950 general election. It was recreated for the 1955 general election, and abolished again for the 1983 general election.


1885-1918: The wards of Dalston and De Beauvoir Town, and part of Hackney ward.

1918-1950: The Metropolitan Borough of Hackney wards of Downs, Hackney, and Kingsland, and part of West Hackney ward.

1955-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Hackney wards of Albion, Chatham, Kenninghall, Kingsland, Kingsmead, Leabridge, Pembury, Rushmore, and Town Hall.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Hackney wards of Chatham, Downs, Kingsmead, Leabridge, Rectory, and Wick.

Elections in the 1910s

  • endorsed by the Coalition Government
  • Elections in the 1930s

    General Election 1939/40

    Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Labour: Frederick Watkins
  • Conservative: William Arthur Fearnley-Whittingstall
  • References

    Hackney Central (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia