Monday, November 03, 2008
Uxbridge Parliamentary Constituency
1885 F.D. Dixon-Hartland Con 5,093 66.1%
J.P. Rickman Lib 2,615 33.9%
1886 F.D Dixon-Hartland Con Unopposed
1892 F.D Dixon-Hartland Con 5,172 71.8%
L.C.Probyn Lib 2,029 28.2%
1895 F.D Dixon-Hartland Con Unopposed
1900 F.D Dixon-Hartland Con Unopposed
1906 F.D. Dixon-Hartland Con 6,429 50.6%
Sidney J Pocock Lib 6,284 49.4%
1910 C.T. Mills Con 10,116 65.2%
Sidney J Pockock Lib 5,408 34.8%
1910 C.T. Mills Con 9,005 65.8%
M.C. Mallick Lib 4,286 32.2%
1915* A.R Mills Unopposed
*C.T. Mills Member of Parliament killed WW1 -1915
1918 S.Peel Con 9,814 59.1
Harry Gosling Labour 6,251 37.6%
N.M.Snowball Lib 545 3.3%
Sidney Job Pocock
Liberal Candidate 1906 and 1910
Born 13 September 1854 Died 1931
at Broome Manor, Swindon, Wiltshire
Eighth son of Abraham and LydiaPocock
Tenant farmer from West Of England
Moved to London 1875 "Without a shilling"
Set up business with Mr F.H.Freeth wholesale milk contractor dairy farmer, which prospered into a major company and became chairman of Freeth & Pocock Ltd. later Director of Dairy Outfit Company Limited.
1894 elected Governor Metropolitan Dairyman's Benevolent Institution
Pocock had written widely on agriculture
1892 married Annie Cozens of Brockley (died 1900 during child birth) later married Kate Ethel
Visited Canada three time
Pocock was a non-conformist preacher and regular speaker at Brotherhood (Religious) meetings
Lived at Charlton Court near Shepperton (from last year)1904 and later at Surbiton Hall, Kingston
In 1912 he was knighted
He lost two sons killed in World War I (Sidney Norman Pocock- Corporal in Royal engineers killed February 1915 and Beric Edmund Pocock Lieutenant - London Rifle Brigade May 1916)
At an Liberal meeting on March 19th 1904 at Salem Baptist Church school room.
Christopher Roundell (?) stated they were fighting against money and power and besides the ordinary opposition there were those underground influences which were always in operation when they could not fix, the influence exerted by the Tory squire and Tory Parson.
In 1905 Women’s Association of Liberals in Uxbridge had four branches (Teddington being the largest)
"Liberalism had been dead and dormant in the division for 20 years" and it was 12 years since they last fought
Pocock was described as "an extremely popular candidate with a bluff and hearty manner winning the admiration of friends and opponents alike"
1906 Election Sidney Pocock proposers were:-
John James Richards and Egerton Henry Tucker proposor, seconded by Issac Ellis, George Lowe, James Smith, Albert Edward Viveash, Walter Ayres, Thomas Smith, Henry Palmer, George Spink
George Moses, Blyth Road, Botwell, Hayes (Grocer) and George Lowe Angel Lane, Hayes (Florist)1904 Uxbridge Division Liberal Association
Mr H. W. Willberforce
Christopher Roundell PPC
J. Leno Treasurer
Rev Riches Lowe
Rev F.E. Cossey
C. C. Robbins
W. J. Hutchings
J. Mc Callum
Liberal newspaper "Uxbridge Review"
In 1911 Sidney Job Pocock fought Devizes (Wiltshire) in his native South West England for the Liberals.
Dixon-Hartland was with Winston Churchill founder the Primrose League (Conservative children's association)