5 DECEMBER 1885, Page 2

The Metropolis has turned out much more Tory than the

most Tory wire-puller could have hoped. There are sixty-one boroughs, returning sixty-two Members, which may be properly caii. Metropolitan, including, of course, Hampstead, Wands-

worth, Deptford, Wuolwii,11, a.u.1.-.-ngat them. Of these sixty-two Members no fewer than thirty-seven are Tories, and only twenty-five are Liberals. Nor are the Tories by any means confined to the richer parts of London. It is true that both the Kensingtons, Fulham, Hammersmith, North and South Paddington, Hampstead, Spc., return Tories. But so does Ken. nington, Mile End, and Limehouse. St. George's, Hanover Square, returns a Tory, but so does St. George's-in-the-East. Doubtless, an explanation of the large Tory vote in some of the poorest of the districts may be Mr. Parnell's order to the Irish to vote for Tories. On the other hand, all the St. Pancras dis- tricts, the Shoreditch districts, West Ham, Bethnal Green, Ber- mondsey, Stepney, and Poplar have returned Liberals. So far as we can judge from the polls of the London districts, a great number of the kaost miserable must be quite as averse to change as the most prosperous. The slams must often have voted Tory and joined hands with the villa population to wave the flag.