Brent South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brent South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brent South in Greater London.
County Greater London
1974 (1974)2010
Number of members One
Replaced by Brent North
Brent Central
Hampstead & Kilburn
Created from Willesden West

Brent South was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; it was replaced by Brent Central for the 2010 general election. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Since its creation in 1974, the constituency consistently elected Labour MPs with large majorities. At the 2010 general election, Brent South was abolished and split between neighbouring Brent North and two newly created constituencies: Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Chamberlayne, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, and Wembley Central.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, Tokyngton, and Wembley Central.

1997-2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Andrew's, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, Tokyngton, and Wembley Central.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Laurie Pavitt Labour Co-operative
1987 Paul Boateng Labour
2005 Dawn Butler Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Brent North, Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dawn Butler 17,501 58.8 −14.5
Liberal Democrat James B. Allie 6,175 20.7 +9.9
Conservative Rishi S. Saha 4,485 15.1 +2.5
Green Rowan N.C. Langley 957 3.2 +3.2
Independent Shaun Wallace 297 1.0 +1.0
Independent Rocky R. Fernandez 288 1.0 +1.0
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 61 0.2 +0.2
Majority 11,326 38.1
Turnout 29,764 52.7 +1.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2001: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Boateng 20,984 73.3 +0.3
Conservative Carupiah Selvarajah 3,604 12.6 −3.3
Liberal Democrat Havard M. Hughes 3,098 10.8 +3.1
Socialist Alliance Mick McDonnell 491 1.7 N/A
Residents and Motorists of Great Britain Tomas Mac Stiofain 460 1.6 N/A
Majority 17,380 60.7
Turnout 28,637 51.2 −13.3
Labour hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Boateng 25,180 73.0 +15.5
Conservative Stewart Jackson 5,489 15.9 −14.6
Liberal Democrat Julian C.M. Brazil 2,670 7.7 −2.5
Referendum Party Miss Janet S. Phythian 497 1.4 N/A
Green David P.P. Edler 389 1.1 −0.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Christopher P. Howard 175 0.5 N/A
Natural Law Miss Anjali S.K. Mahaldar 98 0.3 −0.2
Majority 16,691 57.1
Turnout 34,498 64.5 +0.4
Labour hold Swing +15.1
General Election 1992: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Boateng 20,662 57.5 +5.6
Conservative Robert J. Blackman 10,957 30.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Mike T. Harskin 3,658 10.2 +0.0
Green Darren Johnson 479 1.3 N/A
Natural Law Jani Chandrakant 166 0.5 N/A
Majority 9,705 27.0
Turnout 35,992 64.1 −0.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Boateng 21,140 51.9 −1.4
Conservative A.J. Paterson 13,209 30.5 +3.6
Liberal Mike T. Harskin 3,658 10.2 −8.7
Majority 7,931 19.5
Turnout 38,007 64.9 +1.3
Labour hold Swing −1.1
General Election 1983: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,259 53.3 −6.1
Conservative C.W.O. Smedley 10,740 26.9 −4.0
Liberal R.G. Billins 7,557 18.9 +11.9
Independent R. Sawh 356 0.9 N/A
Majority 10,519 26.4
Turnout 39,912 63.6 −4.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 24,178 59.4 −0.7
Conservative David Heathcoat-Amory 12,572 30.9 +2.7
Liberal P. Hannon 2,859 7.0 −3.5
National Front A. Downes 811 2.0 −1.7
Workers Revolutionary R. O'Neill 277 0.7 N/A
Majority 11,606 28.5
Turnout 40,697 68.3 +7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.7
General Election October 1974: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,611 57.7 +4.7
Conservative Mark Lennox-Boyd 10,558 28.2 −0.3
Liberal Q. Rappoport 3,929 10.5 −2.9
National Front J. Harrison-Broadley 1,388 3.7 −0.6
Majority 11,053 29.5
Turnout 37,486 61.2 −10.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.5
General Election February 1974: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 22,975 53.0 N/A
Conservative J.R. Holt 12,351 28.5 N/A
Liberal H. Waschauer 5,804 13.4 N/A
National Front J. Harrison-Broadley 1,852 4.3 N/A
Communist L. Burt 380 0.9 N/A
Majority 10,624 24.5 N/A
Turnout 43,362 71.4 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′44″N 0°16′20″W / 51.5456°N 0.2721°W / 51.5456; -0.2721