Chislehurst (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chislehurst
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Kent
19181997
Replaced by Bromley and Chislehurst
Created from Sevenoaks

Chislehurst was a parliamentary constituency in what is now the London Borough of Bromley. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Bromley and Chislehurst constituency. From 1885, most of the area of this constituency had been included in the Sevenoaks seat.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The urban districts of Chislehurst and Sidcup.

1974-1997: The London Borough of Bromley wards of Bickley, Chislehurst, Mottingham, Plaistow and Sundridge, and St Paul's Cray.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Alfred Smithers Unionist
1922 Robert Nesbitt Unionist
1924 Sir Waldron Smithers Conservative
1945 George Wallace Labour
1950 Patricia Hornsby-Smith Conservative
1966 Alistair Macdonald Labour
1970 Patricia Hornsby-Smith Conservative
Feb 1974 Roger Sims Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Chislehurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Sims 24,761 58.4 +0.7
Labour RI Wingfield 9,485 22.4 +3.0
Liberal Democrat TWM Hawthorne 6,683 15.8 −7.3
Liberal I Richmond 849 2.0 −21.0
Green Mrs FM Speed 652 1.5 +1.5
Majority 15,276 36.0 +1.4
Turnout 42,430 78.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.