Erith and Crayford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Erith and Crayford
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by Erith & Thamesmead and Bexleyheath & Crayford
Created from Dartford

Erith and Crayford was a parliamentary constituency in the London Borough of Bexley, south-east London, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was created for the 1955 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was replaced by the new constituencies of Erith & Thamesmead and Bexleyheath & Crayford.



1955-1974: The municipal borough of Erith; and the urban district of Crayford.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Belvedere, Bostall, Crayford North, Crayford Town, Crayford West, Erith Town, and Northumberland Heath.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Belvedere, Bostall, Crayford, Erith, North End, Northumberland Heath, and Thamesmead East.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1955 Norman Dodds Labour
1965 by-election James Wellbeloved Labour
1981 Social Democrat
1983 David Evennett Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Erith and Thamesmead & Bexleyheath and Crayford


General Election 1992: Erith and Crayford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Evennett 21,926 46.5 +1.3
Labour Nigel Beard 19,587 41.5 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Mrs FM Jamieson 5,657 12.0 -13.3
Majority 2,339 5.0 -10.7
Turnout 47,170 79.7 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing -5.3


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

Coordinates: 51°28′N 0°11′E / 51.46°N 0.18°E / 51.46; 0.18