Hendon North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hendon North was a constituency in the former Municipal Borough of Hendon (later subsumed into the London Borough of Barnet) which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1945 general election as the existing Hendon constituency was too large (the estimated electorate in 1941 was 217,900 [1]), and lasted until the 1997 general election when the London Borough of Barnet's Parliamentary representation was reduced from four seats to three.

Hendon North constituency within the parliamentary county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1945-50.

Boundaries[edit]

1945-1974: The municipal borough of Hendon wards of Burnt Oak, Edgware, Mill Hill, and West Hendon.

1974-1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Burnt Oak, Colindale, Edgware, Hale, and Mill Hill.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1945 Barbara Ayrton-Gould Labour
1950 Ian Orr-Ewing Conservative
1970 John Gorst Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Hendon North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,569 53.2
Labour D Hill 13,447 34.8
Liberal Democrat P Kemp 4,136 10.7
Green P Duncan 430 1.1
Natural Law P Orr 95 0.2
Majority 7,122 18.4
Turnout 38,677 75.08

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hendon North [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,155 55.6
Labour J Manson 9,223 25.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance E Davies 6,859 18.9
Majority 10,932 30.2
Turnout 36,237 65.8
General Election 1983: Hendon North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,499 49.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance K Craig 9,474 25.6
Labour A M Williams 8,786 23.7
Nationalist Party Bernard Franklin 194 0.5
Independent R Clayton 116 0.3
Majority 9,025 24.3
Turnout 37,068 68.01

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Hendon North [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,766 52.1
Labour F Cooper 14,374 36.0
Liberal C Perkin 4,113 10.3
National Front Bernard Franklyn 638 1.6
Majority 6,392 16.0
General Election 1970: Hendon North [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,192 49.3
Labour A A M Irvine 15,013 40.7
Liberal M G Cass 3,704 10.0
Majority 3,179 8.6

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Hendon North [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir C I Orr-Ewing 17,784 44.3
Labour A R Jinkinson 16,660 41.5
Liberal J H Holmes 5,719 14.2
Majority 1,124 2.8

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Hendon North [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 20,755 44.4
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 18,500 39.6
Liberal Edward Martell 6,575 14.1
Communist Party M Pollitt 918 2.0
Majority 2,225 4.8

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The Guinness Book Of Records 1980
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1994
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1990
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i11.htm
  6. ^ UK General Election results May 1979 at politicsresources.net
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1972
  8. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1965
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1951

Coordinates: 51°37′N 0°15′W / 51.62°N 0.25°W / 51.62; -0.25