Hendon South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hendon South 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, when the existing Hendon constituency was split into two parts, and abolished for the 1997 general election.

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

The constituency included the wards of Childs Hill, Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and West Hendon. At the 1997 redistribution the wards of Childs Hill, Golders Green, and Hampstead Garden Suburb were transferred to the new constituency of Finchley and Golders Green along with wards from the old Finchley constituency, while West Hendon was transferred to the new Hendon constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

1945-1974: The municipal borough of Hendon wards of Central Hendon, Childs Hill, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, and Park.

1974-1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Childs Hill, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, Hendon, and West Hendon.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1945 Hugh Lucas-Tooth Conservative
1970 Peter Thomas Conservative
1987 John Marshall Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: South Hendon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Munro-Lucas-Tooth 24,917 52.2
Labour Thomas Sargant 15,389 32.2
Liberal Cyril James Hastings Tolley 7,436 15.6
Majority 9,528 20.0
Turnout 83.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election February 1974: South Hendon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thomas 17,795 44.4
Liberal MD Colne 11,198 27.94
Labour RM Hadley 11,088 27.66
Majority 6,597 16.46
Turnout 40,079 77.89
General Election October 1974: South Hendon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thomas 16,866 46.63
Labour RM Hadley 11,903 32.91
Liberal MD Colne 7,404 20.47
Majority 4,963 13.72
Turnout 36,171 69.71
General Election 1979: South Hendon[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thomas 19,981 52.77
Labour WP Mantle 11,231 26.99
Liberal Monroe Palmer 5,799 15.32
Ecology G Syer 563 1.49
National Front Albert Elder 290 0.77
Majority 8,750 23.11
Turnout 37,864 70.18

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: South Hendon[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thomas 17,115 48.61
SDP–Liberal Alliance Monroe Palmer 10,682 30.34
Labour DN Neall 7,415 21.06
Majority 6,433 18.27
Turnout 35,210 65.29
General Election 1987: South Hendon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Leslie Marshall 19,341 55.55
SDP–Liberal Alliance Monroe Palmer 8,217 23.6
Labour L Christian 7,261 20.85
Majority 11,124 31.95
Turnout 34,820 63.82

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: South Hendon[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Leslie Marshall 20,593 58.78
Labour L Lloyd 8,546 24.39
Liberal Democrat J Cohen 5,609 16.01
Natural Law J Leslie 289 0.82
Majority 12,047 34.38
Turnout 35,037 72.39

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′N 0°11′W / 51.56°N 0.19°W / 51.56; -0.19