Norwood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Norwood
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
18851997
Number of members One
Replaced by Dulwich & West Norwood, Streatham and Vauxhall
Created from Lambeth

Norwood was a parliamentary constituency in South London which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.

Norwood in the Metropolitan Board of Works area, showing boundaries used from 1885 to 1918.
Norwood in the Parliamentary County of London from 1918 to 1949.
Norwood in the Parliamentary County of London from 1950 to 1974.

History[edit]

The constituency existed from 1885 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election. It was held by the Conservative Party for the first 60 years of its existence. It then oscillated between the Conservatives and Labour until 1966, from which point it was held by Labour until its abolition.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Herne Hill, Knight's Hill, Leigham, Thurlow Park, and Tulse Hill.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Angell, Gypsy Hill, Herne Hill, Knight's Hill, St Martin's, Thurlow Park, and Tulse Hill.

Abolition[edit]

In 1997, constituents were divided between the newly created cross-borough (Lambeth & Southwark) seat of Dulwich and West Norwood to the east, Streatham to the west and Vauxhall to the north.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Lynn Bristowe Conservative
1892 Sir Ernest Tritton Conservative
1906 George Frederic Stewart Bowles Conservative
Jan 1910 Harry Simon Samuel Conservative
1918 Coalition Conservative
1922 Walter Greaves Greaves-Lord Conservative
1935 Duncan Sandys Conservative
1945 Ronald Chamberlain Labour
1950 John Smyth Conservative
1966 John Fraser Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Dulwich and West Norwood, Streatham & Vauxhall

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Norwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Fraser 18,391 53.2 +4.7
Conservative JPE Samways 11,175 32.3 −3.7
Liberal Democrat Mrs SJ Lawman 4,087 11.8 −2.9
Green WSB Collins 790 2.3 +2.3
Natural Law MC Leighton 138 0.4 +0.4
Majority 7,216 20.9 +8.4
Turnout 34,581 66.1 −0.8
Labour hold Swing +4.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 18,359 48.4
Conservative Dominic Charles Roberts Grieve 13,636 36.0
Social Democratic M.M. Noble 5,579 14.7
Rainbow F.M. Jackson 171 0.5
Independent Christian Democrat R.J. Hammond 151 0.4
Majority 4,723 12.4
Turnout 56,602 67.0
Labour hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1983: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 16,280 44.6
Conservative J.P. Parfitt 13,397 36.7
Social Democratic M.M. Noble 6,371 17.5
National Front Mrs. C.M. Williams 343 0.9
Independent J.C. Sanderson 123 0.3
Majority 2,883 7.9
Turnout 55,663 65.6
Labour hold Swing +1.2

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 16,282 47.3
Conservative J. Pritchard 14,342 41.7
Liberal D. Charlesworth 3,051 8.9
National Front Mrs. C.M. Williams 707 2.1
Majority 1,940 5.6
Turnout 48,857 70.4
Labour hold Swing -4.5
General Election October 1974: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 16,449 50.2
Conservative B. Hancock 11,678 35.7
Liberal E. Hawthorne 4,377 13.4
Gay Liberal M.J. Greatbanks 223 0.7
Majority 4,771 14.5
Turnout 52,893 61.9
Labour hold Swing +1.9
General Election February 1974: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 17,320 46.2
Conservative B. Hancock 13,298 35.4
Liberal M. Drake 6,885 18.4
Majority 4,022 10.8
Turnout 52,567 71.3
Labour hold Swing +4.5
General Election 1970: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 16,634 47.4
Conservative Peter Temple-Morris 16,003 45.6
Liberal E. Hawthorne 2,436 7.0
Majority 631 1.8
Turnout 54,432 64.4
Labour hold Swing -2.1

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Denis Fraser 19,103 48.8
Conservative W.D. Wilson 16,830 42.9
Liberal M.A. Green 3,256 8.3
Majority 2,273 5.9
Turnout 54,592 71.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.6
General Election 1964: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John George Smyth 17,624 45.5
Labour John Denis Fraser 17,173 44.3
Liberal D.R. Chapman 3,929 10.2
Majority 451 1.2
Turnout 57,090 67.8
Conservative hold Swing -7.4

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John George Smyth 22,958 52.6
Labour L.L. Reeves 15,975 36.6
Liberal D.R. Chapman 4,744 10.8
Majority 6,983 16.0
Turnout 57,807 75.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
General Election 1955: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John George Smyth 24,831 55.6
Labour J.A. Joyce 19,799 44.4
Majority 5,032 11.2
Turnout 59,385 75.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
General Election 1951: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John George Smyth 27,200 52.9
Labour Ronald Chamberlain 24,251 47.1
Majority 2,949 5.8
Turnout 62,231 82.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.9
General Election 1950: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John George Smyth 24,811 48.4
Labour Ronald Chamberlain 22,736 44.3
Liberal Robin Bruce Fredericke 3,770 7.3
Majority 2,075 4.1
Turnout 60,961 84.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.0

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Chamberlain 16,667 47.3
Conservative Edwin Duncan Sandys 14,644 41.5
Liberal Alfred Wintle 3,944 11.2
Majority 2,023 5.8
Turnout 49,445 71.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19.8

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Lambeth, Norwood

Electorate 59,555

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Duncan Sandys 24,651 66.9
Labour C.W. Gibson 12,195 33.1
Majority 12,456 33.8
Turnout 59,219 62.2
Conservative hold Swing +11.6
Norwood by-election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Duncan Sandys 16,147 51.1
Labour Barbara Bodichon Ayrton-Gould 12,799 40.4
Independent Conservative Richard Findlay 2,698 8.5
Majority 3,348 10.7
Turnout 59,305 53.4
Conservative hold Swing -25.7
General Election 1931: Lambeth, Norwood

Electorate 59,555

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Walter Greaves-Lord 30,851 81.0
Labour Mrs. A.J. Anstey 7,217 19.0
Majority 23,634 62.0
Turnout 59,555 63.9
Conservative hold Swing +20.2

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Lambeth, Norwood

Electorate 58,163

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir Walter Greaves-Lord 19,281 50.6
Labour W. O'Brien Reeves 11,042 28.9
Liberal Edward Stacey Layton 7,823 20.5
Majority 8,239 21.7
Turnout 58,163 65.6
Unionist hold Swing -10.5
General Election 1924: Lambeth, Norwood

Electorate 44,315

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Greaves-Lord 22,178 71.3
Labour G.J. Anstey 8,927 28.7
Majority 13,251 42.6
Turnout 44,315 70.2
Unionist hold Swing +6.3
General Election 1923: Lambeth, Norwood

Electorate 43,495

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Greaves-Lord 12,725 49.3
Liberal Frank Dawson Lapthorn 8,127 31.4
Labour William Archer Hodgson 5,002 19.3
Majority 4,598 17.9
Turnout 43,495 59.4
Unionist hold Swing -9.7
General Election 1922

Electorate 43,029

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Walter Greaves-Lord 16,121 60.8
Liberal Richard Evan Williams Kirby 6,253 23.5
Labour William Archer Hodgson 4,180 15.7
Majority 9,868 37.3
Turnout 43,029 61.7
Unionist hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918

Electorate 40,253

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Conservative Sir Harry Simon Samuel 12,848 65.8
NFDSS Harold Bignold 6,665 34.2
Majority 6,183 31.6
Turnout 40,253 48.5
Coalition Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election December 1910: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Harry Simon Samuel 6,291 59.6
Liberal George Shrubsall 4,265 40.4
Majority 2,026 19.2
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election January 1910: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Harry Simon Samuel 6,958 57.3
Liberal Sir Alexander Waldemar Lawrence, Bt. 5,180 42.7
Majority 1,778 14.6
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1906: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Frederic Stewart Bowles 5,567 54.0
Liberal Nathaniel William Hubbard 4,748 46.0
Majority 819 8.0
Turnout 12,867 80.2
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1900: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Ernest Tritton unopposed
Turnout 11,204 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Ernest Tritton unopposed
Turnout 9,835 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1892: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Ernest Tritton 4,147 61.6
Liberal Dr. H.W. Verdon 2,584 38.4
Majority 1,563 23.2
Turnout 8,884 75.8
Conservative hold Swing -5.9

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Lynn Bristowe 3,334 67.5
Liberal Oscar Browning 1,606 32.5
Majority 1,728 35.0
Turnout 7,501 65.9
Conservative hold Swing +9.8
General Election 1885: Lambeth, Norwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Lynn Bristowe 3,496 57.7
Liberal Peter William Clayden 2,563 42.3
Majority 933 15.4
Turnout 7,501 80.8

References[edit]

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