Ravensbourne (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Bromley & Chislehurst, Beckenham and Orpington|
Ravensbourne was a borough constituency in south London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first-past-the-post system. It existed from the February 1974 general election until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.
This was a safe Conservative seat held by Sir John Hunt for the entire period of its existence.
The constituency was created as Bromley, Ravensbourne and was initially made up of five wards of the London Borough of Bromley: Bromley Common, Keston & Hayes, Martins Hill & Town, West Wickham North and West Wickham South.
In 1983 the constituency was renamed Ravensbourne, and redefined as comprising the following wards: Biggin Hill, Bromley Common & Keston, Darwin, Hayes, Martins Hill and Town, West Wickham North and West Wickham South. Biggin Hill and Darwin wards had previously formed part of the Bromley, Orpington constituency.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Sir John Hunt||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Bromley and Chislehurst, Beckenham & Orpington|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Ravensbourne|
|Conservative||Sir John Hunt||29,506||63.4||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||PJH Booth||9,792||21.0||−4.3|
|Natural Law||JW Shepheard||105||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Ravensbourne|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||G Campbell||11,376||25.31|
|General Election 1983: Ravensbourne|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||CM Boston||11,631||27.02|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Ravensbourne|
|National Front||S Greene||478||1.29|
|General Election October 1974: Ravensbourne|
|National Front||I Stevens||574||1.6|
|General Election February 1974: Ravensbourne|
|National Front||G Parker||786||1.98|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970 No. 1674)
- The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 417)
- F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England, London, 1979
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.