Richmond and Barnes (UK Parliament constituency)

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Richmond and Barnes
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
Major settlements Richmond, Barnes
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Richmond Park; Twickenham
Created from Richmond (Surrey)

Richmond and Barnes was a parliamentary constituency in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, a south-western suburb of the capital. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The constituency was created in 1983 and abolished in 1997.

History[edit]

Richmond and Barnes was represented for its entire 14-year existence by Jeremy Hanley of the Conservative Party. Hanley's main opponent was Alan Watson of the SDP–Liberal Alliance, who narrowly failed to win the seat in the 1983 and 1987 elections.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of the northern part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, being centred around the districts of Richmond and Barnes. It largely replaced the former Richmond (Surrey) constituency in 1983, and was largely replaced by the Richmond Park constituency in 1997.

For its entire existence it consisted of nine electoral wards of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames: Barnes; East Sheen; East Twickenham; Ham and Petersham; Kew; Mortlake; Palewell; Richmond Hill; and Richmond Town.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Jeremy Hanley Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Richmond Park and Twickenham

Elections[edit]

General Election 1992: Richmond and Barnes[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 22,894 50.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Jenny Tonge 19,025 42.2 −1.7
Labour Don Touhig 2,632 5.8 −1.3
Green Mrs Judy S.M. Maciejowska 376 0.8 −0.5
Natural Law Charles H. Cunningham 89 0.2 +0.2
Independent Richard Meacock 62 0.1 +0.1
Anti-Federalist League Mrs Angela K.F. Ellis-Jones 47 0.1 +0.1
Majority 3,869 8.6 +4.7
Turnout 45,125 84.9 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1987: Richmond and Barnes[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 21,729 47.7 +1.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Alan Watson 19,963 43.9 −2.5
Labour Michael Gold 3,227 7.1 0
Green Christina Matthews 610 1.3 +1.3
Majority 1,766 3.9 +3.7
Turnout 54,700 83.2 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1983: Richmond and Barnes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 20,695 46.5 −0.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Alan Watson 20, 621 46.4 +5.8
Labour Keith Vaz 3,156 7.1 −4.3
Majority 74 0.2 −5.9
Turnout 55,845 79.7 −1.6
Conservative hold Swing N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "UK General Election results June 1987". Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "UK General Election results June 1983". Politics Resources. June 1983. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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