Sidcup (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sidcup was a parliamentary constituency centred on Sidcup, an outer suburb of London in the London Borough of Bexley. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was partially replaced by the Old Bexley and Sidcup constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

The London Borough of Bexley wards of Lamorbey East, Lamorbey West, North Cray, St Mary's, Sidcup East, and Sidcup West.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Rt Hon Edward Heath Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election Results[edit]

General Election 1979: Sidcup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt. Hon. Edward Richard George Heath 23,692 59.81
Labour F. Keohane 10,236 25.84
Liberal Peter Vickers 4,908 12.39
National Front A. Webb 774 1.95
Majority 13,456 33.97
Turnout 79.26
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Sidcup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt. Hon. Edward Richard George Heath 18,991 50.5
Labour William John Jennings 11,448 30.4
Liberal Ian Richard Philip Josephs 6,954 18.5
Independent Douglas Hartley Jones 174 0.5
Independent Marcus John Norton 61 0.2
Majority 7,543 20.1
Turnout 75.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Sidcup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rt. Hon. Edward Richard George Heath 20,448 49.1
Labour Colin Frances Hargrave 10,750 25.8
Liberal Oliver Charles Napier Moxon 9,847 23.64
Anti-EEC Donald Bennett 613 1.47
Majority 9,698 23.28
Turnout 84.85
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bexley
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
February 28, 1974 – March 4, 1974
Succeeded by
Huyton
Preceded by
Huyton
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Finchley