Southall (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southall
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19451983
Number of members one
Replaced by Ealing Southall
Created from Spelthorne and Uxbridge

Southall was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Southall district of west London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Southall within the parliamentary county of Middlesex, boundaries used 1945-50

The constituency was created for the 1945 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Ealing Southall.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Ealing wards of Dormers Wells, Elthorne, Glebe, Northcote, Northfields, Walpole, and Waxlow Manor.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1945 Walter Ayles Labour
1950 George Pargiter Labour
1966 Syd Bidwell Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Ealing Southall

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Henry Ayles 37,404 64.1 N/A
Conservative George Gillespie Baker 13,347 22.9 N/A
Liberal Wilfred Ashlin Wakefield 7,598 13.0 N/A
Majority 24,057 41.2 N/A
Turnout 58,349 74.2 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Albert Pargiter 27,107 53.9
Conservative Norman John Cole 18,392 36.6
Liberal Walter T Andrews 3,917 7.8
Communist J. A. Purton 839 1.7
Majority 8,715 17.4
Turnout 82.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Albert Pargiter 29,123 57.9
Conservative Humphry John Berkeley 21,169 42.1
Majority 7,954 15.8
Turnout 84.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Albert Pargiter 25,207 57.2
Conservative Arthur Tickler 18,872 42.8
Majority 6,335 14.4
Turnout 76.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Albert Pargiter 22,285 52.7
Conservative Michael T. B. Underhill 19,966 47.3
Majority 2,319 5.5
Turnout 76.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Albert Pargiter 18,041 48.0
Conservative Barbara Maddin 16,144 42.9
British National John Edward Bean 3,410 9.1
Majority 1,897 5.1
Turnout 70.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney James Bidwell 19,989 53.5
Conservative Barbara Maddin 14,642 39.2
British National John Edward Bean 2,768 7.4
Majority 5,347 14.3
Turnout 70.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney James Bidwell 19,389 53.7
Conservative Kenneth G. Reeves 15,166 41.9
National Front James Shaw 1,572 4.4
Majority 4,223 11.7
Turnout 37,399 64.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney James Bidwell 25,726 49.9
Conservative W. A. Gilbey 16,914 32.8
Liberal C. I. N. Arnold 8,640 16.8
Anti-Helmet B. S. Chahal 310 0.6
Majority 8,812 17.1
Turnout 73.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney James Bidwell 24,218 53.8
Conservative R. C. Patten 14,235 31.6
Liberal C. I. N. Arnold 6,557 14.6
Majority 9,983 22.2
Turnout 63.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Southall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney James Bidwell 28,498 54.4
Conservative R. C. Patten 17,220 32.9
Liberal Dick Hains 3,920 7.5
National Front J. Fairhurst 1,545 3.0 N/A
Independent S. Gupta 637 1.2 N/A
Socialist Unity Tariq Ali 477 0.9 N/A
Independent Businessman S. Paul 115 0.2 N/A
Majority 11,278 21.5
Turnout 71.7
Labour hold Swing

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