Southwark and Bermondsey (UK Parliament constituency)
|Southwark and Bermondsey|
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||North Southwark and Bermondsey|
Southwark and Bermondsey was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Bermondsey district of South London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election and abolished for the 1997 general election. It had a single Member of Parliament throughout its existence, the Liberal Democrat (previously Liberal) Simon Hughes.
The London Borough of Southwark wards of Abbey, Bricklayers, Browning, Burgess, Cathedral, Chaucher, Dockyard, Riverside, and Rotherhithe.
Southwark and Bermondsey consisted of the northern part of the London Borough of Southwark. In 1997 it was largely replaced by the new North Southwark and Bermondsey constituency, with 290 electors moving to the Lewisham Deptford constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1997||constituency abolished: see North Southwark and Bermondsey|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Southwark and Bermondsey|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Hughes||21,459||56.9||+9.4|
|Labour Co-op||Richard Balfe||11,614||30.8||−8.9|
|Conservative||Andy J. Raca||3,794||10.1||−2.5|
|BNP||Stephen J. Tyler||530||1.4||N/A|
|National Front||Terry S. Blackham||168||0.4||N/A|
|Natural Law||Dr. Graham H. Barnett||113||0.3||N/A|
|Communist League||John B. Grogan||56||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+9.2|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Southwark and Bermondsey|
|Labour||John D. Bryan||14,293||39.7||+4.8|
|Communist||Peter N. Power||108||0.3||N/A|
|General Election 1983: Southwark and Bermondsey|
|National Front||James S. Sneath||474||1.4||N/A|
|New Britain||Kevin Timothy Mason||154||0.5||N/A|
|Revolutionary Communist||Afzal Farehk||54||0.2||N/A|
|Independent||Thomas Leslie Keen||50||0.2||N/A|
|Nationalist Party||Miss Susan Caroline McKenzie||50||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.253 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.