Southwark and Bermondsey (UK Parliament constituency)

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Southwark and Bermondsey
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by North Southwark and Bermondsey
Created from 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.

History[edit]

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Simon Hughes Liberal
1988 Liberal Democrat
1997 constituency abolished: see North Southwark and Bermondsey

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Southwark and Bermondsey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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
Majority 9,845 26.1 +18.4
Turnout 37,734 62.3 −2.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +9.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Southwark and Bermondsey[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Simon Hughes 17,072 47.4 −2.4
Labour John D. Bryan 14,293 39.7 +4.8
Conservative Oliver Heald 4,522 12.6 −0.4
Communist Peter N. Power 108 0.3 N/A
Majority 2,779 7.7 −7.3
Turnout 35,995 64.9 +3.2
Liberal hold Swing −3.6
General Election 1983: Southwark and Bermondsey[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Simon Hughes 17,185 49.9 N/A
Labour John Tilley 12,021 34.9 N/A
Conservative Robert Hughes 4,481 13.0 N/A
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
Majority 5,164 15.0 N/A
Turnout 34,469 61.7 N/A
Liberal win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.253 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge87/i18.htm
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i18.htm