Brent South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brent South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Brent South in Greater London.
County Greater London
1974 (1974)2010
Number of members One
Replaced by Brent North
Brent Central
Hampstead & Kilburn
Created from Willesden West

Brent South was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; it was replaced by Brent Central for the 2010 general election. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Since its creation in 1974, the constituency consistently elected Labour MPs with large majorities. At the 2010 general election, Brent South was abolished and split between neighbouring Brent North and two newly created constituencies: Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Chamberlayne, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, and Wembley Central.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, Tokyngton, and Wembley Central.

1997-2010: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Andrew's, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, Tokyngton, and Wembley Central.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Laurie Pavitt Labour
1987 Paul Boateng Labour
2005 Dawn Butler Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Brent Central, Brent North & Hampstead and Kilburn

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election February 1974: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 22,975 53.0 N/A
Conservative James Richard Holt 12,351 28.5 N/A
Liberal Heinz Otto Waschauer 5,804 13.4 N/A
National Front John Harrison-Broadley 1,852 4.3 N/A
Communist Leslie George Burt 380 0.9 N/A
Majority 10,624 24.5 N/A
Turnout 43,362 71.4 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
General Election October 1974: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,611 57.7 +4.7
Conservative Mark Lennox-Boyd 10,558 28.2 −0.3
Liberal John Quentin Gerald Hugh Rappoport 3,929 10.5 −2.9
National Front John Harrison-Broadley 1,388 3.7 −0.6
Majority 11,053 29.5
Turnout 37,486 61.2 −10.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.5
General Election 1979: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 24,178 59.4 +1.7
Conservative David Heathcoat-Amory 12,572 30.9 +2.7
Liberal Paul Russell Hannon 2,859 7.0 −3.5
National Front Avril Georgina Frances Downes 811 2.0 −1.7
Workers Revolutionary Raymond Thomas O'Neill 277 0.7 N/A
Majority 11,606 28.5
Turnout 40,697 68.3 +7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,259 53.3 −6.1
Conservative Charles William Oliver Smedley 10,740 26.9 −4.0
Liberal Roger Graham Billins 7,557 18.9 +11.9
Independent Roy Sawh 356 0.9 N/A
Majority 10,519 26.4
Turnout 39,912 63.6 −4.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.0
General Election 1987: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Boateng 21,140 51.9 −1.4
Conservative Anthony John Paterson 13,209 30.5 +3.6
Liberal Michael Terence Harskin 3,658 10.2 −8.7
Majority 7,931 19.5
Turnout 38,007 64.9 +1.3
Labour hold Swing −1.1

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Boateng 20,662 57.5 +5.6
Conservative Robert John Blackman 10,957 30.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Terence Harskin 3,658 10.2 +0.0
Green Darren Johnson 479 1.3 N/A
Natural Law Chandrakant Indravadan Jani 166 0.5 N/A
Majority 9,705 27.0
Turnout 35,992 64.1 −0.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Boateng 25,180 73.0 +15.5
Conservative Stewart Jackson 5,489 15.9 −14.6
Liberal Democrat Julian Charles Martin Brazil 2,670 7.7 −2.5
Referendum Miss Janet Susan Phythian 497 1.4 N/A
Green David Peter Paul Edler 389 1.1 −0.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Christopher Philip Howard 175 0.5 N/A
Natural Law Miss Anjali Sushil Kaul Mahaldar 98 0.3 −0.2
Majority 16,691 57.1
Turnout 34,498 64.5 +0.4
Labour hold Swing +15.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Boateng 20,984 73.3 +0.3
Conservative Carupiah Selvarajah 3,604 12.6 −3.3
Liberal Democrat Havard Maengwyn Hughes 3,098 10.8 +3.1
Socialist Alliance Michael McDonnell 491 1.7 N/A
Residents and Motorists of Great Britain Tomas Mac Stiofain 460 1.6 N/A
Majority 17,380 60.7
Turnout 28,637 51.2 −13.3
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General Election 2005: Brent South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dawn Butler 17,501 58.8 −14.5
Liberal Democrat James Borbor Allie 6,175 20.7 +9.9
Conservative Rishi Santanu Saha 4,485 15.1 +2.5
Green Rowan Nicholas Charles Langley 957 3.2 +3.2
Independent Shaun Wallace 297 1.0 +1.0
Independent Rocky Richard Fernandez 288 1.0 +1.0
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 61 0.2 +0.2
Majority 11,326 38.1
Turnout 29,764 52.7 +1.5
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′44″N 0°16′20″W / 51.5456°N 0.2721°W / 51.5456; -0.2721