Carshalton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Carshalton
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19451983
Number of members one
Replaced by Carshalton and Wallington
Created from Mitcham

Carshalton was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Carshalton suburb of London, in what is now the London Borough of Sutton. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1945 general election, from part of the Mitcham seat, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Carshalton and Wallington.

Boundaries[edit]

1945-1974: The Urban Districts of Banstead and Carshalton.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Sutton wards of Beddington North, Beddington South, Carshalton Central, Carshalton North East, Carshalton North West, Carshalton St Helier North, Carshalton St Helier South, Carshalton St Helier West, Carshalton South East, Carshalton South West, Wallington Central, Wallington North, and Wallington South.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1945 Antony Head Conservative Resigned 1960 on being raised to the peerage
1960 by-election Walter Elliot Conservative
Feb 1974 Robert Carr Conservative Previously MP for Mitcham from 1950. Resigned 1976 on being raised to the peerage
1976 by-election Nigel Forman Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Carshalton and Wallington

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Head 20,181 45.34
Labour William F Hawkins 19,164 43.05
Liberal Wilfrid Barrow 5,167 11.61
Majority 1,017 2.28
Turnout 77.07

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Head 29,493 52.52
Labour S Sharman 21,536 38.35
Liberal Dennis W Clarke 5,132 9.14
Majority 7,957 14.17
Turnout 88.14
General Election 1951: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Head 32,634 58.73
Labour Clifford H Davies 22,928 41.27
Majority 9,706 17.47
Turnout 85.07
General Election 1955: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Head 30,429 55.70
Labour Harvey R Cole 18,924 34.64
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 5,277 9.66
Majority 11,505 21.06
Turnout 80.87
General Election 1959: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Antony Head 30,454 53.99
Labour John H Powell 17,210 30.51
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 8,744 15.50
Majority 13,244 23.48
Turnout 82.48

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Carshalton by-election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Elliot 19,175 51.66 -2.33
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 10,250 27.61 +12.11
Labour Brian Thomas 7,696 20.73 -9.78
Majority 8,925 24.04 +0.56
Turnout
General Election 1964: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Elliot 26,118 48.88
Labour Brian Thomas 16,105 30.14
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 11,207 20.98
Majority 10,013 18.74
Turnout 80.18
General Election 1966: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Elliot 24,615 47.02
Labour Philip John Bassett 18,746 35.81
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 8,988 17.17
Majority 5,869 11.21
Turnout 79.35

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Elliot 27,342 53.98
Labour Gilbert S Baker 16,896 33.36
Liberal Jack Henry Gordon Browne 6,411 12.66
Majority 10,446 20.62
Turnout 71.17
General Election February 1974: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 24,440 44.53
Labour PJ Walker 18,750 34.16
Liberal Hester Margaret Gatty Smallbone 11,695 21.31
Majority 5,690 10.37
Turnout 82.89
General Election October 1974: Carshalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Carr 22,538 45.4 0.9
Labour Bernard Frances Atherton 18,840 38 3.8
Liberal Hester Margaret Gatty Smallbone 8,272 16.7 −4.7
Majority 3,698 7.4
Turnout 49,650 74.3 −8.6
Carshalton by-election 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 20,753 51.69 +6.29
Labour Colin Blau 11,021 27.49 -10.46
Liberal John Hatherley 6,028 15.01 -1.65
National Front Terry Denville-Faulkner[2] 1,851 4.61
Conservative Anti-Common Market Reginald Simmerson 251 0.63
Logic Party William Dunmore 133 0.33
Air, Road, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 115 0.29
Majority 9,732 24.2
Turnout 40,152
General Election 1979: Carshalton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Forman 26,492 51.3
Labour MG Ormerod 16,121 31.22
Liberal John Hatherley 8,112 15.71
National Front Terry Denville-Faulkner 919 1.78
Majority 10,371 20.08
Turnout 51,645 76.79

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