Chislehurst (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chislehurst
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Kent
19181997
Replaced by Bromley and Chislehurst
Created from Sevenoaks

Chislehurst was a parliamentary constituency in what is now the London Borough of Bromley. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Bromley and Chislehurst constituency. From 1885, most of the area of this constituency had been included in the Sevenoaks seat.

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1945: The Urban Districts of Chislehurst and Foot's Cray, the Rural District of Bromley, and part of the Rural District of Dartford.

1945-1950: The Urban Districts of Chislehurst, and Sidcup and Swanscombe, and part of the Rural District of Dartford.

1950-1974: The Urban Districts of Chislehurst and Sidcup.

1974-1997: The London Borough of Bromley wards of Bickley, Chislehurst, Mottingham, Plaistow and Sundridge, and St Paul's Cray.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Sir Alfred Smithers Unionist
1922 Robert Nesbitt Unionist
1924 Sir Waldron Smithers Conservative
1945 George Wallace Labour
1950 Patricia Hornsby-Smith Conservative
1966 Alistair Macdonald Labour
1970 Patricia Hornsby-Smith Conservative
Feb 1974 Roger Sims Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Chislehurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 24,761 58.4 +0.7
Labour R. Ian Wingfield 9,485 22.4 +3.0
Liberal Democrat T. William M. Hawthorne 6,683 15.8 −7.3
Liberal I Richmond 849 2.0 −21.0
Green Frances M. Speed 652 1.5 +1.5
Majority 15,276 36.0 +1.4
Turnout 42,430 78.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Chislehurst[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 24,165 57.62 +1.9
Liberal Richard Younger-Ross 9,658 23.03 -2.29
Labour Selwyn Ward 8,115 19.35 +0.9
Majority 14,507 34.59
Turnout 41,938 75.52
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Chislehurst[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 22,108 55.72 +1.19
Liberal Philip Lingard 10,047 25.32 +12.81
Labour Alistair Macdonald 7,320 18.45 -13.18
BNP Alfred Waite 201 0.51 N/A
Majority 12,061 30.4
Turnout 39,676 72.71
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Chislehurst[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 23,259 54.53 +8.21
Labour Christopher Howes 13,494 31.64 -5.15
Liberal Brian Harry Taylor 5,335 12.51 -4.38
National Front Raymond Frederick George Hoy 564 1.32 N/A
Majority 9,765 22.89
Turnout 42,652 78.95
Conservative hold Swing +6.68
General Election, October 1974: Chislehurst[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 18,926 46.32 +0.38
Labour Alistair Macdonald 15,032 36.79 +3.10
Liberal John Martin Crowley 6,900 16.89 -3.47
Majority 3,894 9.53
Turnout 40,858 76.11
Conservative hold Swing -1.36
General Election, February 1974: Chislehurst[3][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Sims 20,595 45.95
Labour Alistair Macdonald 15,102 33.69
Liberal Robert Frank Webster 9,127 20.36
Majority 5,493 12.25
Turnout 44,824 84.31
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Chislehurst[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 24,650 49.10
Labour Alistair Macdonald 21,287 42.40
Liberal Ron Coverson 4,268 8.50
Majority 3,363 6.70
Turnout 75.43
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Chislehurst [8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alistair Macdonald 22,757 45.09 +3.85
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 21,947 43.49 -0.77
Liberal Paul Hayden 5,761 11.42 -3.08
Majority 810 1.61 N/A
Turnout 50,465 84.26 +1.40
Registered electors 59,895
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.31
General Election 1964: Chislehurst [10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 22,251 44.26 -6.05
Labour Ronald W Huzzard 20,736 41.24 +3.98
Liberal Sheilagh M Hobday 7,291 14.50 +2.06
Majority 1,515 3.01 -10.04
Turnout 50,278 82.86 -2.95
Registered electors 60,678
Conservative hold Swing -5.02

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Chislehurst [12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 25,748 50.31 +0.56
Labour Margaret Reid 19,069 37.26 -4.63
Liberal David C Blackburn 6,366 12.44 +4.08
Majority 6,679 13.05 +5.20
Turnout 51,183 85.81 +0.94
Registered electors 59,646
Conservative hold Swing +2.60
General Election 1955: Chislehurst [14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 24,514 49.75 -1.04
Labour George Wallace 20,644 41.89 -7.32
Liberal David C Blackburn 4,120 8.36 N/A
Majority 3,870 7.85 +6.28
Turnout 49,278 84.87 -3.10
Registered electors 58,063
Conservative hold Swing +3.14
General Election 1951: Chislehurst [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 31,679 50.79 +6.0
Labour George Wallace 30,699 49.21 +4.72
Majority 980 1.57 +1.27
Turnout 62,378 87.97 +1.66
Registered electors 70,906
Conservative hold Swing +0.64
General Election 1950: Chislehurst [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Hornsby-Smith 25,215 44.79 +7.49
Labour George Wallace 25,048 44.49 -4.98
Liberal David A Hughes 6,039 10.73 -2.50
Majority 167 0.30 N/A
Turnout 56,302 86.31 +13.90
Registered electors 65,231
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.24

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Chislehurst [20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Wallace 25,522 49.47 +27.67
Conservative Nigel Fisher 19,243 37.30 -31.61
Liberal Ernest Charles Gendall Hawkins 6,824 13.23 +3.90
Majority 6,279 12.17 N/A
Turnout 51,589 72.41 +6.35
Registered electors 71,246
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +29.64

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Chislehurst [20][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Waldron Smithers 38,705 68.91 -16.05
Labour WT Colyer 12,227 21.77 +6.73
Liberal J Alun Williams 5,238 9.33 N/A
Majority 26,478 47.14 -22.78
Turnout 56,170 66.06 -3.74
Registered electors 85,024
Conservative hold Swing -11.39
General Election 1931: Chislehurst [20][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Waldron Smithers 32,371 84.96 +31.2
Labour WT Colyer 5,731 15.04 -2.4
Majority 26,640 69.92 +44.9
Turnout 38,102 69.80 +0.2
Registered electors 54,589
Conservative hold Swing +16.8

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Chislehurst [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Waldron Smithers 16,909 53.8 -12.3
Liberal James Douglas Bateman 9,025 28.8 +12.1
Labour James Lamb Thomson 5,445 17.4 +0.2
Majority 7,884 25.0 -23.9
Turnout 69.6 -3.1
Unionist hold Swing -12.2
General Election 1924: Chislehurst [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Waldron Smithers 14,440 66.1
Labour John Lamb Thomson 3,757 17.2
Liberal Robert Charles Reginald Nevill 3,647 16.7
Majority 10,683 48.9
Turnout 72.7
Unionist hold Swing
David Mason
R.C. Nesbitt
General Election 1923: Chislehurst [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Chancellor Nesbitt 9,725 55.5 -9.9
Liberal Robert Charles Reginald Nevill 7,806 44.5 +9.9
Majority 1,919 11.0 -19.8
Turnout 60.5
Unionist hold Swing -9.9
General Election 1922: Chislehurst [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Robert Chancellor Nesbitt 11,801 65.4 -11.4
Liberal David Marshall Mason 6,256 34.6 n/a
Majority 5,545 30.8
Turnout 63.7 +13.3
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Chislehurst [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist 8,314 76.8 n/a
National Party Alfred Edmunds 2,507 23.2 n/a
Majority 5,807 53.6 n/a
Turnout 40.4 n/a
Unionist win
  • endorsed by the Coalition Government

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "'Chislehurst', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "'Chislehurst', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWebProject. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "UK General Election results May 1979". Politics Resources. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "UK General Election results October 1974". Politics Resources. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "UK General Election results February 1974". Politics Resources. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
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  24. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig