Ealing Acton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Ealing Acton
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, Ealing North, Ealing Southall
Created from Acton

Ealing Acton was a parliamentary constituency in West London, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

History[edit]

This safe Conservative seat was held by Sir George Young (sometimes known as the 'Bicycling Baronet') for the entire period of its existence.

Boundaries[edit]

The London Borough of Ealing wards of Ealing Common, Hanger Lane, Heathfield, Pitshanger, Southfield, Springfield, Vale, and Victoria.

The constituency consisted of the eastern area of the London Borough of Ealing, in particular central Ealing and Acton. The boundary review implemented in 1997 meant that one seat was lost between the paired boroughs of Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham. This resulted in the division of this seat. The majority of the constituents were placed into the new Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Sir George Young Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush,
Ealing North and Ealing Southall

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Ealing Acton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Young 22,051 49.2 N/A
Labour Gareth J. Daniel 11,959 26.7 N/A
Social Democratic Parry Mitchell 10,593 23.7 N/A
Communist S. Pulley 192 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,092 22.5 N/A
Turnout 44,795 72.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Ealing Acton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Young 25,499 53.4 +4.2
Labour Philip Portwood 13,256 27.8 +1.1
Social Democratic Stephen Brooks 8,973 18.8 −4.9
Majority 12,243 25.6
Turnout 47,728 71.0 −1.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Ealing Acton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Young 22,579 50.6 −2.8
Labour Yvonne E. Johnson 15,572 34.9 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Leslie A. Rowe 5,487 12.3 −6.5
Green Astra I. Siebe 554 1.2 N/A
Independent Conservative Tom Pitt-Aikens 432 1.0 N/A
Majority 7,007 15.7 −9.9
Turnout 44,624 76.0 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing −5.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 27 Apr 2012. 
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

Coordinates: 51°31′N 0°17′W / 51.51°N 0.28°W / 51.51; -0.28