Hendon North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hendon North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
Electorate 51,514 (1992)[1]
19451997
Number of members One
Replaced by Hendon and Hertsmere
Created from Hendon
European Parliament constituency London North

Hendon North was a constituency in the former Municipal Borough of Hendon (later subsumed into the London Borough of Barnet) which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1945 general election as the existing Hendon constituency was too large (the estimated electorate in 1941 was 217,900 [2]), and lasted until the 1997 general election when the London Borough of Barnet's Parliamentary representation was reduced from four seats to three.

Hendon North constituency within the parliamentary county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1974

Boundaries[edit]

1945-1974: The Municipal Borough of Hendon wards of Burnt Oak, Edgware, Mill Hill, and West Hendon.

1974-1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Burnt Oak, Colindale, Edgware, Hale, and Mill Hill.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1945 Barbara Ayrton-Gould Labour
1950 Ian Orr-Ewing Conservative
1970 John Gorst Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Hendon North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,569 53.2 −2.4
Labour D Hill 13,447 34.8 +9.3
Liberal Democrat P Kemp 4,136 10.7 −8.2
Green P Duncan 430 1.1 N/A
Natural Law P Orr 95 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,122 18.4
Turnout 38,677 75.08
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hendon North [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,155 55.6
Labour Mrs. Jenny Rachel Manson 9,223 25.5
Social Democratic Mrs. Elisabeth Jean Davies 6,859 18.9
Majority 10,932 30.2
Turnout 36,237 65.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hendon North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,499 49.9
Social Democratic K Craig 9,474 25.6
Labour A M Williams 8,786 23.7
Nationalist Party Bernard Franklin 194 0.5
Independent R Clayton 116 0.3
Majority 9,025 24.3
Turnout 37,068 68.01
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Hendon North [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,766 52.1
Labour F Cooper 14,374 36.0
Liberal C Perkin 4,113 10.3
National Front Bernard Franklyn 638 1.6
Majority 6,392 16.0
Turnout 73.82
Conservative hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Hendon North [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 16,299 44.55
Labour John Stanley Champion 14,549 39.68
Liberal I Senior 5,822 15.88
Majority 1,750 4.77
Turnout 72.24
Conservative hold Swing 0.79
General Election, February 1974: Hendon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 17,285 42.63
Labour John Stanley Champion 14,673 36.19
Liberal David Edwards 8,585 6.44
Majority 2,612 6.44
Turnout 80.91
Conservative hold Swing 1.1
General Election 1970: Hendon North [9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,192 49.3
Labour Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine 15,013 40.7
Liberal Gerald Cass 3,704 10.0
Majority 3,179 8.6
Turnout 70.95
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Hendon North [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 18,468 46.36
Labour Ernest Wistrich 17,868 44.85
Liberal Gerald Cass 3,503 8.79
Majority 600 1.51
Turnout 80.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Hendon North [12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 17,784 44.3
Labour Alan Jinkinson 16,660 41.5
Liberal John Holmes 5,719 14.2
Majority 1,124 2.8
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Hendon North [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 21,898 50.85
Labour Co-op Cecil Genese 16,566 38.47
Liberal Lady Hills 4,598 10.68
Majority 5,332 12.38
Turnout 81.67
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Hendon North [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 21,934 50.69
Labour Elizabeth Monkhouse 17,874 41.30
Liberal Donald Barrington-Hudson 3,467 8.01
Majority 4,060 9.38
Turnout 80.66
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Hendon North [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 23,329 49.23
Labour Finlay Rea 20,738 43.76
Liberal Kenneth Jupp 3,319 7.00
Majority 2,591 5.47
Turnout 86.28
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Hendon North [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 20,755 44.4
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 18,500 39.6
Liberal Edward Martell 6,575 14.1
Communist Marjorie Pollitt[19] 918 2.0
Majority 2,225 4.8
Turnout 86.33
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Hendon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 18,251 47.61
Conservative EWC Flavell 13,607 35.49
Liberal FA Sellers 6,478 16.90
Majority 4,644 12.11
Turnout 75.09
Labour win

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "'Hendon North', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWebProject. Cognitive Computing Limited. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ The Guinness Book Of Records 1980
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1994
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1990
  6. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i11.htm
  7. ^ UK General Election results May 1979 at politicsresources.net
  8. ^ UK General Election results October 1974 at politicsresources.net
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1972
  10. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970. 
  11. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1965
  13. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  14. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959. 
  15. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  16. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1951
  17. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  18. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1951
  19. ^ "Results". Aberdeen Press and Journal Aberdeenshire. 24 February 1950. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

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