Islington Central (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Islington Central
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members one
Replaced by Islington North
Created from Islington East and Islington South West

Islington Central was a parliamentary constituency in the Islington district of Inner London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The London Borough of Islington wards of Canonbury, Highbury, Holloway, Mildmay, and Quadrant.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 John Grant Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Islington Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Douglas Grant 13,415 51.5 -7.0
Conservative Charles Goodson-Wickes 9,276 35.6 +14.5
Liberal Marie Dunn 2,242 8.6 -6.5
National Front Stewart Chaney 797 3.1 -2.2
Ecology Adrian Williams 310 1.2
Majority 4,139 15.9
Turnout 40,884 63.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Islington Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Douglas Grant 14,689 58.5 +4.6
Conservative C. Stanbrook 5,296 21.1 -2.9
Liberal P.W. Murphy 3,786 15.1 -7.0
National Front R. Score 1,335 5.3
Majority 9,393 37.4
Turnout 45,347 55.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Islington Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Douglas Grant 15,687 53.9
Conservative Richard Devonald-Lewis 6,996 24.0
Liberal I. Stuart 6,447 22.1
Majority 8,691 29.8
Turnout 45,090 64.6
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 3 May 1979. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election October 1974. Politics Resources. 10 October 1974. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election February 1974. Politics Resources. 28 February 1974. Retrieved 2012-01-30.