Lewisham North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Lewisham North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1950–February 1974
Number of members one
Replaced by Lewisham Deptford and Lewisham East
Created from Lewisham East

Lewisham North was a parliamentary constituency in Lewisham, London which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Lewisham North in the Parliamentary County of London from 1950 to 1974.

The Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham wards of Blackheath and Church Lee, Ladywell, Lewisham Park, Lewisham Village, Manor Lee, and South Lee.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1950 Austin Hudson Conservative Died November 1956
1957 by-election Niall MacDermot Labour
1959 Christopher Chataway Conservative
1966 Roland Moyle Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1970: Lewisham North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roland Moyle 18,235 51.45
Conservative Hugh Samuel 17,208 48.55
Majority 1,027 2.90
Turnout 68.49
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Lewisham North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roland Moyle 20,352 53.08
Conservative Christopher Chataway 17,989 46.92
Majority 2,363 6.16
Turnout 77.41
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1964: Lewisham North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Chataway 17,144 45.42
Labour Henry Collins 16,801 44.51
Liberal Trevor Lloyd-Jones 3,798 10.06
Majority 343 0.91
Turnout 74.56
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Lewisham North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Chataway 22,125 51.99 -1.97
Labour Niall MacDermot 17,512 41.15 -4.89
Liberal Kenneth John Brookes 2,921 6.86 N/A
Majority 4,613 10.84 +2.93
Turnout 81.19
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
United Kingdom Parliament: Lewisham North by-election 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Niall MacDermot 18,516 49.50 +3.46
Conservative Norman Farmer 17,406 46.53 -7.43
Independent loyalist Leslie Greene 1,487 3.97 N/A
Majority 1,110 2.97
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1955: Lewisham North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Hudson 22,070 53.96 +0.50
Labour Trevor Williams 18,834 46.04 -0.50
Majority 3,236 7.91 +0.98
Turnout 40,904 77.93 -6.09
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Lewisham North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Hudson 24,406 53.46
Labour Trevor Williams 21,243 46.54
Majority 3,163 6.93
Turnout 84.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Lewisham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Hudson 22,465 49.56
Labour FB Copeman 19,974 44.07
Liberal SG Smith 2,888 6.37
Majority 2,491 5.50
Turnout 84.51
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970. 
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959. 
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.