Lewisham South (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Lewisham South 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 South in the Parliamentary County of London 1950-74

The Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham wards of Bellingham, Catford, Downham, and Hither Green.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Herbert Morrison Labour
1959 Carol Johnson Labour
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Herbert Morrison
General Election 1950: Lewisham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Morrison 26,666 54.58
Conservative Frederick Gough 18,892 38.67
Liberal George William Rouse 2,665 5.45
Communist J. W. Jones 635 1.30
Majority 7,774 15.91
Turnout 48,858 86.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Lewisham South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Morrison 27,559 56.61
Conservative Charles Ross Hutchinson 20,548 42.21
Communist John Mahon 578 1.19
Majority 7,011 14.40
Turnout 48,685 85.36
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Lewisham South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Herbert Morrison 23,821 55.79
Conservative John C Arnold 17,478 40.93
Independent John Loverseed 1,400 3.28
Majority 6,343 14.86
Turnout 42,699 77.66
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Lewisham South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Johnson 22,354 51.99
Conservative John Hunt 19,273 45.44
Alert Party George Forrester 788 1.86
Majority 3,081 7.26
Turnout 42,415 78.60
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964:[4][5] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Johnson 20,078 52.46
Conservative Barney Hayhoe 12,486 32.63
Liberal Frank Bennett 5,706 14.91
Majority 7,592 19.84
Turnout 38,270 74.78
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966:[6][7] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Johnson 21,165 56.91
Conservative Gordon Dixon 11,247 30.24
Liberal Frank Bennett 4,779 12.85
Majority 9,918 26.67
Turnout 37,191 75.13
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970:[8][9] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Johnson 19,217 57.02
Conservative Gordon Dixon 13,665 40.55
Independent Diane Hart 821 2.44
Majority 5,552 16.47
Turnout 33,703 65.74
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  3. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow, 1973
  5. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  9. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.