Merton and Morden (UK Parliament constituency)

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Merton and Morden
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County County of London
19501974 (1974)
Number of members One
Replaced by Mitcham & Morden
Created from Wimbledon

Merton and Morden was a parliamentary constituency in what was then the Merton and Morden Urban District, but is now part of the London Borough of Merton. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election from part of the Wimbledon constituency, and abolished for the February 1974 general election. It was replaced by the Mitcham and Morden constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban District of Merton and Morden.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Robert Ryder Conservative
1955 Humphrey Atkins Conservative
1970 Janet Fookes Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1950: Merton and Morden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Ryder 23,928 48.72
Labour Co-op Arthur Palmer 21,135 43.03
Liberal Roy Ian Douglas 4,055 8.26
Majority 2,793 5.69
Turnout 88.11
General Election 1951: Merton and Morden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Ryder 26,488 54.53
Labour Co-op Arthur Palmer 22,086 45.47
Majority 4,402 9.06
Turnout 86.66
General Election 1955: Merton and Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Humphrey Atkins 25,373 57.20
Labour Robert J Edwards 18,983 42.80
Majority 6,390 14.41
Turnout 81.64
General Election 1959: Merton and Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Humphrey Atkins 25,603 59.48
Labour Russell Kerr 17,440 40.52
Majority 8,159 18.95
Turnout 82.50
General Election 1964: Merton and Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Humphrey Atkins 19,032 46.37
Labour Kenneth W May 16,234 39.55
Liberal Nicholas D M McGeorge 5,781 14.08
Majority 2,798 6.82
Turnout 82.33
General Election 1966: Merton and Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Humphrey Atkins 20,028 50.53
Labour Kenneth W May 19,608 49.47
Majority 420 1.06
Turnout 81.21
General Election 1970: Merton and Morden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Fookes 18,727 50.82
Labour Kenneth W May 15,244 41.37
Liberal Richard Hallam Insoll 2,876 7.81
Majority 3,483 9.45
Turnout 72.91

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.