South Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Hertfordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Hertfordshire
1974 (1974)1983
Number of members One
Replaced by Hertsmere, Watford and St Albans[1]
Created from Barnet and Enfield West

South Hertfordshire was a constituency in Hertfordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the February 1974 general election and abolished for the 1983 general election when it was partly replaced by the new Hertsmere constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

The Urban District of Potters Bar, the Rural District of Elstree, in the Rural District of St Albans the civil parishes of Colney Heath, London Colney, and St Stephen, and in the Rural District of Watford the civil parish of Aldenham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Cecil Parkinson Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Hertsmere

Election results[edit]

General Election February 1974: South Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 21,190 40.3
Labour Alf Dubs 18,104 34.4
Liberal J Henchley 13,356 25.4
Majority 3,086 5.9
Turnout 82.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: South Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 21,018 42.7
Labour Alf Dubs 18,790 38.2
Liberal J Henchley 9,393 19.1
Majority 2,228 4.5
Turnout 76.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: South Hertfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cecil Parkinson 27,857 54.1
Labour NG Male 16,059 31.2
Liberal G Sattin 7,001 13.6
National Front S Fenn 605 1.2
Majority 11,798 22.9
Turnout 79.0
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Hertfordshire South', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.