Wembley North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wembley North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1945–February 1974
Number of members one
Replaced by Brent North
Created from Hendon

Wembley North was a parliamentary constituency in what was then the Borough of Wembley in North-West London. 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 voting system.

History[edit]

Wembley North constituency within the county of Middlesex, boundaries 1945–50

The constituency was created at the 1945 general election, and abolished at the February 1974 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1945 Charles Hobson Labour
1950 Eric Bullus Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Brent North

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Wembley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Rider Hobson 15,677 43.62
Conservative Lt-Cdr. Peter Scott 15,245 42.42
Liberal Lt-Col. Ian Clive Baillieu 5,019 13.96
Majority 432 1.20
Turnout 76.82
Labour win

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Wembley North [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 22,430 51.94
Labour Bernard Lewis 14,987 34.70
Liberal Bernard Dann 5,770 13.36
Majority 7,443 17.24
Turnout 88.47
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1951: Wembley North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 24,112 55.93
Labour Bernard Lewis 15,394 35.71
Liberal Richard Arden Winch 3,607 8.37
Majority 8,718 20.22
Turnout 87.13
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Wembley North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 22,701 56.46
Labour Mrs. Jane Phillips 12,592 31.32
Liberal Lady Ruth Abrahams 4,916 12.23
Majority 10,109 25.14
Turnout 82.27
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Wembley North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 22,211 56.21
Labour Ronald M Lewis 11,131 28.17
Liberal Donald G Valentine 6,171 15.62
Majority 11,080 28.04
Turnout 83.09
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Wembley North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 18,325 49.41
Labour Illtyd Harrington 11,960 32.25
Liberal William G Crauford 6,805 18.35
Majority 6,365 17.16
Turnout 80.10
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Wembley North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 17,497 48.10
Labour Kenneth W Childerhouse 13,290 36.54
Liberal Philip M R Cowen 5,587 15.36
Majority 4,207 11.57
Turnout 80.93
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Wembley North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Edward Bullus 18,345 53.42
Labour Kenneth W Childerhouse 11,916 34.70
Liberal John R Kinsgbury 4,083 11.89
Majority 6,249 18.72
Turnout 72.02
Conservative 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. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig