Wembley South (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Wembley South 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 system.

History[edit]

Wembley South in 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]

The Municipal Borough of Wembley wards of Alperton, Central, Sudbury, Sudbury Court, Tokyngton, and Wembley Park.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1945 Clarence Barton Labour
1950 Sir Ronald Russell Conservative
Feb 1974 constituency abolished: see Brent North

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Wembley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clarence Barton 16,928 47.84
Conservative Borras Noel Hamilton Whiteside 13,497 38.15
Liberal JJ Over 4,958 14.01
Majority 3,431 9.70
Turnout 74.95
Labour win

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Wembley South [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Stanley Russell 20,920 48.69
Labour Clarence Barton 17,251 40.15
Liberal Charles Frederick Jackson 4,366 10.16
Communist N Gill 430 1.00
Majority 3,669 8.54
Turnout 88.27
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1951: Wembley South [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Stanley Russell 23,380 55.76
Labour Douglas Clark 18,546 44.24
Majority 4,834 11.53
Turnout 85.97
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Wembley South [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Stanley Russell 22,052 58.57
Labour Co-op Eric C Hutchison 15,596 41.43
Majority 6,456 17.15
Turnout 80.70
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1959: Wembley South [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Stanley Russell 19,733 52.90
Labour Edward Mackenzie 12,166 32.61
Liberal John EC Perry 5,403 14.48
Majority 7,567 20.29
Turnout 82.62
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Wembley South [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Ronald Stanley Russell 16,512 47.97
Labour Michael N Elliott 12,199 35.44
Liberal John EC Perry 5,713 16.60
Majority 4,313 12.53
Turnout 78,42
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: Wembley South [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Ronald Stanley Russell 15,377 45.28
Labour Michael N Elliott 14,194 41.80
Liberal Darcy Conyers 4,386 12.92
Majority 1,183 3.48
Turnout 79.26
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Wembley South [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Ronald Stanley Russell 16,578 53.63
Labour Michael N Elliott 14,336 46.37
Majority 2,242 7.25
Turnout 68.90
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. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  5. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  6. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1973
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig