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Lambeth Central (UK Parliament constituency)

Lambeth Central
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
1974 (1974)–[[United Kingdom general election, 1983#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members One
Replaced by Vauxhall

Lambeth Central was a parliamentary constituency in the London Borough of Lambeth, in South 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.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when most of its territory was transferred to the redrawn Vauxhall constituency.

This short-lived seat is best known for the by-election of 1978. This was controversial because of a high profile campaign by the National Front in one of the most racially diverse constituencies in the UK.


The London Borough of Lambeth wards of Angell, Clapham Town, Ferndale, Larkhall, and Town Hall.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Marcus Lipton Labour
1978 by-election John Tilley Labour
1983 constituency abolished


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
February 1974 General Election
Electorate: 48,510
Turnout: 62.3%
Labour hold
Majority: 7,369 (24.4%)
Lt-Col Marcus Lipton CBELabour15,95452.8
Christopher Francis Patten Conservative8,58528.4
Eric Grenier Thwaites Liberal5,22617.3
Sylvester Gabriel Smart Workers Revolutionary3371.1
Ekins Denton Brome Marxist-Leninist (England)1070.4
October 1974 General Election
Electorate: 48,716
Turnout: 52.6%
Labour hold
Majority: 8,677 (33.9%)
Lt-Col Marcus Lipton CBE [lower-alpha 1]Labour15,38160.1+7.3
Nicholas Walter Lyell Conservative6,70426.2–2.2
Peter Roderick Easton Liberal3,21112.5–4.8
Sylvester Gabriel Smart Workers Revolutionary2330.9–0.2
Peter John Bratton Marxist-Leninist (England)880.3–0.1
By-election, 20 April 1978
Electorate: 46,826
Turnout: 44.5%
Labour hold
Majority: 3,141 (15.0%)
John Vincent TilleyLabour10,31149.4–10.7
Jeremy James Hanley Conservative7,17034.4+8.2
Mrs Helena Mary Steven National Front1,2916.2
David John Blunt Liberal1,1045.3–7.2
John Chase Socialist Unity2871.4
Corin William Redgrave Workers Revolutionary2711.3+0.4
Anthony Bogues Socialist Workers2011.0
Barry Kenneth McNeeney Socialist (GB)910.4
Alan Whereat Homes, Employment, Anti-Racial Discrimination550.3
Stuart Monro South London People's Front380.2
William George Boaks Democratic Monarchist Public Safety White Resident270.1
1979 General Election
Electorate: 43,678
Turnout: 63.2%
Labour hold
Majority: 5,976 (21.6%)
John Vincent TilleyLabour15,10154.7–5.4
Jeremy James Hanley Conservative9,12533.1+6.9
David John Blunt Liberal2,3398.5–4.0
Mrs. Vera Florence Lillington National Front8303.0
Corin William Redgrave Workers Revolutionary1520.5–0.4
Alan Whereat Independent500.2


  1. Deceased, 22 February 1978


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