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Ravensbourne (UK Parliament constituency)

Ravensbourne
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Greater London
February 1974–[[United Kingdom general election, 1997#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Number of members One
Replaced by Bromley & Chislehurst, Beckenham and Orpington
Created from Bromley

Ravensbourne was a borough constituency in south London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first-past-the-post system. It existed from the February 1974 general election until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

History

This was a safe Conservative seat held by Sir John Hunt for the entire period of its existence.

Boundaries

The constituency was created as Bromley, Ravensbourne and was initially made up of five wards of the London Borough of Bromley: Bromley Common, Keston & Hayes, Martins Hill & Town, West Wickham North and West Wickham South.[1]

In 1983 the constituency was renamed Ravensbourne, and redefined as comprising the following wards: Biggin Hill, Bromley Common & Keston, Darwin, Hayes, Martins Hill and Town, West Wickham North and West Wickham South.[2] Biggin Hill and Darwin wards had previously formed part of the Bromley, Orpington constituency.[3]

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Sir John Hunt Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Bromley and Chislehurst, Beckenham & Orpington

Elections

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Ravensbourne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir John Hunt 29,506 63.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrat PJH Booth 9,792 21.0 −4.3
Labour EW Dyer 6,182 13.3 +2.0
Green IJ Mouland 617 1.3 N/A
Liberal P White 318 0.7 N/A
Natural Law JW Shepheard 105 0.2 N/A
Majority 19,714 42.4 +4.7
Turnout 46,520 81.2 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Ravensbourne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 28,295 62.96 -0.09
SDP–Liberal Alliance G Campbell 11,376 25.31
Labour M D'Arcy 5,087 11.32
BNP Alfred Waite 184 0.41 -0.15
Majority 16,919 37.65
Turnout 44,939 75.7
General Election 1983: Ravensbourne[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 27,143 63.05
SDP–Liberal Alliance CM Boston 11,631 27.02
Labour JR Holbrook 4,037 9.38
BNP AT Shotton 242 0.56 N/A
Majority 15,512 36.03
Turnout 43,055 73.21

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1979: Ravensbourne[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 22,501 60.92
Liberal W Shipley 7,111 19.25
Labour JR Holbrook 6,848 18.54
National Front S Greene 478 1.29
Majority 15,390 41.66
Turnout 36,938 77.6
General Election October 1974: Ravensbourne[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 18,318 51.01
Liberal DEA Crowe 9,813 27.33
Labour C Howes 7,204 20.06
National Front I Stevens 574 1.6
Majority 8,505 23.68
Turnout 35,910 73.98
General Election February 1974: Ravensbourne[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunt 20,420 51.47
Liberal D Crowe 11,523 29.05
Labour HA Hession 6,943 17.5
National Front G Parker 786 1.98
Majority 8,897 22.43
Turnout 39,673 82.5

See also

References

  1. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970 No. 1674)
  2. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 417)
  3. ^ F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England, London, 1979
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge87/i16.htm
  6. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge83/i16.htm
  7. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge79/i16.htm
  8. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74b/i16.htm
  9. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge74a/i16.htm