Harrow Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Harrow Central was a parliamentary constituency in Harrow, London, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.

Harrow Central
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
19501983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHarrow East and Harrow West[1]
Created fromHarrow East and Harrow West
Map that gives each named seat and any constant electoral success for national (Westminster) elections for Middlesex, 1955 to 1974.

Boundaries


1950–1955: The Urban District of Harrow wards of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Greenhill, Headstone, Wealdstone North, Wealdstone South, and West Harrow.

1955–1974: The Municipal Borough of Harrow wards of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Greenhill, Kenton, Wealdstone North, Wealdstone South, and West Harrow.[2]

1974–1983: The London Borough of Harrow wards of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Greenhill, Kenton, Wealdstone North, Wealdstone South, and West Harrow.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
1950 Sir Patrick BishopConservative
1964 Anthony GrantConservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Harrow Central [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Bishop 22,907 51.94
Labour D Robert Rees 16,371 37.12
Liberal Norman William Murrell 4,827 10.94
Majority 6,536 14.82
Turnout 44,105 86.84
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1951: Harrow Central [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Bishop 25,564 59.31
Labour B Joan K Thompson 17,540 40.69
Majority 8,024 18.62
Turnout 43,104 85.04
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Harrow Central [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Bishop 23,996 60.06
Labour Fred Powe 15,955 39.94
Majority 8,041 20.12
Turnout 39,951 79.36
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: Harrow Central [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Bishop 23,813 62.89
Labour Fred Powe 14,049 37.11
Majority 9,764 25.78
Turnout 37,862 79.52
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Harrow Central [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 16,534 46.22
Labour Ronald Victor Spurway 12,067 33.74
Liberal Dennis Frederick Joyner 7,168 20.04 New
Majority 4,467 12.48
Turnout 35,769 78.59
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Harrow Central [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 15,971 45.08
Labour Anthony R Judge 14,341 40.48
Liberal Anthony HJ Miller 5,118 14.45
Majority 1,630 4.60
Turnout 35,430 80.17
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Harrow Central [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 16,525 50.2 +5.1
Labour Anthony R Judge 12,561 38.2 -2.3
Liberal Anthony HJ Miller 3,449 10.5 -3.9
Independent Sydney Carter 358 1.1 New
Majority 3,964 12.0 +7.4
Turnout 32,893 71.6 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Harrow Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 15,320 42.34
Labour DM Offenbach 12,403 34.28
Liberal RS Montgomerie 7,635 21.10
National Front J Donin 823 2.27 New
Majority 2,917 8.06
Turnout 36,181 80.56
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Harrow Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 14,356 43.47
Labour DM Offenbach 12,288 37.21
Liberal RS Montgomerie 5,566 16.85
National Front C Bryne 813 2.46
Majority 2,068 6.26
Turnout 33,023 72.96
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: Harrow Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Grant 16,627 48.96
Labour AC Quicke 12,124 35.70
Liberal R Bancroft 4,785 14.09
National Front C Bryne 427 1.26
Majority 4,503 13.26
Turnout 33,963 75.10
Conservative hold Swing

References


  1. "'Harrow Central', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.
  3. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  4. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  5. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  6. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  7. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  8. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig
  9. British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig