Hendon North (UK Parliament constituency)


Hendon North was a constituency in the former Municipal Borough of Hendon (later subsumed into the London Borough of Barnet) which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1945 general election as the existing Hendon constituency was too large (the estimated electorate in 1941 was 217,900 [2]), and lasted until the 1997 general election when the London Borough of Barnet's Parliamentary representation was reduced from four seats to three.

Hendon North constituency within the parliamentary county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1974
Hendon North
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyGreater London
Electorate51,514 (1992)[1]
19451997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHendon and Hertsmere
Created fromHendon

Boundaries


1945–1974: The Municipal Borough of Hendon wards of Burnt Oak, Edgware, Mill Hill, and West Hendon.

1974–1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Burnt Oak, Colindale, Edgware, Hale, and Mill Hill.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember[3]Party
1945 Barbara Ayrton-Gould Labour
1950 Ian Orr-Ewing Conservative
1970 John Gorst Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Hendon North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,569 53.2 −2.4
Labour D Hill 13,447 34.8 +9.3
Liberal Democrats P Kemp 4,136 10.7 −8.2
Green P Duncan 430 1.1 New
Natural Law P Orr 95 0.2 New
Majority 7,122 18.4 -11.8
Turnout 38,677 75.1 +9.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Hendon North [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,155 55.6 +6.7
Labour Mrs. Jenny Rachel Manson 9,223 25.5 +1.8
SDP Mrs. Elisabeth Jean Davies 6,859 18.9 -6.7
Majority 10,932 30.2 +5.9
Turnout 36,237 65.8 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Hendon North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,499 49.9 -2.2
SDP K Craig 9,474 25.6 New
Labour A M Williams 8,786 23.7 -12.3
Nationalist Party Bernard Franklin 194 0.5 New
Independent R Clayton 116 0.3 New
Majority 9,025 24.3 +8.2
Turnout 37,068 68.0 -5.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Hendon North [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 20,766 52.1 +7.6
Labour Frank Arthur Cooper 14,374 36.0 -3.7
Liberal Christopher Perkin 4,113 10.3 -5.6
National Front Bernard Franklyn 638 1.6 New
Majority 6,392 16.1 +11.3
Turnout 39,891 73.8 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Hendon North [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 16,299 44.55
Labour John Stanley Champion 14,549 39.68
Liberal I Senior 5,822 15.88
Majority 1,750 4.77
Turnout 36,670 72.24
Conservative hold Swing -0.79
General election February 1974: Hendon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 17,285 42.63
Labour John Stanley Champion 14,673 36.19
Liberal David Edwards 8,585 6.44
Majority 2,612 6.44
Turnout 31,958 80.91
Conservative hold Swing -1.1
General election 1970: Hendon North [9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Michael Gorst 18,192 49.3 +2.9
Labour Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine 15,013 40.7 -4.1
Liberal Gerald Cass 3,704 10.0 +1.2
Majority 3,179 8.6 +7.1
Turnout 36,909 70.9 -9.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Hendon North [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 18,468 46.36
Labour Ernest Wistrich 17,868 44.85
Liberal Gerald Cass 3,503 8.79
Majority 600 1.51
Turnout 39,839 80.02
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964: Hendon North [12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 17,784 44.3 -6.5
Labour Alan Jinkinson 16,660 41.5 +3.0
Liberal John Holmes 5,719 14.2 +3.5
Majority 1,124 2.8 -9.6
Turnout 40,163
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Hendon North [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 21,898 50.85
Labour Co-op Cecil Genese 16,566 38.47
Liberal Lady Hills 4,598 10.68
Majority 5,332 12.38
Turnout 43,062 81.67
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Hendon North [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 21,934 50.69
Labour Elizabeth Monkhouse 17,874 41.30
Liberal Donald Barrington-Hudson 3,467 8.01
Majority 4,060 9.39
Turnout 43,275 80.66
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Hendon North [16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 23,329 49.23
Labour Finlay Rea 20,738 43.76
Liberal Kenneth Jupp 3,319 7.00
Majority 2,591 5.47
Turnout 47,386 86.28
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Hendon North [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Charles Ian Orr-Ewing 20,755 44.4 +8.9
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 18,500 39.6 -8.0
Liberal Edward Martell 6,575 14.1 -2.8
Communist Marjorie Pollitt[19] 918 2.0 New
Majority 2,225 4.8 N/A
Turnout 46,748 86.3 +11.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Hendon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Ayrton-Gould 18,251 47.61
Conservative EWC Flavell 13,607 35.49
Liberal FA Sellers 6,478 16.90
Majority 4,644 12.12
Turnout 38,336 75.09
Labour win

Notes and references


  1. "'Hendon North', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWebProject. Cognitive Computing Limited. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. The Guinness Book Of Records 1980
  3. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  4. Whitaker's Almanack 1994
  5. Whitaker's Almanack 1990
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-03-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. UK General Election results May 1979 at politicsresources.net
  8. UK General Election results October 1974 at politicsresources.net
  9. Whitaker's Almanack 1972
  10. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.
  11. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
  12. Whitaker's Almanack 1965
  13. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964.
  14. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959.
  15. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  16. Whitaker's Almanack 1951
  17. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
  18. Whitaker's Almanack 1951
  19. "Results". Aberdeen Press and Journal Aberdeenshire. 24 February 1950. Retrieved 22 April 2017.