Hendon South (UK Parliament constituency)


Hendon South was a constituency in the former Municipal Borough of Hendon (in 1965 subsumed into the London Borough of Barnet) which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1945 general election, when the Hendon seat was split into two, and abolished for the 1997 general election, with Childs Hill, Garden Suburb, and Golders Green wards going to Finchley and Golders Green along with wards from Finchley. Hendon and West Hendon wards were transferred to new constituency: Hendon.

Hendon South in the parliamentary county of Middlesex, showing boundaries used from 1945 to 1974
Map that gives each named seat and any constant electoral success for national (Westminster) elections for Middlesex, 1955 to 1974.
Hendon South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyGreater London
Electorate48,401 (1992)[1]
19451997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHendon;
Finchley and Golders Green
Created fromHendon

Boundaries


1945–1974: The Municipal Borough of Hendon wards of Central Hendon, Childs Hill, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, and Park.

1974–1997: The London Borough of Barnet wards of Childs Hill, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, Hendon, and West Hendon.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember[2]Party
1945 Hugh Lucas-Tooth Conservative
1970 Peter Thomas Conservative
1987 John Marshall Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: South Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 16,974 43.39
Labour Elaine Frances Burton 14,917 38.13
Liberal Alastair Cameron Forbes 7,232 18.49
Majority 2,057 5.26
Turnout 39,123 75.35
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: South Hendon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 24,917 52.2 +8.8
Labour Thomas Sargant 15,389 32.2 -5.9
Liberal Cyril James Hastings Tolley 7,436 15.6 -2.9
Majority 9,528 20.0 +14.7
Turnout 47,742 83.6 +8.3
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: South Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 26,180 55.40
Labour Bernard Homa 16,124 34.12
Liberal Leonardo da Vinci MacLaren 4,952 10.48
Majority 10,056 21.28
Turnout 47,256 81.85
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: South Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 25,354 62.96
Labour Bernard Homa 14,918 37.04
Majority 10,436 25.92
Turnout 40,272 73.24
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1959: South Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 22,971 55.86
Labour Peter Kingsley Archer 11,016 26.79
Liberal Peter Hasler Billenness 7,134 17.35 New
Majority 11,955 29.07
Turnout 41,121 76.80
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Hendon South [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 18,452 48.1 -7.8
Labour Alec Grant 11,441 29.9 +3.1
Liberal Peter Hasler Billenness 8,430 22.0 +4.7
Majority 7,011 18.2 -10.9
Turnout 38,323 73.7 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1966: Hendon South [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth 17,176 45.28
Labour Geoffrey J Samuel 13,120 34.59
Liberal Lawrence Young 7,633 20.12
Majority 4,056 10.69
Turnout 37,929 72.78
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: South Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Mitchell Thomas 18,901 51.65
Labour Gladys Felicia Dimson 12,712 34.74
Liberal Lawrence Young 4,981 13.61
Majority 6,189 16.91
Turnout 36,594 65.86
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: South Hendon[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Mitchell Thomas 17,795 44.40
Liberal Michael David Colne 11,198 27.94
Labour RM Hadley 11,088 27.66
Majority 6,597 16.46
Turnout 40,079 77.89
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: South Hendon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Mitchell Thomas 16,866 46.63
Labour RM Hadley 11,903 32.91
Liberal Michael David Colne 7,404 20.47
Majority 4,963 13.72
Turnout 36,171 69.71
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1979: South Hendon[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Mitchell Thomas 19,981 52.77
Labour WP Mantle 11,231 26.99
Liberal Monroe Edward Palmer 5,799 15.32
Ecology G Syer 563 1.49 New
National Front Albert Elder 290 0.77 New
Majority 8,750 25.78
Turnout 37,864 70.18
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: South Hendon[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Mitchell Thomas 17,115 48.61
Liberal Monroe Edward Palmer 10,682 30.34
Labour DN Neall 7,415 21.06
Majority 6,433 18.27
Turnout 35,210 65.29
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: South Hendon[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Leslie Marshall 19,341 55.55
Liberal Monroe Edward Palmer 8,217 23.60
Labour Louise Christian 7,261 20.85
Majority 11,124 31.95
Turnout 34,820 63.82
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: South Hendon[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Leslie Marshall 20,593 58.78
Labour L Lloyd 8,546 24.39
Liberal Democrats J Cohen 5,609 16.01
Natural Law J Leslie 289 0.82 New
Majority 12,047 34.39
Turnout 35,037 72.39
Conservative hold Swing

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