Islington Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Islington Central was a parliamentary constituency in the Islington district of Inner London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Islington Central
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of membersone
Replaced byIslington North and Islington South & Finsbury[1]
Created fromIslington East and Islington South West

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries


The London Borough of Islington wards of Canonbury, Highbury, Holloway, Mildmay, and Quadrant.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
Feb 1974 John Grant Labour
1981 SDP
1983 constituency abolished

Election results


Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Islington Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grant 13,415 51.5 -7.0
Conservative Charles Goodson-Wickes 9,276 35.6 +14.5
Liberal Marie Dunn 2,242 8.6 -6.5
National Front Stewart Chaney 797 3.1 -2.2
Ecology Adrian Williams 310 1.2 New
Majority 4,139 15.9 -21.5
Turnout 26,040 63.7 +8.3
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Islington Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grant 14,689 58.5 +4.6
Conservative C. Stanbrook 5,296 21.1 -2.9
Liberal P.W. Murphy 3,786 15.1 -7.0
National Front R. Score 1,335 5.3 New
Majority 9,393 37.4 +7.5
Turnout 25,106 55.4 -9.2
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Islington Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Grant 15,687 53.9
Conservative Richard Devonald-Lewis 6,996 24.0
Liberal I. Stuart 6,447 22.1
Majority 8,691 29.9
Turnout 29,130 64.6
Labour win (new seat)

See also


References


  1. "'Islington Central', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. "Politics Resources". Election 1979. Politics Resources. 3 May 1979. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  3. "Politics Resources". Election October 1974. Politics Resources. 10 October 1974. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  4. "Politics Resources". Election February 1974. Politics Resources. 28 February 1974. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-30.