Richmond and Barnes (UK Parliament constituency)


Richmond and Barnes was a parliamentary constituency in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, a south-western suburb of the capital. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The constituency was created in 1983 and abolished in 1997.

Richmond and Barnes
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountyGreater London
Major settlementsRichmond, Barnes
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byRichmond Park; Twickenham
Created fromRichmond (Surrey) and Twickenham[1]

History


Richmond and Barnes was a Tory-Liberal marginal for its 14-year existence, and was represented for the whole of that time by Jeremy Hanley of the Conservative Party. Hanley's main opponent was Alan Watson of the SDP–Liberal Alliance, who narrowly failed to win the seat in the 1983 and 1987 elections.

Boundaries


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames wards of Barnes, East Sheen, East Twickenham, Ham and Petersham, Kew, Mortlake, Palewell, Richmond Hill, and Richmond Town.

The constituency consisted of the northern part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, being centred on the districts of Richmond and Barnes. It largely replaced the former Richmond (Surrey) constituency in 1983, and was largely replaced by the Richmond Park constituency in 1997.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMemberParty
1983 Jeremy Hanley Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Richmond Park and Twickenham

Elections


Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Richmond and Barnes[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 20,695 46.5 −0.2
Liberal Alan John Watson 20,621 46.4 +5.8
Labour Keith Vaz 3,156 7.1 −4.3
Majority 74 0.1 −6.0
Turnout 44,472 79.7 1.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1987: Richmond and Barnes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 21,729 47.7 +1.2
Liberal Alan John Watson 19,963 43.9 −2.5
Labour Michael Gold 3,227 7.1 0.0
Green Christina Matthews 610 1.3 New
Majority 1,766 3.9 +3.8
Turnout 44,919 83.2 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Richmond and Barnes[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Hanley 22,894 50.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Jenny Tonge 19,025 42.2 −1.7
Labour Don Touhig 2,632 5.8 −1.3
Green Judy S.M. Maciejowska 376 0.8 −0.5
Natural Law Charles H. Cunningham 89 0.2 New
Independent Richard Meacock 62 0.1 New
Anti-Federalist League Angela K.F. Ellis-Jones 47 0.1 New
Majority 3,869 8.5 +4.6
Turnout 45,125 84.9 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.3

See also


References


  1. "'Richmond and Barnes', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. "UK General Election results June 1983". Politics Resources. June 1983. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. "UK General Election results June 1987". Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.

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