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
|Major settlements||Richmond, Barnes|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Richmond Park; Twickenham|
|Created from||Richmond (Surrey) and Twickenham|
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.
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
|1997||constituency abolished: see Richmond Park and Twickenham|
Elections in the 1980s
|Liberal||Alan John Watson||20,621||46.4||+5.8|
|Liberal||Alan John Watson||19,963||43.9||−2.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Jenny Tonge||19,025||42.2||−1.7|
|Green||Judy S.M. Maciejowska||376||0.8||−0.5|
|Natural Law||Charles H. Cunningham||89||0.2||New|
|Anti-Federalist League||Angela K.F. Ellis-Jones||47||0.1||New|
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- "UK General Election results June 1983". Politics Resources. June 1983. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "UK General Election results June 1987". Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.