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Erith and Crayford (UK Parliament constituency)

HistoryEdit

BoundariesEdit

 
Erith and Crayford in Kent, boundaries used 1955-74

1955-1974: The Municipal Borough of Erith, and the Urban District of Crayford.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Belvedere, Bostall, Crayford North, Crayford Town, Crayford West, Erith Town, and Northumberland Heath.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Bexley wards of Belvedere, Bostall, Crayford, Erith, North End, Northumberland Heath, and Thamesmead East.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party Notes
1955 Norman Dodds Labour Co-op Previously MP for Dartford from 1945. Died 1965
1965 by-election James Wellbeloved Labour
1981 SDP
1983 David Evennett Conservative Contested and lost Bexleyheath and Crayford in 1997. Subsequently MP for the seat from 2005
1997 constituency abolished: see Erith and Thamesmead & Bexleyheath and Crayford

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1955: Erith and Crayford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Dodds 24,957 60.43
Conservative Edward Gardner 16,339 39.57
Majority 8,618 20.87
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
General election 1959: Erith and Crayford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Dodds 24,523 56.65
Conservative James J Davis 18,763 43.35
Majority 5,760 13.31
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Erith and Crayford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Norman Dodds 22,806 53.1
Conservative B Black 13,951 32.3
Liberal Stanley W Vince 6,189 14.4
Majority 8,855 20.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing
By-election 1965: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 21,835 55.4 +2.3
Conservative David Madel 14,763 37.5 +5.2
Liberal Stanley W Vince 2,823 7.2 -7.2
Majority 7,072 17.9
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 24,243 55.53
Conservative David Madel 15,033 34.43
Liberal Stanley W Vince 3,827 8.77
Communist L Smith 556 1.27
Majority 9,210 21.10
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 23,012 55.9
Conservative H.J. Jackson 18,158 44.1
Majority 4,854 11.79
Turnout 71.3
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 22,632 46.1
Conservative R.I. Raitt 15,551 31.7
Liberal S. Vince 10,951 22.3
Majority 7,081 14.4
Turnout 81.8
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 22,670 51.2 +5.1
Conservative M. Macdonald 14,203 32.1 +0.4
Liberal T. Hobbert 7,423 16.8 −5.5
Majority 8,467 19.1
Turnout 44,296 73.1
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Erith and Crayford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wellbeloved 22,450 47.3 −3.9
Conservative S. Blunt 19,717 41.5 +9.3
Liberal M. Jamieson 4,512 9.5 −7.3
National Front O. Hawke 838 1.8 N/A
Majority 2,733 5.8
Turnout 47,517 77.5 +4.4
Labour hold Swing −6.6

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1983: Erith and Crayford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Evennett 15,289 37.1 −1.7
Social Democratic James Wellbeloved 14,369 34.9 +25.4
Labour M.G. Smart 11,260 27.3 −22.7
BNP O. Hawke 272 0.7 N/A
Majority 920 2.2
Turnout 41,190 73.5 −4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.5
General election 1987: Erith and Crayford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Evennett 20,203 45.2 +8.1
Labour Colin Hargrave 13,209 29.5 +2.5
Social Democratic James Wellbeloved 11,300 25.3 −9.6
Majority 6,994 15.7
Turnout 44,712 75.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Erith and Crayford[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Evennett 21,926 46.5 +1.3
Labour Nigel Beard 19,587 41.5 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Florence M. Jamieson 5,657 12.0 −13.3
Majority 2,339 5.0 −10.7
Turnout 47,170 79.7 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing −5.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://tools.assembla.com/svn/grodt/uk/thc/files/marked_up/1955_marked_up.txt
  2. ^ http://tools.assembla.com/svn/grodt/uk/thc/files/marked_up/1959_marked_up.txt
  3. ^ http://tools.assembla.com/svn/grodt/uk/thc/files/marked_up/1964_marked_up.txt
  4. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

Coordinates: 51°28′N 0°11′E / 51.46°N 0.18°E / 51.46; 0.18