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Holborn and St Pancras South (UK Parliament constituency)

Holborn and St Pancras South was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Holborn district of Central London. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

Holborn and St Pancras South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Holborn & St Pancras South in London 1950-74
County1950–1965: County of London
1965–1983: Greater London
19501983
Number of membersOne
Replaced byHolborn & St Pancras
Created fromHolborn, St Pancras South East and St Pancras South West

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Holborn and St Pancras.

BoundariesEdit

 
A map showing the wards of St Pancras Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

1950-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Holborn, and wards five, six, seven and eight of the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Camden wards of Bloomsbury, Euston, Holborn, King's Cross, Regent's Park, and St Pancras.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1950: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Santo Jeger 19,223 48.51 n/a
Conservative Peter John Feilding Chapman-Walker 17,993 45.41 n/a
Liberal Hilda Buckmaster 2,411 6.08 n/a
Majority 1,230 3.10 n/a
Turnout 72.10 n/a
Labour win
General election 1951: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Santo Jeger 20,332 50.18
Conservative Louis Gluckstein 18,573 45.84
Liberal Isaac Joseph Hyam 1,616 3.99
Majority 1,759 4.34
Turnout 73.70
Labour hold Swing
1953 Holborn and St Pancras South by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 15,784 52.11 +1.93
Conservative William Timothy Donovan 13,808 45.59 -0.25
Liberal Isaac Joseph Hyam 695 2.29 -1.70
Majority 1,976 6.52 +2.18
Turnout 30,287
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 17,126 49.62
Conservative William Timothy Donovan 16,195 46.92
Liberal Isaac Joseph Hyam 1,193 3.46
Majority 931 2.70
Turnout 67.30
Labour hold Swing
General election 1959: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Johnson-Smith 17,065 50.98
Labour Lena Jeger 16,409 49.02
Majority 656 1.96
Turnout 69.01
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1964: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 15,873 54.33
Conservative Geoffrey Johnson-Smith 13,117 44.90
Independent Ali Mohammad Bongo Abbas 226 0.77
Majority 2,756 9.43
Turnout 67.52
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1966: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 16,128 59.49
Conservative Julian Michael Edmund Byng 10,982 40.51
Majority 5,146 19.98
Turnout 65.54
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1970: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 12,448 55.15
Conservative Julian Michael Edmund Byng 10,125 44.85
Majority 2,323 10.29
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 12,414 49.31
Conservative Robert Frederick James Parsons 8,223 32.54
Liberal Thomas Hibbert 4,632 18.33
Majority 4,191 16.59
Turnout 64.81
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lena Jeger 11,790 55.94
Conservative Robert Frederick James Parsons 6,349 30.12
Liberal Frederick Michael John Lee 2,938 13.94
Majority 5,441 25.81
Turnout 53.81
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Holborn and St. Pancras South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Dobson 12,026 49.31
Conservative Robert Key 9,703 39.79
Liberal Thomas Hibbert 2,190 8.98
National Front F Theobald 334 1.37
Workers Revolutionary P Farrell 134 0.55
Majority 2,323 9.53
Turnout 60.40
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit