Brent South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brent South
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
BrentSouthConstituency.svg
Boundary of Brent South in Greater London
County Greater London
1974 (1974)2010
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Brent North
Brent Central
Hampstead & Kilburn
Created from Willesden West

Brent South was a constituency for the House of Commons of the UK Parliament; the areas of the constituency chiefly fell into the new Brent Central for the 2010 general election which was the date of its abolition. It elected one member (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

From its creation in 1974, the constituency consistently elected Labour MPs with large majorities. At the 2010 general election, Brent South was abolished and split between neighbouring Brent North and two newly created constituencies: Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn.

Boundaries

1974–1983: The London Borough of Brent wards of Alperton, Barham, Chamberlayne, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Manor, Roundwood, St Raphael's, Stonebridge, and Wembley Central.

1983–1997: As above less Chamberlayne ward, plus Tokyngton ward

1997–2010: As above plus St Andrews ward

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
Feb 1974 Laurie Pavitt Labour
1987 Paul Boateng Labour
2005 Dawn Butler Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Brent Central, Brent North & Hampstead and Kilburn

Election results

Elections in the 1970s

General election February 1974: Brent South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 22,97553.0N/A
Conservative Richard Holt 12,35128.5N/A
Liberal Heinz Otto Warschauer5,80413.4N/A
National Front John Harrison-Broadley1,8524.3N/A
Communist Leslie George Burt3800.9N/A
Majority10,62424.5N/A
Turnout 43,36271.4N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
General election October 1974: Brent South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,61157.7+4.7
Conservative Mark Lennox-Boyd 10,55828.2−0.3
Liberal John Quentin Gerald Hugh Rappoport3,92910.5−2.9
National Front John Harrison-Broadley1,3883.7−0.6
Majority11,05329.5
Turnout 37,48661.2−10.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing +2.5
General election 1979: Brent South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 24,17859.4+1.7
Conservative David Heathcoat-Amory 12,57230.9+2.7
Liberal Paul Russell Hannon2,8597.0−3.5
National Front Avril Georgina Frances Downes8112.0−1.7
Workers Revolutionary Raymond Thomas O'Neill2770.7N/A
Majority11,60628.5
Turnout 40,69768.3+7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.7

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Brent South [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Co-op Laurence Pavitt 21,25953.3−6.1
Conservative Charles Smedley10,74026.9−4.0
Liberal Roger Billins7,55718.9+11.9
Independent Roy Sawh3560.9N/A
Majority10,51926.4
Turnout 39,91263.6−4.7
Labour Co-op hold Swing −1.0
General election 1987: Brent South [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Boateng 21,14051.9−1.4
Conservative Anthony Paterson13,20930.5+3.6
Liberal Michael Harskin6,37515.7−3.2
Majority7,93119.5
Turnout 38,00764.9+1.3
Labour hold Swing −1.1

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Brent South [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Boateng 20,66257.5+5.6
Conservative Rob Blackman 10,95730.5+0.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Harskin3,65810.2-5.5
Green Darren Johnson 4791.3N/A
Natural Law Chandrakant Jani1660.5N/A
Majority9,70527.0
Turnout 35,99264.1−0.8
Labour hold Swing
General election 1997: Brent South [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Boateng 25,18073.0+15.5
Conservative Stewart Jackson 5,48915.9−14.6
Liberal Democrats Julian Brazil2,6707.7−2.5
Referendum Janet Phythian4971.4N/A
Green David Edler3891.1−0.2
Rainbow Dream Ticket Christopher Howard1750.5N/A
Natural Law Anjali Kaul Mahaldar980.3−0.2
Majority19,69157.1
Turnout 34,49864.5+0.4
Labour hold Swing +15.1

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Brent South [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Boateng 20,98473.3+0.3
Conservative Carupiah Selvarajah3,60412.6−3.3
Liberal Democrats Havard Hughes3,09810.8+3.1
Socialist Alliance Michael McDonnell4911.7N/A
Residents and Motorists of Great BritainTomas Stiofain4601.6N/A
Majority17,38060.7
Turnout 28,63751.2−13.3
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General election 2005: Brent South [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Dawn Butler 17,50158.8−14.5
Liberal Democrats James Allie6,17520.7+9.9
Conservative Rishi Saha4,48515.1+2.5
Green Rowan Langley9573.2N/A
Independent Shaun Wallace 2971.0N/A
Independent Rocky Fernandez2881.0N/A
Rainbow Dream Ticket Rainbow George Weiss 610.2N/A
Majority11,32638.1
Turnout 29,76452.7+1.5
Labour hold Swing

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References

  1. "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  4. "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°32′44″N0°16′20″W / 51.5456°N 0.2721°W / 51.5456; -0.2721