Finchley (UK Parliament constituency)


Finchley (UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = Finchley
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Abolition = 1997
members = one
UK former constituency infobox
Name = Finchley
Type = County
Year = 1918
Abolition = 1950
members = one

Finchley was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election; its best-known MP was Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. The constituency was abolished in 1997 with the area becoming part of the new constituency of Finchley and Golders Green.

Boundaries

In 1918 the constituency was created as a county division of Middlesex, centred on the town of Finchley. The local government areas included in the seat were the Finchley and Friern Barnet Urban Districts. In 1934 the Finchley district became a Municipal Borough.

In 1945 there was an interim redistribution of parliamentary constituencies to split those with more than 100,000 electors, prior to the general redistribution which took effect in 1950. Middlesex was significantly affected by the interim changes. This constituency had a minor revision. In the 1945-1950 Parliament it included the Municipal Borough of Finchley, part of the Municipal Borough of Hornsey, and part of the Friern Barnet Urban District.

In the redistribution of 1950, the seat was re-classified as a borough constituency. The boundaries reverted to those which had existed before 1945, with the constituency comprising the Municipal Borough of Finchley and the Friern Barnet Urban District.

In 1965 the area of the constituency was joined to other districts to form the London Borough of Barnet in Greater London.

In the 1974 changes to parliamentary boundaries, the constituency was redefined as comprising the wards of East Finchley, Finchley, Friern Barnet, St Paul's, and Woodhouse. The boundaries were left unchanged in the 1983 redistribution.

Members of Parliament

Results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hartley Booth
votes = 21,039
percentage = 51.2
change = −2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = A. C. Marjoram
votes = 14,651
percentage = 35.7
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = H. F. Leighter
votes = 4,568
percentage = 11.1
change = −2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Ashley Gunstock
votes = 564
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = S. A. Johnson
votes = 130
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = J. D. Macrae
votes = 129
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,388
percentage = 15.5
change = -6.7
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.6
change = +8.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Thatcher
votes = 21,603
percentage = 53.9
change = +2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = J. R. M. Davies
votes = 12,690
percentage = 31.7
change = +4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. Howarth
votes = 5,580
percentage = 13.9
change = −7.3
Election box candidate
party = Gremloid Party
candidate = Lord Buckethead
votes = 131
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Gold Party
candidate = M. J. St Vincent
votes = 59
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,913
percentage = 22.2
change = -2.0
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.4
change = +0.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Thatcher
votes = 19,616
percentage = 51.1
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = L. G. Spigel
votes = 10,302
percentage = 26.8
change = -5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Joachim
votes = 7,763
percentage = 20.2
change = +7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = S. J. Wilkinson
votes = 279
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = Screaming Lord Sutch
votes = 235
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Ban Every Licensing Law Society
candidate = A. J. Noonan
votes = 75
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = H. M. Anscomb
votes = 42
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Law and Order in Gotham City
candidate = A. P. Whitehead
votes = 37
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Anti-Censorship
candidate = D. A. Webb
votes = 28
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Party of Associates with Licensees
candidate = B. C. Wareham
votes = 27
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Belgrano Blood-Hunger
candidate = B. C. Wedmore
votes = 13
percentage = 0.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,314
percentage = 24.2
change = +4.4
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.0
change = -2.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Thatcher
votes = 20,918
percentage = 52.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Richard May
votes = 13,040
percentage = 32.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = A. Paterson
votes = 5,254
percentage = 13.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = W. Verity
votes = 534
percentage = 1.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = Independent Democrat
candidate = E. Lloyd
votes = 86
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,878
percentage = 19.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 71.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)

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