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Greenwich (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Greater London
Created from  Kent
Created from  Greenwich
Number of members  Two
Number of members  One
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Replaced by  Deptford, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Woolwich

Greenwich was a parliamentary constituency in South-East London, which returned Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1997 by the first past the post system.



From 1832 until 1885 it was a two-member constituency, but its representation was reduced to one Member of Parliament under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. For the 1997 general election, it was merged with part of the former Woolwich constituency to form the Greenwich and Woolwich seat.

Its history is dominated by the area's strong maritime tradition. Its most prominent claim to fame was as the seat of William Ewart Gladstone between 1868 and 1880, and it also achieved prominence in the 1987 Greenwich by-election, when the SDP won a surprise victory.


1885-1918: The parishes of Greenwich, St Nicholas, Deptford, Charlton, and Kidbrooke.

1918-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Greenwich wards of Blackheath, Charlton, Eastcombe, Hornfair, Kidbrooke, Marsh, Park, Trafalgar, Vanbrugh, and West.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Greenwich wards of Blackheath, Charlton, Ferrier, Hornfair, Kidbrooke, Rectory Field, St Alfege, Trafalgar, Vanbrugh, and West.

Between 1983 and 1997, the constituency formed the western part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Elections in the 1900s

  • Cecil was a free-trader and Benn was a supporter of tariff reform
  • Elections in the 1980s

  • swings relative to 1983 election, not 1987 by-election
  • Elections in the 1990s

  • The swing for Rosie Barnes is relative to her performance in 1987.
  • References

    Greenwich (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia

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