Parliamentary elections

 

UK PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 1950-2010
Elected candidates are shown in bold, re-elected incumbents marked with * and defeated sitting members with †

The majority is the number of votes by which the total for the leading candidate exceeds the tally for the highest candidate of another party.

Parliamentary elections 1832-1895
Parliamentary elections 1900-1945

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date candidates party votes share
      n %
1950 Feb 23 Howard S Johnson Conservative 22,431 48.88
Govt: Labour J T Huddart Labour 19,430 42.30
PM: Attlee R H Buckley Liberal 4,073 8.87
    majority 3,001  
    turnout   78.00
    electorate 58,909  
         
1951 Oct 25 *Howard S Johnson Conservative 25,923 55.57
Govt: Conservative Lewis Cohen Labour 20,726 44.43
PM: Churchill     majority 5,197  
    turnout   77.13
    electorate 60,183  
         
1955 May 26 *Howard S Johnson Conservative 23,142 56.41
Govt: Conservative Lewis Cohen Labour 17,885 43.59
PM: Eden    majority 5,257  
    turnout   69.99
    electorate 58,621  
         
1959 Oct 8 David James Conservative 25,411 56.37
Govt: Conservative Lewis Cohen Labour 19,665 43.63
PM: Macmillan    majority 5,746  
    turnout   73.75
    electorate 61,119  
         
1964 Oct 15 Denis Hobden Labour 22,308 50.01
Govt: Labour †David James Conservative 22,301 49.99
PM: Wilson   majority 7  
    turnout   72.20
  Hobden is returned after seven recounts with the smallest majority of the election and the 11th smallest ever.
         
1966 Mar 31 *Denis Hobden Labour 24,936 50.85
Govt: Labour Andrew Bowden Conservative 24,135 49.15
PM: Wilson   majority 801  
    turnout   80.07
    electorate 61,250  
  Perhaps as a result of the narrow majority at the previous election, the turnout this time is the highest ever recorded in any Brighton & Hove election.
         
1970 Jun 18 Andrew Bowden Conservative 24,208 49.26
Govt: Labour †Denis Hobden Labour 21,105 42.94
PM: Wilson O C Moxon Liberal 3,833 7.80
  majority 3,103  
    turnout   74.95
    electorate 65,574  
         
1974 Feb 28 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 23,504 45.99
Govt: Labour Denis Hobden Labour 19,484 42.94
PM: Wilson D Hall Liberal 7,954 15.56
J Buckle Marxist-Leninist (England) 170 0.33
  majority 4,020  
    turnout   78.78
    electorate 64,878  
         
1974 Oct 10 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 21,725 45.90
Govt: Labour Denis Hobden Labour 19,060 40.27
PM: Wilson S Osbourne Liberal 6,214 13.13
Robert Beaumont English National 155 0.33
J Buckle Marxist-Leninist (England) 125 0.26
Brian Ralfe Independent 47 0.10
  majority 2,665  
    turnout   72.32
    electorate 65,443  
         
1979 May 3 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 25,512 53.60
Govt: Conservative Quintin Barry Labour 17,504 36.77
PM: Thatcher S Osbourne Liberal 8,068 8.78
Valerie Tyndall National Front 404 0.85
  majority 8,008  
    turnout   74.18
    electorate 64,170  
         
1983 Jun 9 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 22,265 51.14
Govt: Conservative Rod Fitch Labour 12,887 29.60
PM: Thatcher D T Burke Social Democrat 8,098 18.60
Ted Budden National Front 290 0.67
  majority 9,378  
    turnout   71.52
    electorate 60,877  
         
1987 Jun 11 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 24,031 53.54
Govt: Conservative Steve Bassam Labour 14,771 32.91
PM: Thatcher Chris Berry Alliance (L) 6,080 13.55
  majority 9,260  
    turnout   74.47
    electorate 60,271  
         
1992 Apr 9 *Andrew Bowden Conservative 21,129 48.14
Govt: Conservative Mrs Gill O Haynes Labour 18,073 41.18
PM: Major Paul D Scott Liberal Democrat 4,461 10.16
Miss Elizabeth J Overall Natural Law 230 0.52
  majority 3,056  
    turnout   76.14
    electorate 57,646  
         
1997 May 1 Desmond S Turner Labour 21,479 46.56
Govt: Labour †Sir Andrew Bowden Conservative 17,945 38.90
PM: Blair Clive J Gray Liberal Democrat 4,478 9.71
David C Inman Referendum 1,526 3.31
Hannah Williams Socialist Labour 316 0.68
Jeremy J Bowler Natural Law 172 0.37
Lorrie Newman Monster Raving Loony 123 0.27
Richard Darlow Rainbow Dream Ticket 93 0.20
  majority 3,534  
    turnout   70.63
    electorate 65,319  
         
2001 Jun 7 *Desmond S Turner Labour 18,745 47.82
Govt: Labour Geoffrey Theobald Conservative 13,823 35.26
PM: Blair Janey Marshall Liberal Democrat 4,064 10.37
Barney Miller Green 1,290 3.29
James A A S Chamberlain-Webber UKIP 543 1.39
John McLeod Socialist Labour 364 0.93
Dave Dobbs Freedom Party 227 0.58
Elaine D Cooke ProLife Alliance 147 0.37
  majority 4,922  
    turnout   57.60
    electorate 68,119  
         
2005 May 5 *Desmond S Turner Labour 15,858 39.93
Govt: Labour Judith S Symes Conservative 13,121 33.03
PM: Blair Marina A Pepper Liberal Democrat 6,560 16.52
Simon N O Williams Green 2,800 7.05
James A A S Chamberlain-Webber UKIP 758 1.91
Caroline E O'Reilly Peace 172 0.43
John McLeod Socialist Labour 163 0.41
Elaine D Cooke Independent 127 0.32
Phil A Clarke Socialist Alternative 113 0.28
Gene Dobbs Free Party 47 0.12
  majority 2,737  
    turnout   60.20
    electorate 65,978  
         
2010 May 6 Simon Kirby Conservative 16,217 37.97
Govt: Conservative Simon Burgess Labour 14,889 34.86
PM: Cameron Juliet Williams Liberal Democrat 7,691 18.01
Ben Duncan Green 2,330 5.46
James A A S Chamberlain-Webber UKIP 1,384 3.24
Dave S Hill Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 194 0.45
  majority 1,328  
    turnout   64.69
    electorate 66,015  
         
2015 May 7 *Simon Kirby Conservative 18,428 40.52
Govt: Conservative Nancy Platts Labour 17,738 39.00
PM: Cameron Ian Buchanan UKIP 4,446 9.78
Davy Jones Green 3,187 7.01
Paul Chandler Liberal Democrat 1,365 3.00
Jacqueline Shodeke Socialist Party of Great Britain 73 0.16
Matt Taylor Independent 69 0.15
spoiled papers   177 0.39
  majority 690  
    turnout   67.03
    electorate 67,855  
         

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