Sidcup (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Old Bexley and Sidcup|
Sidcup was a parliamentary constituency centred on Sidcup, an outer suburb of London in the London Borough of Bexley. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election, when it was partially replaced by the Old Bexley and Sidcup constituency. It was represented by the Prime Minister for four days in 1974, between the indecisive February general election and Edward Heath's resignation as Prime Minister on 4 March.
The London Borough of Bexley wards of Lamorbey East, Lamorbey West, North Cray, St Mary's, Sidcup East, and Sidcup West.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Rt Hon Edward Heath||Conservative|
|Labour||Colin Frances Hargrave||10,750||25.8|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Labour||William John Jennings||11,448||30.4||+4.6|
|Liberal||Ian Richard Philip Josephs||6,954||18.5||-5.1|
|Independent||Douglas Hartley Jones||174||0.5||New|
|Independent||Marcus John Norton||61||0.2||New|
|National Front||A. Webb||774||2.0||New|