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 Bromley & Chislehurst
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Eric Forth Conservative 21,412 49.5 +3.2
Sue Polydorou Labour 12,375 28.6 +3.4
Geoff Payne Liberal Democrat 8,180 18.9 -4.9
Rob Bryant UK Independence 1,264 2.9 +0.7
Majority 9,037 20.9
Turnout 43,231 62.9 -11.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.1% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Bromley and Chislehurst was one of the few surviving Tory seats in outer London, following Labour's dramatic gains throughout the capital at the last election.

Eric Forth won the seat with a majority of over 11,000 votes.

The constituency is within Bromley borough. Following the 1995 boundary changes Bromley lost one of its four seats - with the seat of Ravensbourne effectively disappearing. It was split three ways with the bulk of the old constituency making up this new constituency.

The original constituency of Bromley disappeared in 1974 but was held by former prime minister Harold MacMillan from 1945-1964.

Most wards in this constituency consist of upwardly mobile neighbourhoods, with 78% owner-occupiers that typically vote Conservative.

Almost all of the wards on Bromley council that fall within the constituency are currently Conservative held.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Bromley & Chislehurst
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Eric Forth Conservative 24,428 46.3
Rob Yeldham Labour 13,310 25.2
Paul Booth Liberal Democrat 12,530 23.8
R Bryant UK Independence 1,176 2.2
Frances Speed Green 640 1.2
Michael Stoneman National Front 369 0.7
Gabriel Aitman Liberal Party 285 0.5
Majority 11,118 21.1
Turnout 52,738 74.1
 
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