ELECTIONS IN HARROW, 1894-2017
ELECTIONS IN HARROW, 1894-2017

Illustrated above, L to R:

Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Pinner [photo: The Pinner Association];  
Harrow Council Chamber [photo: Mark Hillary];
Harrow Civic Centre [photo: Nigel Cox];
St. Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill [photo: Darryl Chamberlain].

 


Welcome to the ELECTIONS IN HARROW web site. It is my hope that it becomes a primary source of electoral data for the area now administered by the London Borough of Harrow.

 


The periods covered are:

1894-1933:  The Urban Districts of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Wealdstone, the Rural District of Hendon and the Civil Parishes of Pinner, Harrow Weald, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore and Edgware.

1934-1953: The Urban District of Harrow.*

1954-1963: The Municipal Borough of Harrow.* 

1964-1977: The London Borough of Harrow.

1978-2001: The London Borough of Harrow.

2002-2017: The London Borough of Harrow.

Latest News: Latest news on changes to this site, recent election results and information on forthcoming elections in Harrow.

The information and data presented on this site have been accumulated as a result of intermittent research over a period of more than 40 years and were occasionally published in the Harrow area in the form of short print-run booklets. Between publication dates I frequently corrected, revised and added to the contents. Through the medium of the internet I can now make this information available to a wider audience of historians, researchers and political 'anoraks'.

Within each year group section are summary pages leading to downloadable files, usually in
 Adobe pdf format, that give access to the pages from the original or updated books. It will be noticed that I have relied upon the style of presentation used by the late F.W.S. Craig in his scholarly series of books, British Parliamentary Election Results. No apologies for that - in my opinion it is the clearest way of setting out consecutive results for the same electoral area.

In addition, a selection of historic images, election addresses and leaflets from my collection can be viewed. These can be downloaded (usually as jpeg files) from additional summary pages. I would welcome the opportunity of including images from other sources if they are sent to me - either as jpeg files or as originals for me to scan before carefully returning.

From my 18th birthday - in 1975 - until recently (spring 2017) I was a member of the Labour Party, so it will be realised I am someone with strong political opinions; however I have endeavoured to always present the information in my books and on this web site dispassionately and without bias. Please feel free to use the data for any purpose you wish, however I would be grateful if you acknowledged the source. Corrections, suggestions or observations? Then please send me an
e-mail.

Colin Gray

 


* The contribution of Stephen Giles-Medhurst during the initial research of these periods in the early 1980s is gratefully acknowledged.