Chigwell (UK Parliament Constituency)
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Chigwell UK Parliament Constituency
Chigwell
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
1955-February 1974
Number of membersone
Replaced byBrentwood and Ongar and Epping Forest
Created fromChelmsford and Woodford

Chigwell was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1974. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History

The constituency was created for the 1955 general election as a result of the First Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies. The seat was abolished by the Second Review for the February 1974 general election when the bulk of the electorate formed the basis of the new constituency of Epping Forest, together with parts of the abolished constituency of Epping.

Boundaries

The constituency consisted of the Urban District of Chigwell and the Rural District of Ongar.[1]

Chigwell was transferred from Woodford and the Rural District of Ongar from Chelmsford.

On abolition, Chigwell, which comprised the bulk of the constituency, was included in the new County Constituency of Epping Forest.  The Rural District of Ongar (now part of the merged Rural District of Epping and Ongar) was included in the new County Constituency of Brentwood and Ongar.  A small part in the south (part of Hainault) had been absorbed into the London Borough of Redbridge on its creation within Greater London and was now added to the Borough Constituency of Ilford North.

Members of Parliament

Year Member Party Notes
1955 John Biggs-Davison Conservative
1974 constituency abolished

Elections

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1955: Chigwell [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 19,503 52.5 n/a
Labour Co-op Douglas Clark 17,628 47.5 n/a
Majority 1,875 5.0 n/a
Turnout 37,131 79.7 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1959: Chigwell [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 23,422 56.7 +4.2
Labour Tony Harman 17,860 43.3 -4.2
Majority 5,562 13.5
Turnout 41,282 82.2 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.2

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 20,699 47.3 -9.4
Labour Eric Moonman 16,978 38.8 -4.4
Liberal Gudrun Claire Collis 6,058 13.9 +13.9
Majority 3,721 8.5
Turnout 43,735 81.9 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing -2.5
General election 1966: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 20,906 47.2 -0.1
Labour Eric Deakins 18,338 41.4 +2.6
Liberal Gudrun Claire Collis 5,007 11.3 -2.5
Majority 2,568 5.8
Turnout 44,251 81.3 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.4

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Chigwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Biggs-Davison 26,404 59.5 +12.3
Labour William J Sheaff 17,972 40.5 -0.9
Majority 8,432 19.0
Turnout 44,376 72.7 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Boundary changes

References

  1. ^ Craig, Fred W. S. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1885-1972;. Chichester,: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0900178094. OCLC 539011.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  3. ^ [1]

Sources


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