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Wanstead and Woodford (UK Parliament constituency)
|Wanstead and Woodford|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Chingford & Woodford Green, Ilford North, and Leyton & Wanstead|
Wanstead and Woodford was a constituency in north-east London, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It existed between 1964 and 1997.
History of results
Between 51.7% and 63.6% of voters voted Conservative at the relevant elections (General Elections; there were no by-elections).
The runner-up's party varied, between Liberal and Labour candidates, and the winning majority ranged from 26.7% to 43% over the runner-up.
1974–1983: The London Borough of Redbridge wards of Bridge, Clayhall, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, and Woodford.
1983–1997: The London Borough of Redbridge wards of Bridge, Church End, Clayhall, Monkhams, Roding, Snaresbrook, and Wanstead.
Creation and successors
This seat was set out contingently by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Ilford and Woodford) Order 1960 from the calling of the next general election, which proved to be 1964. The Order adjusted the boundaries of Ilford North, Ilford South and Woodford (renamed Wanstead and Woodford), reflecting those of the boroughs in 1956.
The seat was ended in 1997 so as to variously:
- contribute to (new seats)
- enlarge Ilford North (Bridge, Clayhall and Roding wards).
Proposals to resurrect the seat existed in the Boundary Commission review published on 13 September 2011. If agreed, this would consist of wards Monkhams, Bridge, Church End, Roding, Snaresbrook and Wanstead with the return of Clayhall and the addition of Cranbrook and Valentines in Redbridge to the east of the A406 trunk road.
Members of Parliament
|1997||constituency abolished: see Chingford and Woodford Green, Ilford North & Leyton and Wanstead|
Elections in the 1960s
|Liberal||John E. Lockwood||8,901||25.2|
|Labour||James George Morrell||6,917||19.5|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Labour||David E de Saxe||8,785||25.84|
|Liberal||John C. Griffiths||6,150||18.09|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour||Anthony P Barker||8,522||25.97|
|Liberal||Richard H Hoskins||4,224||12.87|
|National Front||C Bond||957||2.32||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|National Front||Harold Marshall||456||1.16|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Gary P. Staight||7,362||16.8||−5.3|
|Green||Francis M. Roads||637||1.5||New|
|Natural Law||Anthony J. Brickell||178||0.4||New|
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