Coventry North (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
(West Midlands from 1974)
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Coventry North West
Coventry North East
|Created from||Coventry East
Coventry North was a parliamentary constituency in the city of Coventry in the West Midlands. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.
Throughout its history this constituency provided a reasonably safe seat for Labour backbencher, Maurice Edelman. His majority ranged between 1,241 (2.8%) in the 1959 election to 11,117 (22.2%) in 1950.
When Coventry was first divided for parliamentary purposes, in the 1945 to 1950 Parliament, the area that later became this constituency was split between the then two seats of Coventry East and Coventry West.
The constituency consisted of a number of wards of the County Borough of Coventry - Bablake, Foleshill, Holbrook, Radford, and Sherbourne. There were minor boundary changes to the borough and constituency in 1964, but the same wards remained in the division.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||constituency abolished|
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (June 2008)|
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1983)
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
|This United Kingdom constituency article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|