Mid Oxfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the Mid Oxfordshire division that existed 1885-1918, see Woodstock (UK Parliament constituency).
Mid Oxfordshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members one
Replaced by Henley and Witney
Created from Banbury and Henley

Mid Oxfordshire was a parliamentary constituency in Oxfordshire. Unusually, its official name - Mid-Oxon - incorporated an abbreviation (Oxon, for Oxonia} but the full form of the county name was and is normally used in referring to the constituency. During its existence Mid Oxfordshire returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the February 1974 general election from parts of the seats of Banbury & Henley, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Douglas Hurd Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

General Election 1979: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Hurd 28,465 56.92
Labour J Hedge 13,004 26.00
Liberal M Burton 8,367 16.73
Independent P Madden 174 0.35
Majority 15,461 30.92
Turnout 79.11
General Election October 1974: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Hurd 20,944 45.94
Labour MJ Saunders 13,641 29.92
Liberal M Burton 11,006 24.14
Majority 7,303 16.02
Turnout 76.37
General Election February 1974: Mid Oxfordshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Hurd 22,148 45.23
Labour E Parsloe 14,175 28.95
Liberal R Sparrow 12,160 24.83
Independent Conservative J Myhill 488 1.00
Majority 7,973 16.28
Turnout 82.73

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