Swindon (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Wiltshire
Number of members One
Replaced by Swindon South, Swindon North

Swindon was a parliamentary constituency in the town of Swindon in Wiltshire, England.

It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from the 1918 general election until it was abolished for the 1997 general election.

It was then replaced by the two new constituencies of North Swindon and South Swindon.



1983-1997: The Borough of Thamesdown wards of Central, Dorcan, Eastcott, Gorse Hill, Lawns, Moredon, Park, Toothill, Walcot, Western, and Whitworth.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Sir Frederick William Young Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Reginald Mitchell Banks Conservative
1929 Christopher Addison Labour
1931 Sir Reginald Mitchell Banks Conservative
1934 by-election Christopher Addison Labour
1935 Wavell Wakefield Conservative
1945 Thomas Reid Labour
1955 Francis Noel-Baker Labour
1969 by-election Christopher Ward Conservative
1970 David Stoddart Labour
1983 Simon Coombs Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Swindon South and Swindon North


Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Swindon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Coombs 31,749 43.3 −0.6
Labour JP D’Avila 28,923 39.4 +2.8
Liberal Democrat SR Cordon 11,737 16.0 −3.6
Green JV Hughes 647 0.9 +0.9
Raving Loony Green Giant CR Gillard 236 0.3 +0.3
Independent VF Farrar 78 0.1 +0.1
Majority 2,826 3.9 −3.4
Turnout 73,370 81.5 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing −1.7

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