Uxbridge (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Uxbridge in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Uxbridge and South Ruislip, and Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner|
Uxbridge was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system, from 1885 until it was abolished at the 2010 general election.
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 Members of Parliament
- 3 Election results
- 4 See also
- 5 References
1885-1918: The parliamentary constituency of Uxbridge was created as the westernmost county division of the historic county of Middlesex. The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 defined the seat as comprising the parishes of Ashford*, Bedfont, Cowley, Cranford, Feltham, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Hayes, Hillingdon East, Hillingdon West, Ickenham, Laleham*, Littleton*, Northolt, Ruislip, Shepperton*, Staines*, Stanwell*, Sunbury*, Teddington, Uxbridge, West Drayton, and Yiewsley.
The parishes marked * were, from 1965, included in the administrative county of Surrey. The other parishes, in the above list, were at the same time incorporated in Greater London. In 1974 the south-west Middlesex communities, which had been transferred to Surrey, were linked to become the Borough of Spelthorne.
1918-1945: Uxbridge was cut down to be the north-western county division of Middlesex. The areas of south-west Middlesex which subsequently became the Borough of Spelthorne, with Feltham, Hampton, Hampton Wick and Teddington were all combined in a new Spelthorne constituency.
The local government areas in the new Uxbridge seat were defined, by the Representation of the People Act 1918, as the urban districts of Hayes, Ruislip-Northwood, Southall-Norwood, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley as well as the Uxbridge Rural District.
1945-1950: As part of an interim redistribution of parliamentary seats with more than 100,000 registered electors, changes were made to the Middlesex constituencies. Uxbridge was reduced to the urban districts of Ruislip-Northwood and Uxbridge.
1950-1974: In the general redistribution which took effect in 1950, Ruislip-Northwood became a new seat. Uxbridge (which became the Municipal Borough of Uxbridge in 1955) was joined by the Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District, to form the last incarnation of the Uxbridge county division.
In 1965 the area of the constituency became part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.
1974-1983: The seat was re-classified as a borough constituency, comprising the Hillingdon wards of Colham-Cowley, Harefield, Hillingdon East, Hillingdon West, Ickenham, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley.
1983-1997: The constituency was unchanged from 1974, but following re-warding it comprised the wards of Colham, Cowley, Harefield, Hillingdon East, Hillingdon North, Hillingdon West, Ickenham, Uxbridge North, Uxbridge South, West Drayton, and Yiewsley.
1997-2010: There was a small boundary change, with Harefield ward being transferred to the Ruislip-Northwood constituency. The remaining wards were Colham, Cowley, Hillingdon East, Hillingdon North, Hillingdon West, Ickenham, Uxbridge North, Uxbridge South, West Drayton and Yiewsley.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Uxbridge|
|Liberal Democrat||Tariq Mahmood||4,544||13.2||+2.9|
|BNP||Cliff le May||763||2.2||N/A|
|National Front||Peter Shaw||284||0.8||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Uxbridge|
|Liberal Democrat||Catherine Royce||3,426||10.3||-0.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|Uxbridge by-election, 1997|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Kerr||1,792||5.6||-5.4|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||396||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Alternative||Julia Leonard||259||0.8||-0.1|
|National Democrats||Ian Anderson||157||0.5||N/A|
|National Front||John McAuley||110||0.3||N/A|
|Independent Liberal||Henry Middleton||69||0.2||N/A|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Ronnie Carroll||30||0.1||N/A|
|General Election 1997: Uxbridge|
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Malyan||4,528||10.9|
|Referendum Party||Garrick Aird||1,153||2.8||N/A|
|Socialist Alternative||Julia Leonard||398||1.0||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Uxbridge|
|Liberal Democrat||SJ Carey||5,900||12.11|
|Natural Law||A Deans||120||0.25|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Uxbridge|
|Social Democratic||A. Goodman||9,164||18.96|
|General Election 1983: Uxbridge|
|Social Democratic||P. Russell||11,038||24.79|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Uxbridge|
|National Front||P. Budgen||595||1.25|
|General Election October 1974: Uxbridge|
|General Election February 1974: Uxbridge|
|Uxbridge by-election, 1972|
|National Front||John Clifton||2,920||8.71||N/A|
|Union Movement||Dan Harmston||873||2.60||N/A|
|National Independence||Clare Macdonald||551||1.64||N/A|
|Democratic Conservative against the Common Market||Reginald Simmerson||341||1.02||N/A|
|General Election 1970: Uxbridge|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1960s
|General Election 1966: Uxbridge|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|General Election 1964: Uxbridge|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Uxbridge|
|Labour Co-op||Frank Beswick||20,970||43.62|
|Conservative gain from Labour Co-op||Swing|
|General Election 1955: Uxbridge|
|Labour Co-op||Frank Beswick||22,244||51.00|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|General Election 1951: Uxbridge|
|Labour Co-op||Frank Beswick||21,249||49.14|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|General Election 1950: Uxbridge|
|Labour Co-op||Frank Beswick||20,139||48.16|
|Liberal||John Ernest Aylett||3,933||9.41|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Election in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Uxbridge|
|Labour Co-op||Frank Beswick||25,190||43.74|
|Conservative||John Jestyn Llewellin||24,106||41.85|
|Liberal||John Ernest Aylett||8,300||14.41|
|Labour Co-op gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 1935: Uxbridge|
|General Election 1931: Uxbridge|