West Flintshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Flintshire
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Preserved county 1960–1974: Flintshire
1974–1983: Clwyd
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Delyn
Created from Flintshire

West Flintshire was a parliamentary constituency in Flintshire, North Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The boundaries of West Flintshire incorporated Mold, St Asaph, Rhyl, Holywell and Prestatyn. [1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [2] Party
1950 Nigel Birch Conservative
1970 Anthony Meyer, Conservative
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

General Election 1979: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Meyer 23,364 49.03
Labour RM Hughes 16,678 31.02
Liberal JH Parry 9,009 16.75
Plaid Cymru BM Edwards 1,720 3.20
Majority 9,686 18.01
Turnout 78.59
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Meyer 20,054 41.37
Labour NB Harries 15,234 31.43
Liberal PJ Brighton 10,881 22.45
Plaid Cymru N Taylor 2,306 4.76
Majority 4,820 9.94
Turnout 75.39
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Meyer 22,039 42.33
Labour NB Harries 14,897 28.61
Liberal P Brighton 12,831 24.65
Plaid Cymru G Hughes 2,296 4.41
Majority 7,142 13.72
Turnout 81.53
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: West Flintshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Meyer 20,999 46.46
Labour JG Evans 13,655 30.21
Liberal DM Thomas 7,437 16.45
Plaid Cymru AO Jones 3,108 6.88
Majority 7,344 16.25
Turnout 77.83
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1966: West Flintshire [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Birch 18,179 43.2 -2.5
Labour Robert Thomas Ellis 15,137 36.0 +3.2
Liberal D Martin Thomas 7,137 17.0 -1.5
Plaid Cymru D Alun Lloyd 1,585 3.8 +0.8
Majority 3,042 7.2
Turnout 42,038 81.9 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing -2.9
General Election 1964: West Flintshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Birch 18,515 45.7 -6.4
Labour William H Edwards 13,298 32.8 -0.1
Liberal D Martin Thomas 7,482 18.5 +7.5
Plaid Cymru ENC Williams 1,195 3.0 -1.1
Majority 5,217 12.9
Turnout 39,284 80.8 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing -3.2
General Election 1959: West Flintshire [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Birch 20,446 52.1 -3.6
Labour RG Waterhouse 12,925 32.9 -0.6
Liberal LE Roberts 4,319 11.0 +0.2
Plaid Cymru ENC Williams 1,594 4.1 +4.1
Majority 7,521 19.2
Turnout 39,284 82.7 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing -1.5
General Election 1955: West Flintshire [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 20,980 55.7 -5.1
Labour Hywel J Jones 12,628 33.5 -5.7
Liberal Gomer Owen 4,060 10.8 +10.8
Majority 8,352 22.2
Turnout 37,668 81.0 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
General Election 1951: West Flintshire [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 23,433 60.8 +12.5
Labour David V Leadbeater 15,118 39.2 +7.9
Majority 8,315 21.6
Turnout 38,751 83.2 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1950: West Flintshire [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch 19,088 48.3
Labour David V Leadbeater 12,369 31.3
Liberal William Armon Ellis 8,036 20.4
Majority 6,719 17.0
Turnout 39,493 86.7
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Boundary Map 1950 Vision Of Britain, OS Map provided with copyright
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ [1] Political resources.net
  4. ^ [2] Political resources.net
  5. ^ [3] Political resources.net
  6. ^ [4] Political resources.net
  7. ^ [5] Political resources.net
  8. ^ [6] Political resources.net